Strawberry Basil Muffins

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Hello & Happy Tuesday!!

 

 

 

 

If there is one thing I can’t emphasize enough, it’s using fresh herbs. Fresh herbs versus dried have the ability to completely transform a dish. As a child, we never had fresh herbs in our home. As I got older though I soon realized what I was missing, everything

 

One of my favorite herbs (cilantro is my #1) is basil. While we all know that it pairs seamlessly with savory dishes, it also is a wonderful addition to sweet dishes! 

 

I’ve tried everything from Blueberry and Basil muffins to Blueberry and Basil pancakes, but strawberries are also a perfect choice!

 

 

 


 

What I love about this recipe for Strawberry Basil muffins is that its animal product free, has a lot of moisture content with the incorporation of strawberries and banana as a binder, is made with coconut sugar, and the sugar content can be cut by excluding the crumble top!

 


 

 

 

If you’re looking to explore what all the fuss is about basil and fruit based recipes you have to try this recipe for vegan Strawberry Basil Muffins!

 

 

 

 

 

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Why this recipe rocks:

 

 

Easy

Minimal ingredients

Affordable

Great presentation 

Great for entertaining

Can add protein powder for a boost!

crumble top 

 

 

 

 

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Strawberry Basil Muffins
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. Ingredients
  2. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  3. 1 tablespoon + ½ teaspoon baking powder
  4. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  6. ½ teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 cup Better Body Foods Coconut Sugar (if you use other sugars the muffins will be lighter)
  8. 1 large over-ripe banana, mashed
  9. ¾ cup almond milk, at room temperature
  10. ⅔ cup virgin coconut oil, liquid
  11. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  12. ¾ cup strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped (the more you use the more wet the muffins will be)
  13. 6-10 basil leaves thinly sliced (I love basil)
Crumble top
  1. 1/2 cup Better Body Foods Coconut Sugar
  2. 1/2 cup flour
  3. 1/2 cup butter (cold, cut into small pieces)
Instructions
  1. Grease a muffin pan with coconut oil. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, coconut sugar, salt and baking soda and whisk to combine together.  Add apple cider vinegar to the almond milk, stir to curdle and let sit for 2mins. Add mashed banana, room temp almond milk, liquid coconut oil, and vanilla extract, and then fold in the strawberries and sliced basil. Using a big spoon, gently stir for 1 minute, make sure there isn’t any flour left in the bottom of the bowl, but don't over mix.
  2. Using a spoon, fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full.  Bake for 15 minutes. Make the crumble topping by combining all the ingredients and leaving small crumbled pieces. Post 15mins remove muffins from oven and top with crumble topping. Bake for another 15mins until lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow muffins to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving, or for at least 20 minutes before storing in an air-tight container.
Notes
  1. Crumble top will be more course with coconut sugar versus brown sugar!
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I’m Gabrielle, the founder & creator of Eatdrinkshrink.com. I established this website in May of 2012 to share my experience and knowledge as I pursue a career in the field of nutrition. I currently hold a BS in Nutrition & Dietetics from NYU and MS in Nutrition & Health Sciences.

 

 

 

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