Well, that's not really a surprise. Muffin Monday occurs on the last Monday, each and every month. The surprise happens when you bite into these muffins that I am sharing with you today.
These muffins may take a little extra effort but I think you will find it is well worth it. Once you make the batter, fill your muffin cups 1/2 way. Add a dollop of cherry pie filling in the center avoiding the edges. Add a layer of the streusel, fill to the top with more batter and sprinkle with remaining streusel. Bake until golden brown.
Allow them to cool on a wire rack before serving. I used some white whole wheat flour along with all purpose flour so these muffins are heartier and have a little more fiber and nutrition in them.
Imagine the delight on your families and friends faces when they bite into these expecting a plain old muffin to find it filled with cherries and streusel. I love when that happens!!!
Cherry Surprise Muffins
2/3 c. cherry pie filling
1/2 c. old fashioned oats
1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
1/4 t. cinnamon
2 T. cold butter, diced
3/4 c. milk
1/4 c. canola oil
zest of 1 small lemon
1 1/4 c. flour
3/4 c. white whole wheat flour
1/2 c. sugar
2 t. baking powder
pinch of salt
Place oats, 1/4 c. flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter into a food processor and pulse until crumbly. Set aside.
Whisk together the milk, oil, egg and lemon zest in a small bowl. In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture all at once and stir just until combined.
Line a 12 hole cupcake tin with paper cups. Fill each cup half way with the batter. Place a dollop of cherry pie filling in the center of each, avoiding the edges. Sprinkle the streusel over the cherries and muffin batter, creating a thin layer. Top with remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining streusel.
Bake in a preheated 400* oven for 18-22 minutes, until golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center removes cleanly. Print Recipe
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