Chocolate Cherry Muffins

January 29, 2014

Chocolate and Cherry got together and got busy.

And out came these muffins.

Yes please.

Then I ate 20 in 3 seconds.

But they were mini muffins made with applesauce and whole wheat flour so I guess it’s ok right?

Needless to say, get your restraining jacket on ladies and gents because these muffins are going to disappear in no time {whether you’re the one who eats them or not!}.

When I make muffins, I always try to change some of the “less healthy” ingredients for healthier alternatives (oil for applesauce,etc). I also like to make mini muffins and freeze them for lunch snacks.

Make’em any way you want but make them! They are delicious!

Enjoy my lovelies!

xo

Alex

Recipe inspired from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/double-chocolate-cherry-muffins/

  • Course:
  • Servings: 40
  • Prep. time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/3 Cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup of white sugar
  • 1/3 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of himilayan salt (or any other salt)
  • 1 Cup of sour cream ( or plain yogurt)
  • 1/2 Cup of milk
  • 1/3 Cup of applesauce
  • 2 extra large eggs, beaten
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Cup of dark cherries (I used frozen but used fresh ones if they're in season!
  • 1 Cup of mini dark chocolate chips

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat oven at 400F.
  2. Put baking paper cups in a mini cupcake pan.
  3. In a mixer bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the centre.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the sour cream (or yogurt), milk, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract in a bowl until evenly blended. Pour the liquid mixture into the well of the dry mixture and stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (took my electric oven 12 minutes).
  6. Wait about 5 to 10 minutes and remove muffins from baking tray and place on a cooling rack.
  7. Store the cooled muffins in an airtight container at room temp.
  • Angie

    These muffins look so tender, and moist.

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    They sure are :)

  • http://www.lacuisinehelene.com/ Hélène Péloquin

    I just discovered your blog, I am in Orleans. I should try your muffins, they look so good. Thanks.

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Hi Hélène! Nice to meet you :) I’m in the west end :) Thanks for the compliment! Have a wonderful day!