Soft, melt-in-your-mouth orange cherry almond crumb muffins are packed with juicy cherries, tons of citrus flavor, and topped off with an irresistible almond streusel topping.

Orange Cherry Almond Crumb Muffins

Soft, melt-in-your-mouth orange cherry almond crumb muffins are packed with juicy cherries, tons of citrus flavor, and topped off with an irresistible almond streusel topping.

Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pitted fresh cherries, finely diced

Streusel

  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed

Instructions

Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line one 12-cup muffin tins with muffin liners. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk melted butter, sugar, agave, greek yogurt, orange juice, zest, egg, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to bowl and gently fold until batter is just combined. Gently fold in cherries. Fill prepared muffin tins 3/4 full of batter. Set aside.

Streusel

  1. Make the streusel: In a small bowl, combine all streusel ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over filled muffin tins and gently press to adhere crumbs to batter.

  2. Bake muffins at 425F 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 375F and continue baking an additional 13-15 minutes until muffins test done with a toothpick. Cool in pan 5 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Enjoy muffins warm!