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Chocolate Chip Cherry Muffins with Walnuts

Fresh cherries, crunchy walnuts and chocolate chips give these healthier muffins tons of flavor without a lot of sugar. Made with white whole wheat flour, ripe bananas, Greek yogurt and almond milk, then lightly sweetened with maple syrup for a delicious way to use up extra cherries this summer!

Nutrition Tip: White whole wheat flour has all the health perks of regular whole wheat. But it’s made with a special variety of wheat, so it’s lighter in color and milder in flavor.

Chocolate Chip Cherry Muffins with Walnuts

Chocolate Chip Cherry Muffins with Walnuts

Fresh cherries, crunchy walnuts and chocolate chips give these healthier muffins tons of flavor without a lot of sugar. Made with white whole wheat flour, ripe bananas, Greek yogurt and almond milk, then lightly sweetened with maple syrup for a delicious way to use up extra cherries this summer!

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana, about two medium bananas
  • 1 cup plain lowfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup pitted, chopped cherries
  • 1/3 cup (plus 2 Tbsp.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/3 cup (plus 2 Tbsp.) chopped walnuts, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Spray 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl.
  3. Mash bananas in separate medium bowl. Add yogurt, egg, almond milk and maple syrup, and mix well.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until incorporated. Fold in cherries, ⅓ cup chocolate chips and ⅓ cup walnuts.
  5. Pour batter evenly into muffin tin. Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips and walnuts on top.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes. Remove muffins from muffin tin and let cool completely.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 6.2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2.5gSugar: 9gProtein: 5g

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Grace Vilches

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Grace Vilches

With a passion for healthy eating and digital marketing, Grace found her perfect match with the Produce for Kids team. A south Florida native, Grace grew up in Miami surrounded by delicious Cuban food and a love for family. Grace is the Produce for Kids in-house video production guru working to bring partner’s products and brands to life. You will often see Grace on the Produce for Kids Instagram Story sharing the latest food trends, news on the latest Produce for Kids promotions and meal prep ideas. When she’s not working she’s looking for the newest foodie spots with her husband and mini Australian shepherd, Ollie.

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  1. Look so delicious. Will try this recipe at home. Thanks for sharing

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