The perfect seasonal summer muffin: moist, filling, sweet, and tart. Great for breakfast with a cup of coffee, tea, or milk... or as a snack. Hope you enjoy!



Recipe Summary

30 mins
18 mins
5 mins
53 mins
24 muffins


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line 2 muffin tins with paper liners.

  • Mix oats, 1/3 cup sugar, lemon juice, wheat germ, water, and lemon zest together in a small bowl.

  • Mix cherries with 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl.

  • Combine remaining 2/3 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and ginger in a large bowl. Stir in oat mixture. Mix in yogurt, eggs, oil, and butter until batter is thick and smooth.

  • Fold cherries into the batter. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tops start to brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute half the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour for added nutritional value.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 27g 9% DV; fat 9.7g 15% DV; cholesterol 36mg 12% DV; sodium 127.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
7.3.18 The cherries and lemon flavor are wonderful in these muffins. Texture is OK but I didn t get much rise on the muffins even though I filled the muffin cup 3/4 full. I scaled the recipe in half and did get 12 muffins but would have been happier with 8 or 9 larger muffins. Not a big deal most importantly they did taste good and were plenty tender and moist. Read More