Cherry Oatmeal Muffins

A batch of muffins baked ahead can make breakfast simple for everyone, and so many different healthy ingredients can be baked into a muffin. Even kids are usually on board for a breakfast muffin. These Cherry Oatmeal Muffins are big on taste and would also make a welcome afternoon snack.

Cherry Oatmeal Muffins

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a standard 12-cup muffin tin by greasing, or use paper liners.
In a small bowl, toss together walnuts, cherries, and 1 teaspoon flour. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine remaining flour, baking powder, salt, and oats; stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together. Stir in milk and egg. Add butter mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are incorporated. Fold in the walnut mixture. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, dividing the batter evenly. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.


  1. I'd love one of these for my breakfast this morning, Anita. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. This recipe has came to me at the perfect time. We have dried cherries in our store for the first time. I had not seen them anywhere here until now. I am excited. :D