These muffins have a great flavor and texture, and they are low in cholesterol, too! Robin Giordano, Traverse City, Michigan—National Cherry Festival, Traverse City, Michigan
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray 12 muffin cups with vegetable cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, oat bran, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix well. In another bowl, combine the milk, yogurt, margarine, egg whites, and almond extract. Add to the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Fold in the cherries, pecans, and lemon rind. Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove immediately from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.