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Cherry Vanilla Muffins

Over the weekend a friend stopped by with a bag full of frozen cherries, her freezer wasn’t working, so she wanted us to take them and make whatever with them. First up, cherry vanilla muffins. I’m not usually a cherry fan, but with so many in the freezer I figured I’d see what I could make and these cherry muffins were good!

cherry vanilla muffins recipe

Cherry Vanilla Muffins

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We are big fans of muffins, like our blueberry muffins, so these were a safe bet, plus my kids love fruits and berries of all kinds, I haven’t given them one yet that they don’t like.

Our cherries weren’t pitied, but they were frozen. Being frozen made pitting them easy, but it was very cold on the fingertips. And those fingertips were red. I did not thaw our cherries out but instead made these cherry muffins with frozen cherries.

These are super easy to make, I did so without using a mixer (it was dirty).

What You Need:

  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ¾ cup finely chopped cherries

How to make this Cherry Muffin recipe

Mix together all the ingredients with the exception of the cherries.

Mix it well.

I know 2 tablespoons of vanilla seems like a lot, but it’s the perfect amount.

Cherry Vanilla Muffins

Fold your frozen cherry pieces into the batter. The less mixing the lighter your muffins will be. They also won’t be completely red.

There is only 4 tbsp of butter/margarine in these muffins, if you choose to use muffin liners, you are still going to want to use a non-stick spray.

Cherry Vanilla Muffins

My kids thought I was making blood muffins… yes, blood. I don’t remember the last time we had cherries so I guess it’s understandable.

They would be perfect for Halloween though if they look like blood muffins.

Cherry Vanilla Muffins

I hope you enjoy these cherry vanilla muffins as much as our family did.

Cherry Vanilla Muffins

Cherry Vanilla Muffins

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Delicious cherry muffins from frozen cherries.

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ¾ cup finely chopped cherries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Line and grease your muffin tin, or just really grease it!
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry and wet ingredients, minus the cherries. Mix well.
  3. Using a spatula stir in the cherries until just combined. The less you mix, the more delicate the muffins will be.
  4. Evenly scoop the muffin batter into the prepared pans, filling ¾ of the way up.
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until cooked through. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then remove carefully from the pan.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
single serve dessert

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Maria

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

How many calories for the cherry vanilla muffins

Ashley Mullen

Friday 26th of February 2021

Hi. I do not know how many calories are in these muffins. I have never figured it out, I'm sorry.

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