Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins




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Introduction

Indulge in the delightful flavors of Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins, a perfect blend of sweet cherries and mini chocolate chips in a fluffy muffin. Whether for breakfast or a tasty snack, these muffins are sure to satisfy your cravings.

Why Make This Recipe

These Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins are a delicious way to enjoy a fruity and chocolatey treat. They are easy to make and perfect for sharing with family and friends. The combination of juicy cherries and rich chocolate chips creates a mouthwatering experience for all.

How to Make Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten, room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 10-ounce bag frozen sweet cherries, thawed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups or line with muffin papers.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, milk, sour cream, melted butter, and almond extract. Stir in cherries and chocolate chips. Add flour mixture and hand stir until just blended.
  4. Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full with batter.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool in the muffin pan for five minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

How to Serve Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Enjoy these muffins warm or at room temperature. Pair them with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee for a delightful snack or breakfast on-the-go.

How to Store Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, freeze the muffins in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Tips to Make Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Avoid overmixing the batter to prevent tough muffins.
  • Use fresh or thawed cherries for the best flavor and texture.
  • Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less sugar according to your preference.

Variation

For a nutty twist, add chopped almonds or walnuts to the batter before baking for extra crunch and flavor.

FAQs

  1. Can I use fresh cherries instead of frozen cherries? Yes, you can use fresh cherries in this recipe. Just make sure to pit and chop them before adding to the batter.

  2. Is it okay to substitute almond extract with vanilla extract? Yes, you can use vanilla extract instead of almond extract for a different flavor profile.

  3. Can I use dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips? Absolutely! Feel free to use your preferred type of chocolate chips for a personalized touch to the muffins.

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