Cherries are one of our daughter’s favorite foods. Every year on her birthday I make cherry pierogies, homemade of course. Cherry muffins are not as fancy as perogies, but yummy nevertheless.
One day she was down with a cold and craving some muffins – cherry muffins. We looked for a good recipe but did not really find what we wanted. So I made up a recipe based on one we loved. It was a hit! We used the organic unbleached all-purpose flour. However, as always I would recommend whole freshly ground spelt.
To fill the muffin pan I love to use a Scoop Spoon – it makes the task so easy and has no batter mess.
Muffins sure taste best right from the oven, and they went fast :).
- 1½ cup flour (We used organic unbleached wheat, freshly ground spelt is very yummy too)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt (less if butter is salted)
- ½ cup sugar (preferably organic)
- 1 cup cherries (we used drained cherries from a jar)
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup butter
- In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together, add the cherries
- If you have a high-speed blender, simply blend all wet ingredients for a minute or two. If you do not have a blender, In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, milk, and melted butter until well blended.
- Stir the egg and milk mixture into the dry mixture.
- Line with paper liners 12 muffin cups.
- Fill muffin cups about ⅔ full.
- Bake cherry muffins at 375° for 20 -25 minutes.
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I love cherries, too. But I’ve never made cherry muffins. I’m pinning and now I’m wondering when the fresh cherries will be hitting the market.
Soon I hope, I saw some yesterday, but still pricy! Oh, and our cherry tree is blooming ;).
Shirley Wood says
I very much enjoy muffins with berries inside. Your recipe sounds good, pinning to my breads board so I can give it a try!
Interesting observation on that organic flour! Glad your daughter did not experience the pain.
It is interesting, sometimes with all the modernization of our food it is hard to know what costs a reaction. Hope you like the muffins!
Tracy @ Our Simple Life says
This look great but cherries are still pretty expensive in the store so I am going to use the blackberries in my back yard. I hope they turn out as good as what yours did!
Blackberries sounds yummy! I am sure one can make them with whatever fruit or berries are in season.
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
Looks like a great recipe! I’m the opposite of your daughter – if I know something is going to make me sick, I’m scared to death to get near it!
I think you are just older and wiser then my daughter is just yet. It is better for you not to eat things that make you sick.
Lee @ Lady Lee's Home says
Homemade junk food is healthy for the soul! Those sound delicious will try them soon. Thanks.
Oh, ok I never heard that ;). Hope you like the muffins!
Angi @ SchneiderPeeps says
yummmmm. I love that you did your own things and came up with a great recipe to share!
That’s how great recipes come to be, isn’t it. Glad you like it!
Hi there, this looks great! Do you think it’s ok to use frozen cherries? Thanks x
For sure, they just might have more moisture in them, be aware of that.