Cherry Almond Muffins (Gift Mix in a Jar)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Creating the Gift in a Jar:
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
  3. 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.
  4. Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
  6. Additional ingredients to be added by the recipient: 1 cup vanilla flavored yogurt, 1/4 cup vegetable oil and 1 egg.
  8. Preheat oven to 375.
  9. In a large bowl, combine the yogurt, oil and egg.
  10. Add the contents of the jar, and stir until just mixed; do not overstir.
  11. Spoon the batter into greased or papered muffin tins, filling each cup two-thirds full.
  12. Bake for 20-25minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  13. Cool for 10 minutes in the tin, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
  14. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Most Helpful

5 5

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.

4 5

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.

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