Fresh Cherry Muffins


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 dozen


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup vegetable oil

  • cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 cup fresh pitted and quartered sweet cherries

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar


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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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 (per serving)

182 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 187mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 60mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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