This recipe came about from an abundance of fresh cherries and some hungry summertime kids! Enjoy!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

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  • Mix flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Whisk oil, milk, egg, and almond extract together in a small bowl. Pour into flour mixture; stir gently until incorporated. Fold cherries into the batter.

  • Spoon batter into the muffin cups, filling each 2/3 of the way full. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar on top.

  • Bake muffins in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Cook's Note:

If you're not using paper liners, spray the muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

181.8 calories; 2.5 g protein; 28 g carbohydrates; 16 mg cholesterol; 187.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2016
8-4-2016 Whoa talk about a flavor punch of fresh cherries this is it! And to coin a tired expression these muffins are just bursting with cherries. Other than substituting vanilla for the almond extract (I wanted to taste pure fresh cherry flavor) I prepared these as written and would do so again. These are quick and easy to mix up and get in the pan and a trusty muffin/cookie scoop helps that along. I ve found that the size of muffin tins varies so it s always a good idea to start baking these a few minutes under what the recipe directs and add more time as necessary. In my case I got 10 beautiful plump and perky muffins that baked in 19 minutes. These muffins will make you wish cherries were in season all year. (Even tho pitting them is kind of a pain in the neck I could do without) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2019
only got 10 muffins.. they came out excellent but had to add more milk as they were to dry & less sugar as called for.. next time I will use 2 cups of flour and 1 cup of milk and 1/2 cup sugar Read More
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  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2016
8-4-2016 Whoa talk about a flavor punch of fresh cherries this is it! And to coin a tired expression these muffins are just bursting with cherries. Other than substituting vanilla for the almond extract (I wanted to taste pure fresh cherry flavor) I prepared these as written and would do so again. These are quick and easy to mix up and get in the pan and a trusty muffin/cookie scoop helps that along. I ve found that the size of muffin tins varies so it s always a good idea to start baking these a few minutes under what the recipe directs and add more time as necessary. In my case I got 10 beautiful plump and perky muffins that baked in 19 minutes. These muffins will make you wish cherries were in season all year. (Even tho pitting them is kind of a pain in the neck I could do without) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2016
If you use a large cookie scoop this recipe makes exactly 12 perfectly sized muffins. Also the batter is thick enough that the fruit remains suspended in the batter and doesn t sink to the bottom. No flouring of the fruit is necessary. I always sprinkle the sugar on the muffins right after they come out of the oven so the sugar doesn t melt into the batter. The end result is a fruity delicious muffin that everyone will love. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2017
Great recipe! I see some people used vanilla instead of almond extract, but I really prefer the almond and cherry combo. I used a jumbo muffin pan instead of making regular sized muffins. I think this worked better because even after quartering the cherries, the fruit chunks are pretty big. It took about 30 minutes to bake jumbo sized muffins, and they turned out perfect and delicious. This would be a great recipe for hosting a summer brunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2018
Listened to the rest of the bakers and increased the milk to 1/2 cup and reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup slightly rounded. Substituted Bread Flour for all purpose flour. Also didn't have a cherry pitter so my cherry pieces were 2 big slices and 1 small slice around the pit. Also used a round ice cream scoop to fill the muffin tins and it worked perfectly. (Don't level the scoop --just like with ice cream). The muffins baked 19 min and were slightly darker than I thought I wanted when they came out of the oven. I quickly got them out of the pans so they would not continue to cook. Oh my gosh --when finished they were a delicious concoction! The outside of the muffin had just the right amount of crunch, the inside was not too sweet but very moist and the taste of the big cherries was decadent. The big pieces of cherry were perfect! All I can think of is Tea Party!! Lovely. If anything, I would add another 1/4 cup of big cherry pieces. Also, this was easy to make without turning on the mixer and waking everyone up early in the morning. Great Recipe. I am off to buy some more cherries -- I am in love. (-: Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2017
One of the best muffins I have ever made! I cut the sugar a tiny bit and needed to add a smidge more milk when mixing as the batter was just too thick. Baked for 18 minutes. And RESULT! This one I definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2019
I used a cup of jarred sour cherries that I'd been trying to figure out what to do with for a year now. These were AMAZING. I used the measurements as is, minus the extra sprinkling of sugar (because I forgot...). Can't wait to make these again. Thanks for a great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2018
Delicious. Used frozen dark, sweet cherries from Costco that I slightly thawed and quartered. Used coconut sugar but regular white sugar would have been awesome as well. Next time I will try to sub some whole wheat flour for some of the AP flour. Added a few more splashes of milk as the batter looked too thick. Did not add extra sugar to top. Awesome recipe. Could use frozen blueberries as well, maybe peaches, raspberries, etc. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2017
I’ve made this twice now. The results were very, very good both times. I don’t keep fresh cherries around, but I do keep dried cherries*. So I poured 2 cups of boiling water over 5oz of dried cherries and let them sit until they were cool. The first time I made these, I drained the cherries and used as directed. The batter came out almost like dough and yielded muffins that were extremely dense and a little dry. The second time I made it, I added 1/4 cup of the cooled cherry water, and it made the muffins lighter and fluffier - more like a cupcake, which I loved. *Dried cherries can be more tart. I like that; if you don’t, try an extra 1/4 cup of sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2018
Delicious! I m so happy that I found this recipe because I m not a fan of cherry pie. The muffins were perfect. I make more so my husband can take some to work. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2019
only got 10 muffins.. they came out excellent but had to add more milk as they were to dry & less sugar as called for.. next time I will use 2 cups of flour and 1 cup of milk and 1/2 cup sugar Read More
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