1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in tough muffins.
Gently fold in the diced strawberries until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 2/3 full.
Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Optional: you can sprinkle some extra sugar on top of the muffins for added sweetness, if desired.
Enjoy your homemade strawberry muffins, perfect for a delightful breakfast or snack!