Homemade Cherry Chip Muffins

Breakfast is so easy when you give these homemade Cherry Chip Muffins a try! Also great for the lunch box or snack and ready in less than 30 minutes! So light and fluffy with cherry chips in every bite!

Muffin on wire rack

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Muffin cut in half on a plate

This recipe was revised, photographed and updated 7/2023.

Cherry chips are available all year round. If you can't find them at your local grocery store, they are available to order on Amazon here!

Had I known of this untapped goldmine sooner, we would have started enjoying these tasty grab and go breakfast muffins a long time ago. It wasn't until I recently found some cherry chips in the Easter section at my local grocery store, and with cherry being one of my favorite flavors, this recipe practically made itself.

This family friendly breakfast is not only tasty and affordable, it takes less than 30 minutes to make! Although regular sized chips work too, we used mini cherry baking chips so each bite was full of chips. 

These Cherry Chip Muffins are not just for breakfast either. It is great to have such a budget friendly snack or lunchbox treat that kids can't wait to eat! 

Planning ahead? This kid friendly delight is freezable too! And if cherry chips aren't your thing, you can substitute any flavor chips. We absolutely love peanut butter or butterscotch!

If you're a fan of muffins, but are wanting something a little different, then you'll have to try this recipe for Cruffins! It's essentially a muffin shaped croissant and SO delightful!

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What are the ingredients in this recipe?

Muffin batter in a bowl.

  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • sugar
  • salt
  • eggs
  • milk
  • canola oil
  • vanilla extract
  • mini cherry chips

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

  • To freeze: Just place them in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. However long it takes for the muffins to become frozen solid. Then you can individually wrap them in aluminum foil to avoid them sticking together, then place them in a Ziploc bag. If you do not want to individually wrap your muffins, just set them as one layer in a Ziploc bag, squeezing out any air prior to closing, and place them in the freezer. I would suggest double bagging the Ziploc bags in this case, to avoid freezer burn. When you are ready to enjoy again, let these tasty treats thaw naturally at room temperature and then microwave them for approximately 30 to 45 seconds depending on the power level of your microwave, or heat in the oven at 400°F. Baking them for 10 to 15 minutes and once again you have soft, moist muffins. 
  • It is not recommended to make the batter in advance because the baking powder becomes activated when the liquids are added. They will not rise as they should if made in advance.

Muffin cut in half with butter.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

Cherry Chip Muffins

Cherry Chip Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Author: Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Line muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. 
  4. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir until combined and smooth, about 15-20 turns with a mixing spoon
  5. Then stir in the cherry chips. Spoon batter into muffin cups. 
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  7. Store in an airtight container.


Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

These muffins can be frozen. Wrap cooled muffins in freezer wrap, or freezer bags. Store up to 3 months.

It is not recommended to make the batter in advance because the baking powder becomes activated when the liquids are added. They will not rise as they should if made in advance.

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Muffin on a plate with cherry chips.

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  1. Wow, what a wonderful find!! If I'm not mistaken, that's the Tunnel of Fudge Cake on the cover. I remember very well the year it won...Mom immediately bought the ingredients (and the Bundt Pan!) so she could make it. We loved it, and made it many times. She and I always looked forward to the Bakeoff every year, to see what the contestants came up with. Thanks for a great post! Oh and where do you find cherry chips?

    1. Oh wow! That's awesome. It looks like a delicious cake! I found the cherry chips in the Easter section at my local Walmart, otherwise they are available on Amazon, or maybe your local grocery store chain! Thanks for stopping by, Debbie! :)

  2. Being on a muffin kick is definitely a good thing in my world! YUM :)

  3. I've never tried cherry chips - but these definitely make me want to!

  4. It has been a long time since I've had a cherry chip, and I don't even know if I could find them anymore? Except maybe in a food co-op? Your muffins look yummy!

  5. Cherry chips, I have never heard of such a thing! I am so excited for the introduction and to try them is these muffins!

  6. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

  7. These muffins looks so good Sheena. I love those old books, have a couple of boxes of them....

  8. ooo I've never used cherry chips, how fun! And Awesome that you found that old book....what a great find!! Emily

  9. You had me at cherry :) This looks yummy! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

  10. These look yummy Sheena! My kids would love these!

  11. oh yum! i will have to look for cherry chips :)

  12. These look so amazing!! The color makes them so pretty!!


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