Cherry-Streusel Muffins

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.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

12

muffins

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
  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.
Makes 12 muffins
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Holiday Inspirations
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.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Muffin)
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 21g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.