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Fresh Cherry Muffins

Teresa

Fresh Cherry Muffins are so awesome. I’m a muffin/sweet bread gal anyway, so I’ve always enjoyed these kinds of treats. These lovely muffins are filled with fresh cherries and almond extract. Because they’re made with oil, they’re extremely moist. While I used fresh cherries you can also used canned cherries in this recipe if you rinse and drain them really well before adding to the recipe.

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A couple of weeks ago we had a close friend from church undergo knee replacement surgery. Larry worked with John for several years when we first moved to Texas. I tried to talk Jamie, his wife, into letting me bring a meal. They have two of their adult children, spouses and grandkids living with them currently while they are in home renovation and purchasing processes. I assured Jamie I could make a meal that would feed everyone. I asked her, what Larry would like for dessert. She said he really loved cherries.

That got me to thinking. I decided to make an Old-Fashioned Cherry Cobbler for dessert. I still had plenty of cherries leftover after making that dessert. So I threw together these muffins based on my Fresh Strawberry Muffins recipe. I also made them a Chicken Noodle Casserole, a Broccoli and Pearl Onion Casserole, a Creamy Grape Salad, a Greek Tomato Salad and a loaf of Rapid Rise Italian Herb Bread. Yes, there was plenty of food. Enough for two meals. They were thrilled.

Jamie said the muffins were her favorite thing from everything they ate, though she loved everything. I knew my Strawberry Muffins had always been wildly popular so I figured these cherry ones would be just as good. I thought they were pretty wonderful, too.

If you’re looking for the most delightful Cherry Muffin recipe, you must make these Fresh Cherry Muffins. They’re terrific for holiday breakfasts like Fourth of July and Labor Day when fresh cherries are in season. Otherwise, use canned cherries and make them throughout the year. Whatever you do, just make them! 🙂

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Fresh Cherry Muffins are so delectable.

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These muffins are perfect for a holiday breakfast.

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Fresh cherries make these muffins irresistible.

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If you enjoy cherries, you’ll love these Fresh Cherry Muffins.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

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Stir to combine. Set aside.

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Crack eggs into a separate bowl. Add oil.

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Add vanilla and almond extracts.

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Whisk ingredients to combine.

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Pour egg mixture into flour mixture.

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Add cherries.

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Stir gently to combine. Do not over beat.

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Spoon muffin mixture into paper-lined muffin tins. Or you can grease the muffin tins and spoon mixture straight into the tins. Fill muffin liners about 3/4 full.

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Serve Fresh Cherry Muffins with fresh fruit as part of a large country breakfast.

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These muffins are sweet, full of cherry and almond flavors, and have great texture.

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These muffins are also marvelous to take for office parties.

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Fresh Cherry Muffins will have you salivating after the first bite.

Here’s the recipe.

FRESH CHERRY MUFFINS

(My own concoction)

Fresh Cherry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #cherry #muffins are out of this world! They're terrific for a #holiday #breakfast. Every bite will have you drooling! #cherrymuffins #holidaybreakfast

Fresh Cherry Muffins

These wonderful muffins are filled with fresh cherries and almond extract. They're exceptionally moist since they're made with oil. They're the perfect treat for holiday breakfasts like Fourth of July and Labor Day when fresh cherries are readily available.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 44 mins
Course Breads, Rolls and Muffins, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 19
Calories 258 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups canola oil or coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 cups pitted and diced fresh cherries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425◦.
  • Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  • In small bowl, combine eggs, oil and extracts.
  • Add flours and cherries and gently stir into egg mixture.
  • Do not over beat.
  • Spoon mixture into greased muffin tins until nearly full.
  • Bake at 425◦ for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350◦ and bake an additional 15-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

NOTE: Pat the cherries dry with paper towels before adding to batter to avoid discoloration.
NOTE:Using a cherry pitter will decrease preparation time significantly.
NOTE: These can be made with canned cherries, but you will need to rinse and drain them really well.
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Nutrition

Calories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 168mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword breakfast, brunch, cherries, muffins
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Fresh Cherry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #cherry #muffins are out of this world! They're terrific for a #holiday #breakfast. Every bite will have you drooling! #cherrymuffins #holidaybreakfast

Our company loved these delightful muffins.

Fresh Cherry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #cherry #muffins are out of this world! They're terrific for a #holiday #breakfast. Every bite will have you drooling! #cherrymuffins #holidaybreakfast

Fresh Cherry Muffins are spectacular.

Fresh Cherry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #cherry #muffins are out of this world! They're terrific for a #holiday #breakfast. Every bite will have you drooling! #cherrymuffins #holidaybreakfast

It’s time for a bite. 🙂

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Fresh Cherry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #cherry #muffins are out of this world! They're terrific for a #holiday #breakfast. Every bite will have you drooling! #cherrymuffins #holidaybreakfast

Fresh Cherry Muffins

These wonderful muffins are filled with fresh cherries and almond extract. They're exceptionally moist since they're made with oil. They're the perfect treat for holiday breakfasts like Fourth of July and Labor Day when fresh cherries are readily available.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 44 mins
Course Breads, Rolls and Muffins, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 19
Calories 258 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups canola oil or coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 cups pitted and diced fresh cherries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425◦.
  • Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  • In small bowl, combine eggs, oil and extracts.
  • Add flours and cherries and gently stir into egg mixture.
  • Do not over beat.
  • Spoon mixture into greased muffin tins until nearly full.
  • Bake at 425◦ for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350◦ and bake an additional 15-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

NOTE: Pat the cherries dry with paper towels before adding to batter to avoid discoloration.
NOTE:Using a cherry pitter will decrease preparation time significantly.
NOTE: These can be made with canned cherries, but you will need to rinse and drain them really well.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 168mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword breakfast, brunch, cherries, muffins
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7 Comments

  • Michele

    January 13, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Hi there!

    I want to make these for myself and my children, but I’d like to incorporate some steal cut oats. Do you have any recommendations for swapping some of the flour with steak cut oats? Is it as simple as substituting one of the cups of flour with the oats? Also, would you recommend pulsing the oats quickly to make them a little finer?

    1. Teresa

      January 13, 2021 at 9:09 am

      Hi, Michele, I would definitely not put steel-cut oats in as is to the recipe. You will end up with muffins where the ingredients will be hard to chew. If it was me, I would pulse the oats until they are powder. Then substitute one-for-one for flour. For instance, one cup of oatmeal powder for one cup of flour. That gives you the best of both worlds without sacrificing taste or texture.

      1. Dixie

        June 26, 2021 at 1:20 pm

        Can I substitute melted butter for some of the oil ?

        1. Teresa

          June 28, 2021 at 6:15 am

          Hi, Dixie. I’ve not done that before, but I don’t see why you couldn’t. Also avocado oil might be a better choice than canola.

  • Caitlin

    May 31, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    I switched out white flour for wholewheat and omitted the almond extract because I couldn’t find any. They are very tasty and I think because I used whole wheat a little dense but very tasty. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Teresa

      June 1, 2020 at 7:27 am

      Hi, Caitlin. Yes, whole wheat flour does weigh down baked goods so they’re heavier. If you can find almond extract (carried at all Walmarts), you’ll find these even better. Glad you enjoyed them anyway.

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