Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins- These pretty little muffins are perfect for Valentine’s Day, but they are so yummy you will want to serve them all year long!
Chocolate chips for breakfast are always a hit at my house. We also love toasted oat chocolate chip muffins, chocolate chip scones, and chocolate chip pancakes.

 tasty Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins
I love cherries, chocolate, and almonds, so I really like these muffins. Of course, you can substitute pecans or walnuts, or just leave the nuts out altogether.cherry-chocolate-chip-muffinsThe granola adds fiber (who doesn’t need that!) and also makes them more filling. I love the way they look with the pretty pieces of cherry peeking out.
Recipe for cherry chocolate chip muffinsI was planning on storing some in the freezer for another day, but my family scarfed them all up. Next time I think I’ll make a double batch!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yield: 15 to 18 muffins

Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hearty muffins with granola, almonds, chocolate chips, and maraschino cherries.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup granola
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries

Instructions

Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Beat together egg, buttermilk, oil and vanilla in a small bowl. Add to dry ingredients with nuts and chips. Stir just till moistened. Fold in cherries gently.

Fill greased or paper lined muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes. Cool in pans for about 5 minutes before removing to cooling racks.

cherry-chocolate-chip-muffinsYum!

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