Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
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Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

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"I made these yummy muffins for my husband, who considers himself a muffin expert, and he polished off four of them in one sitting," Joanne Minke writes from St. Petersburg, Florida. "It's a good thing the recipe only makes six!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup halved maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 321 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, oil and extract. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cherries and chocolate chips.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 6 muffins.
Originally published as Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins in Cooking for 2 Spring 2007, p31

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ginamariefitmom User ID: 8878826 249429
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2016

"amazing!!!! i had used almond milk and vegetable oil and they were so so good!!!"

jennjames1992 User ID: 4270599 122155
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"AMAZING.. I've been making this exact recipe for years, its still my husbands super favorite! Thanks for keeping it around! PS keeps nice in the freezer!"

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 96318
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"My daughters LOVED these! Made these during the holidays. Maraschino cherries are always a favorite."

Sexy Senior User ID: 5455074 163852
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"Yummy!! I used mini chocolate chips which was just the right amount of chocolate to balance out the cherries. Right size for one or two."

skyeyes User ID: 3152760 149651
Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"My mother-in-law found this recipe first in TOH's Cooking for Two. Now she has my husband and me hooked on them!"

jmrw2 User ID: 4390381 164254
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"These were a big hit! My husband isn't big on maraschino cherries, but that was just fine - more for the rest of us :)"

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