Sweet Tart Muffins ~ Tart Cherry Streusel Muffins

Makes 24 regular muffins or 12 Jumbo muffins

Ingredients

Muffin

1 ½ C. white sugar

⅔ C. oil

1 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

2 C. thawed and drained tart cherries

2 ½ C. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

1 C. buttermilk

Streusel

⅔ C. flour

⅔ C. confectioners’ sugar

½ tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. nutmeg

pinch of salt

5 T. softened butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Grease or line muffin pans.

Prepare streusel by  combining  flour, confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Then cut in softened butter with pastry blender or two forks until mixture is crumbly.

Set aside streusel crumbs to top muffin batter before baking.

Mix sugar, oil, vanilla, and eggs until creamed.

Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt . Reserve ½ C. of flour mixture to sprinkle over cherries.

Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk to creamed sugar mixture.

Mix reserved flour mixture with cherries coating them thoroughly.

Fold flour coated cherries into prepared batter, stirring only enough to incorporate cherries.

Fill muffin cups ⅔ full, then sprinkle streusel topping on each muffin.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 15-20 min. for jumbo muffins, 12-15 for regular muffins or until lightly brown.

Remove from muffin pans and serve warm or cool.

Created by Sprinkles of Flavor 2011.

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