Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Hi Everyone,

I don’t know what it is, but lately I have been on a muffin kick.  I think I finally came up with the perfect muffin recipe and now I am adding different ingredients to change it up.  So today I thought I would share with you my Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins.  I dare you to say that 5 times fast!

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins
These muffins are simply amazing! They are light, fluffy, moist and full of cherries and chunks of chocolate chips. I love them and was very impressed on how tasty the combination is. I originally made this recipe using blueberries, which were such a hit, I thought, ohhhhh, I bet chocolate and cherries would be good too! I was so right! I don’t know what it is about chocolate and cherries together, but it is delicious, but hey I think chocolate goes with just about anything, don’t you think?
Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins
The muffins are super easy to make too and what gives them the moisture and a light buttery taste is the melted butter and milk. I just mixed my basic ingredients together and folded in chopped up frozen cherries and Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Chips. Have you used the Chocolate Chunk Chips from TJ’s? You should, it’s such a wonderful chocolate. Every time I use them I always get asked, where did you get the chocolate, good old Trader Joe’s!
Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 17

Serving Size: 1 Muffin

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins

A light, fluffy muffin chock full of cherries and chunks of chocolate chips. The perfect brunch muffin or little snack!

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  3. 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  4. 1/2 tsp. salt
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1/3 cup sugar
  7. 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  8. 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  9. 1 cup non-fat milk
  10. 1 cup cherries, frozen, cut in half or quarters
  11. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  12. 2 tbsp. course sugar (I used granulated)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line two standard muffin tins with muffin liners or spray with cooking spray
  3. In a medium bowl, add flour, baking soda, and salt; set a side.
  4. In large bowl add sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla; mix until combined. Pour in the milk; mix until combined. Slowly incorporate flour mixture just until moist. With a spatula, fold in cherries and chocolate chips.
  5. Evenly spoon batter into prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle with course sugar. Bake in oven for 15 - 20 or until center comes out clean with a toothpick.

Notes

Calories per muffin: 155, Fat: 7, Cholesterol: 33, Sodium: 100, Potassium: 63, Carbs: 21, Fiber: 1, Sugar: 8.9, Protein: 3

http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2014/06/17/cherry-chocolate-chunk-muffins/

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins
Yum, yum! That’s all I can say! Ok, it’s not, I can talk and talk, especially when it comes to food! lol But I wanted to let you know that these muffins freeze wonderfully! I just put them in a freezer bag and take one out, leave on the counter until ready to eat. Or you can just pop them in the microwave.

Have a super fab day!

Toodles,

Jennifer
Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Comments

  1. samantha says:

    Too bad I already made White Chocolate Chip Zucchini mini muffins on Sunday or else I would definitely be making these! I love having mini muffins in the freezer, but also because I have no self control if they stay on the counter lol

  2. These look delish Jennifer, LOVE the combo of blueberries and chocolate!

  3. Suzanne C says:

    Mmmm, cherries and chocolate are one of my favorite combinations. Definitely trying this! I’ll try the blueberry version, too- my sweet friend picked me a giant bag of fresh blueberries a few days ago. Thanks for the info on the TJ’s chocolate, too, I’ve been wondering about it. :-)

    • You will love these muffins, they are so light and moist, the picture doesn’t do them justice. Lucky you for getting fresh blueberries! So good! I have been on a major blueberry kick! Love them! Oh and TJ’s, has these best chocolate! I haven’t had any I didn’t like!

  4. These are fabulous! I added some chopped walnuts to mine and they were delicious.

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