Healthy cherry muffins made with just 8 ingredients and no refined sugar. {vegan}

Whole Grain Cherry Muffins

Happy New Year! I hope you had fun spending it in whatever way you did… We (Dave and I)  spend our’s cleaning out and deicing the freezer chest. I know, we’re just a couple of crazy party kids!… But anyway, that’s how I discovered that I’ve managed to collect an embarrassing amount of frozen cherries. Seriously, we’re talking orchard quantities here.

Healthy cherry muffins made with just 8 ingredients and no refined sugar. {vegan}

I always like to start the year off on a healthy note (don’t worry, it never lasts long 😉), and since I’m swimming in cherries, cherry muffins only made sense. Right?

Unlike my usual desserty style muffins, like these, these, and these, this time I went all unrefined. They’re lightly sweetened with maple syrup and banana, and the whole wheat pastry flour keeps the texture from becoming too dry or coarse.

Healthy cherry muffins made with just 8 ingredients and no refined sugar. {vegan}

If you don’t have whole wheat pastry flour, you can use a mix of 1 cup all-purpose flour and 3/4 cup whole wheat flour in it’s place. I’ve done this, and it works well. Replacing it with 1 and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour should also work (although I haven’t tried it).

 

Whole Grain Cherry Muffins

Recipe Type: breakfast/snack
Makes:  8 large muffins

Healthy cherry muffins made with just 8 ingredients and no refined sugar. {vegan}

Healthy cherry muffins made with just 8 ingredients and no refined sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 1  3/4 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 cup mashed Banana*
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Non-Dairy Milk (I used almond)
  • 1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil (or other light lasting oil)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped Cherries, pitted**

 

Instructions:

Pre-Heat oven to 400°F and line muffin tin with paper cups.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Whisk together the mashed bananas, syrup, milk, and oil until thoroughly combined. Pour into flour mixture and stir until just moistened (mixture will be lumpy). Fold in cherries.

Spoon batter into lined muffin cups (filling each to top).

Bake for 18 – 20 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cool muffins for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack.

 

Notes:
*Bananas should be well mashed, with a texture similar to baby food.
**Can use fresh or frozen. Do not thaw if using frozen.

 

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Healthy cherry muffins made with just 8 ingredients and no refined sugar. {vegan}

11 thoughts on “Whole Grain Cherry Muffins

  1. cookandenjoyrecipes

    Oh I love your blog and your Blogname. This is a yummy one for sure and one I will add to the do bake list. Your most recent and newest follower. Please hop over and come and visit me, we also have some vegan recipes available or just veganise them as I often do.

    Reply

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