Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins combine the flavors of the season with fresh strawberries and coffee cake! Make a batch to share with your friends and family.

Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins combine the flavors of the season with fresh strawberries and coffee cake!

The season that I love is finally here – strawberry season! The peak of the Florida strawberry season was delayed a little this year because of the warmer weather last fall. Each year I anxiously await for the freshest Florida strawberries to arrive in stores. Patience paid off because this week Florida strawberries are in abundance. As soon as the freshest strawberries arrive I stock up and make everything and anything strawberries. Or I just eat the entire container myself. Today, I am sharing Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins that are full of juicy red strawberries and sweet berry flavor.

Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins combine the flavors of the season with fresh strawberries and coffee cake!

For these muffins, I used my trustworthy coffee cake muffin recipe and adapted it to include coarsely chopped strawberries. Baking with strawberries brings out their natural sweetness. Of course these are my favorite coffee cake muffins because they include strawberries and you can’t beat the fresh strawberry flavor.

Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins combine the flavors of the season with fresh strawberries and coffee cake!

Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins combine the flavors of the season with fresh strawberries and coffee cake!

Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins combine the flavors of the season with fresh strawberries and coffee cake!

One of the biggest questions I am often asked about strawberries is how to choose the best strawberries so that they don’t get moldy. Strawberries should not get moldy or bad if they are stored at the correct temperature and kept relatively dry. Often, if you find strawberries that are going bad already at the store it usually means that they were not transported or stored correctly. Always choose strawberries in the cold case or refrigerated section at the grocery store. As soon as you get home, place them in your cold refrigerator. Wash the strawberries just prior to eating. Strawberries naturally contain water so when they are left at room temperature or warmer they may sweat and moisture will make them go bad. It’s a fairly simple solution to ensure the most beautiful strawberries all year long.

Yields 12 standard sized muffins

Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins

15 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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    For the muffins:
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a standard 12-cup muffin-tin with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chopped almonds, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Cut 8 tablespoons of butter into ½ inch pieces and sprinkle evenly over flour mixture. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until butter is oat-sized. Remove 1 cup of the flour-butter mixture and stir into reserved brown sugar mixture until combined to make streusel; set aside. Add baking powder and baking soda to remaining flour mixture and stir to combine.
  4. In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together sour cream, egg, and vanilla. Add liquids to flour mixture and stir until just combined. Add ¾ cup of streusel mixture to flour mixture and stir until streusel is just distributed throughout batter. Melt the remaining butter and stir into remaining streusel mixture, until streusel resembles a crumble. Gently fold strawberries into batter.
  5. Divide batter among 12 muffin cups and sprinkle generously with streusel topping, crumbling with your hands to make some big chunks. Bake 22 to 24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. To make the glaze, whisk the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla extract together. Drizzle over muffins. Store in a sealed container for up to 2 days.

Source: Spoonful of Flavor

Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins combine the flavors of the season with fresh strawberries and coffee cake!


  1. Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

    What a creative idea. Thanks for the tips about the proper way to buy/store the berries! It is such a shame when they get moldy.

  2. Marye

    Oh yum! These look amazing, they would go wonderfully with my coffee this morning!

  3. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan

    I’m so glad it’s strawberry season – and these muffins are chock full of strawberry goodness! Delightful!

  4. Nutmeg Nanny

    I LOVE strawberry season soooooo much! These muffins are the perfect way to celebrate that spring is almost here 🙂

  5. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I don’t miss a lot about Florida, but I know I’m going to miss strawberry season!! I used to love going with my Dad to the farms and picking baskets and baskets of our own. These muffins are everything, girlfriend! I have a love affair with coffee cake, so that turned into muffins WITH strawberries?! Hold the phone and hand me a dozen of these beauties! SO MUCH YUM! Pinned! Cheers, Ashley!

  6. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year (AKA strawberry season)! It’s not quite berry season here, but it hasn’t stopped me from buying a box of strawberries. Love these muffins and that amazing crumble on top of them!

  7. Kelly

    Yay for strawberries! We’ve been buying them every chance we get and these muffins sound like the perfect way to use some up 🙂 They’re look gorgeous! Love that thick streusel topping!

  8. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These strawberry coffee cake muffins look seriously epic- love the almonds in there and the crumb topping 🙂

  9. Rahul @ samosastreet

    This muffin would be the perfect way to start my morning. Looks delish!

  10. Ashley

    I am eagerly awaiting awesome strawberries to arrive here!! These muffins look absolutely fantastic! I can never turn down coffee cake muffins – they are the best!

  11. Megan Keno

    Strawberry season is my favorite season, I can’t wait. These muffins look so amazing! Coffee cake is my absolute favorite.

  12. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    I am seriously obsessed with how gorgeous these muffins are, Ashley! You’re also making me SUPER-pumped for strawberry season, but I don’t think I would be able to wait that long to make these beauties!

  13. Katie @The Semisweet Sisters

    Wow, those look incredible! I have never had a strawberry muffin before but I love strawberries, need to make this recipe asap! Yum!

  14. linda \\ the baker who kerns

    These strawberry muffins look amazinnngggg! So great that you made them like coffee cake! I can’t wait to get some strawberries, I hope they are abundant in my supermarket!

  15. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    Strawberry season is the best!! These muffins are the perfect treat to welcome spring 🙂 Hope to try a similar version soon!

  16. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    I’ve been seeing strawberries pop up at my farmers market! I can’t wait until they’re in season over here! These muffins look so good!

  17. Johlene@FlavoursandFrosting

    Thanks for the great advice on how to store strawberries! I think the problem we have here is that they are mostly stored out of the refrigerator in the stores, and also where we live it is very humid.. :-/
    Nevertheless, these strawberry coffee cake muffins look so good!!

  18. Michelle

    These look so so tasty!!!

  19. Deanna Piercy

    Those look delicious! I’m pinning them right now…

    As for storage, I’ve had good success putting berries in a bowl of cold water with vinegar, soaking a few minutes, draining in a colander, allowing to dry and then refrigerating. The vinegar kills mold spores so they don’t spoil as quickly.

    I followed you here from Turn It Up Tuesday. I hope you’ll visit me at LifeWithDee.com.

    Have a great day!

  20. Adelina Priddis

    Berry season, especially Strawberries, is my favorite too! Your cake muffins look like the perfect start to my day.
    Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites

  21. Maria

    Great tips on those strawberries. When they’re in season we have so much of them at home that it’s sometimes too hard to keep them all from going bad. Thanks for sharing this muffin recipe too! I love experimenting with muffin because they’re so convenient to eat! Breakfast on the go, dessert on the go–they’re perfect. Definitely pinning and sharing this 🙂 Thanks for joining us this week on #SHINEbloghop 🙂

  22. Meg

    I have a bunch of strawberries in the fridge right now, and I’m excited to use some of them for these muffins. Yum!

  23. Dini @ The Flavor Bender

    I just got some beautiful Strawberries and I know what I want to do with them now! These looks absolutely amazing! Pinned and will be sharing 🙂 Thank you for sharing these with us at #SaucySaturdays

  24. Frugal Hausfrau

    These do look incredibly good! Of course we don’t have strawberries yet up north where I am, but will soon enough! I’m pinning. And Thanks for sharing on our Throwback Thursday link party last week and I can’t wait to see what you have for us this Thursday!


  25. Silvia @ Ribas with Love

    Love your adapted recipe Ashley. I am sure the coffee cake muffins are terrific also but I agree that nothing beats a fresh strawberry taste. I must say, I have been washing all my strawberries when I bring them home from the store and never thought to only wash it prior to eating it… will give it a try and see if they last longer. Thanks for the tip and beautiful recipe!

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