Friday, February 17, 2012

Cherry Walnut Muffins, Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries



I can not tell a lie. I love cherries, cherries of all kinds, dried, sweet, tart, and dark. My favorite fruit pie is Scott's Door County Cherry Rum Pie. I love Cherries Jubilee, Dark Cherry Hot fudge Sundaes and Cherry Crisp, just to nane a few.  I have never made Cherry Muffins before, so I bought some dried Montmorency cherries, and made these yummy Cherry Walnut Muffins.  These muffins are bursting with loads of cherries and walnuts, and moist from  Greek yogurt, perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack. These muffins baked up beautifully. I can't wait to slather on with Smart Balance, or maybe you would use butter. Any you spread it, the muffins are delicious. So for President's Day make a batch of these yummy muffins.  There are so many cherry recipes, so little time.  I am working on some more delicious cherry recipes for next week. Enjoy!



Cherry Walnut Muffins Adapted from Cooks.com

Ingredients
2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1/3 c. milk I used Almond milk
1 (6 oz.) carton  Greek yogurt, plain or any flavor
1 c dried cherries
1/2 c chopped walnuts

Combine first six ingredients in a large bowl. Mix egg, oil, milk, and yogurt.   Add to dry ingredients, stirring only enough to moisten. Fold in dried cherries and walnuts,.  Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees 20 min or until golden brown.  Remove to rack to cool.
 
I am linking up the recipe to Weekend Potluck #5    Go Say Hi to Brandie at The Country Cook, and tell her "Happy Friday."!

17 comments:

  1. Oh, Becky! I love muffins, however my mid 40's waistline doesn't. I eat them anyway though, and these look just perfect. Love the yogurt in them, that always brings a texture that I can't resist.

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    1. Kim,
      Because these muffins have yogurt in them, I tell myself that they are healthy! Everything in moderation.

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  2. Those muffins look great. We have a great beef carrot ginger wrap. We also are reviewing a fantastic book today. Visit us.

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    1. these muffins are very good, especially with the yogurt in them. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I just came from Panera and had a muffin not half as delcious as these sound... I would love this has yogurt in them! I have dried blueberries going to give these a whirl!

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    1. Claudia,
      Try the dried blueberries, and let me know how you like the muffins:) Home made is always best!

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  4. What a great flavor combo, Becky...I could go for one of these right now!!

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    1. Wendy,
      I love cherries with anything, but walnuts are my nut of choice.
      Have a great weekend!

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  5. I love to bake with yogurth it makes everything moister and delicious, your muffins look perfect and well combined with those cherries

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    1. Beti,
      I like to bake with yogurt, too. It definitely improves the texture and flavor.

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  6. Becky-this is one delicious, and yummy muffins recipe with the dried cherries, and Greek yogurt. Also the addition of the almond milk sounds amazing. Lora always has almond milk on hand; I have never tried it, but will make this at her house...she has all the ingredients for it!
    Thanks for sharing; it's always good to know where the source is from, I try to always remember to mention it!

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    1. Elisabeth,
      You should try the almond milk. It's better that soy milk, I think. It's thick and creamy. Scott loves it. He puts Hershey's syrup on it for a "milkshake." I love baking with Greek yogurt.

      Have a great weekend, and say Hi to Lora for me.

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  7. I do love red berries and have yet to have a baked good that I did not like with cherries. These look fabulous and tasty. Can't wait to see what other delicious creations you come up with next with cherries. Enjoy the weekend!

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  8. I do love red berries and have yet to have a baked good that I did not like with cherries. These look fabulous and tasty. Can't wait to see what other delicious creations you come up with next with cherries. Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Tina,
      I'm with you. Never saw a baked good with cherries that I didn't like. More cherries to come:)

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  9. I'm with you, Becky! I love, love adding cherries to my baked good! Your muffins look fabulous!

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    1. Lizzy,
      Thank you for your sweet words.

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