Recipe: Local strawberry muffins
Try this recipe for a healthier muffin using fresh local strawberries that you can pick up at local farms and markets, including the Carrboro Farmers' Market, which holds a Strawberry Jamboree on Saturday.Posted — Updated
The Jamboree begins at 7:30 a.m. and features a visit from local chef and author Sheri Castle, who will whip up some special strawberry recipes. There will be lots of things to try and information on different topics, including how to make your own strawberry jam.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Use butter or coconut oil to coat the muffin tin cups. Fill the muffin tins 3/4 of the way full.
Bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes until they are set on the top but not browned. Let them sit a couple of minutes before gently pulling them out of the tins. Don't wait until they are totally cool or they will stick too much.
(Editor's Note: Coconut sugar, a traditional sugar made from the cut flower buds of coconuts, is considered a healthier sugar than regular white sugar. You could substitute 1/3 cup of regular sugar instead).