Cherry Muesli Muffins with Muesli Streusel

Cherry Muesli Muffins with Muesli Streusel

Fresh cherries are in the season right now and someone got me a couple of small boxes from Himachal, it took me back to the time when I was living in Delhi and boxes would come from Shimla every summer. We would eat it by the dozen and then mum would make some ice cream out of it. When the boxes landed home, me and the child spend more than an evening together watching random shows on TV while eating cherries and playing with the shapes of the seeds in them and other random games, when the cherries were still left I wondered what next. To bake something with it was a natural l I guess.

Cherry Muesli Muffins with Muesli Streusel

These Cherry Muesli muffins with Muesli Streusel are 50% whole wheat, low in added sugar and have pretty much everything tick marked for them when it comes to the health quotient and they are so delicious that you just won’t stop at one and that is the only danger with them, eating one too many. The Streusel is also a healthier version of the standard butter and sugar Streusel, infact some might argue if it is a Streusel at all but it works in getting the crunch and yet keeping the muffin fit for breakfast.

Cherry Muesli Muffins with Muesli Streusel

I think muffins are perfect on the go breakfast, grab one (or two), a pack of juice and milk along with it and it makes the perfect breakfast. They can also be made ahead and reducing the fuss in the working morning or have it as one of the items in the weekend brunch or make it and pack it in kids snack box. I mean how much more versatile can one dish get.

Cherry Muesli Muffins with Muesli Streusel

So without further delay, here are the Cherry Muesli muffins with Muesli Streusel, share one or more with me over a cup of coffee and conversations

Fresh cherries are in the season right now and someone got me a couple of small boxes from Himachal, it took me back to the time when I was living in Delhi and boxes would come from Shimla every summer. We would eat it by the dozen and then mum would make some ice cream out of it. When the boxes lan...

Cherry Muesli Muffins with Muesli Streusel

Summary

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  • Coursebrunch
  • Yield12 s 12
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

All purpose flour
¾ cup
Whole wheat flour
¾ cup
Brown sugar
½ cup
Baking powder
1 tsp
Baking Soda
½ tsp
Cinnamon
1 tsp
Vanilla
1 tsp
Butter, melted
¼ cup
Large ripe banana
1
Hung yoghurt
1 cup
Large eggs
2
Cherries, pitted and roughly chopped
1 cup
For the Streusel topping
Kellogg’s Nuts Delight Muesli
1/2 cup
Honey
2 tbsps
Cinnamon
1 tsp

Steps

  1. Pre heat the oven to 190C and line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper liners
  2. Mix together both the flours, muesli, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda & cinnamon powder till mixed. Keep aside
  3. In a mixing jar, whisk together eggs, yoghurt, vanilla and mashed banana till blended.
  4. Using a spatula, mix together the dry and wet ingredients till just mixed. Do not over mix the batter as it might lead to hard muffins
  5. Fold in the cherries and pour the batter in the prepared muffin tray
  6. Mix together the muesli and honey for the Streusel and pour on top of the muffin. Bake in the pre heated oven for 18-20 minutes till a toothpick comes out clean
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