Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins
These soft and tender muffins are studded with sweet chocolate chips and tart dried cherries for a tasty treat that is perfect for a quick snack or breakfast on the go!
I picked up some dried cherries to use for a trail mix and I started thinking about how tasty they would be in a muffin! Since I love chocolate chip muffins, I decided to combine those two for these easy cherry chocolate chip muffins! The sweet chocolate chips and tart cherries make a perfect pair. These are great for a quick snack or a breakfast on your way out the door.
- Flour– You’ll need all-purpose flour for this recipe. I haven’t tried it with gluten-free flour, so I can’t recommend it.
- Sugar– You’ll need granulated sugar. If you’re using vanilla yogurt, you could reduce the sugar slightly.
- Baking powder– This gives the muffins lift so you have fluffy muffins. Keep in mind you need baking soda and baking powder for this recipe.
- Baking soda– This helps with lift and browning.
- Yogurt– I used whole milk yogurt. You can use plain or vanilla. If using vanilla yogurt, you’ll have a sweeter muffin.
- Egg– An egg helps with binding and texture.
- Butter– This keeps the muffins perfectly moist. Be sure it’s melted but cooled. If it’s too warm, it could cook the egg.
- Cherries– You’ll need dried cherries for this recipe. I recommend chopping the dried cherries into small pieces if the pieces are large.
- Chocolate chips– I used mini chocolate chips so you get a little bit in each muffin, but regular chocolate chips are fine, too.
How to Make Muffins
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I use other mix-ins? Yes! This recipe would also work with raisins or dried cranberries in place of the cherries. You could use white chocolate chips for a slightly different twist on these cherry muffins.
- Can I use fresh cherries? No, fresh cherries have too much moisture which would make these muffins soggy.
- Can I make these muffins vegan? I recommend trying my vegan cranberry pecan muffins instead. They’re already vegan and you can sub in chocolate chips and cherries in place of the walnuts and cranberries.
- Where can I find dried cherries? They’re often sold near the nuts and trail mix. I found mine at Aldi but you can also order them online on Amazon. Look for dried cherries with no added sugar.
- How do I know if my muffins are done? You can always do the toothpick test! If a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean, then your muffins are done.
How to Store Muffins
Store leftover muffins in an airtight container for up to 4 days. These muffins can also be frozen. Store in a freezer bag and microwave for 15-20 seconds to thaw when ready to enjoy!Print
These soft and tender muffins are studded with chocolate chips and cherries for a tasty treat that is perfect for a quick snack or breakfast on the go!
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup whole milk yogurt
- 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/3 cup dried cherries
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a muffin pan with paper or silicone liners.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt, and melted butter.
- Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients then fold in the chocolate chips and cherries.
- Divide into 12 muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees for 16-19 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned.
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