Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins
The back-to-school commercials and sales have started and I’m sitting here wondering where the summer is going. I know a lot of kiddos are starting school in the next few weeks. School doesn’t start back for us until after Labor Day, but with August almost here, I like to start back with back-to-school eats!
I like to keep a pretty steady supply of muffins in the freezer. Maddie has always loved them since she was really young and often asks for one for breakfast or a snack. I’ve also been buying a crazy ridiculous amount of strawberries. They’ve been on sale and Natalie would eat a half a pint in one sitting if you let her! I never really bake with strawberries and I’m missing out.
These muffins have the perfect amount of strawberries and are studied with melty chocolate chips. I love these muffins because they do not contain a ton of sugar, just 1/2 cup. I also add applesauce which adds a bit more of sweetness and helps make them nice and moist!
The chocolate chips obviously come highly recommended, but you can leave them out if you desire. You can also mix in chopped nuts, flax, or chia seeds for some added nutrition. With the reduced sugar in these, I love them as a quick breakfast or as a snack for when you want a little sweetness. These freeze wonderfully and I just defrost them in the microwave for 45 seconds or so.
Serving Size: 1 muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g