2 lbs of strawberries for $2.00. That’s how much they were at the grocery store this week. How could I resist? I couldn’t, obviously. In an effort to keep our grocery bills low, I usually base our meal plans around what’s on sale that meant that this week, my friends, we are eating many strawberries this week… Berries for breakfast, berries for snacks, berries in salad, berries for dessert… I also needed to make some snack food for my eldest’s daily school snack. He loves muffins and I figured why not attempt strawberry muffins. So I did. And they turned out lovely. He may not have all that many left for snack, though.
Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup greek yogurt (I used strawberry greek yogurt I had in the fridge)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
4 tsp baking powder
1 cup strawberries, chopped into small pieces and tossed in approximately 1 tbsp flour. (This prevents your berries from sinking to the bottom of your muffin)
1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350F. Line your muffin pan with liners or spray your pan with non-stick spray.
Whisk together your wet ingredients and set aside.
Combine your dry ingredient in a large bowl. Create a well in the middle and pour in your wet ingredients. Stir until just combined then fold in your berries and chocolate chips.