The next time you buy 3 pints of strawberries when you know 2 will be sufficient, and then find yourself trying to figure out what to do with that last pint before they go bad, and you don't need another jar of jam, do this.
I did not spray or grease the cups at all and the muffins came out of them just fine. If you like a crustier muffin you will want to use a muffin tin. These cups were just so darn cute though and they have been sitting in my cabinet forever, waiting to be paired with some strawberries.
These are moist and I love the big bites of tart fruit mixed with the crunch of the toasted pecans. Not too sweet at all. An excellent breakfast muffin.
I used the recipe below, the only change I made was using muffin cups instead of a loaf pan. I baked them for 30 minutes.
I can not remember where this recipe came from. Maybe my niece in Virginia who went strawberry picking and sent me a link to the place she went and this recipe was on the site? I taped it in a cookbook next to my banana bread recipe because I knew I wouldn't forget where it was that way.
P.S. Pam and Mary Ann, I have 3 cups left over. I am going to put elastic on the bottom and we are going to wear them like hats for our performance next year at Sunnylands. You know, when we sing "hey look us over, lend us your ear...."