When I used to be little, I had a factor for chocolate-covered cherries. I’m not likely positive the way it began—nobody in my household likes chocolate cherries, so I don’t know the place I first had them. But man, did I like them. While my brothers would get Sour Patch Kids or Razzles (keep in mind Razzles?!) from the sweet retailer, I’d go to the fancypants chocolate counter and get two or three chocolate cherries.
Now that I’m older, I can’t stand these chocolate cherry cordials. They are waaaay too candy for my tastes. But I nonetheless love that mixture of chocolate and cherries—simply not all of the added sugar. Since I’m on a little bit of a muffin kick these days, I assumed I’d attempt making chocolate cherry muffins. I’ve had half a bag of dried cherries sitting within the pantry since October, so it was time to make use of them up! And I had the entire different components readily available too, so these muffins have been simply meant to be.
Unfortunately, I’m nonetheless studying in relation to baking, and I burnt them. They weren’t so burnt that they have been inedible, however they did find yourself being a bit of bit dry, particularly on the underside. I’ve adjusted the time on this recipe so when you make them, I don’t suppose they’ll burn for you—I had mine within the oven for 20 minutes. Other than the entire burnt backside factor, these muffins have been tasty. With the chocolate and cherries, they style decadent, however they’re nonetheless wholesome. Okay, possibly not wholesome—healthier. Healthier than a typical muffin and definitely more healthy than these sugary chocolate cherry cordials I liked in my youthful days.
Whole Wheat Chocolate Cherry Muffins
These chocolate cherry muffins style decadent, however with Greek yogurt, dried fruit, and entire wheat flour, they’re good for you too.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 17 minutes
- Total Time: 32 minutes
- Yield: 12 muffins
- 1 cup entire wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- half of tsp baking soda
- 1/four cup cocoa powder
- three/four cup packed brown sugar
- 1 (6 oz) container plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/four cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- half of cup dried cherries
- 1/four cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray or fill with paper liners.
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa powder in a big bowl, whisking till lumps are gone.
- In a medium bowl, mix sugar, yogurt, canola oil, and egg.
- Add moist combination to flour combination and stir till moistened. Fold in cherries and chocolate chips.
- Divide combination evenly into muffin cups. Bake for 15–17 minutes or till toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clear.