Cherry Lemonade Muffins

I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing about my four cherry trees, but it’s causing me to post some delicious recipes (like these Cherry Lemonade Muffins). I can get used to all this fresh fruit at my disposal.

Cherry Lemonade Muffins - Cherry Muffins with a super yummy lemon glaze. I never thought muffins could be a dessert until now. Awesome recipe! | The Bewitchin Kitchen

 

These muffins are freaking amazing!

I try my best to post healthier recipes on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen, but I also believe that a healthy lifestyle has some treats in moderation.

This is one of those times I get to post a treat.

Cherry Lemonade Muffins - Cherry Muffins with a super yummy lemon glaze. I never thought muffins could be a dessert until now. Awesome recipe! | The Bewitchin Kitchen
I found a basic muffin batter on All Recipes, and made some changes by reducing some of the refined sugar and replacing it with maple syrup (aka liquid gold here in Canada), replaced the vegetable oil with coconut oil and added lemon. The aroma that filled my house while these baked was so comforting, it was nice to finally have a real baking smell in my house instead of faking it with Scentsy all the time (that being said, I currently have some Blueberry Cheesecake in my warmer;)).

Lemon Glaze for Cherry Lemonade Muffins. Cherry Muffins with a super yummy lemon glaze. I never thought muffins could be a dessert until now. Awesome recipe! | The Bewitchin Kitchen

I felt a little creative and decided to make a glaze while the muffins were baking (I didn’t want to waste the lemon I zested), I didn’t do any measuring. I just used the juice of the lemon and some powdered sugar (well, not some it was over two cups – I tried to measure for the sake of the recipe but a bunch came out at once which ruined that plan).

Cherry Lemonade Muffins - Cherry Muffins with a super yummy lemon glaze. I never thought muffins could be a dessert until now. Awesome recipe! | The Bewitchin Kitchen

I stared at them for a while when they came out of the oven, they were perfect. They smelled divine and I couldn’t wait to start glazing them. I was really excited that they came out on the first attempt!

Cherry Lemonade Muffins - Cherry Muffins with a super yummy lemon glaze. I never thought muffins could be a dessert until now. Awesome recipe! | The Bewitchin Kitchen

Looking for more cherry recipes? Check these out:
How To Dehydrate Cherries In The Oven.
Cherry Popsicles.
How To Flash Freeze Cherries.
Dark Chocolate and Cherry Granola Bars.

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Cherry Lemonade Muffins

These muffins are perfect for summer picnics and get togethers. They’re so fresh, moist and full of flavour.

Ingredients:

Muffins:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon (roughly 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/4 maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole milk (room temperature)
  • 1/2 melted coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups cherries
Glaze:
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2- 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

Directions:

Pre heat oven to 400 F.

Muffins:
  1. In your mixer, combine dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl add the maple syrup, coconut oil, and milk. If your milk isn’t at room temperature, zap it in the microwave for a bit. If it’s too cool it will harden the coconut oil. Add egg and add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix up.
  3. One your ingredients are combined, add in cherries (if they are frozen, microwave them until room temperate as it will cool the batter and change the baking times). Fold until combined.
  4. Grease muffins tins and add batter.
  5. Baked for 22-25 minutes (or until toothpick or fork comes out clear).
For The Glaze:
While the muffins are baking, make the glaze. Juice the lemon into a bowl and whisk sugar in until it forms a glaze. I was up to two cups of powdered sugar before a bunch fell out and I could no longer keep track. Taste and adjust to your liking.
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I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

12 comments on “Cherry Lemonade Muffins”

  1. yum! this sounds amazing!

  2. oh they seriously sound and look amazing!! great way to work your way through the cherry stash!

  3. These look delicious, I would love to have one.

  4. Those look so good! My DH loves cherries! I have a bag in the fridge I should whip him up some!

  5. I am totally going to make these this weekend. They look soooooo delicious! Anything cherry is my favorite.

  6. i love cherry. these look great!

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  11. I have never had cherry muffins. These look and sound so good! And I really like how you made them healthier with maple syrup and coconut oil.

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