Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cherry Limeade Muffins

Have y'all ever had a Cherry Limeade at Sonic? This muffin is a replica of that special drink. Ohh sooo good. My favorite part of the muffin, is the strong lime flavor that presents itself.

I am gonna try and put up some cherries for the winter. Cherry season is coming to an end and I need to make sure that I can make some of these "beauties" this winter.

I could sit and eat 2 or 3 of these muffins in one sitting if I let myself. It's an unique muffin.

My oldest son told me "Momma, you should compete in "Muffin Wars". (Have y'all ever watched "Cupcake Wars" on Food Network?) That's where he got the idea. I love that boy!

We make many different muffins at our house. It's fun for the kids and they enjoy it. We like to make apple, banana, orange, blueberry, strawberry, pumpkin, chocolate, raisin/oat, spice, and now...

Cherry Limeade Muffins

Start by cutting the pits out of your cherries. Slice cherries into chunks and set aside. **Little hint** put cherries in a darker colored bowl so, the cherries don't stain one of your favorite dishes.

In a medium size mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. (You can use all-purpose flour for this recipe.)

In a smaller bowl, add buttermilk, oil, eggs, and the zest of 1 lime.


Pour wet ingredients into dry bowl.

Add cherries and fold ingredients together. **Careful not to over mix.**

Spray muffin tin or use papers. Use 1/3 measuring cup to scoop the batter into your tin.

Now to make the topping... in a smaller bowl, add 1/4 cup sugar and the zest of 1 lime.

Mix it up.

Sprinkle your sugar/ lime zest on top! Generously!

Bake at 400 for approximately 20 minutes.


Cherry Limeade Muffins
Recipe from Good Cheap Eats

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil or vegetable oil
2 eggs
finely grated zest of 1 lime
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted (Next time, I am gonna use 1 1/2 cup cherries)

**1/4 cup sugar, mixed with the finely grated zest of a second lime

Preheat oven to 400F. Line muffin pan with papers or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

In large mixing bowl combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another mixing bowl combine buttermilk, oil, eggs, and lime zest. Beat well to combine. Pour wet mixture over dry and add cherries. Fold in with a rubber spatula just until combined.

Scoop batter into muffin cups, about 1/3 cup in each. Sprinkle the tops with sugar-lime zest mixture. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

The lime zest puts this muffin over the top!!! Oh YA!! Kristi

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