Cherry Almond Yogurt Muffins and Old Bay Recipe Contest

by Amie on December 9, 2009

Well, there you have it…this is the last of my week stretch of Stonyfield yogurt recipes.  I saved the best for last, of course.  These tasty muffins pack a healthy dose of fiber and protein thanks to the oats, whole wheat flour and cherries and almonds. Whip these up for a morning treat, toasted with marmalade or enjoy them for your evening dessert crumbled atop a bowl of Stonyfield yogurt.  Yum.  Stay tuned for a Stonyfield giveaway gift-basket later this week.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup oat bran
  • 2 cups Oikos plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. all spice
  • Dash of sea salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add dried cherries, almonds and sea salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and Oikos plain Greek yogurt together.
  • Add melted butter and applesauce to the Oikos mixture; whisk to combine.
  • Gently fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients until moistened.  Be sure not to over mix.
  • Divide batter among 12 muffin cups sprayed with non-stick baking spray.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm.
  • Enjoy with an additional spread or dollop of Oikos plain Greek yogurt

And now for the Old Bay Seasoning Recipe Contest (I LOVE OldBay, by the way)…

•  Now through December 25th, OLD BAY wants to hear from its Facebook fans* on how they use their favorite spice blend during the holidays – it could be whipping up an OLD BAY recipe, sprinkling it on a holiday favorite, using it as a holiday decoration or giving it as a gift.

•  To enter the contest, post a photo on the fan page (www.facebook.com/oldbay) showing how you zest up your holidays using OLD BAY  – (Entries are limited to one photo posting per week).Each post will be voted on by the amount of “likes” it receives from fellow Facebook fan members.

• The photo post with the most “likes” will receive an  “Ultimate Holi-Bay Gift Basket” ($140 value) that includes:

o   A $25 gift card, a steamer pot and fryer, tons of OLD BAY products, 5 sample packs of OLD BAY for you to share with friends and family, as well as some items for the ultimate OLD BAY fan – branded t-shirts, cups, temporary tattoos, and an inner tube for sledding (or relaxing in the water for those who live in warm weather all year round)!

• One winner will be announced each week, starting the week of November 30th.

*You must be a Facebook member and fan of OLD BAY’s Facebook page to enter contest


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The Healthy Hostess December 9, 2009 at 11:56 am

We LOVE Old Bay! I think I might need to make crab cakes this week so I can enter the contest! :)

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Allyson December 9, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Cherry and Almond like the hot and awesome version of peas and carrots. I love them together and these muffins look too good to pass up! Can’t wait to try them.

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kristin December 9, 2009 at 10:55 pm

oh my God, Am!! these look so good! I can’t wait to try them all. I think my faves are the bread, the muffins, and the chicken but I’ll have to see

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The Healthy Apple December 10, 2009 at 12:04 am

…enjoy, darling..they are quite delish!

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Glen Daraymond January 8, 2010 at 11:47 pm

This was refreshing. I wished I could read every post, but i have to go back to work now… But I’ll return.

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The Healthy Apple January 9, 2010 at 1:40 am

Thanks so much! Glad you are enjoying my blog! Happy New Year!

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