Muffins/Pastries

Cherry Muffins

When it’s berry season, cherry and berry muffins are some our families favorite treats to make. A sprinkle of sugar on top makes these irresistible!

Besides eating cherries and berries as they naturally are, I love to add them in cookies, pies, and muffins. These cherry muffins do not last long in our house!

close up of several baked cherry muffins with fresh cherries around them.
washed cherries in a bowl.
I must admit, when I first made a cherry dessert/treat, I didn’t think a cherry pitter was necessary. However, I quickly learned, making more than one type of a cherry treat, getting the pits out by hand was too hard.

If you don’t have a cherry pitter:

  • Use a stainless steel straw or even a chopstick to push the pit out.
sliced cherries in a bowl.
Washed and sliced cherries in a glass Pyrex measuring cup.
sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
Add dry ingredients in one bowl.
vegetable oil, milk, egg, and almond extract in a bowl.
Add wet ingredients into another bowl.
wet and dry cherry muffin ingredients mixed together in one bowl.
Mix dry and wet ingredients together.
fresh chopped cherries added to the cherry muffin mixture.
Add sliced cherries to the muffin batter.
cherry muffin batter added to muffin paper liners in muffin tin.
Add batter in a paper lined/greased muffin tin. If using paper liners, spray them first with a baking spray.
close up of the cherry muffin batter getting ready to go in the oven.
Bake cherry muffin batter for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
birds eye view of 12 baked cherry muffins.
close up view of baked cherry muffins.
cherry muffin with paper liner half way off.
big bite taken out of a cherry muffin.
close up view of cherry muffins with fresh cherries around them.
The added sprinkle of sugar on top gives the muffin a sweet crunch to the soft muffin.
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Cherry Muffins


  • Author: rowdyrousculps
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 29 minute
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

When it’s berry season, cherry and berry muffins are some our families favorite treats to make. A sprinkle of sugar on top makes these irresistible!


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Ingredients

  • 3/4 c. white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 c. vegetable oil
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • 1 egg- beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract (necessary!)
  • 1 TBSP white granulated sugar
  • 1 c. pitted/quartered cherries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a muffin pan with silicone/paper liners.
  2. Pit/chop 1 c. cherries. (the tedious part of this recipe if you don’t have a cherry pitter.)
  3. Mix the 3/4 c. sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the vegetable oil, milk, egg, and almond extract.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and combine.
  6. Fold the cherries into the batter.
  7. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full of the batter. Sprinkle the last remaining 1 TBSP granulated white sugar on top.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Test muffin with a toothpick until the toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Let the muffins cool on a wire rack.

Notes

  • If you use paper liners, spray them first with baking spray before putting batter in it.
  • Using a cherry pitter saves on preparation time.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12
  • Calories: 179
  • Sugar: 15.4g
  • Sodium: 107.6mg
  • Fat: 6.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.5g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 15.6mg

Keywords: cherry muffins

Recipe adapted from Mrs.Parker II from Allrecipes.com

If you loved this recipe, you’ll love my cherry cobbler.

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