Food Geek Friday: Brown Sugar Cinnamon Strawberry Muffins

Last weekend I picked up some strawberries at the farmers market. They were nearing the end of what the lady had and, admittedly, didn't look too great but I had to get them. I was so excited to finally see some fruit since all it's been the past few weeks are spring greens!  First, I sliced some to top Nutella on toast. Perfection. However, I knew that perfection wouldn't last long because they were already starting to get overripe. I needed to cook them up and quick.

Muffins to the rescue.

I found this muffin recipe on and played around with it to a tasty result.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Strawberry Muffins adapted from


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Oil or line 10 muffin tins. (Original recipe said 8, but I ended up with 10)
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Toss in chopped strawberries and stir to coat with flour.
  3. In a small bowl, combine oil, milk, and egg. Beat lightly,  pour into dry ingredients and stir.
  4. Fill muffin cups. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 minutes, or until the tops bounce back from the touch. (It only took mine 15 minutes) Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans.