Cherry Flax Oat Muffins

May 15, 2024 | Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack

Cherry Flax Oat Muffins

Celebrate Summer with Cherries!
‘Tis the season to… eat cherries! Summer is here and what a perfect time to take advantage of cherry season. This fruit only harvests from the beginning of June to mid-August! Make sure you get ‘em while they’re still around.
Sweet cherries are low fat, sodium free, a good source of fiber and vitamin C, an important source of potassium and micronutrients.
Here are some specific health benefits of cherries:
• One serving of cherries (1-cup or 21 cherries) contains about 90 calories. That’s about 4.3 calories per cherry!
• Studies show that flavonoids, antioxidants found in cherries, can help protect against heart disease, strokes, and cancer.
Melatonin, found in cherries, enhances sleep and promotes healthy sleep patterns• Currently, studies are being done to prove that certain phytochemicals in cherries may inhibit arthritic inflammation.
So hurry, hurry! This amazing fruit is in season now; pick them up for a snack or sweet and savory recipes like this one for Cherry Flax Oat Muffins.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 12
Calories 175 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup quick cook oats
  • ¾ cup Flaxseed Meal
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pitted fresh cherries coarsely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffins tins.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, flaxseed, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl combine milk, eggs and vanilla. Mix well and pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients. Do not over mix. Gently mix in cherries.
  • Fill muffin tins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Information per muffin:
175 calories; 5g protein; 31g carbohydrate; 4g fat; 278mg sodium; 3g Fiber
Recipe by Jacqueline Gomes, RDN, MBA
Keyword breakfast

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