guiltless cherry-almond struesel muffins

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By CARROLIN SELBY
from SUGAR LAND, TX

Since I'm diabetic, I'm always on the look out for recipes that I can eat with my family, and for them to enjoy it too. This one was a hit! don't let the size of the list scare you, it's an oh, so easy recipe. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 18
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For guiltless cherry-almond struesel muffins

  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    milled flax seed (optional)
  • 1 c
    sugar (may use splenda)
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    skim milk
  • 1/2 c
    lowfat buttermilk
  • 1/3 c
    light ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 3 lg
    egg whites (or 2 whole eggs)
  • 2 c
    fresh, pitted cherries 1/4'd, or frozen (easier)
  • cooking spray
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter (melted)

How To Make guiltless cherry-almond struesel muffins

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • 2
    Combine 1st 7 ingredients into a bowl; Make a well in the center. Combine milk and next 6 ingredients, (milk thru eggs) stir well with wire whisk, Add to flour mixture, stir until moistened. Gently fold in cherries. Spoon batter into 18 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.
  • 3
    Combine the 1/4 cup flour and rest of ingredients together, and sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake at 375 for 18 mins or until done. Remove from pans immediatly and cool on a wire rack.

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