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Mav’s Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mav's cherry chocolate chip muffins - pink cherry muffins with chocolate chips on a heart plate and baking sheet

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These cherry chocolate chip muffins are delicious, sweet and the perfect amount of pink for Valentine’s Day or a cute brunch.

It seems like cherries are having a moment right now aren’t they? I love anything cherry flavored and so do my boys. Since February is the month of sweets, I wanted to make a little pink treat to make them feel special.  I decided to add some chopped maraschino cherries to a basic muffin recipe to make a sweet pink muffin. Maverick, my youngest, saw me in the kitchen and he came right over to help as always. He had the idea to of course add chocolate chips so that’s why we call these Mav’s Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Here’s my little cute helper and future chef himself.

Mav's cherry chocolate chip muffins - boy sitting on counter next to Kitchen Aid helping bake

The combination of cherry and chocolate is just decadent. These cherry chocolate chip muffins are great in the morning or as a little afternoon pick me up with a cup of coffee.  Serve for Valentine’s day to show your loved ones how much you care or at a fun brunch or tea party.

Get the recipe below.

Mav’s Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 jar (10z) of maraschino cherries, drained, stems removed and chopped.
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

 

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2.) Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners or spray with baking spray.

3.) In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

4.) In a smaller bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vegetable oil and almond extract.

5.) Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix together.

6.) Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips.

7.) Fill muffin cups with batter about 3/4 cup full.

8.) Bake for about 15-17 minutes (I like to put a toothpick in the center and if comes out clean then they are done) then remove and let cool.

Mav's cherry chocolate chip muffins - pink muffins with chocolate chips on a heart plate

Enjoy!!!!

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Mav's cherry chocolate chip muffins - pink cherry muffins with chocolate chips on a heart plate and baking sheet

Mav's cherry chocolate chip muffins

These cherry chocolate chip muffins are a sweet treat and the perfect amount of pink for Valentine's Day or a cute brunch.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 10 oz jar maraschino cherries drained, stems removed and chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners or spray with baking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vegetable oil and almond extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix together.
  • Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips.
  • Fill muffin cups with batter about 3/4 cup full.
  • Bake for about 15-17 minutes (I like to put a toothpick in the center and if comes out clean then they are done) then remove and let cool.
Keyword baked goods, cherry, chocolate, muffin

 

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8 Comments

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    Esme Slabbert
    February 4, 2024 at 12:39 pm

    Muffins and maraschino cherries, oh my hat. You have a cute little helper.
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    Jennifer Wise
    February 5, 2024 at 9:19 am

    Your chef helper is so cute. 🙂 I LOVE the cherry-chocolate combination. This sounds delicious! Pinning to save and share. Visiting from the Love Your Creativity link party.

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    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    February 6, 2024 at 4:39 pm

    That is one really cute helper!! And the muffins don’t look too bad either! Yum! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Have a wonderful week.

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    Joanne
    February 7, 2024 at 5:08 am

    These look delicious!

  • Reply
    Donna Reidland
    February 7, 2024 at 9:31 am

    My mom used to make a cake that sounds very similar. But I love the idea of the muffins!

  • Reply
    Joanne Viola
    February 7, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    This sounds like a recipe I want to try! Thank you for sharing it!

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    February 20, 2024 at 11:21 am

    5 stars
    Thanks so much for your awesome post. We have featured your post at Full Plate Thursday, 681. I sure hope you will come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    Wendy McMonigle
    February 21, 2024 at 1:33 pm

    5 stars
    These look delicious, and I adore your little helper.

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