Cinnamon Cherry Breakfast Muffins

July 31, 2014 · 13 comments

Every morning should start with a hearty muffin full of love.  This muffin infuses the flavor of cinnamon throughout the whole bite.  Fresh sweet cherries are oozing from every inch of the delicious treat.  There is a fun addition to this recipe, Cinnamon Whipped Honey from Cloister Honey.  Their honey is a perfect replacement for refined sugar.  Who is ready to devour a Cinnamon Cherry Breakfast Muffin?

Cinnamon Cherry Breakfast Muffin

There are so many healthy additions to this treat, and it’s a perfect Diabetic-friendly recipe.  Instead of white sugar or all-purpose flour, this recipe uses local honey, palm sugar, fruit and whole wheat flour.  The quinoa provides a great filler, and is also a great protein source.  With the cherries, and local honey, you have antioxidants throughout the muffin.  The Greek yogurt is a great calcium source.  Plus the whole wheat flour, and cherries are a great source of fiber.  So many healthy benefits, yet still soooooo delicious!!!

Cinnamon Cherry Breakfast Muffin

I love finding local honey, it is so much better than any store bought honey.  My favorite here in Charlotte is Cloister Honey.  I recently visited them and before I left they stocked me up.  They filled my arms with many different flavors like Cocoa, Lavender, Bourbon, Orange Bliss, and many more.  Since I use honey instead of refined sugars, plan to see many of these flavors in recipes soon.  For this recipe I used their Cinnamon Whipped honey. it’s amazing in baked treats, and spread on some toast.

Cinnamon Cherry Breakfast Muffins with Cloister Cinnamon Whipped Honey

Here are some other recipes I have made here at the cafe with Cloister Honey:  Cherry Bourbon Crumble Bars with Bourbon Honey, Spicy Brownies with Ghost Pepper HoneyBourbon BBQ Sauce, Squash Corn Muffins with honey infused with red pepper flakes.

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Cinnamon Cherry Breakfast Muffin

Cinnamon Cherry Breakfast Muffin with Cloister Honey

Cinnamon Cherry Breakfast Muffins
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 2 cups cinnamon tea
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup cinnamon whipped honey
  • 1½ cups fresh sweet cherries, pitted, and quarter
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup palm sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. In small sauce pan, boil two cups of water, pull off burner, add two cinnamon flavor tea bags and let steep for 2 minutes, let cool.
  3. In small sauce pan, boil ¾ cups water, add quinoa, put burner to simmer and let cook for about 15 minutes, let cool.
  4. In medium bowl, add whole wheat flour, corn flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, mix together. Add quartered cherries and mix in flour.
  5. In medium bowl, add mashed banana and cinnamon whipped honey and mix well, next add cinnamon tea, cooked quinoa, Greek yogurt, coconut sugar, vanilla extract.
  6. Mix wet and dry ingredients together, do not over mix batter.
  7. Fill muffin cup ¾ full, let bake for 25 - 30 minutes depending on oven for jumbo muffins, let cool.
  8. Batter will make 8 jumbo muffins, about 16 standard size muffins, and about 24 mini muffins.
  9. Enjoy!

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  • Hotly Spiced

    That honey looks very good. I’m sure the cinnamon in these must have filled your kitchen with a beautiful aroma as they were cooking. I love the combination of flavours with the honey, cinnamon and cherries xx

  • Jeanette Chen

    That cinnamon honey looks so good! I can almost smell your muffins through my computer!

  • http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com Angie@Angie’s Recipes

    These muffins look wholesome made with wholewheat and corn, Terra. I love that cinnamon honey.

  • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

    Love how you flavored these and the fact that not only are they delicious, but super healthy too. Awesome!

  • Liz

    Oh, wow, do all those honey flavors sound divine! And your cherry packed muffins look amazing! I’m a sucker for cherries in baked goods, and your healthier version won’t require any extra treadmill time! Double bonus :) xo

  • http://insimoneskitchen.com Simone van den Berg

    How good do those look! I’ve been looking at recipes that use less refined sugar. And these look delicious. But honestly, just mentioning cinnamon and cherries and muffins in one sentence does the trick for me… :)

  • http://twitter.com/sonisfood Soni

    Oooh these look so delicious and healthy!Love that you’ve added quinoa and greek yoghurt into these!And of course the sweet cherries!!So yum :)

  • http://gobakeyourself.com/ Choc Chip Uru

    These muffins look so delicious! Cinnamon and cherry go wonderfully together :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    http://gobakeyourself.com/

  • http://mjskitchen.com/ mjskit

    You added quinoa to your muffins?! Girl…you are going healthy! You know that you have me hooked on a cherry kick ever since you posted the Cherry Bourbon sippers. Now this…YUM!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I am kinda on a cherry kick too! I was thinking about a recipe the other day that includes cherries:-) The quinoa added is a great filler, and healthy for sure! Thanks a bunch, Hugs, Terra

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    Terra, these muffins look amazing. I have been obsessed with cherries lately. Oh my, does that honey look delish.

  • Tutti Dolci

    Love these muffins, a perfect breakfast!

  • Tutti Dolci

    Love these muffins, a perfect breakfast!

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