Cherry Oatmeal Jumbo Muffins

Today on Turnips 2 Tangerines we are going to make a simple an easy recipe for Cherry Oatmeal Jumbo Muffins. Not only are they easy to make, they’re super delicious too. We made the muffins in a jumbo muffin tin but if you don’t have one, no sweat. You can make them in a 12-cup muffin tin also. My only advice is, (if you decide to make them in a 12-cup muffin tin) double the recipe. I don’t feel that there is enough batter to fill a 12-cup muffin tin but use your better judgment when making the muffins and see what you think:)

cherry oatmeal

Cherries Used

The cherries used in this recipe were purchased at Aldi. The cherries come in a large 24 oz jar under the name ‘Specially Selected Dark Morello Pitted Sour Cherries in Syrup.’ Often considered as a seasonal item, morello cherries in a jar are usually only available during the holidays. At least I have found this to be the case at Aldi. When I do see jars of morello cherries, I pick-up a couple of jars, so I have them on hand to make all kinds of recipes. Besides these super delicious muffins, morello cherries work great in cherry kuchen, cherry clafoutis, and of course Black Forest cake.

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Recipe Note: Don’t throw away the left-over cherry juice! Save it and add a ‘kiss’ of cherry juice to cocktails such as a Manhattan or Brandy Old-Fashioned. All you need is a couple of olives.

Cherry Oatmeal Jumbo Muffins

Instant or Regular Oatmeal

I recently purchased 3- 1 lb. bags of Outrageous Quick 1 Minute Oatmeal at the Dollar Tree. I very seldom buy instant oatmeal but I like to have oatmeal in the house, just in case. And for $1, I’m not going to pass it up. Outrageous Quick Oatmeal turned out to be fantastic! One thing about buying a new to you food product at the Dollar Tree, you never know how it’s going to taste until you get home and try it. Often times it’s a win, other times it’s a no go. This time it was a definite win win. Outrageous Quick 1 Minute Oatmeal is whole grain rolled oats, vegan with no sugar added. The oatmeal gave these muffins a nice nutty flavor.

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Cherry Oatmeal Jumbo Muffins

A super delicious muffin made with morello cherries and instant oatmeal.
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  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 egg


  • jumbo muffin tin


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin by lining it with muffin liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg. Add the buttermilk and oil. Mix well to combine.
  • Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened.
  • Fold in cherries.
  • Distribute the batter evenly among the 12 prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes until slightly golden brown.
  • Transfer individual muffins to a wire rack to cool.
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