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Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

"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 muffins


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 321 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • ginamariefitmom
    Jun 14, 2016

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

  • jennjames1992
    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
    Jan 1, 2014

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

  • Ivorydragon
    Mar 5, 2012

    No comment left

  • Sexy Senior
    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
    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
    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 :)