Chocolate-Cherry Muffins


Come for the bittersweet chocolate and dried cherries; stay for the healthy serving of oats, nut butter, and yogurt that will keep you going all morning

Chocolate-Cherry Muffins
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 muffins


  • cup all-purpose flour

  • cup whole wheat flour

  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons regular rolled oats

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup almond butter or peanut butter

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • ½ cup dried tart red cherries, chopped

  • cup chopped bittersweet chocolate

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and/or flax seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. In a large bowl stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, 3/4 cup of the oats, the brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. In another bowl whisk together eggs, yogurt, almond butter, and oil. Add yogurt mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Fold in cherries and chocolate.

  2. Spoon batter into muffin cups. In a small bowl stir together remaining 2 tablespoons oats and the seeds. Sprinkle oat mixture over batter.

  3. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack 5 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.


Place cooled muffins in an airtight container. Cover and store at room temperature for 3 days. Or, freeze up to 3 months. To reheat, remove bake cups if silver or gold. Wrap a frozen muffin in paper towels. Microwave on 50% power (medium) for 1 minute or until warmed through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
11g Fat
29g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 247mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 8g
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 115mg 2%
Folate, total 23.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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