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Cherry Almond Muffins

Cherry Almond Muffins

1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups cherries, pitted, coarsely chopped, and drained
1 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
Granulated sugar, for topping the muffins
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line with paper, or lightly grease a 12-well muffin pan.
- Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the almond extract.
- Sift together the dry ingredients and add them to butter/sugar mixture alternately with milk. Gently fold in almonds and cherries.
- Spoon muffin batter the pan; cups will be quite full. Sprinkle each muffin with a little granulated sugar, and bake for 30 minutes, or until muffins test done.
- Store at room temperature for 3 days, or freeze for up to a month.


Cherry Almond Muffins
Recipe Notes
Cherry Almond Muffins
September 1, 2018
  • I had some aging sweet cherries that were still good, but visually unappealing and starting to dry out. I came upon this recipe on King Arthur’s website and it is definitely a keeper. I think it is a good base for other fruits, such as blueberries or strawberries. The almonds and the almond extract are what make this recipe special.
  • As stated above, my cherries were old (drying out) so there wasn’t much juice.
  • I basically sliced each cherry in quarters.
  • I used raw sugar rather than granulated sugar for sprinkling on top of each muffin.
  • Used 4 oz. scoop and the recipe yielded 16 muffins. Cook time was 25 minutes.
  • Nutrition Information
    Cherry Almond Muffins
    Serving Size:
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 3606.19
    Calories from Fat 1467.20
    Total Fat
    Saturated Fat
    Trans Fat
    Total Carbohydrate
    Dietary Fiber
    Vitamin A 85%
    Vitamin C 38%
    Calcium 59%
    Iron 110%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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