Friday, August 20, 2010

Chunky Cherry Muffins

Good morning Folks ~ We had some fresh cherries on hand so I googled cherry muffins and the recipe below is from Southern Food

These are great! I want to try the recipe using apples, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, plums in place of cherries in the recipe, adding whatever spices needed also

Chunky Cherry Muffins

Use fresh or frozen cherries in these delicious muffins.

* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
* 3 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
* 2 large eggs
* 6 tablespoons butter, melted
* 1 teaspoon vanilla (I also added 1/4 tsp. rum flavoring)
* 3/4 cup buttermilk; low fat is fine
* 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped cherries, about 8 ounces
* 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Line muffin cups with paper liners or spray well with a baking spray. Heat oven to 375°.

In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, soda, salt, and brown sugar, stirring to blend. Whisk eggs with butter and vanilla; stir into the dry ingredients along with buttermilk. Stir until blended. Stir in chopped cherries and pecans.

Fill muffin cups about almost to tops of papers. Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, or until browned and the tops spring back when pressed lightly with a finger.

Makes 12 to 15.

As for butter versus margarine,

I trust cows more than chemists.

Joan Gussow

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


L. D. Burgus said...

Oh the good things you have to eat at your house. Those look delicious.

Karen said...

Oooooh, FlowerLady, those sure look delicious, I am going to add that recipe to my stash. Love the quote-I trust the cows more, too!

Antique ART Garden said...

They look delicious Flowerlady, thanks for sharing, Gina

Becca's Dirt said...

Ooohhh lala. That sounds so good. I like the use of the buttermilk and of course the 'real' butter. I prefer butter too. I will make this.

Ami said...

I love butter better too! Actually I love anything "real", just like I want real sugar, not the substitute sweeter powder :) Your muffins sound and look very delicious!

Sandy said...

Absolutely beautiful and
delicious looking. I
must try these. I love
that quote and I agree.

Susan said...

Yum! I'll take mine with butter...thank you.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

They look delicious! We now have enough blueberries from our bushes to make something with, maybe some muffins!
We grew up using margarine, but once I tried real butter I could never go back.

leavesnbloom said...

Its that flora stuff we use here but I do love the taste of real butter. You are making me so hungry flowerlady.

lemonverbenalady said...

Looks like a great one for Muffin Sunday, FlowerLady! Thanks as always for sharing!

Rebecca said...

I really enjoy muffins - these look great! And I agree with Joan Gussow when it comes to butter :)

Sandra said...

Oooh yum, my daughter will love these :)

Debbie's Garden said...

I LOVE muffins. Perfect with coffee, perfect to haul to work and eat, perfect size, perfect amount of fruit. Did I say a muffin is perfect??? I like a pile of creamy, warm butter on my plate to dip pieces of muffin in.

I love this rainy music!

gld said...

We had company this weekend so I missed this post Friday.

This recipe sounds like a keeper. I still have frozen strawberries in the freezer and apple season is almost here.

Thanks for sharing it with us. I love the pictures too.

I am a butter user too; I just bought 8 pounds on sale. It freezes well.