Last week, one of our neighbors gifted us with a large bag of dried cherries. I love dried cherries and while I could easily eat them all straight from the bag, something tells me that might not be the best idea. So instead, I’ve been looking for creative ways to use them in other dishes.
The first obvious choice for me when deciding how to use these was baked goods, specifically muffins and breads. Here is the result of one of those experiments. The results were so good. These muffins are a great breakfast treat, but they are also sweet and chocolatey enough that they can double as dessert.
Chocolate Cherry Muffins
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 14 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients, including the chocolate chips and dried cherries.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, egg and vanilla. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until completely moistened and combined.
- Pour about 1/3 – 1/2 c. batter into greased or lined muffin tin. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the muffins are done.
This post is being linked to:
- Recipe Swap at The Grocery Cart Challenge.
- Hooked On… at Hooked On Houses
- Food On Fridays at Ann Kroeker’s