I wanted to bake something fresh and healthy for a friend who recently had a beautiful baby girl. I saw a gorgeous carton of organic strawberries and thought of muffins instantly.
I love Ina Garten's fruit recipes, so I used one of hers (link here!)
As with all muffin recipes, you really shouldn't use a mixer. Mixers are best for cupcakes or dense cakes, but muffins should be light and their dough barely mixed together.
I prepared the wet ingredients in two cups, the first with melted butter, and the second with beaten eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract.
I made a well in the dry ingredients (sifted together first) and then stirred it all together, adding the strawberries and white sugar last.