Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Summer vacation has arrived, which means I need to up my game with the baked goods around here! Kids burn a lot of calories playing outside, and they are hungry when called in for lunch. These Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins are sure to be a hit!

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups flour

3/4 cup oats

1/4 cup sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 egg, beaten

3/4 cup skim milk

2 tablespoons oil

1 cup pitted cherries (fresh or jarred)

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

WIN_20150505_160516Directions

Step 1) Line a dozen standard size muffin cups with foil liners (preferable), or grease the muffin cups well.  Do not use paper liners, as they will stick.  Set aside.

Step 2) Combine all dry ingredients and mix well.

WIN_20150505_160842Step 3) Combine egg, milk, and oil in a separate bowl and mix well.

Step 4) Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until moistened.  Don’t get carried away… it’s OK if the batter is a little bit lumpy!

Step 5) Gently fold in cherries.

WIN_20150505_161447Step 6) Fill muffin liners or muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 18 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool for a few minutes, and enjoy!