Mini Strawberry Blueberry Muffins

Monday, June 20, 2011
Let me start out by saying of course these can be full-sized Strawberry Blueberry Muffins instead of mini muffins

We love a full-size muffin for breakfast but this muffin is a dessert muffin because we also dip them in a delicious Kahlua Hot Fudge sauce when serving.

On memorable cruise vacations this a favorite sauce served on a midnight chocolate dessert buffet and I just had to recreate it.

The afternoon luncheon on an Island always was some kind of barbecued chicken, potato chips, and or potato salad, these were an exceptional treat later in the evening.

It took me a few times to get the recipe perfect but now these muffins and the sauce are spot-on perfections.

Of course, you can change the fruits to your liking and add any substitutions, and you can also make the sauce non-alcoholic if you prefer.

This is an all-made from scratch recipe, so do expect them to take a little more time than using any kind of premade mix.

You can also try some of our other favorite muffins on our Best Quick Bread Roundup.

Scroll all the way down to the recipe card for how to make this great recipe!







Mini Muffins



We just love mini muffins for so many reasons, they travel well and the perfect small bite in a hurry for snacking on.


These really can be made into larger muffins but the kids really enjoy these little bite-sized muffins and seem to get eaten faster.


The muffins freeze well and also make a great dessert with our additional Kahlua Hot Fudge sauce served with them.


They're so versatile you can even just make these plain or add chocolate chips, coconut, dried fruits, or another favorite is chopped bananas.


If you're a muffin fan do try this version we just love this combination of flavors.


mini muffin batter


Ingredients You Will Need

  • flour
  • white or brown sugar
  • vanilla
  •  oil or butter
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • diced strawberry
  • blueberries
  • optional substitutions: cinnamon and sugar for garnishing, or add raisins, nuts, coconut, chocolate chips, dried fruits, pineapple, chopped cherries, chopped peaches, dates, figs, berries




strawberry muffin batter





Additional Suggestions (use around 1/2 cup)

  • drained chopped pineapple
  • coconut
  • raisins
  • macadamia nuts or other nuts you prefer
  • craisins
  • white chocolate chips
  • lemon or lime zest instead of orange
  • raspberries or other berries 
  • mango chopped or peaches
  • finely chopped apples with cinnamon added
  • chocolate chips, chopped toasted almonds, chocolate mini chips


mini blueberry strawberry muffins


Tool You Will Need

  1. measuring cups
  2. measuring spoons
  3. non-stick muffin pan
  4. ice cream scoop
  5. spatula
  6. knife
  7. cutting board
  8. fork


muffins in a muffin tin ready to bake


Try Some Of Our Other Favorite Recipes



Mango Muffins
Bing Cherry Muffins
Mom's Blueberry Muffins
Apple Pie Sour Cream Muffins



Kahlua Sauce with muffins


Tips


  • two bowls will be needed to just gently fold the wet and dry ingredients
  • always preheat the oven
  • for best results do not use paper liners they will stick 
  • I use a non-stick muffin pan sprayed with cooking oil
  • do not over bake after 15 minutes check the middles with a toothpick
  • use ripe fruit this muffin is not very sweet the fruit will be sweetened it
  • nuts and raisins around 1/2 cup can be added in addition to the fruit
  • keep leftovers in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container with wax paper in between them
  • these muffins freeze well, thaw in the refrigerator or microwave one 7 seconds 
  • any fruits can be used
  • nuts or sunflower seeds can be added for extra crunch
  • for a less sweet muffin cut sugar by 1/4 cup



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Simple Ingredients



Besides being delicious these are super easy to make.

We love the combinations of strawberry, blueberry, or even red raspberries added then to dip into our Kahlua hot fudge sauce makes them a gourmet dessert so divine.

Again, they freeze well and easily transport for morning trips to work, perfect for day trips, school, or even an afternoon picnic at the beach.

Either way these muffins mini or large are delicious with a yummy sauce that awaits you.



Mini Strawberry Blueberry Muffins

Mini Strawberry Blueberry Muffins

Yield: 24
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 40 Min
A delightful little fruit muffin with a bonus Kahlua dipping sauce for adults-only dessert awaits you. Of course, you can just omit the sauce and have this mini-style breakfast muffin!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus 2 teaspoons more for tossing with strawberries 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  •  3/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1 stick or 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1 cup white sugar 
  • 2 large eggs
  •  1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 1-1/4 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Optional: cinnamon and sugar mixture
  • Kahlua Sauce at the end of Instructions

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees,
  2. Prepare mini muffins pans you will need 2 or large muffins pan.
  3. Either grease the pan with oil spray your mini muffin pan or line with paper liners.
  4. In a large bowl blend together whisking flour baking powder and salt and set aside
  5. Using another bowl, cream the butter and sugar for about 2 minutes with an electric beater.
  6. Add the eggs and vanilla, almond extract then fold in the flour mixture. alternating with the milk and ending with the flour.
  7. Toss 2 cups of the berries with 2 teaspoons of flour (this will keep them from sinking to the bottom).
  8. Set 1/2 cup of the berries for garnishing the tops before baking.
  9. Gently fold the 2 cups of berries into the batter.
  10. Bake at 375 for around 30 minutes, until lightly golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool muffins completely.
  12. These muffins freeze well, just freeze them on a cookie sheet until solid and add to freezer bags for up to 3 months.
  13. Kahlua Dipping Sauce:
  14. 1 (14 ounces) can sweetened condensed milk
  15. 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  16. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  17. 1/3 cup water
  18. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
  19. 1 tablespoon of Kahlua  or more to taste
  20. Note: for non-alcohol omit Kahlua  just add  all vanilla 1 1/2 tablespoons
  21. Combine condensed milk, chocolate, and salt on top of a double boiler over rapidly boiling water. Stir and cook until chocolate melts and the mixture thickens about 10 minutes.
  22. Remove from heat and stir in water, a little at a time, until sauce reaches desired consistency. Cool slightly and stir in vanilla add Kahlua.

Notes:

Additional Suggestions (use around 1/2 cup)

  • drained chopped pineapple
  • coconut
  • raisins
  • macadamia nuts or other nuts you prefer
  • craisins
  • white chocolate chips
  • lemon or lime zest instead of orange
  • raspberries or other berries 
  • mango chopped or peaches
  • finely chopped apples with cinnamon added
  • chocolate chips, chopped toasted almonds, chocolate mini chips


Nutrition Facts

Calories

145.54

Fat (grams)

4.47

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.60

Carbs (grams)

25.07

Fiber (grams)

1.16

Net carbs

23.91

Sugar (grams)

15.39

Protein (grams)

1.93

Sodium (milligrams)

116.42

Cholesterol (grams)

26.08
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37 comments

  1. What wonderful muffins with strawberries! I'm very curious about that accompanying sauce, it should make them even more delicious. Bye, have a great week

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  2. Those muffins are too adorable...though I admit - I just want to dip my finger in that sauce!

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  3. It's so simple and looks yummy, thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Oh God,these muffins must be a hit!

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  5. A good desert recipe.I really like the way you narrated the complete cooking process.I was searching for some blogs based on cooking deserts.All the ingredients are easy to obtain.Great work.My kids will love it.

    Thanks
    _______
    Roger

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  6. now I am liking these little muffins, fresh strawberries oh yeah, and with that sauce, you're just sinful teasing us like this

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  7. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Claudia!

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  8. I LOVE the way your served them- beautiful!

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  9. The chocolate sauce makes these even more delectable. This looks perfect for a romantic dinner. Yummy!

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  10. Wow delicious! This looks wonderful with all those fresh strawberries and that fudge sauce- very pretty!

    xx,
    Tammy

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  11. Love your muffins, can see there are lots of strawberries in it. Yummy!

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  12. What lovely berry muffins, Claudia! And serving them with Kahlua Fudge sauce is a fabulous idea...yummy!

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  13. Your sauce sounds so elegant and delicious. I also love your petite muffins. They are perfect together. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  14. This is certainly not any regular muffin! It wouldn't take me long to be knocking at your door. Is the coffee ready?...if so, I'll have a spoon of Kahlua in it too. LOL

    Love the presentation...very inviting.

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

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  15. What scrumptious little muffins! The sauce makes them extra special!

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  16. Hot fudge Kahlua sauce...and I was just on my way out the door, lol. These muffins are adorable, no strawberries for me though...so maybe I can just drink the sauce ;)

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  17. These are sooooooo cute! Would love to have them :)

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  18. Ooo... what a lovely idea of making this into mini size. Probably can stitch them together into a kebab. :o)
    Kristy

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  19. Absolutely wonderful looking!

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  20. fudge sauce!!! I'm sold! I like that these are mini...makes it easier to control my portions. :))

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  21. These muffins looks so cute and delicious! Love the hot fudge sauce to dip them in!

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  22. The layout makes this look like a fancy restaurant dessert -- you should charge at least $8 for it!

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  23. I am ready to dip one of these little babies into that sauce! Yum. I'll bet they disappeared in a wink. Great post.

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  24. Not a big strawberry fan but Kahlua Hot Fudge Sauce...mmmmmmm!!!

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  25. Delicious...and that sauce is the perfect final touch.

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  26. OOOH, as if strawberry muffins weren't tasty enough...but kahlua hot fudge sauce too!

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  27. Claudia, The Kahlua Hot Fudge Sauce sounds terrific!! The whole recipe sounds great...Catherine xo

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  28. mmm kahlua! one of my favorite things to bake with :)

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  29. Claudia, My dad would simply adore this dessert! Your photos are beautiful, especially the first one. I can see you are lovin' that camera!

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  30. I love the idea of the smaller muffins and the chocolate drizzle takes it to a blissful perfection, Claudia!

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  31. You take wonderful photos! The strawberry muffins look fantastic, and the kahlua sauce looks like a great addition!

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  32. These look so delicious and addictive Claudia.

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  33. Oh wow. This looks amazing. Love Kahlua :D Great presentation!

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  34. I love making mini muffins because then I can eat more haha. This looks amazing, bookmarked for when it gets a little cooler so I can turn on my oven haha.

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  35. These muffins look so cute! Such a great summer dessert.

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  36. These were perfectly poppable for breakfast on the go!

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  37. These look like delicious muffins and I especially like that they aren't too big. Perfect for breakfast or a snack.

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