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Strawberry Muffins with Cinnamon-Honey Spread Recipe

Strawberry Muffins with Cinnamon-Honey Spread Recipe

I sometimes makes these moist, fruity muffins a day early to cut down on last-minute preparation. They get a special touch from a quick-to-fix cinnamon-honey spread.—Phyllis Carlson, Gardner, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:30 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups frozen sweetened strawberries, thawed, undrained
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring, optional
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans, optional
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, mix strawberries, oil, eggs and food coloring if desired; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans if desired.
  • 2. Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until muffins test done.
  • 3. Meanwhile, combine spread ingredients in a small bowl; beat until blended. Serve with the muffins. Store spread in the refrigerator. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen (3/4 cup spread).

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 237 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 267387
Reviewed May. 27, 2017

"My husband LOVED these and I found them to be quite tasty myself! I think I may have overstirred them just a tad, as they were a bit thicker than I expected. I too did 1/2 C oil, 1/2 C unsweetened apple sauce. I used fresh strawberries and because I wanted a lot of them, I cut them into smaller chunks before measuring out 2C, ensuring that there will be quite a lot of strawberry. I think they baked real well and had a nice crust on the top full of a cinnamon flavor. My husband liked the spread, but to me it just tasted like a lot of sugar. I might bypass that next time, or make a much smaller batch of it. Overall, these were DELICIOUS and I can't wait to make them again."

dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 249904
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2016

"These were average! They didn't taste "strawberry" enough to me."

tmfentress User ID: 1838558 203110
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"Made these this weekend and they were a huge hit. Very moist and flavorful. Will make these again."

Jurisrachel User ID: 7332256 72083
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"I went a little healthier:

-no oil
-only one egg
-1 1/2 cups chunky cinnamon applesauce
-1/4 cup lowfat milk
-2/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
-unsweetened frozen fruit instead (and try mixed berries too)
-1/4 less sugar (adding a smidge more flour)
-no food coloring - just use the liquid from the thawed fruit and a little less milk
-and try "white wheat" instead of white flour (fewer total carbs, with more fiber, and more protein)

BCMomma3 User ID: 6822171 86618
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2013

"Loved this recipe! I made a couple of modifications, used 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup ripe, mashed banana. Also used fresh strawberries and a few leftover blueberries. Wonderful!"

Jurisrachel User ID: 7332256 26136
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013

"Very tasty. I used one commenter's half-oil, half-applesauce suggestion. But I'd not noticed the yield - yikes!"

seebs1977 User ID: 2032402 71767
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"Very easy to whip up a batch--my four kids loved them!! I love it when I have a whim, I can go to and find nearly anything to make with the ingredients I happen to have on hand! Thank you!"

DeepSorrow User ID: 6301843 66594
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2012

"Very tasty, and easy to make. Quite a sweet treat."

kmohning User ID: 5197302 70531
Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"Oh my goodness, so delicious! These muffins are so light and perfectly sweet with the spread on top. The only change I made was to replace half of the oil with applesauce, and I got 2 dozen regular sized heavenly muffins :)"

caparmenter User ID: 1068666 29341
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"Excellent way to use the extra strawberries in our strawberry patch. The cinnamon-honey spread is delicious!! It would be even better with 1/2 cream cheese and 1/2 butter because cream cheese icing is my favorite thing!"

teeracey14 User ID: 2230516 56330
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2010

"I lighten this up by using 1/2cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce. Additionally I use the frozen bag of unsweetened strawberries and they come out great. I have also made this into 2 breads and bake for 55-60 mins"

photogirl36 User ID: 4246532 26135
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2009

"If the muffins are as good as the batter....Nummy!!"

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