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Cherry Almond Muffins

Level
Easy
Prep
15 minutes
Cook
30 minutes
Servings
18 muffins
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KEY INGREDIENTS
Carnation
Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Almond Cooking Milk 11 oz
NET 11 fl oz (325 mL)
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 container (11 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Almond Cooking Milk
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
MAKE IT
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350° F. Paper-line or grease 18 muffin cups.
Step 2
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Whisk egg in medium bowl until frothy and light yellow in color. Add sugar; whisk until well blended. Slowly whisk in butter. Add almond milk, almond extract, vanilla extract and lemon zest; mix well.
Step 3
Slowly fold the milk mixture and cherries into the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full. Top each with 4 to 5 almond slices.
Step 4
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool. Serve warm. Store in airtight container.
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