Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins: A Delightful Treat

Hello, fabulous bakers! It’s me, Gwen, and I’m super thrilled to unveil another of my treasured recipes today. Get ready for the tantalizing cherry chocolate chip muffins!

These delightful bites carry a unique sentimental value for me, taking me back to the carefree summer afternoons dedicated to cherry-picking in my grandmother’s vibrant garden.

The lush, ripe cherries mixed with the luscious, melting chocolate chips make these muffins an absolute delight to devour. As you prepare a batch of these divine muffins, I invite you to distribute them among your loved ones.

They’re a splendid means to forge precious memories together! Now, let’s jump right into this mouthwatering recipe and commence crafting those delicious memories together!

The Amazing Perks of This Recipe

What I appreciate most about this cherry chocolate chip muffin recipe is its utter simplicity! This recipe is a breeze for bakers of all expertise levels, offering straightforward steps and consistently brilliant outcomes.

The blend of succulent cherries and decadent chocolate chips (or chunks) offers a pleasing harmony of flavors.

The cherries provide a pop of natural sweetness coupled with a hint of tartness, while the chocolate chips form little wells of heavenly meltiness throughout the muffin.

These muffins are not just jam-packed with taste, but they’re also suitable for a multitude of settings. Relish them as a splendid breakfast delight, a pampering snack, or a gratifying dessert.

They also make a wonderful contribution to any get-together, whether it’s a laid-back brunch with buddies or a joyous holiday festivity. With this recipe, there’s always a perfect moment to savor these delectable muffins!

cherry chocolate chip muffin.

Crafting Your Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 °F and place liners or grease the wells of the standard-size muffin pans. Non-stick cooking spray can also be used if that is what you have on hand. Then, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and set aside.

Step 2

In a separate medium bowl, beat together the egg, milk and butter. Once they are combined, add the contents to the first bowl which contains the flour mixture you set aside previously.

Use a spatula to combine the two mixtures, and then begin to introduce the cherries and chocolate chips.

Step 3

Fill the greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Spread the mixture evenly between all the muffin wells. Then, bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

Tips For Success

  • Be gentle when mixing the batter. It’s important not to over mix, which can result in tough muffins.
  • If using frozen cherries, do not thaw them before adding any to the batter. This will help maintain their shape and prevent the batter from becoming too diluted.
  • For an extra touch of sweetness, you can sprinkle a bit of coarse sugar on top of the muffins before baking.
  • Make sure to cool the muffins on a wire rack to prevent them from becoming soggy on the bottom.
Cherry Chocolate Muffins

Prepping Cherries for Your Muffins

To ensure the most scrumptious muffins, picking the right cherries is crucial. Hunt for firm, rotund cherries exhibiting a rich red hue and glossy skin. Bypass cherries that appear soft, shriveled, or bear any imperfections.

Fresh cherries typically make their appearance in the summer months, but feel free to use frozen cherries when they’re out of season.

There are multiple ways to incorporate your cherries. They can be added as whole, halved, or finely chopped. If you choose to use whole cherries, remember to remove the pits first.

You can accomplish this with a cherry pitter or manually with a knife. Simply make a cut in the cherry and extract the pit. I recommend slicing them in half or chopping them for optimal results.

Maraschino cherries are also an option, but ensure they’re well-drained and cut into small pieces. The taste will differ, so if you’re not a fan of this cherry variant, it’s best to steer clear.

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gwen Xavier
Combine cherries and chocolate chips for a muffin that is light enough for breakfast but sweet enough for dessert.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Muffins
Calories 280 kcal


  • 4 Cups Flour All Purpose
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Cherries
  • Red Food Coloring (Optional)


  • Preheat oven to 425 °F and place liners or grease the wells of the muffin/cupcake pans.
  • Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the egg, milk and butter.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just moistened.
  • Add in a few drops of red food coloring should you desire a pink look. (optional)
  • Fold in cherries and chocolate chips to the muffin mixture.
  • Fill the greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full and bake for 18–20 minutes. 
  • They are ready when a toothpick comes out clean. 
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Gwen Xavier

Gwen Xavier, the culinary genius behind Finding Sanity In Our Crazy Life, initially crafted her food-focused website out of a necessity to find joy in cooking. Over the years, her relationship with the kitchen transformed from a mere duty to a fervent passion. Today, Gwen shares a variety of recipes on a daily basis, curating meals that cater to diverse tastes and family preferences, proving that cooking can indeed become a love affair!

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