Finally, fresh organic strawberries have landed in our stores! Well, they have popped up a few times in the last month, but ridiculously priced at times ($4-$6 for a clamshell container which is not quite a pint).
When I did score a few cheaper pints, I was fancying some muffins. I made these Cocoa Strawberry Muffins for Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan.
Now, some of you may be thinking chocolate=cupcakes, not muffins. Nope! Well, not if you are using wholesome ingredients. With these I used spelt flour and no refined sugar, and cocoa powder - not chocolate.
Also, as many of you know, cocoa powder is antioxidant rich. Plus, because it doesn't have the sugar and fat included in chocolate, it is a healthier option for our diets (not that we can't have a lil' chocolate)!
After making these a second time, I didn't have fresh organic strawberries (and didn't want to use frozen), so I used some chopped banana. I think I preferred the banana version, though I know my older daughter loved the strawberry batch (but then, strawberries are in her top 5 foods, and she would literally eat them off the floor)! My point is, I may give both options for the cookbook, since I simply cannot choose between the two!!