Gift jar directions at bottom of the recipe - add onto a recipe card and attach to the gift! Or skip the gift making and indulge yourself with this treat!! NOTE: This recipe is to be prepared one QUART size wide mouth canning jar and will yield 12 muffins.
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup instant oats
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄2 cup dried cherries, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup almonds, chopped
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (to be added by the recipient)
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- Creating the Gift in a Jar:
- Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
- Layer the ingredients in the jar as listed above starting with the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, oatmeal, brown sugar, cherries and then almonds - make sure to press firmly with a flat bottomed object after each addition; make the layers as level as possible.
- Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
- CHERRY ALMOND MUFFINS GIFT TAG:
- Additional ingredients to be added by the recipient: 1 cup vanilla flavored yogurt, 1/4 cup vegetable oil and 1 egg.
- CHERRY ALMOND MUFFIN INSTRUCTIONS:
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a large bowl, combine the yogurt, oil and egg.
- Add the contents of the jar, and stir until just mixed; do not overstir.
- Spoon the batter into greased or papered muffin tins, filling each cup two-thirds full.
- Bake for 20-25minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes in the tin, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
This recipe was delicious and worked well with fat free yogurt. I agree with the other reviewer that at sea level, you need to add additional liquid.
June 03, 2012--Makes an attractive gift jar and easy to do. will report back after muffins have been made. Made for My 3 Chefs game. Update June 22, 2012--The amount of liquid called for isn't enough. Batter was too dry and stiff so added 1/2 cup milk. Muffins tasted fine, though.