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Cherry Vanilla Mini Muffins

 Cherry Vanilla Mini Muffins
"Mini muffins are great for packing into lunch boxes, having on hand for after-school snacks and eating on the road," says Nancy Zimmerman of Cape May Court House, New Jersey. "These sweet and colorful muffins are easy to prepare, so they're ideal for busy days."
15 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon,
  • baking soda and salt. In another bowl, beat the egg, yogurt, butter
  • and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in
  • cherries.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups three-fourths full.
  • Bake at 400° for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out
  • clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to
  • cool completely. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 127 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 184 mg sodium,

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Cherry Vanilla Mini Muffins (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.