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
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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 muffin equals 321 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 194 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g 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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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!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

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

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."

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!"

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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