Cherry-Wheat Germ Muffins

  • Lauralew Posted: 05/27/11
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    These turned out great. I didn't have wheat germ so I ground up toasted walnuts instead, yummy!

  • mjmmjk Posted: 05/08/11
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    Ran out of canola oil so used vegetable oil instead. Turned out great! I don't always have dried cherries so think I will try with dried cranberries also next time.

  • ckelley116 Posted: 06/20/11
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    These are pretty good! I only had raw wheat germ, so I tried toasting it in my toaster oven...and of course, I ended up burning it (it's amazing what a difference 30 seconds makes!) So rather than waste my entire bag of wheat germ by trying again (and again) I just used it as is, but it still came out good! Nice and hearty, and the cherries are a great addition. I put them all in the freezer and will have some great breakfasts in the coming weeks. It's up to me to eat all of them because they tasted too "health-foody" for my husband, but with him, anything that's not slathered in melted cheese and taco sauce is health food, so...who cares, more for me!

  • daneanp Posted: 05/01/11
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    I made these exactly as directed and they came out great! I liked the nutty flavor of the toasted wheat germ contrasted with the sweet cherries. (I used unsweeted dried cherries.) I will definitely put this on our regular muffin rotation. Thanks CL!

  • DelisaK Posted: 05/17/11
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    I only had about a half a cup of cherries. I am. So sad about that because every time I bite into one in my muffin, it is so good. These are wonderful. I just wish they would post the nutrition information.

  • LauraJM Posted: 07/27/11
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    I made these this weekend. They are delicious! I didn't have toasted wheat germ and didn't go through the effort of toasting it so I used it regularly. They are very hearty and delicious. They have a taste I can't put my finger on but I love it. The cherries are a great addition. I sprinkled a little turbinado sugar on top of them but I think I need to either do more (like in the recipe for the lemon muffins) or not at all. These freeze really well, too.

  • steponme Posted: 02/05/12
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    Delicious; wonderful for weekday on-the-go breakfast.

  • LynnJga Posted: 02/10/12
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    Chop the cherries first, being sticky slowed down the prep time. I only had light brown sugar, so, I added 1 1/2 teaspoon molasses to the buttermilk mixture. I mixed all of the dry ingredients first then the cherries; once again because of the stickiness and worked them in with my fingers. The 13 yr old grandson just popped in on the way to the bus stop and popped a muffin in his mouth and gave a 2-thumbs up :) They are very good and are now added to my breakfast muffin rotation.

  • Morella Posted: 12/13/12
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    I have made these OFTEN! I absolutely LOVE them! I make a few batches as they freeze well! 10 seconds in the microwave and you've got abrakfast on the run. My employees also devoured these, and the chai pistacho muffins as well! Highly recommended!

  • detailaddict Posted: 03/26/13
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    Very good...I had some plain yogurt to use up and added this in place of the buttermilk. I don't generally keep dark brown sugar on-hand so I used 1/4 c. each sucanat (which is quite strong) and granulated honey. I also used white whole-wheat flour (same weight) and had to supplement half the wheat germ with wheat bran, but these still turned out tender and moist. I agree that the chopping step is the most time-consuming, but otherwise the batter comes together quickly. For once I left these their intended size - which was actually decent - so that I could have two. :) These are fine on their own or would make a good side to scrambled eggs, and I would make these again.

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