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Chocolate Chip Muffins with Maraschino Cherries
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Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins  are deliciously moist muffins loaded with chocolate chips and maraschino cherries and topped with a sweet cherry-flavored glaze.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword easy muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 346kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract


  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons cherry juice
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place 12 paper liners in a muffin pan.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Whisk together the egg, milk, and vegetable oil in a large glass measuring cup or a bowl.
  • Drain the cherries, saving the liquid for the glaze.
    Chop the cherries up.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until mixed.
  • Add in the chocolate chips, pecans, cherries, and almond extract and stir to combine.
  • Divide batter evenly between the 12 cups.
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until they feel firm when you press down on top of them.
  • Let cool while you make the glaze.
    Whisk together all the glaze ingredients in a bowl, thin with milk if it is too thick.


Calories: 346kcal