Cherry Limeade Muffins

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This recipe came about from my desire to use the fresh produce I had on hand. Namely, cherries. I decided to take my favorite raspberry muffin and sub out the raspberries for cherries. Then while I was at it, I thought of the Cherry Limeade Cupcakes that Katie made last weekend, and decided to morph the muffin just a little bit more by adding lime.

Here’s the delicious result:

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Cherry Limeade Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Enjoy the sweet-tart combination of cherries and limes in an easily portable whole grain muffin.
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherries, cherry limeade, cherry limeade muffins, cherry muffins, muffin recipe, muffins with streusel
Servings: 12
Calories: 196 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup neutral cooking oil
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • finely grated zest of 2 limes
  • 1 cup fresh cherries pitted and chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a muffin pan with papers or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another mixing bowl combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and zest of 1 lime. Beat well to combine.
  3. Pour the wet mixture over the dry and add the cherries. Fold in with a rubber spatula just until combined.
  4. Scoop the batter into muffin cups, dividing evenly.
  5. In a small bowl combine the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and zest of 1 lime. Sprinkle the unbaked muffin tops with this sugar-lime zest mixture.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
Recipe Notes

To make ahead: Baked and cooled muffins can be stored in an ziptop freezer bag in the freezer. Thaw on the counter before serving. Refresh in a 350degree oven for 5 minutes, if preferred.

Nutritional value is for 1 muffin. 

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Limeade Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 130mg6%
Potassium 236mg7%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


About Jessica Fisher

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  1. Rhiannon says

    These were yummy! I made them for my hubby who is a huge fan of Cherry Limeade from Sonic and he declared these delicious!

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