cherry chocolate chip oatmeal muffins
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Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

Cooks in 25 minutes Difficulty Easy 0 comments

Muffins are one of life’s beautiful inventions, and these cherry chocolate chip oatmeal muffins prove it! I can never seem to keep muffins around here for more than a day. Which goes to show how much they are loved.

When I found myself with too many frozen cherries, I asked myself, What could I make? Cherry and chocolate are such a classic pairing, so why not in a muffin? These dense yet fluffy muffins are the best grab and go energy boost. Packed full of good for you oatmeal so you can feel a little less guilty indulging.

Cherry and dark chocolate chips make this recipe sing. Dark chocolate chips offer a deeper, more intense cacao flavor, which offsets the tart sweetness of the cherries. The crumb of these muffins is dense yet fluffy, with a good amount of moisture to keep them fresh longer. But I promise they won’t last long!

Making a Batch of These Delicious Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins!

First, we are blending our oil and sugar together. I think I love that muffins use oil over butter. One, oil is fairly cheap compared to butter, and two, it creates a really spongy texture when used in baking. Over the years, I have subbed out a lot of butter in favour of both my waistline and pocketbook. Don’t be afraid to test your favourite baking recipe with this switch; you may be pleasantly surprised by how tasty the results are. From there add in the egg and mix well.

When you’ve got that done, you blend the dry ingredients in another bowl. Then you can simply add the wet oil, sugar, egg mixture ingredients in on top and mix. As the mixture will be dry add in the milk next.  This is going to look kind of like oatmeal porridge! It’s time to add the dark chocolate chips and the cut up cherries. Mix it in well enough to distribute it but not so much as to dye the entire bowl of batter red/pink.

It’s time to get them ready for the oven. I like to fill my extra large muffin tins to the brim. The only time I don’t is if I am worried that they will spill over and stick. These cherry chocolate chip beauties aren’t that kind, so fill away! Your oven should be preheated to 400°F. Yup, it’s a hot oven! You can see that the high temperature baked the muffins to a perfect golden colour. I admit I have been baking so long that my nose tells the time more than my clock. But if you need to time them, it takes roughly 20–25 minutes.

You know what? I bet these delicious muffins are going to be gone faster than you can worry about how to store them. However, if you do need to store them, make sure it’s in an airtight container. These moist oatmeal muffins are perfect for school or work lunches too!

Your Questions Answered:

Can I make these muffins using a different fruit? You sure can. I think any drier fruit would work like peaches, plums, or even apple. I would stay away from anything that has too much water in it as the batter is so thin already.

Can this be doubled?  Another reason I love muffins so much is you can in fact double most muffin recipes without running into issues. Just be sure to keep all your ingredient ratios correct.

Can I freeze these? Absolutely! However you will want to be remember that the fruit will take on moisture during freezing that may make them a little more moist when thawed.

cherry chocolate chip oatmeal muffins

Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

Amber Bondar
These cherry chocolate chip oatmeal muffins are so moist and spongy! The dark chocolate chips is a classic pairing for the frozen cherries making them truly delicious. Enjoy as a school lunch idea or work coffee break snack!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 12


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Muffin Pan


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ¾ Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • ¼ Cup Oil
  • 1 Cup Cherries halved or quartered
  • 1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips


How To Make Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Muffins

  • Mix the oil and sugar together well.
  • Next add the egg and blend well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to another bowl and blend well.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  • Add milk in as you mix the dry into the wet mixture.
  • Blend everything really well.
  • Add in the dark chocolate chips and cherries. Mix until well distributed but not so much as to dye your batter completely.
  • Bake in 400℉ oven for 20-25 mins. or until golden brown.

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