Chocolate Cherry Yogurt Muffins

Chocolate Cherry Yogurt Muffins

These muffins have the much loved and oh-so-delicious flavor combination of rich chocolate and sour cherries, and only take a few minutes to throw together – all the while only using one bowl to make them!

The funny thing is, whenever I’m at a cafe, I never order muffins. They’re usually dry or don’t have enough fruit. But the fact is, I love making muffins at home, and have found that my favorite muffins are all made with yogurt, so I’m going to say I’m definitely on to something!

I’m going to be so bold to say that these are my new favorite muffin, with a close second being these Blueberry Cherry Muffins with a streussel topping – also made with yogurt!

These muffins are also perfect to grab-and-go, or perhaps a pack along for a picnic? See my post here for the Creamy Italian Herb Pasta Salad you see in the picnic image below.

How to pack a picnic

Chocolate Cherry Yogurt Muffins
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Cook time
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Serves: 24
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Egg
  • ¾ Cup Stonyfield Reduced Fat Vanilla Yogurt
  • ½ Cup Milk (I used Skim)
  • ¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1½ Cup Fresh Sour Cherries (can be found in freezer section)
  • ¼ -1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line two muffin pans with liners.
  2. In a bowl mix all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, chocolate chips and cocoa powder).
  3. Then add all wet ingredients except the cherries and stir, only until everything is combined (if you over stir you will have tough muffins).
  4. Lastly, fold in the cherries, then fill each lined muffin cup ¾ the way to the top. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips on the top of each muffin. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and transfer to a cooling wrack, then enjoy!

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Showing 12 comments
  • cheri

    Love one bowl recipes, these look and sound delicious Phi!

    • Sweetphi

      I do too Cheri, the one bowl recipes always leave me smiling because they’re such a breeze to clean up! Thanks for commenting!

  • Reply

    You are so right, muffins at a cafe are always dry and who knows what ingredients they add to them. Did you know that the blueberries in Dunkin Donuts muffins are not even real? These however look fantastic, chocolate and cherries are one of my favorite combos.

    • Sweetphi

      Oh goodness, I did not know that those weren’t real blueberries, but it doesn’t surprise me, it’s sad isn’t it? I love using fresh ingredients! Thanks for commenting, the chocolate cherries combo is so amazing!!

  • mademoisellegourmande

    Chocolate and cherries! Soooo good!

    I love recipes that go in two steps. Combine this, add that and you are done. Perfect. :)

    • Sweetphi

      Recipes that are super simple are my favorite as well, and thanks for commenting :)

  • huntfortheverybest

    they look yummy!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you! They definitely were yummy :)

  • Jean Pavlovic

    I think yogurt is the secret ingredient that makes muffins moist and tender.

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you for commenting Jean, I totally agree, a muffin made with yogurt is just so moist and delicious! I even find that they get moister overnight!

  • Victoria

    I am going to have to try these!


    • Sweetphi

      Thanks girl, let me know how they turn out, they are super yummy :)

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