Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins are jam packed with a wonderful combination of dried Montmorency cherries and chocolate chips.
Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

It’s time once again for Muffin Monday, and this month I decided to share my recipe for cherry chocolate chip recipes which is a bit different from the usual chocolate chip muffin recipes.

The Montmorency cherries in this are just slightly tart, and combined with the deep dark chocolate flavors of the bittersweet baking chips, balance each other nicely. The crystal sugars I used on top are a bit larger than the grain of granulated sugar,  so be careful when substituting there.

The bloggers of Muffin Monday have a nice collection of recipes to share with you this moth, so be sure to continue scrolling past the recipe and see those listed  on the lower portion of the post.

I hope you enjoy these muffins as much as we do!


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Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole milk buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cooled melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons cherry extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 drops red food color (optional)
  • 3/4 cup Ghiradelli dark bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried Montmorency cherries
  • 2 tablespoons Bob’s Red Mill  Sparkling sugar
  • 1/4 cup extra chocolate chips


  1.  Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Stir together ingredients for muffins.
  3. Pour batter into muffin cups lining a 12-cup muffin tin.
  4. Add a few extra chocolate chips to the top and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes.
  6. Cool on wire rack.

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Disclaimer: Dixie Crystals generously provided the sugar used in this recipe but all opinions and content are my own.

12 responses

  1. Chocolate with cherry is a classic, magical combination. Perfect in a tender muffin, Sue. I need to get my hands on some of those Montmorency cherries!

  2. Sue,
    What a delicious combination of flavors! I bet that the darker chocolate is really set off by the sugar crystals.
    I have no idea what kind of dried cherries I’ve got–only that they are from Traverse City, Michigan. How sad is that? I must investigate.


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