Cherry Almond Mini Muffins - Improv

Improv is back with the best ingredients yet, cherry and almond. Both stand alone and together, a winning combo is created. Kristen from The Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker is the hard worker who organizes this monthly project and we appreciate her.

I made this recipe with blueberries previously in Bizzy Bakes and we loved it. We love it, even more, with cherries or I think we do. Both are so fantabulous, it is hard to tell. All, I know, this is the recipe my hubby calls for more of. It is from Levana Kirschenbaum and her new book, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen, a giant of a book and one for all cooks.

Cherry Almond Mini Muffins

Canola oil spray

2/3 cup Rice Dream

2 large eggs

2/3 Canola oil

1 cup sugar

2 cups cherries

1 cup old fashioned oats

3 cups gluten-free brown rice flour mixture

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup almonds

1 tablespoon cardamom

I topped with a teaspoon of cherry pie filling.


Preheat oven 375 degrees F.

Spray 18 muffin molds with oil spray.

Combine the Rice Dream, eggs, oil and sugar in a large bowl.

Combine oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cardamom in a separate bowl.

Add dry mixture to wet mixture. Do not overmix but do mix so ingredients are well blended.

Add cherries, nuts and raisins.  Mix in gently.

Pour batter into greased muffins pans. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.

Improv Challenge


  1. These sound delicious - I love the Cardamom in them!

  2. Sounds great! I'm always looking for new muffin recipes

  3. MMM! I think I could eat a lot of those. It's so great to have a few more gf recipes.

  4. Such interesting ingredients, it sounds wonderful, and looks beautiful!

  5. mmmmmmmmm -- that cardamom addition sounds quite tasty! I'm wanting to try your recipe - thanks for sharing it with us!

  6. Mmmmmmm muffins! What a fantastic idea for the Improv Challenge!

  7. I made a cherry almond bread last week. It's a great combination.

  8. Great looking muffins! the combo of flavors sounds delicious! Would love to try some!:) Hope you have a good weekend!

  9. Too funny that this recipe comes from a cookbook written by someone named Kirschenbaum, which means "cherry tree" in German!

  10. I just love mini can always justify eating more of something when it's a 'mini'!

  11. i like how fruity these muffins sound! wow, so many cherries recipes up there, i shall come back to this site in future for cherries ideas!


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