We often make apple crumble muffins in our house. They’re a lovely cross between a cake and a pudding and popular with children and grown ups alike. The other day I thought I’d see what they were like using cherries instead of apples. I was inspired by my friend Sarah who baked us the most gorgeous cherry crumble when we went over to hers recently. I thought the apple crumble muffins were good, but boy! These cherry bad boys are to die for – I’m totally addicted!
Cherry crumble muffins
For the topping:
50g Demerara sugar
30g plain flour
50g rolled oats
For the muffins:
275g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
150g caster sugar
150g melted butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 tbsp honey
48 cherries, pitted
Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F) Gas 5.
To make the topping, cut the butter into small pieces and put in a mixing bowl with the Demerara sugar, flour and oats. Work them together using your finger tips until it looks like crumble mixture.
For the cake mixture, sieve the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and mix in the sugar. Make a well in the middle, pour in the melted butter, beaten eggs and honey and mix gently.
Spoon the mixture into paper muffin cases in a 12-hole muffin tray. Place four cherries on top of each muffin and then carefully sprinkle over the crumble topping.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Just perfect for a mid afternoon snack.
As these scrummy muffins contain oats and honey, and cherries are almost berries (yes, I know they can’t be a berry because they have a stone rather than seeds), I’m entering them into this month’s Recipes for Life challenge. And since I’m hosting it, I’m going to allow cherries in as a wannabe-berry. So there. Sticklers for the rules can swap their cherries for blueberries or blackberries I suppose.
14 thoughts on “Cherry crumble muffins”
You’ve just sorted out our activities for Friday – a walk to the market to buy cherries, then home to make muffins – thank you!
You’re very welcome Sarah. I do hope you like them as much as we do, although I’m pretty sure you will 😉
I am on a muffin roll at the moment so this recipe is very handy.
Let me know what you think of them Bintu if you make them…
Ooh, what lovely muffins! I’m bookmarking the recipe for when cherry season rolls around here. Delicious.
Thanks Claire. I’m pretty sure they’d also work with the tinned or frozen variety too if you can’t wait that long 😉
I love muffins! I didn’t try them with cherries yet 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!
You’re very welcome, Sylvia! Let me know what you think of them if you do ever bake them.
What a great idea! I have some frozen cherries just needing an excuse to be used. I am popping in via Tinned Tomatoes to say hi 🙂
Thanks Tandy! And how lovely to see you here. It was so good of Jac to mention me in her #FBC5 post recently!
These look delicious – I have some cherries and was thinking we needed to bake something today…..
Thanks Anna – do come back and let me know what you think of them if you do bake them, won’t you?