Cherry Almond Muffins

Recipe posted in: Breakfasts, Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Desserts
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These Cherry Almond Muffins are a delicious and healthy way to start your day. Perfect for a quick breakfast or snack, they’re packed with antioxidants from fresh cherries, and healthy fats from almonds. They’re also free of added sugar, so you can enjoy them without guilt.  So if you’re looking for a way to indulge a little without feeling guilty, then these muffins are definitely for you. Give them a try!

If you’re in the mood for a tasty and healthy treat, Cherry Almond Muffins are a great choice! They’re perfect for breakfast, a quick pick-me-up in the afternoon, or an after-dinner treat. They are healthy, delicious and couldn’t be easier to make. Plus, cherries are packed with amazing health benefits are in season during the summer!

Almond Flour Cherry Muffin Recipe

These muffins are made with fresh cherries, almond extract, sliced almonds, unsweetened applesauce, honey, canola oil, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, blanched almond flour and whole wheat pastry flour.

To make these Cherry Almond Muffins, first preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, line a muffin pan with muffin liners or lightly grease it with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, applesauce, honey, oil and almond extract. In a separate small bowl, combine the baking powder, cinnamon, almond flour and pastry flour. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.

Fold the cherries into the batter, then pour it into the muffin pan. Top each muffin with sliced almonds. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the muffins are fully cooked through. Enjoy!

Healthy Hacks

This recipe makes 12 perfectly portioned muffins. Each muffin is considered one serving and contains juts 193 calories. If you’re on a Nutrisystem weight loss plan, be sure to log your muffin into your NuMi app journal as half of a SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and one Extra.

You can make a few simple swaps to customize this healthy muffin recipe. If you’re not a fan of cherries, swap in another fruit or berry that you enjoy. Blueberries would be super tasty!

The sliced almonds can also be replaced with a different type of nut. Walnuts or pecans are delicious and healthy options that are great in muffins.

More Easy Muffin Recipes

Muffins are meal prep magic! Add these other healthy ideas to your weight loss menu:

Servings: 12 (1 serving = 1 muffin)

Calories per Serving: 193

On Nutrisystem, Count As: ½ SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup pitted cherries
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a muffin pan with muffin liners or lightly grease with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix eggs, applesauce, honey, oil and almond extract.
  3. In a separate small bowl, combine baking powder, cinnamon, almond flour and pastry flour.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Fold in cherries.
  6. Pour batter into the muffin pan. Top with sliced almonds.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until muffins are fully cooked.
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