Dark Chocolate and Cherry Scuffins!

Last week I was craving cherries for some strange reason. So when I went to Trader Joes I picked up frozen cherries and dried cherries to satisfy my craving. I was brainstorming some baking ideas because baking on the weekends = my kind of fun. 🙂

Then I thought about the Healthy Irish Soda Bread Muffins that I made and decided that I could replace the raisins with dried cherries and add in dark chocolate. Since they aren’t Irish Soda Bread, not super sweet, but in the muffin shape, I decided to name them: Scuffins- Scones + Muffins!

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*For the Full Recipe check out this link for details of steps and ingredients. To make my Scuffins, just replace the butter for applesauce (I used about half a cup- or use butter!), one package of Trader Joe’s Dried Cherries instead of raisins, and as much Dark Chocolate Chips as you want (because who measures the chocolate chips? 🙂 )

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I first mixed the dry ingredients.

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Then added the wet to the dry. I actually poured a little more buttermilk in at this point to make it more moist. *Note my dad said I should have added maybe a tablespoon or two of canola or vegetable oil or maybe coconut oil which could have made them more moist (try it and let me know how it goes)!

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They were delicious fresh out the oven! Keep them in a closed tight container. I suggest toasting them or putting them in the microwave before enjoying again.

I also suggest toasting them and smearing Nutella all over them 🙂 :

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Enjoy!

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