Strawberry and White Chocolate Muffins

I love strawberries, and I love white chocolate, and I love muffins. And I love them even more together. These are my favorite muffins to eat and give as Christmas presents. I like to make special gifts for special people. While in the past, I have often given homemade soaps of every shape, size and scent; this year, I’m giving edible gifts. Food is what’s consuming my days and nights. That’s what I want to give people. That’s what they’re expecting. That’s how it’s meant to be this year.

I have favorites when it comes to cakes and muffins. In the cake arena, my rose pumpkin cake is a constant. I have made it more than twenty times in the past year or so—mostly for other people to enjoy. In the muffin front, this recipe is my absolute favorite. I tend to keep the same base ingredients and just change the flavors and textures every now and then. I must admit, though, that this particular recipe with strawberries and white chocolate is special. The berries make the muffins so moist and melt into a gooey syrupy liquid that travels through the muffin, enriching it with flavor. The strawberry yogurt adds even more fruitiness—my mother has always made muffins with yogurt; and I have always loved how scrumptious they tasted.

I worked on an assignment for a class I’m taking for many hours yesterday. When I went back to finish it today, I found out it didn’t save. I always save my work. I always do. I’m a responsible person and I value my work enough to save it. Where do unsaved “saved documents” go? I shall find out one day. This will remain one of the mysteries I would like solved. I called my problem-solving, solution-finding engineer fiancé to have my unsaved “saved document” issue fixed. He talked about file recovery and others things I can’t nor want to remember. After about half an hour following directions over the phone, clumsily clicking on unknown commands, the conclusion was that my file was nowhere to be found. It was gone for good. I left my computer and headed to the kitchen in search of something that I know will be there after I’m done working on it. And yes, all twelve beautiful muffins were there when I was done. No technology or file recovery needed. I love the simplest things in life. They’re the most reliable. I’m sure muffins will still be around after computers are long gone and replaced by who knows what.

Strawberry and White Chocolate Muffins

Yields 12 muffins

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar
Pinch salt
2 eggs
1 cup strawberry yogurt
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup quartered strawberries
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Baking cups

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with baking cups.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the two flours, baking soda, brown sugar, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients until well combined.

Add the eggs, yogurt, butter, and vanilla and mix well using an electric mixer. Fold in the strawberries and white chocolate. Spoon the muffin batter into the baking cups and bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.


6 Responses to “Strawberry and White Chocolate Muffins”

  1. 1 — 12/16/2009 @ 11:35 pm

    I'm not crazy about white chocolate, but I love strawberries and if I substitute the white chocolate for dark chocolate then …

    Erm, I gotta go shopping.


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    Nisrine Merzouki — 12/19/2009 @ 3:25 pm

    I like the mild taste of white chocolate with strawberries, but dark chocolate or carob would taste really good as well!!

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    kirschkernzeit — 04/17/2010 @ 7:33 pm

    mmhh- I must try This! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Anonymous — 02/19/2011 @ 6:04 pm

    Great recipe. My family loved them. I just loved the texture of the muffins. They are not too greasy like many are. I love white choc. so I might be tempted to include a bit more. I think the base muffin recipe would adapt well to a variety of add-ins, not only white choc. & strawberries. So happy that you shared this one!

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    Nisrine Merzouki — 02/20/2011 @ 2:26 am

    Thank you, thank you for the feedback!! Soo happy your family liked them. Enjoy!

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    Annapet — 07/28/2011 @ 6:07 pm

    Almost a month ago now, @Bakerstreet29 introduced me to muffins. The last few Mondays, we have been baking muffins together though virtually.

    Though not a big fan of sweets, White Chocolate is one of the few exceptions. I love berries! Thank you for sharing ;-).

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