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Dried Cherry Muffins

 Dried Cherry Muffins
Try this luscious muffin that stars sweet-tart dried cherries for breakfast or brunch, suggests Sandra Wagner of Chicago, Illinois.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 teaspoons shortening
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries, halved

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed
  • mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each
  • addition. Fold in cherries.
  • Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners; fill
  • three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a
  • toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5
  • minutes before removing to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 6
  • muffins.
Nutritional Facts: One muffin equals 184 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 226 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.