This morning I decided we needed a special (read: pink) Valentine's Day breakfast. You know what's delicious and pink? Strawberries.
You could use store bought frozen strawberries, just be careful to get ones that don't have sugar added or if there is sugar added reduce the sugar in the recipe.
1 3/4 cups unbleached flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup powdered milk
1/4 cup cooking oil
3/4 cups strawberry fruit drained
3/4 cup strawberry juice from strawberries (add water to reach 3/4 cup if you don't have enough)
1/4 cup chopped pecan (for topping)
2. Mix the wet ingredients (except the fruit) together in a medium bowl. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and then form a well in the middle.
3. Pour the wet ingredients all at once into the dry ingredients. Using a fork or a whisk stir together just until all the ingredients are wet. Stir in the strawberries. This will be a pretty thick batter.
4. Spoon the batter into the greased muffin tins. Top with the pecans and bake for 20 minutes or until the tops start turning golden brown.
5. Remove the muffins and let cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes. For a Valentine's touch add a heart shaped pat of butter. (Butter not factored in nutrition information)
Yields: 12 muffins
Nutrition: 150 cal, protein 3 g, fiber 1g, carb 20