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Chocolate Sour Cherry Muffins with Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend

Dried cherries add a tart finish to these rich, chocolaty muffins perfect for a mid-morning treat. These muffins, developed by celebrity chef Marisa Churchill, have 12% fewer calories* and 62% less sugar* than the regular full-brown sugar version. Makes 16 muffins.

Serving size

1 muffin


140 Calories


  • 14 cup (60 mL) canola oil

  • 14 cup (60 mL) dark chocolate chips

  • 1 14 cup plus 1 Tbsp. (325 mL) all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) baking soda

  • 12 cup (125 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 14 tsp. (1.25 mL) salt

  • 12 cup (125 mL) Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend, packed

  • 23 cup (150 mL) dried sour cherries

  • 1 large whole egg

  • 23 cup (150 mL) reduced fat milk

  • 12 cup plus 1 Tbsp. (140 mL) reduced fat Greek style yogurt

  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla extract


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) with a rack in the center position. Line 16 muffin tins with paper liners, and set aside.

  • 2.

    Combine the oil and chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl, and heat over a double boiler, or in the microwave, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate has melted. Remove from the heat and stir. Set the bowl aside to cool for about 15 minutes.

  • 3.

    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend, and dried cherries. Stir all the ingredients together to combine. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the whole egg, milk, yogurt and vanilla extract.

  • 4.

    Pour the cooled chocolate mixture and the yogurt mixture into the bowl with the flour. Whisk the ingredients together, mixing just until combined. Do not over mix the batter, or the muffins will not rise properly. Divide the batter evenly between the 16 muffins tins.

  • 5.

    Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of one of the muffins comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the oven, and allow to cool slightly before serving. Leftovers can be stored, tightly wrapped, at room temperature for up to two days. Leftovers can also be tightly wrapped and frozen for up to a month. To thaw, remove from the freezer and leave at room temperature.

*These muffins have 140 calories and 6 grams of sugar per serving compared to the regular brown sugar-sweetened version which have 160 calories and 16 grams of sugar.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 140
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 190mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 6g
Erythritol 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 0% DV
Vitamin C 0% DV
Calcium 4% DV
Iron 15%