Healthy Cherry Chocolate Muffins
Step by step Ingredients and Directions:
In a medium mixing bowl stir together the following wet ingredients just until combined.
*1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Applesauce
*1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
*1/3 cup Brown Sugar
*1/4 cup Honey
*3/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
*1 teaspoon Vanilla
Sift together the following dry ingredients into a medium bowl:
*1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract
*1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour, sifted
*1/2 cup Pastry Whole Wheat Flour, sifted
*1/2 cup Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder
*1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
*1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Add and stir the dry mixture 1/3 at a time to the wet mixture until incorporated.
Stir in the following cherries and chocolate chips:
*3/4-1 cup pitted, quartered Fresh Dark Sweet Cherries, like Bing
*1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips, optional topping
**12 cup Muffin Tin sprayed with cooking spray, no paper liners needed. Fill each muffin tin cup 2/3-3/4 full. Use a plastic knife to remove muffins from tin.
Makes 12 muffins.
Bake muffins in a 425*F oven for 5 minutes then another 15 minutes at 350*F.
Or until tooth pick comes out clean.
Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction