Cherry Muffins Recipe

Frozen cherries are really handy to have in the freezer. I bought a 450g bag of them, made Cherry, Pecan and Dark Chocolate Baked Oats, Cherry, Ginger and Yoghurt Waffles, these muffins and I still have some leftover. Brilliant! Now it’s time for this cherry muffins recipe which utilises frozen cherries too.

Frozen fruit in general is great, and you could substitute the cherries in this for almost any other type of frozen fruit for a great outcome.

You could use fresh cherries instead, if you like, just make sure you destone them first. You may find the overall taste a little more sour if you use fresh cherries for these cherry muffins.

The Cherry Muffins Recipe

For this recipe, I used my Best Ever Fruit Muffins recipe as the base. I increased the volume here, so this will make even more delicious muffins!

The recipe is extremely simple and straightforward, and will make some delightful muffins.

The Cherries

As I said, I used frozen cherries here. They were dark sweet cherries and bring a load of delicious flavour to these muffins. I’d recommend trying to find similar if you can.

Don’t have cherries? No problem, frozen blueberries, raspberries or strawberries would be wonderful here too. If you use blueberries or raspberries, you don’t need to cut them in half. If you use strawberries, make sure you cut them into 1cm chunks.

Baking with children

If you want to cook muffins with your children, you’ve chosen the right recipe. Most of the work is mixing, which most children will be able to help with. Knife skills are needed to chop the cherries in half, and because they’re frozen and slippery I’d recommend an adult helps here.

Cherry Muffins Recipe

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Harriet Young
A super simple cherry muffin recipe using frozen cherries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 12 Muffins


  • 100 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 140 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 160 ml milk
  • 320 g self raising flour
  • 150 g frozen cherries


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl mixing until fluffy.
  • Break the eggs into the bowl and then beat until everything is combined.
  • Mix in the milk, stir until combined.
  • Fold in the flour until well combined.
  • Cut the cherries in half, then stir them into the mixture.
  • Put 12 muffin cases into a muffin tray. Spoon the mix into the muffin cases and bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Keyword Baking, Muffins

2 responses to “Cherry Muffins Recipe”

  1. I have some frozen cherries. I’ll have to try this. Thanks!

    1. You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy them, Rachel

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