Drunken Cherry and Almond Muffins

What to use

2 cups flour

3 tsps baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 cup milk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 small jar of maraschino cherries

1/4 cup dark rum

1/2 cup slivered almonds (finely chopped)

dash of cinnamon

What to do

Roughly chop cherries and soak in rum for about 1/2 hour.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in  large bowl.  In a separate bowl, beat egg with a fork and add milk and oil.  Add wet mixture to a well in the flour mixture and stir until moistened.  Drain cherries and fold into  mixture.  Add almonds and fold into mixture. Stir in a dash of cinnamon.  Pour into paper lined muffin tin.  Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.

NB .You can use this recipe as the base for any muffin and subsitute your choice of fruits and nuts.



  1. What a lovely picture of your muffins. All those cherries popping out of it looks especially delicious. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your muffins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-21.html

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