Muffin Monday Cranb Peach Choc


I was debating what kind of muffins to make today. I had peaches from the market, and I wanted to see how they’d pair with cranberries … and then I thought… why not lets add some dark chocolate chips.


  • 1 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup hot Water
  • 1 cup diced fresh Peaches
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup softened Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Skim Milk
  • 2 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tea Salt
  • 3/4 Tea Baking Soda


1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees and prepare muffin cups.

2. Put the Dried Cranberries into the water and let soak for 5 minutes.


Drain the cranberries and set aside.

3. In a large bowl combine the softened Butter and Sugar, then add the Egg. Work until the batter is smooth.

4. In a large measuring cup combine the Sour Cream and Skim Milk.Add it to the Batter.

5. In a smaller bowl measure out the flour, Salt and Baking Soda. Stir to combine, then add it to the batter.

6. Gently stir the Cranberry and Peach into the batter.


Cranberries, bottom of picture, and Peaches, top of picture just before they are gently stirred into the batter.

7. Fold in 3/4 cup of  Chocolate Chips. (Reserve the rest of the chips for the next step.) (OK you can eat one chip, but don’t tell anybody.)

8. Divide evenly into muffin cups (my batter actually made 13 muffins.) Divide the remaining Chocolate chips and place on top of the muffins.

9. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until tops are golden brown and the toothpick test confirms that they are done.

10. Take out of the oven and let rest 5 minutes before removing from muffin cups. Since these have Chocolate Chips on the top let them cool another 5 minutes before eating.

Muffins fresh from the oven.

Muffins fresh from the oven.

I think the Peach/Cranberry combination is a hit. And the Dark Chocolate is an extra bonus.

Milk is optional.

Milk is optional.


About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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