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Apple Cherry Muffins

A muffin is still a muffin even if it's wrapped in parchment paper . . . but I was inspired when I saw these in a recent Style at Home magazine. The recipe is one I've played with and switched up ingredients for and no matter what I do to it, it always turns out.
  • 2 cups multigrain flour (or half white/half ww)
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk or yogurt
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups finely chopped apples
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare 12 large muffin tins or 8-9 tomato sauce cans
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients, stirring to make sure sugar is blended in well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine egg, butter and buttermilk.
  4. Add wet ingredients and fruit to dry ingredients, stirring until just blended. Spoon into muffin tins.
  5. Mix topping ingredients and spread a Tbsp on each muffin, pressing in lightly.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
* to prepare tomato sauce cans, spray bottoms. Line cans with parchment paper cut to size. Fill almost to the top and bake bake 30 minutes. Remove from tins after about 10 minutes and cool on wire racks. Tie with kitchen twine.
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  1. What a lovely recipe.. Could you please tell me the size of the tomato sauce can...

    1. Unfortunately I do not have an unopened can right now and all of my cans have the labels taken off. It's the smallest size .. almost a cup. I'd say about 225 ml or 7 oz.

  2. oh Anneliese! They are beautiful! I will try them, but likely I will substitute something for the dried cherries. That wont be a hit with my kids. As a side note, I had a pina cola muffin at a coffee shop recently. Do you happen to have a recipe for something like that?

  3. I love this idea! Which size cans do you use?

  4. What a great photo, it screams "try this recipe"!!! Thank you.

  5. Wow! These look fabulous! Friends and family will be thanking you at the table this weekend. =)

  6. Can you post directions on how to line the tomato sauce cans? I LOVE this look.

    1. Spray or grease bottoms of cans and measure out parchment paper to fit around cans, then place inside to line. (It lines just the sides) Fill with batter 3/4 full and bake 30 min or until toothpick tests done. Cool in tins for 10 minutes and remove to wire cooling rack. Tie with kitchen twine.