I was excited to try this recipe because the strawberry and orange combination sounded really good. I always try to follow a recipe closely the first time I make it, and this was no exception. Since I don't usually keep frozen strawberries, orange zest or juice on hand, I used fresh. This added to the prep time, I'm sure, as did the use of my food processor (including cleaning it) for the streusel. Overall the flavor was okay and the muffins were somewhat dense in my opinion, even using the blend of all purpose and white wheat flours. The streusel was the best part.
From EatingWell: May/June 2009
We love the combination of strawberry and orange in this sweet breakfast muffin with a streusel topping. For a less conventional (but equally delicious) twist, try the basil variation. The hint of basil complements the fruity berries wonderfully.
23 Reviews for Strawberry-Orange Muffins
I liked the orange and strawberry flavors very much. However, you might have to use fresh strawberries rather than frozen-the berries were really soggy along with the batter that was around it. My husband didn't like these and told me to toss the recipe :/ They also took a long time to prepare.
I'm more of a cook than a baker and have never made homemade muffins before, so I'm sure that's why this recipe took me a little longer to get through than a normal breakfast recipe. I took others' advice and popped my frozen strawberry slices into the food processor so they were finely chopped, and came out to about 2 cups. They turned out amazingly moist (after 20 min), and my husband and I LOVED them! The kids were a harder sell, but I think they'll come around when they get used to the fact that they have a fraction of the sugar of store-bought muffins.
The combination of the orange zest and strawberry is just so yummy ! The crumbles on top of the muffins are delicious and adds much more flavour!
These muffins turned out quite good. I didn't have white wheat flour so used unbleached whole wheat flour instead. I followed other reviewer's advice in finely chopping the fresh strawberries so that I could use more for more flavor, and dusted some powdered sugar on them before mixing in. I also added a dash of ground ginger and cinnamon to the batter. Baked them for 19 minutes and they were perfect. Can't wait to try to Basil version!