This is a bit of a historical recipe.  It comes from one of the Old & Obscure Cookbooks I collect called, 101 Marvellous Muffins by Adele Marks. It’s a favourite with my kids, they absolutely adore it and ask for it all the time.  It’s best with fresh cherries, so it’s usually a taste of summer around our house.  2016-07-25 17.09.56

Cherry Almond Muffins


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp almond flavor
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup halved, pitted, sweet black cherries
  • 1 1/2 tsp flour
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


Preheat oven to 400F

In a large bowl, beat the vegetable oil, almond flavouring,sugar, eggs, and vanilla together.

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Ignore the gratuitous raw almond flour in this picture.


In another bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt together.2016-07-25 14.59.01

Add the sifted dry ingredients to the first mixture alternately with the milk, stir until just combined.2016-07-25 15.37.25

In a separate bowl, dredge the cherries in the 1 1/2 tbsp of flour.

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These look kinda like those old fashioned candied rolled in powdered sugar that your grandmother used to give you out of a fancy tin.

Fold the floured cherries, and the almonds into the batter.  Spoon the batter into greased muffin cups.2016-07-25 15.37.55 (1)

Bake about 20 minutes, or until golden.2016-07-25 16.03.46