Friday, March 15, 2013

chocolate cherry muffins

Adapted lightly from this recipe, which is genius.

1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c white sugar
1/4 c cocoa powder
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/3 c canola oil
1 egg
1/3 c milk (I used skim)
1 t vanilla
1/2 c plain yogurt (fat-free works fine)
1 c cherries, cut in half (I used those jarred morello cherries from TJ's)
1/2 c chocolate chips (more! I used chunks, and they were good.)

Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly oil a 12 cup muffin tin.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, mix the oil, egg, milk and vanilla together. Pour the wet into the dry and use a wooden spoon or spatula to gently stir everything together.

Fold in the yogurt, cherries and chocolate chips. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes clean.

Let sit in the tin for 5 minutes and then use a knife to loosen the muffins, remove from tin and let cool on a wire rack.

Makes 12 muffins.

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