Muffins with cherries, pistachio and lime

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Muffins with cherries, pistachio and lime
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A fruity summer muffin with crunchy pistachio and a fresh touch of lime
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert, Breakfast
Cuisine Own recipe
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 257 kcal


  • oven
  • beater
  • 12 muffin mold paper / silicone
  • muffin baking mold iron / silicone


  • 250 gr cherries verse
  • 125 gr melted butter
  • 125 gr sugar
  • 275 gr flour
  • 2 eggs large
  • 4 tbl spoon milk
  • 10 gr baking powder
  • ½ juice ½ lime
  • 1 zest lime
  • 50 gr pistachio nuts
  • 15 gr pearl sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 180º
    Beat the eggs with the whisk. I do this on the highest setting of the beater. Add the sugar and keep beating. Then add the melted butter (cooled), lime juice and milk. Meanwhile, keep whisking.
  • Bit by bit, add the flour (sieve first), then the baking powder and the zest. As soon as I add the flour, I use the whisk on the lowest setting. I always add a pinch of fine salt to sweet but that is optional.
  • Now mix further with a spatula. Pit the cherries and cut them in half or in 4. Mix them under the dough. (Set some aside to put on top afterwards) Finely chop the pistachio nuts and mix these in as well.
    If necessary, you can still add a tablespoon of milk to make the dough a little smoother. But in my case this was not necessary.
  • Place a paper or silicone cake pan in each mould of your muffin baking tin.
  • Fill each tin to just below the rim (+/- 5 mm). The cakes will rise and then come to above the edge. Push some sliced cherries on top, sprinkle with the pearl sugar and some extra finely chopped pistachios.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 min at 180º. Prick with a stick to see if the cakes are cooked inside, if not, leave them for another 5 minutes.
  • We ate them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was delicious!


Today I am sharing with you a recipe for fruity summer muffins. Muffins with fresh cherries, pistachios and lime. These muffins are delicious with breakfast, brunch or as a dessert. We ate them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was really delicious!
Fresh cherries add a natural sweetness, while pistachios provide a pleasant crunch and nutty flavour. The addition of lime, both juice and zest, provides a refreshing, citrusy twist.
Variation tips:
For variation, you can replace the cherries with other berries such as blueberries, raspberries, or pieces of mango. You can replace the extra touch with a touch of vanilla or almond extract and flaked almonds. Experiment with different combinations to find your own perfect muffin recipe.


Serving: 12gCalories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 143mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 347IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 2mg
Keyword muffin, baking, healthy muffins, cherry muffins, summer pastry, fruity muffin, dessert with cherries
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