Healthy Cherry Chocolate Muffins

Healthy Cherry Chocolate Muffins

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Step by step Ingredients and Directions
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In a medium mixing bowl stir together the following wet ingredients just until combined.

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*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

*1 Egg

*3/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt

*1 teaspoon Vanilla

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Sift together the following dry ingredients into a medium bowl
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*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

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Add and stir the dry mixture 1/3 at a time to the wet mixture until incorporated.

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Stir in the following cherries and chocolate chips
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*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.

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Makes 12 muffins.

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Bake muffins in a 425*F oven for 5 minutes then another 15 minutes at 350*F.

Or until tooth pick comes out clean.

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Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

 

Enjoy!

Lindy

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Crumble

I like a lot of crust crumble with my strawberry rhubarb crisp, so I hope you do too!

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Crumble

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Crumble Topping and Crumble Crust
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*1 1/2 cups Old Fashion Oats

*1 1/3 cups White Whole Wheat Flour

*1/2 cup shredded Coconut

*1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar

*1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt or Sea Salt

*2 teaspoons Cinnamon

*3/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt

*1/2 cup Cold Butter, cubed small

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Combine all of the above ingredients in a bowl except for the cold butter until ingredients are evenly mixed. Then add the cold butter cubes, cut in the cubes with a pastry cutter until crumbly.

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Use 12-14 Ramekins, about a cup each or 9×9 square pan or similar pan. ( I used 8 ramekins and 1  (6 cup) baking dish.).

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Add 1/2 of the crisp crumble to the bottom of each baking dish/ramekins evenly distributed.

Strawberry Rhubarb Filling:

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*3 cups sliced Strawberries

*2 cups sliced Rhubarb

*Zest and Juice from 1 Orange

*1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract

*1/2 teaspoon Almond extract

*2 tablespoons Corn Starch

*4 drops Red Food Coloring

*1/3 cup Honey

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Mix together in a small bowl orange zest and juice, vanilla extract, almond extract, corn starch and food coloring. Then add the honey and whisk until combined.

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Pour the orange mixture over sliced strawberries and rhubarb in a medium bowl. Lightly stir together until all the strawberries and rhubarb are coated.

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Add the fruit mixture on top of the crumbled crust(s).

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Top each ramekin/baking dish again evenly distributed.

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Bake strawberry rhubarb ramekins in a 350*F. oven on baking sheet 30-40 minutes or until golden browning occurs.

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Bake strawberry rhubarb baking dish in a 350*F. oven 50-60 minutes or until golden browning occurs. (Depending on the baking dish size.)

Enjoy!

Lindy