Christmas Morning Cherry Streusel Muffins

Cherry Muffins

A delicious and muffin recipe chock-full of cherries, and topped with yummy streusel! Check out my recipe on, and be sure to check out their Christmas morning breakfast traditions for more recipe ideas!


For the streusel topping:

  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp of ground cinnamon

For the muffins:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher (coarse) salt
  • 3/4 cup 1% buttermilk
  • 1 cup frozen cherries, quartered or halved depending on size


  1. Begin by making crumble by combining the butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a mini food processor to make a fine crumble (or use two knives or your hands!). Place in the fridge to stay cold while you make the muffins.
  2. Line a regular 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners and pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the 2 eggs and combine well.
  4. In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture into the egg mixture, alternating with the buttermilk in three additions.
  6. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and gently fold in the cherries.
  7. Using a large cookie scoop divide batter evenly into the 12 paper liners.
  8. Divide crumble evenly over the 12 muffins.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes until lightly golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool completely on a cooling rack.

One Comment Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s