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Walnut Muffins

with Cherries and Vanilla Yogurt
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Walnut Muffins

Walnut Muffins - Healthy muffins studded with sour cherries

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Health Score:
6,7 / 10
very easy
15 min.
ready in 55 min.
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Nutritional values

Only 4 grams of fat per cake - this is a peak value in the positive sense, which muffins hardly ever reach otherwise. The walnuts in the batter protect the good HDL cholesterol from oxidative damage and ensure a favourable fatty acid profile in the blood. Thanks to the preparation with wholemeal flour, even a muffin is pleasantly filling.

When the cherries are ripe in summer, you should not miss the chance to bake the muffins with plump fresh fruit. The small quantity can be freed from the stones in no time at all with a handy hand stone.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie200 kcal(10 %)
Protein5 g(5 %)
Fat4 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates34 g(23 %)
Sugar added12 g(48 %)
Roughage2.5 g(8 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0.3 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E0.7 mg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.9 mg(16 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate20 μg(7 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin5.3 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.3 μg(10 %)
Vitamin C1 mg(1 %)
Potassium149 mg(4 %)
Calcium58 mg(6 %)
Magnesium29 mg(10 %)
Iron1 mg(7 %)
Iodine3 μg(2 %)
Zinc0.9 mg(11 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.9 g
Uric acid18 mg
Cholesterol41 mg
Development of this recipe:


11 ounces
Vanilla yogurt (1.5% fat)
medium Eggs
5 ounces
5 ounces
5 ounces
2 teaspoons
2 ounces
4 ounces
sour cherries (frozen)

Kitchen utensils

1 Hand mixer, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Large knife, 1 Wooden spoon, 12 Baking cups, 1 Muffin tin (12 wells), 1 Cutting board, 1 Wire rack

Preparation steps

Walnut Muffins preparation step 1

Beat the vanilla yogurt, eggs and sugar thoroughly with a hand mixer in a bowl.

Walnut Muffins preparation step 2

Whisk together both flours and the baking powder, then sift through a sieve into the yogurt mixture and stir briefly to combine.

Walnut Muffins preparation step 3

Coarsely chop the walnuts with a large knife. Stir into the batter along with the frozen cherries. Line 12 wells of a standard muffin tin with baking cups, then fill each with batter, dividing evenly. 

Walnut Muffins preparation step 4

Bake in preheated oven at 180°C (fan: 160°C, gas mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F/convection 325°F) until golden brown on top, about 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and serve.