Deliciously chocolaty with a hint of cherry -- yumm-o. Perfect for a sweet morning of breakfast in bed with your honey :)
Chocolate Cherry Muffins - Modified from Kate at Cooking During Stolen Moments
1 3/4 C flour (you can use about 3/4 C whole wheat)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 T cocoa powder
1/2 C brown sugar, packed
1/2 C dark chocolate chips
1 C cherries (fresh, pitted, cut into 8ths)
1 C milk
1/4 C apple sauce
1 egg white
1 tsp. vanilla
Pit, and cut each cherry into eighths. Place cut cherries in a medium-sized bowl.
In a large bowl, combine all of the dried ingredients.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Add to wet ingredients to the cherry bowl, and stir to combine.
Pour together the wet and dry ingredients and stir until just moistened.
Fill lightly greased muffin tins 1/2 - 1/3 full. In my case, I used 6 jumbo muffins and 1 Corningware dish (small... about 2 C) -- so I'd recommend 24 regular-sized muffins.
Bake at 400, for 18-20 minutes or until muffins are done!
YUM! Next time I might add some zucchini too :)
This recipe is linked to Friday Feasts, Chocolate Friday, and Tammy's In-Season Recipe Swap!