Looking to shake up your regular muffin? Try these Lemon Cherry Muffins, topped with a tangy lemon glaze! They’re full of bright, tart flavors, plus the glaze on them makes them taste like an iced pound cake from Starbucks - just made with a few lighter ingredients!

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Ditch your regular muffin and try these lemon cherry muffins! Made with some healthier swaps, they’re a delicious, sweet, tangy breakfast or dessert option.

 

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Lemon Cherry Muffins

Jacklin Altman
Looking to shake up your regular muffin? Try these Lemon Cherry Muffins, topped with a tangy lemon glaze! They’re full of bright, tart flavors, plus the glaze on them makes them taste like an iced pound cake from Starbucks – just made with a few lighter ingredients!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 268 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Muffin Pan
  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar 2/3 if you want sweeter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk or creamer
  • 6 tbsp canola oil
  • zest of one lemon
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh cherries can be chopped, should be pitted
  • Optional: lemon glaze 1 cup powdered sugar + 1 tbsp lemon juice + 1 tbsp milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 395F
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking soda and powder, salt in one bowl
  • Combine beaten egg, milk, oil, lemon juice, vanilla, and yogurt in a second bowl
  • Stir wet and dry ingredients together until batter is uniform
  • Fold in cherries, just until incorporated. Otherwise you may dye your batter pink!
  • Fill muffin cups 2/3 of the way and bake for 25-30 minutes until tops are golden
  • Let cool and top with lemon glaze, enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 209mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 2mg
Keyword lemon, dessert, muffins, muffin, vegetarian, cherry
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