Chocolate Chip Cherry Muffins

by Suzanne on June 15, 2013

in Breakfast, Sweet Things

Chocolate chip cherry muffins | Summer, cherries are in season and they are so good. If you are a cherry and a chocolate lover then this is the post for you because I’m joining my friend Roxana’s Chocolate party and this months ingredient to use with chocolate is cherries. These chocolate chip cherry muffins are a great treat to have around for breakfast or for snacking. They freeze really well so you can get them out at a moments notice, pop one into the microwave and it tastes just like you got it out of the oven. I like to think I eat healthy from time to time so the use of wheat pastry flour, flax meal, greek yogurt and only a little oil in these muffins helps me feel like these muffins are healthier than the average muffin. I adapted the recipe from my friend Erin’s recipe for buttermilk chocolate chip muffins.

I recommend you check out all the chocolate cherry recipes from the chocolate party you’ll be amazed. If you are interested in joining the party then please do, just follow a few simple rules. The chocolate party is headed up by Roxana’s Home Baking and the rules are easy:

chocolate party logo

  1. The recipe must be a new one.
  2. The recipe must include the secret ingredient.
  3. Include a link back to this post or the Chocolate party page. Optional, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.

For more information on the chocolate party check out my friend and organizer of the party Roxana at Roxana’s Home Baking.

We also have a Facebook Group Page and Pinterest Group go see all the other delicious chocolate recipes and get inspired to make something sinful.

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Chocolate Chip Cherry Muffins

1/2 to 3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/3 cup Greek style plain yogurt
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped fresh cherries
1 1/4 cup chocolate chips divided
large sugar crystals for garnish


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 12 cup muffin pan by either spraying with cooking spray or using paper liners like I did. No need to spray liners.
Step 2: Wash, pit and chop the cherries and set aside.
Step 3: Mix together the first 5 ingredients in a small bowl.
Step 4: In a medium large bowl stir together the dry ingredients except chocolate chips.
Step 5: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient and stir until just moistened. Fold in cherries and 1 cup of chocolate chips.
Step 6: Fill muffin pan or paper liners to 3/4 full. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of chocolate chips evenly on the muffin batter then sprinkle each muffin with the large granules of sugar. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes then gently lift out with a dull butter knife to cool completely on cooling rack.

Chocolate chip cherry muffins |

Chocolate chip cherry muffins |

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1 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} June 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Don’t these look amazingly delicious! Wish I had one right now with my coffee. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

2 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm

These muffins look so good, Suzanne! Love the sugar crystals on top.

3 Patty June 15, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Love your muffins! One of my favorite combinations-cherries with chocolate ;-). Wish I had one right now ….Happy Father’s Day 😉

4 Bam's Kitchen June 16, 2013 at 12:58 am

These are some lovely muffins and great addition to the cherry and chocolate party. Looking forward to keeping in touch. Take Care, BAM

5 Liz June 16, 2013 at 9:15 am

I can only imagine how moist and terrific these taste. And the sugar topping is a gorgeous touch!

6 Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories June 16, 2013 at 11:53 am

Suzanne, I love the idea of using whole wheat pastry flour. I love the color and I imagine it adds so much flavor. Your muffins look so moist and delicious!

7 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You June 16, 2013 at 1:55 pm

These muffins are simply mouth-watering, Suzanne! I would be very happy to have some for breakfast accompanied by a good cup of coffee.

8 Suzanne June 16, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Thank you Denise, I’d be happy to share them with you.

9 Monica June 16, 2013 at 3:41 pm

These muffins look quite delicious! I love that you can freeze them and pop them in the microwave in a moment’s notice in times of chocolate cravings (:

10 Suzanne June 16, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Thanks, I know that’s the best part right..well besides eating them 🙂

11 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts June 16, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Your muffins look fantastic!!! Thanks for linking to my recipe, love your changes!

12 Suzanne June 16, 2013 at 11:44 pm

thanks Erin, and your recipe is a great one 🙂

13 Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) June 17, 2013 at 7:58 pm

These muffins look and sound so good! Chocolate and cherries are a match made in heaven!

14 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings June 29, 2013 at 12:11 am

This looks sooooo good! Cherries and chocolate come together perfectly. I love the sweet cherries of summer…my pitter is definitely working over time right now! Next time, I will try these muffins.

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