Vanilla, Cherry, and Almond Muffins

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Vanilla, Cherry, and Almond Muffins
Vanilla, Cherry, and Almond Muffins
Tia Black

Vanilla, Cherry, and Almond Muffins

Here's breakfast (or dessert) in a jiffy. It doesn't get any easier than this. It's OK to take a little help from the store sometimes, especially when you're pressed for time, and here, we use some ready-made vanilla cake baking mix from the store to get a leg up on the batter.

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Ready in
35 m
12
Servings
293
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
12 muffins

Ingredients

  • One 16-ounce box vanilla cake baking mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup melted butter or 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 Cup cold milk
  • 1 Cup jarred Dark Morello cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 Cup "Just Almond" meal or ground raw almonds

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Prepare the cake batter using the baking mix, eggs, melted butter or oil, and milk according to the package directions. Stir in the cherries and almond meal. Mix well. Line a 12-cup standard muffin pan with paper cups. Portion the batter into the muffin cups two-thirds full.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5-8 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pan and let cool completely.

Vanilla Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Vanilla Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
25%
Sugar
23g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Protein
5g
9%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
86µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4%
Vitamin C
0.9mg
1.5%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
119mg
12%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
12µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
63µg
16%
Folic acid
30µg
N/A
Iron
0.9mg
5.1%
Magnesium
25mg
6%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.3%
Phosphorus
192mg
27%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
152mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.6%
Sodium
271mg
11%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.7%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.6%

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