The Delightful Journey of Creating Sour Cherry Flax Muffins

Hello, everyone! Elaina here, your food enthusiast and guide at Flavour Food and Wine. Today, let’s talk about something very close to my heart – our star of the day, the Sour Cherry Flax Muffins.

Sour cherry flax muffins recipe

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sour cherry flax muffins

This blog post is dedicated to one of my fellow ‘blog-mates’ Kathryn. She writes one of the loveliest of food blogs called London Bakes and was a big inspiration for me when I first started out here on the blogsphere. I’ve already featured her blog on here before in my Valentine’s Blog Love Post, but here I am again mentioning her because one of her recent recipe posts inspired me to bake!
Kathryn’s recipe for Blueberry Almond Muffins made me crave a muffin so badly that I took the ingredients I had in my kitchen, packed them up and took them to the cabin. I whipped up a batch of these in the peaceful early hours at the lake…it was perfect! I did make some substitutions, but not because I don’t think her recipe sounded brilliant, but because I didn’t have some [is this starting to sound familiar]?
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 3 people
Calories 980 kcal


  • 1 oven
  • 1 separate bowl


  • 2/3 cup ground stevia powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2/3 cup + 1 tbsp 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups less 1 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup ground almonds/almond meal
  • 1 + 1/2 cups pitted fresh sour cherries


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a muffin tin with paper cups.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together the stevia, vanilla, egg, yogurt and oil.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the whole wheat flour, baking powder and ground flax.
  • Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  • At the end, fold in the sour cherries until incorporated.
  • The batter will be a little lumpy and crumbly, but not over-dry.
  • Scoop into muffin cups and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly on baking rack before eating.
  • Enjoy!


Keyword eggs, greek yogurt, ground stevia powder, vanilla extract

About sour cherry flax muffins

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Every food has a story, and so does the sour cherry flax muffin. Its tangy sweetness from the cherries and the hearty, nutty flavor from the flax seeds create a culinary symphony that can make any morning brighter. It’s not just a muffin; it’s a bundle of joy, a delightful surprise!

Cooking Tips for the Perfect Muffin

Since we have bypassed the recipe details, let’s dive into some tips that can elevate your sour cherry flax muffin baking experience:

  • Flour Choice: While all-purpose flour works well, whole wheat or almond flour can add an extra layer of texture and taste.
  • Fresh vs Frozen Cherries: Both work fine, but remember, if you’re using frozen cherries, don’t thaw them before adding to the batter.
  • Flax Seeds: Opt for ground flax seeds as they blend well in the batter and enhance nutrient absorption.
  • Temperature Matters: Always preheat your oven. A consistent temperature ensures even baking.
  • Muffin Liners: Don’t overlook this. Good quality liners can save your muffins from sticking and breaking apart.

Serving Suggestions: Let’s Get Creative!

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  • Classic Breakfast: Pair your sour cherry flax muffin with a cup of coffee or tea. Simple yet fulfilling!
  • Dessert Platter: Serve it with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. A drizzle of cherry sauce would be the cherry on top!
  • Healthy Snack: Accompany it with a smoothie or fruit salad for a balanced, healthy snack.
  • Tea Time: A muffin with a hot cup of herbal tea could be a perfect afternoon delight.
  • Dinner Party Dessert: Mini muffins can be a unique and flavorful end to a dinner party!

FAQs: Answering Your Queries

  • Can I use other fruits instead of cherries? Absolutely! Blueberries, raspberries, or even diced apples can be great alternatives.
  • I don’t have flax seeds. What can I use? Chia seeds or hemp seeds can be a good replacement for flax seeds.
  • Can I freeze these muffins? Yes, you can! Just make sure they are completely cool before you put them in the freezer.
  • How long do these muffins stay fresh? They can stay fresh for up to 3 days at room temperature if stored properly.
  • Can I make these muffins vegan? Definitely! Replace regular butter with coconut oil and eggs with a flax egg or applesauce.

Conclusion: The Joy of Baking

Creating these sour cherry flax muffins isn’t just about getting a recipe right; it’s about experiencing the joy of baking, the anticipation of the first bite, and the satisfaction of creating something delicious. So, get your baking gloves on and let’s create some muffin magic together!

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