Berry Smash Muffins (Strawberry-Blueberry Muffins)

Breakfast & Brunch, Recipes, Sweet Treats

strawberry blueberry muffins

When life hands you strawberries that are a little bit past their prime…make berry muffins!

In addition to my oven that doesn’t open, I have a refrigerator that’s just a little too small. It’s a standard, apartment-sized appliance but it’s also deeper than it is wide and just in general, difficult to store things.

I often have to pile stuff on top of each other or stick smaller items behind large, unwieldy tupperware containers and the like.

As a result, important things like strawberries get caught behind loaves of bread and stacks of yogurts.

Recently, I was rummaging through my misshapen fridge and  I found a container of strawberries, just past ripe, perfect candidates to mash with a fork and fold into a perfect muffin batter.

I had some extra blueberries on hand from the whole-wheat blueberry muffins I baked recently and what could be a better marriage than juicy blueberries and sweet strawberries?

Only a muffin bursting with both.

strawberry blueberry muffins

Berry Smash Muffins (Strawberry-Blueberry Muffins)
Recipe type: Sweet Treats, Breakfast and Brunch
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Serves: 8 large muffins or 12 small muffins
  • 1⅔ cup fresh strawberries and blueberries
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare a muffin tin with paper liners or grease with butter or spray oil.
  2. In a large bowl, smash with a fork the fresh berries. Add in the sugar, oil and eggs and combine. Add in the remaining ingredients until batter is completely moistened. Do not over mix.
  3. Fill greased muffin tins about ¾ with batter. Bake for 15 minutes or until muffins begin to brown around the edges and the centers spring back when touched.

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    February 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Delicious looking muffins! I’ll have to give these a try next time I have a few too many strawberries!

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    May 1, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Mmmm, I wish I had one of these right now! I’m so glad berries are coming back into season again 🙂

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    Jessica @ The Cooking Chick
    April 30, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Berries are my favorite fruit and enveloped in muffin dough… I bet I will love them even more!

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    April 29, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Those look fabulous!!

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    April 29, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Blueberries AND strawberries?! I’ve never thought to put strawberries in muffins before, nor have I ever seen strawberry muffins anywhere. Great idea!

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    April 29, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I always seem to lose yogurts and blueberries in my never fails! These are definitely my kind of muffin!

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    April 29, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Cool! I’ve never just smashed up berries and put them in muffins… but they look wonderful!

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    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    April 29, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Isn’t it fun to find things buried in the fridge that are still viable? I hate finding the things that have gone to mold, but a perfectly useful piece of something that’s just gotten buried in there is always a delight.

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    April 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Oh mixed berry, yummy!

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    April 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Looks awesome! Blueberry muffins are my love but strawberry intrigues me. Doesn’t it get kind of mushy when baking?

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    April 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I have never heard of putting strawberries in muffins, but it sounds fantastic. Thanks for the great recipe!

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    April 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Those muffins look awesome! I am suuuuch a sucker for muffins!!

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    Lynn @ The Actors Diet
    April 29, 2010 at 11:54 am

    i have never had a strawberry muffin before – and why not?! that’s kinda weird that it’s not a bakery staple!

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    April 29, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I am making these as we speak! The only thing I have done different is to use apple sauce instead of the oil…LOL! Always trying to cut out some of the fat!

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    April 29, 2010 at 10:21 am

    When life hands me strawberries, I make daiquiris. But these muffins look divine. Is there ever NOT a good time for muffins?

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    April 29, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I have this recipe and make it often, it’s one of my favorites!

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    April 29, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I think muffins are the perfect vehicle for using up imperfect or slightly old fruits! It’s like they breathe new life into them. These look great.

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    April 29, 2010 at 9:12 am

    These look fabulous. I love both strawberries and blueberries and this sure is the season for them! Is there such a thing as a mango muffin?

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    April 29, 2010 at 3:35 am

    What tasty & lovely muffins, dear Maris!!
    MMMMMM,…all the way!

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    April 29, 2010 at 1:35 am

    I would never think to put strawberries in muffins, but it somehow seems perfect.

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