BLACK CHERRY AND DARK CHOCOLATE CHUNK MUFFINS

 

  • Cooking Time: 18-20 minutes
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen dark, sweet cherries, halved
  • 1 (4 oz) bar good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (6 oz) container Black Cherry Greek Yogurt (sub plain or vanilla Greek Yogurt, if desired)
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.; line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, ½ cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Fold in the cherries and the chocolate; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl or measuring cup, combine the beaten egg, butter, yogurt, buttermilk and almond extract. Fold into the flour mixture until just blended, being careful not to over mix.
  • Use a cookie scoop to divide the batter into the muffin cups. Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the tops of the muffins. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops spring back when lightly touched.

Notes

One of my husband's favorite candies has always been a chocolate covered cherry. Here, I've combined those flavors in a muffin!

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