Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Sweet, Secret Cherries!

A quickie for today, I think, with something so simple that you can whip it up right now and chances are you won't even have to make a trip to the store! This was something I came up with on a whim while trying to think of a recipe for a family tea-time gathering while using up waning fridge and pantry goods. The secret for these sweet (but diabetic-friendly, for Cel) mocha-cherry muffins is in the everyday, basic pantry staple that is the base ingredient! Who would have thought, good ol' Aunt Jemima can whip out more than fluffy pancakes!

Secret Success Mocha-Cherry Muffins
Serves 6
1 cup buttermilk pancake mix (not complete)
3 tbsp Splenda (or sugar)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp Nutella
2 tbsp cherry pie filling
1/2 cup brewed espresso, hot

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and grease 6 muffin cups.
  2. Mix pancake mix, Splenda and cocoa powder in a medium bowl.
  3. Add Nutella and cherry filling to centre of dry ingredients.
  4. Pour hot espresso over and stir until well combined.
  5. Bake 18 minutes, cool 2 minutes in pan before turning out.

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 96.5
Total Fat: 2.5 g
Cholesterol: 8.3 mg
Sodium: 262.5 mg
Total Carbs: 17.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
Protein: 2.5 g