Muffin Monday: White Chocolate Chip Cherry Muffins


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Stay-At-Home-Chef

I’m assuming there must have been quite a few leftover chocolate chips over at Baker Street headquarters, because this week’s recipe once again calls for a chocolate chip muffin. While last week we tackled Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins, this week we were tasked with Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins from Taste of Home.

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Originally I was planning on making a dark chocolate chip muffin with toffee bits and pecans, but then I remembered about a jar of Morello cherries sitting in my pantry and I immediately switched gears. Just imaging the tartness from the sour Morello cherries combined with the intense level of sweet from the white chocolate chips made my mouth water.

I stuck to the original recipe except when it came to the ‘goodies’. In place of the dark chocolate chips I added 1 cup of white chocolate chips, 1 cup of Morello cherries (I kept the cherries whole in order to allow the fruit to keep its shape during baking), and 1 cup of chopped toasted pecans.

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I loved the flavour profile of these muffins, and would definitely make them again! Next time I would try using a chocolate-based muffin batter, to create more of a black forest cake taste. I would also cut back on the amount of white chocolate chips (1/2 cup would be plenty), as I found it really overpowered the muffin and made them slightly too sweet for my taste.

Happy Muffin Monday!

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