| Put oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Combine buttermilk, egg, oil and almond extract in a small bowl. Pour buttermilk mixture into oats mixture; stir just to moisten ingredients. Quickly stir in cherries (it is not necessary to thaw cherries before chopping and adding to batter).
Spray muffin pan with nonstick spray. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake in a preheated 400? oven 15 to 20 minutes.