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!

Chocolate Chip Cherry Muffins with Walnuts
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Servings 12 Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
Servings 12 Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
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!
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
Directions
  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.
Nutritional Value
Calories 146 Fat 6.2g Protein 5.2g Carbohydrates 19.8g Fiber 2.5g Sodium 229.9mg Cholesterol 17mg Sugar 8.8g (0g added sugar) Calcium 82.2mg (8% DV) Iron 0.93mg (5% DV)
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Servings 12 Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
Servings 12 Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
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!
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
Directions
  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.
Nutritional Value
Calories 146 Fat 6.2g Protein 5.2g Carbohydrates 19.8g Fiber 2.5g Sodium 229.9mg Cholesterol 17mg Sugar 8.8g (0g added sugar) Calcium 82.2mg (8% DV) Iron 0.93mg (5% DV)

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