Tart Cherry Lemon Muffin RecipeWritten by Susan Thanavaro | Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Delicious, and Healthy, Tart Cherry Lemon Muffins

Spring is in the air and that means it’s cherry season! I modified this delicious muffin recipe from Real Healthy Recipes using Made In Nature Organic Tart Cherries and let me tell you… these muffins are good. I love baking as healthily as possible and this recipe definitely ticks that box. You’ll use ingredients like coconut flour, maple syrup, and coconut milk. They’re even gluten, grain, dairy, and cane sugar free!

Ingredients

Tart Cherry Lemon Muffins

  • ⅔ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 omega-3 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon zest from one lemon
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract
  • ½ teaspoon cherry extract
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup Made in Nature Organic Tart Cherries, chopped into small pieces

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While it’s heating up lightly grease a 24 count mini muffin pan with coconut oil or your other favorite cooking oil. Grab a medium-sized bowl and whisk the coconut flour, salt, and baking powder together.

Using a second medium-sized bowl combine the eggs, vanilla, maple syrup, coconut milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon extract, and cherry extract. Mix it all up add in your finely chopped tart cherries. Then, add your cooled and melted coconut oil, whisking it into the batter. Keep whisking until the batter is smooth and lump-free.

Bake for 25 minutes, basking in the ahh-mazing smell that’s filling your kitchen. Be sure to give them a check every so often since cooking times can vary. You want the muffins to be a light golden brown color. Remove them from the oven, let ‘em cool, then gently remove each muffin to continue cooling on a wire cooling rack.

And that’s it! This healthy tart cherry lemon muffin recipe couldn’t be easier.
Are you going to give this recipe a go? Let me know what you think in the comments!

Made In Nature Organic Sun-Ripened Bananas Takes Home “Best in Raw Snacks” in Delicious Living’s Best Bite AwardsWritten by Susan Thanavaro | Friday, July 5th, 2013

Made In Nature is proud to announce that they have been awarded the Best Raw Snack prize in Delicious Living’s Best Bite Awards.

This year’s first Best Bite awards called on experienced natural retailers, manufacturers, and consumers to share their picks for making healthy living more delicious. After tasting samples and scrutinizing ingredients, the judges chose only products with the distinction for delivering healthy, whole foods using high-quality sourcing standards.

Made In Nature Organic Banana SlicesAfter taste testing and a thoroughly reviewing of all ingredients, Delicious Living found Made In Nature’s Organic Sun-Ripened Banana Slices to be the best in the Raw Snack Category.

According to Kelsey Blackwell from Delicious Living, Made In Nature stood out from the pack because, “rather than harvested green and chemically ripened, these USDA Organic bananas are picked at their flavor peak before drying. The perfectly sweet, sticky, and soft rounds are ideal for smoothies, cereal, or eating straight from the bag.”

As the #1 organic dried fruit brand in the U.S. (according to SPINS Scan (9/29/12), Made In Nature has always taken the path less chosen in dried fruit production and never uses added sugar, sulfur or artificial additives, colors, flavors, preservatives, pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. The company is proud to add Non-GMO Project verfication to this long list of healthy attributes.  Made In Nature has been supporting sustainable, organic farming for over 25 years, not only because it produces the best tasting fruit on the planet, but because it is safe and healthy for their consumers and the planet as well. They are committed to developing products without the use of GMOs and believe their customers have a right to know what is in their food and deserve the healthiest food available.

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Made In Nature is committed to environmental stewardship, helping to convert thousands of acres of land to organic farming over the past 25 years. Many of these farms use renewable energy and provide shade and habitat for endangered species. By procuring only 100 percent certified organic and non-GMO fruit from dedicated organic farmers from around the globe, the company believes they offer the best tasting and most nutritious dried fruit on the planet. Made In Nature is available nationwide at Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Costco and leading natural, specialty and regional grocers. Made In Nature also offers organic fresh produce and organic artisan frozen pizzas.