Dried Cherry Almond Muffins

45 mins (prep 15, cooking 30)
14 ingredients
16-18 servings
My friend, Biscuit, had sent me some lovely, dried, Mount Rainier cherries and I wanted to use them in a muffin. I found Mean Chef's Mean Chef's Dried Cherry Corn Muffins here and used that as a jumping off point. As my cooking/baking is wont to do, the recipe morphed quite substantially from the original, but kept the basic integrity of Mean's recipe. The cherries are the star of the show here- plump and full of flavour. I wanted to add another 'flavour' to the muffin that would set off the cherries and thought of the almond paste in the cupboard, and that went in too. Ingredients were changed and adjusted here and there...I cut the sugar back to half a cup as I figured the fruit and almond paste would provide lots of added sweetness and, well, please try it. You will be pleased.

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Serving Size (76.56 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 253.51 Calories from Fat 116.55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.95g 318.78%
Saturated Fat 7.8g 624.1%
Trans Fat 0.46g %
Cholesterol 33.0mg 176.01%
Sodium 426.62mg 284.41%
Total Carbohydrate 30.99g 165.27%
Dietary Fiber 0.96 g 61.62%
Sugars 8.6 g %
Protein 3.78g 120.94%
Vitamin A 400.8IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 84.73mg% Iron 1.42mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried cherries, almond paste, extra-large eggs