It has been *forever* since I used our oven for something creative. With all this travel over the past month, there have been absolutely no baked goods in our kitchen. Sad, sad. Tonight I fixed that sorry situation with some homemade strawberry muffins.
When I was growing up, we'd go strawberry picking in June, right around the end of the school year. We'd make BATCHES of these ah-mazing muffins with all of the freshly picked strawberries. It never fails, whenever I have one of these muffins, I always feel like summer is just around the corner and school is just about out for the year (even though it has been ages since I was a student).
So - here is the ridiculously easy recipe:
Combine 3 cups of flour, 2 cups of sugar, 1 teaspoon each of salt and baking soda, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, and 4 eggs. (I usually add in a bunch of extra cinnamon).
Then add: 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce and 2 cups of sliced strawberries.
Mix together, put in lined muffin tin. Bake at 325 until they look done (put a toothpick in and when it comes out clean, muffins are done). I'm guessing it takes 20-25 minutes or so.
And then... enjoy!