These cherry almond muffins are bursting with fresh sweet cherries and are full of almond flavor from almond flour, extract, and chopped almonds!
Happy Saturday! I love waking up on Saturday mornings and baking something for breakfast. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and if you haven’t noticed, I really like baking breakfast food! Today we are having Cherry Almond Muffins! The cherries are so beautiful and so delicious right now – I bought a huge bag the other day and couldn’t wait to bake them into a muffin.
Cherries and almonds taste amazing together. There is something about their flavor profiles that just works so well. And this muffin has a triple dose of almond flavor: almond flour/meal in the batter, almond extract to flavor everything, and chopped almonds on top of the muffin!
I love the flavor of almond extract. A little goes a long way, so be careful when you are pouring it! But I love how it tastes with the cherries in these muffins.
Now these are not gluten free, aka I mixed almond flour with regular flour. I wanted to use almond flour (I love this one from Hodgson Mill) in here, but I wanted the texture to still be like a regular muffin. I’m not sure if the texture would be ok with only almond flour – I will have to experiment and report back!
I topped these muffins with a mix of chopped almonds and turbinado sugar. It gives a nice crunch to the top of the muffin.
Hope you all have a great weekend! What are you baking for breakfast?
Lots of muffin recipes for you!