Vanilla, Cherry, and Almond Muffins

Vanilla, Cherry, and Almond Muffins
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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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12
Servings
170
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
5g
4%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
130µg
19%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin E, added
1mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
86mg
9%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
34µg
9%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
120mg
17%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
60mg
4%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
22g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.