Cherry Sultana and Lime Muffins

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I have just finished my dinner of roasted butternut squash with butter and brown sugar. It tasted so good, I will do it all over again during Thanksgiving, on Monday 13 October. Oh yes,  dearUS buddies. Canadian Thanksgiving is on Monday.

I have done really well with my 2014 resolutions, except losing that weight around my waistline…ouch. Every time I look in the mirror, I grimace and promise to try harder. I hope you are having good times wherever you are. I wish you all the best in everything you’re doing right now!

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Cherry Sultana and Lime Muffins

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Baking time: 20-25 minutes; Makes: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 250g (9oz; 2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 10ml (2 teaspoons) baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 small lime rinds (zest)
  • 180g (6.3oz; 1 scant cup) sugar 
  • 120ml (½ cup) buttermilk
  • 60ml (¼ cup) vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup glace cherries, chopped
  • ½ cup sultanas or raisins

Ingredients for the streusel topping

  • 60g (¼ cup fully cup packed) brown sugar
  • 20g (2 tablespoons) all-purpose flour
  • 25g (1oz; ¼ cup) rolled oats
  • 30g (1oz; 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease a medium 12-cup muffin tin with oil or coat with non-stick spray.
  2. Make the streusel topping: combine the brown sugar, flour, and oats together in a bowl. Rub in butter until it resembles a crumble mixture. Set aside.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the lime rind (zest), sugar, buttermilk, vegetable oil and eggs, until well combined.
  5. Pour the buttermilk-egg mixture into the well and mix until just combined. Fold in the cherries and sultanas or raisins. Spoon mixture evenly into prepared muffin pan and top with the streusel. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring onto the cooling rack.
  6. For cup measures: spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need. I use a 240ml American cup.

Points to Note:

  • Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperatures depending on your oven. I baked the muffins at 400°F (200°C) for 20 minutes.
  • Last Updated: 28 May, 2018

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Step By Step Photos

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Please always assemble all ingredient before you start

  • Ingredients for Streusel Topping
  • 60g (¼ cup fully cup packed) brown sugar
  • 20g (2 tablespoons) all-purpose flour
  • 25g (1oz; ¼ cup) rolled oats
  • 30g (1oz; 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter

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Ingredients for Streusel Topping.

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Streusel Topping: combine brown sugar, flour, and oats together in a bowl. Rub in butter

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until the mixture resembles a crumble mixture. Set aside.

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Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre.

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In a separate bowl, whisk together the lime rind, sugar, buttermilk, vegetable oil and eggs.

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Pour the buttermilk-egg mixture into the well

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and mix until just combined.

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 Fold in the cherries and sultanas or raisins.

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Spoon mixture evenly into prepared muffin pan and top the streusel evenly over the muffins. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring onto the cooling rack.

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The muffins were crunchy on top and soft on the inside.

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We enjoyed eating them!

myfavouritepastime.com Last Updated: 28 May, 2018

Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

32 thoughts

  1. Oh delish! Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy you long holiday weekend. My cake baking has been busy lately too, still one to come with Jack’s birthday next weekend. Autumn veggies are great though too so enjoy it all!

    1. Thank you, Mama D, thanksgiving was great. Lots of turkey and a delicious cheesecake for dessert. i hope you’ll post Jacks birthday cake. I hope he enjoyed his birthday!
      Liz

    1. Ralph, everything I cook tastes great, I assure you (LOL). would you like to taste some? Do you still have your three course meals? my warm regards to the lady who makes them!
      Liz

  2. How in the world could you ever lose weight, with all the wonderful foods you make and have in your house?! These muffins have such an interesting, and unusual, combo of flavors!

  3. So….tomorrow I am going grocery shopping and I think these muffins are going to appear the next day – in readiness for Thanksgiving Monday. I’m a big fan of lime in anything! I really like streusel toppings on muffins. Today I had lunch out with a friend and we each had a carrot and pepper soup made with coconut milk. Reminded me of your recipe Liz! Todays version was a little extra spicy hot so I enjoyed a Chai tea latte with it to cool off my mouth! But what I wanted to say was we also had a muffin that looked similar to this but had cranberries and lime in them with a streusel topping! So good, and moist. I am going to try this recipe. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving weekend and get the chance to go crunch some leaves outdoors! PS: our weather has been like summer still and on Tuesday, I looked down to the harbour and someone was in swimming! Hard to believe it’s autumn.

    1. Hi Sandy,
      Some people are hardcore..swimming at this time of the year? not for me. I used to shower with cold water some years back. Someone said it makes you stay younger (the things we do or try to do to keep young….hilarious).
      Carrot and pepper sounds delicious. I am making butternut, carrot and sweet potato soup combo today. I can’t wait to sit down and slurp it all up. It has gotten quite cold here. It freezes overnight. I don’t feel like waking up in the mornings anymore. Takes so much effort. Happy baking. I hope you’ll love the muffins. Have a fantastic weekend and Happy Thanksgiving!
      liz

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