I have been trying to incorporate these little gems of goodness into our breakfasts because I don't want an ounce of these cherries to go to waste. AND my shipment of soft white wheat came in (read: SUCH a happy girl) so I made some cherry muffins for breakfast. Now I've made fresh cherry muffins before. But I changed the recipe a little because how we eat now has changed from how we ate two years ago and well, because that's what I do--I wing it in the kitchen. Regardless, they were SO tasty I decided to write a whole new post all about the changes I made!
Cherry Almond Muffins
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups flour (I used freshly ground soft white wheat although all purpose or whole wheat would work just fine)
1 cup cherries, pitted and quartered (mine were Rainier this time)
1/2 cup sugar (I used rapadura)
2 teaspoons baking powder (aluminum free)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Sliced almonds, for topping
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease bottoms of muffin cups or line with paper liners.
Beat milk, egg, and almond extract in large bowl. Fold in cherries. Add in remaining dry ingredients and melted coconut oil (last) and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (I add the coconut oil in last otherwise when you stir your coconut oil in with the cold milk/egg, the coconut oil starts to harden up and it doesn't mix as evenly. So I mix all my other "wet" ingredients, then add in my "dry" and then pour the coconut oil on top and mix it all together until just moistened. This process works really well for me.) Divide batter into muffin cups and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Bake for about 18-22 minutes. Makes about 1 dozen.
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