Chocolate & Cherry Muffins


The combination of sour cherries and rich luxurious chocolate in a healthy muffin almost too good to be true! Bake a batch of these when you’re in the mood of pampering yourself with something so tasty that it should be naughty…


Please note: I’m currently on a Whole30, so the only sweetening in these muffins is the dried sour cherries. As a result, the muffins are not very sweet, but instead rich in chocolate with a sweet burst of sour cherries here and there.

If you like your muffins sweeter, add in honey or maple syrup until the sweetness of the batter suits your taste better.



  • 1/2 cup dried sour cherries
  • 1/3 cup raw cocoa powder
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp cocoa butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Dozen pecan nuts to garnish
  • (Optional: honey or maple syrup to sweeten)



Preheat oven to 175C.

Mash bananas on the bottom of a bowl. Add whisked eggs, coconut oil, coconut cream, vanilla extract and mix well.

Combine dry ingredients (except cherries) in a separate bowl, making sure that cocoa powder and baking soda are both well mixed throughout.

Combine all ingredients together. If the dough feels too thick, add a little more coconut cream, until desired consistency.

Divide muffin mix into 12 muffin cups and garnish each with a pecan nut half.

Bake for 15-26mins, or until done. A good test is to stick in a toothpick – if it comes out perfectly clean, your muffins are done!



  1. Hi Tanja…these choc & cherry muffins are AMAZING….I made them to satisfy my chocolate cravings…is weird how cutting out carbs has made a significant impact on my sugar cravings, weird but good !! I am going to double the recipe as these little treats are just so delectible, delightful yum yum yum they just hit the spot. thanks again xx julie

  2. thanks for sharing your recipe! I am always looking for new recipes, to bake, eat and writte in my blog…and your recipe looks great, I love chocolate and cherry,…perfect combination.

    I will try it soon, maybe I will add some cinamon also,…one of my favourite spices.:-)


  3. Just curious as to what the calorie count would be per muffin …. Thanks Kerry

    • Hi Kerry,

      Paleo isn’t about calorie counting, so we don’t really even attempt to count those for our recipes. All baked nut-based goods are calorie dense, so I’d keep them as occasional treats only.



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