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Cherry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Cherry muffins make for an absolutely delightful breakfast choice. The soft muffin texture and the fruity tang of cherries, with a sweetness that isn’t overwhelming, make cherry muffins just right for pairing with a cup of coffee or tea.

Cherry Muffins with Streusel Topping

These muffins are made with fresh cherries and yogurt, but can be made with frozen cherries as well, if you think about making these outside the cherry season. The streusel topping is optional, you can not add any topping or use just a sprinkle of coarse sugar.

Key Ingredients in This Recipe

Ingredients Cherry Muffins with Streusel Topping
  • Cherries
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Yogurt
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Streusel topping: flour, sugar, cinnamon, butter.

How to Make Cherry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Step 1 – Make the streusel by mixing melted butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon until you have fine crumbs. Place the bowl in the fridge until you need it.

Step 2 – Whisk melted butter, sugar, egg, yogurt and vanilla extract until well combined.

Step 3 – Mixture flour, baking powder and salt and add this to the butter-sugar mix and whisk until combined. Place in the fridge.

Step 4 – Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Wash, dry, pit and chop the cherries.

Fold the cherries into the batter.

Step 5 – Scoop the muffin batter into the muffin pan, lined with 6 muffin liners.

Step 6 – Sprinkle the streusel over the muffins and place the muffin pan in the oven.

Step 7 – Bake the cherry muffins for 25-30 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out dry.

Cool the muffins in the pan for about 5 minutes and then cool the further on a rack.

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Cherry Muffins with Streusel Topping
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Cherry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Author: Marinka
Cherry muffins make for an absolutely delightful breakfast choice. The soft muffin texture and the fruity tang of cherries, with a sweetness that isn’t overwhelming, make cherry muffins just right for pairing with a cup of coffee or tea.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
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Servings: 6 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup cherries chopped

Streusel Topping

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted

Instructions

Streusel Topping

  • Make the streusel by mixing melted butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon until you have a crumbly mixture. Place in the fridge until you need it.

Muffin Batter

  • Whisk melted butter, sugar, egg, yogurt and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Mixture flour, baking powder and salt and add this to the butter-sugar mix and whisk until combined. Place in the fridge.
  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Wash, dry, pit and chop the cherries. Fold the cherries into the batter.
  • Scoop the muffin batter into the muffin pan, lined with 6 muffin liners.
  • Sprinkle the streusel over the muffins and place the muffin pan in the oven.
  • Bake the cherry muffins for 25-30 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out dry. Cool the muffins in the pan for about 5 minutes and then cool the further on a rack.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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