Cherry Juice Orange Poppy Seed Muffins

Feb 22
These tasty cherry juice muffins complement any meal.
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 cherry juice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 3 tablespoons grated orange peel
Combine flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add milk, melted butter and egg, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Gently stir in cherries and orange peel. Fill paper-lined muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven 18 to 22 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and serve warm or let cool completely. makes 12 muffins TIP - Tuck packages of dried tart cherries into lunch boxes. They make a great low-fat snack for kids and adults.

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