Friday, February 7, 2014

Cherry Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins

Hello everyone, so Valentine's Day is fast approaching.  As a food blogger I feel I wouldn't be doing any of my followers or anyone who happen to stumble upon my page any justice, if I did not come up with something for your sweethearts.  Now I came up with this recipe on my daughter's birthday, she's a February baby so she loves all things sweet, all things chocolate and all things Valentine's Day.  She asked for this for dinner, yes she is a child that much prefers dessert for dinner and dinner...... well left for her father lol.  At any rate I will share this recipe with you.  This has some surprising ingredients but if you have followed my blog and or videos and my facebook page long enough, this recipe should be no shock to any of you.  So here we go!


2 cups of prepared pancake mix
1/2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of diced maraschino cherries
1 teaspoon of almond extract (you don't have to use this, I find that it brings out the flavor from the cherries)
2 tablespoons of cherry juice
1/4 cup of chocolate chips
2 eggs
cooking spray
a muffin tin I used a brownie pan from PC but you can use what you have


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Spray your muffin tins and dont worry about lining them you wont need to, unless of course you just want to.  Grab a medium sized mixing bowl and combine all ingredients and mix.  You batter should look like this:  

Now you just spoon in your batter and bake for about 15-20 minutes.  When they are out of the oven serve them up.  I drizzled them with lite maple syrup and dusted the tops with cocoa powder. My kids loved them and my birthday girl was so happy, I was thanked with big syrupy kiss on my cheek and a sticky hug through my hair.  The mess was worth every single second.  

Live, Laugh and Love. 


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