We baked these muffins in celebration of George Washington's birthday weekend. We used fresh chopped cherries for this recipe, but frozen or canned and drained would also work well.
Prep and baking time: 30 minutes
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cherries
• 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
• 1 large egg
• 1 cup milk
• 1/4 cup melted butter
Grease and flour 15 muffin cups or line with paper liners. Heat oven
In a medium bowl, combine salt, baking powder, flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Add cherries and stir gently to blend. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, extract, milk and melted butter until well blended.
Combine wet mixture into dry mixture. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full. Bake cherry muffins at for 20 to 250 minutes.
Yields: 12 muffins