The sour cream in these fresh cherry and almond muffins adds a little bit of tang and a moist, tender texture.

Cherry-Almond Muffins

The delicious, nutty flavor of the almonds blends beautifully with the mildly sweet and tart cherries, and the addition of sour cream creates a delectable texture with just a hint of tang.

Cherry-Almond Muffins

Cherry-Almond Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

The sour cream in these fresh cherry and almond muffins adds a little bit of tang and a moist, tender texture.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, very finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Thoroughly grease the cups of a standard-sized muffin pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the egg-butter mixture and combine well.
  4. Add the milk, sour cream, vanilla extract and almond extract. Mix thoroughly - the batter will be relatively thick. Fold in the cherries, then divide the batter between the muffin cups. Each cup should be close to full.
  5. Combine the almonds and sugar (and cinnamon if desired) in a small bowl. Sprinkle some over each muffin.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then gently twist each muffin to remove and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 179mg Carbohydrates: 33g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.