Chocolate Chip Cherry Muffins

One of my favorite things to do while I was living in New York City was to go out for brunch on the weekends. Brunch in NYC can be quite the affair. Crowds line up outside of their favorite neighborhood spots and are willing to wait for hours as long as they get to have their go-to eggs benedict or banana pancakes. We lived on the upper east side and we spent many Saturdays and Sundays at Sarabeth's sipping on mimosas and enjoying baskets of their famed muffins and homemade jams...Ah, how I miss those brunches!

I had some bing cherries that I needed to use and some leftover chocolate chips from my Toffee and Chocolate Chip Cookies so I thought what better way than to make chocolate chip cherry muffins for the weekend. Now I don't know if I would say that these are as good as Sarabeth's, but I bet that it had something to do with the company (my old roomies) and the NYC hustle and bustle of the city that made Sarabeth's muffins seem so tasty at the time. So neither of us might be having a New York City brunch this weekend, but make these muffins and have some eggs benedict and I assure you that you will be so very happy that you did.

 You Will Need:
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup diced bing cherries, de-stemmed and pit removed
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Here We Go:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, cane sugar, baking powder and salt
  • In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, oil and extract
  • Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients just until moistened
  • Gently fold in cherries and chocolate chips
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups or greased muffin pan half-way full
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean

Makes 9 Muffins
Happy Feasting!


Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I know exactly what you mean I use to go there too all the time! I think you did a fantastic recreation! They look great!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking colourful muffin haven't had this combination with cherry before

Joanna said...

Yuuuuum! Chocolate and cherries go well together! You should try them in cookies!

The Harried Cook said...

I love muffins! These look and sound yummy... Never tried chocolate and cherry together in a muffin, but it sounds delightful! Thanks for sharing :)