There are many things I enjoy about June in Vermont. Everything is just so green and the flowers are everywhere and the fields are just full of wild strawberries! They may be tiny but they are packed with flavor and make the best strawberry muffins. Something about the tiny size and the burst of strawberry flavor just enhances the taste of the muffins.
I’ve shared this tradition several times but hey it’s a tradition! My husband has a real fondness for these muffins and each year he will diligently spend an hour or more searching and picking these tiny little berries. The strawberries are short lived and if you don’t go right out and pick them the birds will eat them up.
In exchange I use them to bake up a batch of his favorite Wild Strawberry Spice Muffins.
We usually enjoy a few and then I freeze the rest to enjoy later this year. This year the strawberries were amazing and in abundance. My husband went out and in just an hour he had picked enough for a double batch of muffins. My mouth is watering as I write this!
My husband loves these muffins so much he will even prepare them for me so all I need to do is mix up the muffin batter. A good deal if you ask me!
This recipe would be wonderful with blueberries or even regular strawberries but I use it each year to make our delicious Wild Strawberry Spice Muffins!
Wild Strawberry Spice Muffins
1 ¾ cup flour
½ cup sugar
2 ½ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
1 egg, lightly beaten
¾ cup milk
1/3 cup butter
1 cup wild strawberries
1 Tbsp sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon
In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Combine the egg and milk. Add the egg mixture and butter to the dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Fold in the strawberries.
Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the batter. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool for five minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. This recipe makes one dozen muffins. The recipe can easily be doubled and they freeze well. Enjoy!