My husband picked out some cherries at Trader Joe’s yesterday and at first I thought we’d just eat them as is, but then I thought cherry muffins would make for a yummy breakfast treat. I was right! The hardest part was chopping and pitting the cherries, but I’m not complaining one bit. It was worth the effort!
Cherry Muffins, adapted from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook
2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk or soy milk
2 cups cherries, pitted and chopped
Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease muffin pan.
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the egg, milk, and oil, stirring only enough to dampen the flour (batter should not be smooth). Add the chopped cherries and mix lightly. Spoon batter into the muffin pan, filling each cup about two-thirds full.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.