Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins with a Cherry Sauce

I have always loved the combination of fruit and chocolate. When I was a child and was given a box of chocolates, I would take a bite of each one and set it back if it wasn’t filled with the taste of orange or raspberry or cherry. Looking back, I am sure hoping those boxes of chocolate were mine alone or else someone got a fun surprise when they opened the box and saw that they all had a bite out of them. Reminds me of Goldilocks and the Three Bears….except it would go something like this, “Someone’s been eating my chocolates!” πŸ˜‰

From the mouth of my mom when she tasted these: mmmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmmm. That does a girl’s heart good when someone moans their delight the entire time they are eating! πŸ™‚

She said, “All’s I can say is WOW!! That was the most scrumptious breakfast I’ve ever had!”

When I asked her if she would ever guess that these are gluten free or don’t have refined sugar in them, she said, “It never would have crossed my mind.”

The final words from my mom, “I am saving the rest for lunch!” πŸ™‚

How could I not bring something my mom loved so much to Fiesta Friday?! Of course I had to make an extra batch for you all, because mom won’t let me give away the rest of hers! πŸ˜‰

Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins with a Cherry Sauce

  • Servings: 12 muffins
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*Created by Lori @ Creating Beauty in the KitchenΒ 


  • 2 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey + 1/4 for the sauce
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 10 fresh red cherries + 11 for the sauce
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Wash and chop up the cherries.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ingredients in another. Combine the two, mixing well.
  • Add in the cherries and chocolate chips.
  • Use liners or grease a muffin pan.
  • Pour the batter 3/4 of the way full in each slot.
  • To make sauce, blend the 11 cherries with 1/4 cup honey (I ended up with extra sauce).
  • Pour sauce over the top of each muffin.
  • Cook for 25 minutes.

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77 thoughts on “Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins with a Cherry Sauce

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  2. These looks so delicious Lori! I love the combination …yum! When I was little though, I was just the opposite …I would put the fruit ones back because I wanted only the chocolate or coconut filled! Haha …we could have swapped out πŸ˜‰ Happy FF!

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  3. Such pretty looking muffins, love cherries with chocolate, such a classic combination. your recipe looks really good, will definitely try for myself.
    I love the name tags πŸ˜€
    Happy Fiesta Friday. πŸ™‚

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  4. Ummm….I didn’t see the “Nancy” name tag in the first photo, Lori. You just set mine aside, right? Hahah…these sound like some serious deliciousness…great flavor combo! I think I understand why your mom preferred not to share. πŸ™‚

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    • Ah, how I have missed your wonderful comments Nancy!! That wouldn’t have been such a great idea if I had put some of your names on the tags! And of course when I say “some” I mean Nancy and some others. πŸ˜‰β€οΈ


  5. I’m with your mum – mmmmm!!
    Lori, do you know if these would work just as well with rice flour –
    though I’ve been wheat free for years, I don’t really understand how the different flours work – can you shed any light??!
    I’ll be trying this recipe anyway – how can we resist such a recommendation!
    Happy FF!
    Emma πŸ™‚


    • Hi Emma! You know, I’m not sure. I can’t use rice flour so don’t know anything about it. You could use coconut flour ( though I’m not a fan), you would just need to add a lot more eggs. If you try the rice flour let me know how it comes out!


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  7. hey there, reblogged this to save, am going to a dietician to see how i can change my diet with the kids etc, got checked for Coealiac disease but apparently iam ok, so thats good but def something going on, i did cut out wheat for a bit and things did seem good, just hard with children etc around to keep it going. How are you? x


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