Cherry-Wheat Germ Muffins

I'm in love with the taste of these muffins with the pairing of dried cherries and toasted wheat germ.  These wonderful muffins will get your day off to a good start.

Recipe Source: Cooking Light May 2011

Cherry-Wheat Germ Muffins

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners, then coat the liners with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and allspice together with a whisk. Stir the dried cherries into the flour mixture. Combine the buttermilk, oil, and egg in a bowl, stirring well. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan on a wire rack.

These muffins are great for breakfast and are a sneaky, but tasty way to get some fruit in your family's diet.


  1. These look wonderful, Anita! Just the thing to start the day with something healthy AND tasty!

  2. I'm wishing I had one right now for breakfast, Anita! These little gems look so tasty.

  3. I have been looking for a great recipe for muffins, I am going to try this Sunday! Been awhile since I have visited, this summer has been a crazy time. Have an awesome weekend. Hugs, Lynn