Healthy Cherry Oatmeal Muffins

Cherry oatmeal muffins
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 18 mins
Total: 33 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
170 Calories
6g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 115mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

One of the many advantages of living in the Pacific Northwest is that you get to enjoy fresh cherries at their seasonal peak. Most people make the most of Washington state's bumper cherry crop for these healthy cherry oatmeal muffins. Dark, sweet Bing cherries are perfect for these low-fat muffins, but to make cherry muffins any time of the year, frozen cherries work perfectly, too. It makes a nice change from the more ubiquitous blueberry muffins.

These cherry oatmeal muffins make a nice breakfast food, along with nonfat vanilla yogurt. They're also nice to bring along to picnics.


Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  2. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper cups.

  3. With a wire whisk, combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

  4. Combine buttermilk, egg, oil and almond extract in a small bowl.

  5. Make a well in the center of the oat and flour mixture.

  6. Add liquid ingredients. Stir until just moist.

  7. Fold in chopped cherries.

  8. Spoon muffin mixture into muffin pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.