Dried Cherry Muffins

READY IN: 35mins
Top Review by smellyvegetarian

This has definitely become my favorite muffin recipe. It is incredibly versatile--you can sub any fresh fruit for the cherries (just skip the soaking step) and they always turn out so so good. I try to add different spices depending on the fruit, too: vanilla for blueberry or strawberry, cinnamon for apple, etc. I always feel like I am getting away with something when I make these because they are healthy but so yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the cherries and buttermilk in a small bowl, and set aside to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Spray 18 muffin cups with nonstick spray or line them with paper liners and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  5. In a measuring cup, combine the egg substitute, applesauce and almond extract.
  6. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and spoon the buttermilk and cherries into it.
  7. Then add the egg-substitute mixture.
  8. Mix until thoroughly blended, but do not overmix.
  9. Fill the prepared muffin cups two-thirds full with batter, and bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top springs back when touched lightly with a fingertip.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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