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Cherry-Streusel Muffins

Almond streusel topping provides a traditional addition to a tasty cherry-flavored muffin that's ready in 45 minutes. Perfect if you love German cuisine.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Almond Streusel Topping

3
tablespoons packed brown sugar
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons finely chopped sliced almonds
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
2
tablespoons firm butter or margarine

Muffins

1
jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained, 1/4 cup juice reserved
1 1/3
cups all-purpose flour
2/3
cup granulated sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1
teaspoon almond extract
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
3
tablespoons sliced almonds

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix all topping ingredients except butter. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until crumbly. Set aside.
  • 3 Chop cherries; set aside. In large bowl, mix 1 1/3 cups flour, the granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. In small bowl, beat oil, reserved 1/4 cup cherry juice, almond extract, vanilla and eggs with fork until blended. Stir cherry juice mixture into flour mixture just until flour is moistened. Fold in cherries and almonds. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Sprinkle each with about 1 tablespoon topping.
  • 4 Bake 19 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately remove from pan to wire rack. Serve warm if desired.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Little frills here and there can add oomph! Look for paper baking cups in festive colors, holiday prints and metallic foils at your supermarket, party store or paper warehouse.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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