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Cherry Almond Muffins

Cherry Almond Muffins

Ingredients
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract
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2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
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2 cups cherries, pitted, coarsely chopped, and drained
1 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
Granulated sugar, for topping the muffins
Directions
- 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
    160.0g
    Saturated Fat
    63.6g
    Trans Fat
    0.0g
    Cholesterol
    672.5mg
    Sodium
    3032.5mg
    Total Carbohydrate
    477.5g
    Dietary Fiber
    25.2g
    Sugars
    255.5g
    Protein
    73.0g
    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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