Cherry Almond Muffins

By: Jennifer M July 19, 2011 Muffins 7 Comments
Cherry Almond Muffins
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I love fruit but there are are a couple of fruits that I only like when they’re cooked. On that list … blueberries and cherries. I never eat them raw. To me, they just taste like totally different things when they are cooked though. But my family loves them and they’re around when they’re in season, so my challenge is to find ways to enjoy them … cooked.

Today, my challenge was cherries and muffins seemed like a great idea. And since cherry and almonds are a natural together, cherry almond muffins were in order. I found a great recipe to try at Gourmet Connection, which I have adapted here to the ingredients I had on hand.
These muffins have great flavour. The almond and cherry flavours are in perfect balance … not too much of one or the other. They are only lightly sweet, so they are perfect for breakfast and are relatively low in fat (as muffins go). I used whole milk and yogurt (3.5% b.f) because that’s what I had on hand, but you could easily use low-fat versions to reduce the fat even more. They weigh in at about 270 calories each with 8 grams of fat per muffin (would be less if you used low fat milk and low fat yogurt).
As with all muffins, these freeze well.

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Hi! I'm Jennifer, cooking my way through the seasons in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario Canada. Did you know you could sign up to get new posts delivered right to your email inbox? Subscribe to Seasons and Suppers by Email


  1. Sasha @ The Procrastobaker July 20, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Charming little muffins! They look so very perfect and the almond cherry combo is bound to be gorgeous :)

  2. Jennifer July 20, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Thanks Sasha. I love muffins that can be baked without the paper liners. So much prettier, I think. These were definitely yummy!

  3. Jennifer July 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Made these muffins yesterday with fresh cherries from the Farmer’s Market. They were A-MAZ-ING. They will definitely become a staple in my house during the summer. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jennifer July 25, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Hello fellow Jennifer! So glad you enjoyed the muffins. I’m still enjoying my batch as I froze 1/2 dozen (perfect if re-heated about 30 seconds in microwave)

  5. kyleen July 28, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I just used up all my cherries making a cherry pie, but once my mom buys more, I’m going to try these little muffins. They look so cute!

  6. Claud July 28, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Tried this recipe last week. Not once, but twice!! It was delicious! Thanks!

    • Jennifer July 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them … twice :)

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