"If You Give a Moose a Muffin" Baking Day

EJ loves reading "If You Give a Moose a Muffin". I don't know if it's because she started hunting moose with grandma when she was a year old (with cameras of course) or that muffins are involved, but after "Tea for Ruby" it's her next most requested book for Grandma to read.

We decided to have a book and activity morning and do a little baking. Since the type of muffin isn't specified in the book we chose to make this strawberry muffin recipe since we had a bowl of juicy strawberries sitting in the fridge.

Strawberry Yogurt Muffins
Yields 12 muffins

1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1/4 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line or grease 12 muffin cups. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside. 
  3. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, yogurt, oil and vanilla until blended.  Add to flour mixture and gently mix until combined (Be careful not to over mix).  Gently fold in strawberries.
  4. Divide batter evenly between muffin cups.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let muffins cool in pan for 5 minutes.  Transfer muffins to wire rack and let cool completely.
We tied on our aprons and baked the muffins as we slowly read through  the book.
with the ingredients
mixing the batter
The muffins were delicious! The whole wheat flour gave them a hearty texture and the chunks of strawberries made each bite juicy and sweet.
muffins fit for a moose
EJ was thrilled to be able to share the muffins with Grandma and her moose.

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