Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins.

Soft & fluffy strawberry muffins with chocolate chips and a chocolate drizzle. A perfect way to treat yourself in the morning!Chocolate Covered Strawberry MuffinsMy weekday granola bar breakfasts get old after awhile.  Sigh. Don’t get me wrong, I love a wholesome Lara Bar (Cherry Pie is my favorite flavor!) with my morning coffee and banana, but nothing starts my day like a fresh-from-the-oven, fluffy & soft muffin.

And when chocolate’s involved, I practically shoot out of bed.  Is there a better way to start your day than with anything that includes chocolate chips?  Not in my book. ;)

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins by sallysbakingaddiction.com

Ever since I made my Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon-Sugar Muffins one Sunday morning last month, I’ve been dying to get in the kitchen after a long workweek and create a similar chocolate-y muffin.  While today’s muffins don’t have Nutella, they certainly aren’t shy of any chocolatey goodness.

And what goes better with chocolate than juicy strawberries?  Peanut butter comes to mind, but I wanted to take full advantage of the fresh, bright red ripe strawberries I recently got at the market.  Chocolate & strawberries are a match made in heaven, am I right?

This weekend, I took a basic sour cream muffin recipe from my Cooks Illustrated: The New Best Recipe cookbook and subbed the blueberries for strawberries and chocolate chips.  Sour cream makes these muffins ultra moist, soft, and very very fluffy.  They are very light in both color and texture.  I love the tenderness sour cream adds to muffins; I prefer my muffins light as opposed to dense and cakey.  Cake can be saved for dessert.

The full tablespoon of baking powder in this muffin recipe had me curious.  Quite certainly sounds like a lot, right?  Well, much to my surprise there is no bitter flavor noted at all with the excess baking powder. Rather, the full tablespoon of baking powder gives these muffins a nice lift and a high, pretty domed top like you see in bakery style muffins. Love that!

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The batter is super thick in this recipe.  So thick, that you’ll almost feel as if you did something wrong.  It took a hefty amount of elbow grease to mix the dry ingredients in with the wet.  Remember to fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Do not over stir or overmix, as doing so will create a heavy, tough, and crumbly muffin.

The chocolate drizzle is completely optional.  I felt it added a beautiful something extra to these guys.  And, of course, more chocolate is obviously necessary.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins

 Needless to say, my weekend delivered one sweet breakfast.  And dessert. And maybe a snack, too.  Trust me, you won’t  be able to resist these muffins any time of day either.

 

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins

Soft & fluffy strawberry muffins with chocolate chips and a chocolate drizzle. A perfect way to treat yourself in the morning!

Yield: 12-14 muffins

Ingredients:

Muffins

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoon (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 and 1/4 cups sour cream (I used light sour cream - regular or nonfat would work too)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries (thawed frozen would work too)
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 3 Tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 Tablespoon butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Line 12-cup muffin tin with liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg until the yolk & white are combined and light-colored. Add the sugar and stir until the mixture is thick. Add the melted butter in 2 or 3 additions, whisking slowly to combine after each addition. Add the sour cream and whisk until JUST combined. Do not overmix.
  3. Add the strawberries and chocolate chips to the dry ingredients. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients in 2 or 3 additions, carefully folding after each addition. Stir until the batter comes together, but try not to over mix. The batter will be very, very thick.
  4. Spoon the batter into prepared muffin tins. Fill the tins all the way to the top. Not 2/3 or halfway filled, ALL the way to the brim. Bake at 425F for 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350F and continue to bake for 20-22 more minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. While the muffins are cooling, prepare the chocolate drizzle by melting the chocolate chips and butter in a shallow bowl. Stir, then drizzle chocolate over cooled muffins.
  6. Makes 12-14 muffins. Muffins taste best served the same day. Muffins remain fresh up to 4 days, covered, at room temperature. Muffins may be frozen. Drizzle with chocolate right before serving

adapted from the Cooks Illustrated: The New Best Recipe cookbook

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78 Responses to “Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins.”

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    Kateposted July 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    YUM! These look and sound fantastic and are getting bookmarked.

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you Kate!

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    Nora Yasayposted July 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Can’t wait to have this tomorrow, look sooooooo good!! Thanks for the recipe. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks Nora! I hope you made and enjoyed them!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chefposted July 29, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    oooh these look so decadent!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted July 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    That chocolate just pops out and makes me want one of these sooo bad! Stunning Sally!

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?!posted July 29, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Gosh these look good! Strawberries and chocolate together in muffin form sounds like perfection to me. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you Colleen!

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    Luv What You Doposted July 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Yummy! I love strawberry bread and just made my first banana strawberry bread. Can’t wait to try adding in some chocolate!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted July 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I do love how light and fluffy these muffins look!!! In fact they are down right gorgeous looking. And strawberry and chocolate gets an A+ from me for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack:-)

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you Jocelyn! They are super fluffy, I’m glad the camera captured that! I loved reading your blueberry danish recipe!

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    Jen @ Savory Simpleposted July 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    These muffins are gorgeous! I would eat them over a granola bar any day.

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girlposted July 29, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Sally, these are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Your photos are always so stunning! I agree, muffins definitely top my list for a special breakfast treat, and with chocolate and strawberries, you can’t go wrong.

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Wow, thanks for the photo compliment Ashley! I think yours are beautiful too.

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    Back For Secondsposted July 30, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Once again we are totally on the same page…we poth posted chocolate and strawberry recipes tonight! I guess we crave the same things :) i love that top picture! These look super yummy, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! We do crave the same things. Loved reading the recipe for your strawberry cookies today.

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishesposted July 30, 2012 at 12:58 am

    oh…my…goodness….yummmmmy

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted July 30, 2012 at 2:10 am

    These are SUCH gorgeous muffins, Sally! And I am so glad that you’ve actually baked something from your new cookbook– that cookbook is worth it’s 900 weight pages in gold, right!

    I read the recipe a few mos ago and noted the full tbsp in their batter but they also said, not bitter. And after seeing these, want to make them! Good field report about the Thick batter..and to not be alarmed. So are they your fave muffin of all time?

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      the thick batter had me VERY worried that the muffins would be heavy and dense, which is not at all what I think a muffin should be! And I have you to thank for recommending my new favorite book to read and study. :)

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    Lisaposted July 30, 2012 at 4:15 am

    I don’t eat them for breakfast, but Lara’s Cherry Pie bars are amazing! They definitely work as a healthier cherry pie “fix.”
    My husband should like these muffins, since he doesn’t like the way the chocolate breaks apart when he bites into my chocolate covered strawberries!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      I don’t like how the chocolate easily falls off either! But I accept it. Choc strawberries are too good to pass up! Thanks Lisa. :)

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweetsposted July 30, 2012 at 8:15 am

    These are gorgeous Sally. I would totally hop out of bed for one (or 5) of these!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you Aimee! And thank you for linking up to my cheesecake bars today :)

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    gemgemgoesglobalposted July 30, 2012 at 8:18 am

    these look so delicious!! :D love strawberries ^^

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      I’m a strawberry addict, thanks!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted July 30, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Tall, fluffy muffins per Sally standards? I know they’ll be amazing. Plus chocolate + strawberry–looks like you and Steph from Back For Seconds teamed up in your flavors today! Who can blame you, chocolate and strawberry rule!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks miss Hayley! I agree, chocolate + strawbs are da bomb haha ;)

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    Taylor Buscemiposted July 30, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I just made these and they turned out DELICIOUS! My new favorite muffin! I did use full fat sour cream, which made them super duper moist. The only thing that seemed different was that mine were a little more browned on top, even though I cooked them for 5 minutes less than you stated. My rack was in the middle position…but maybe I should have had it lower? Idk…and idc…they were still cooked perfectly! I was worried that the muffins would be too thick and dense after seeing the batter, but they turned out fluffy and had the most PERFECT texture…everything you could possibly imagine a muffin to be! I used fresh strawberries too, which made them even more incredible. I ate mine warm with whipped cream, and my dad gobbled a couple down too(: These will be on my blog soon! Don’t worry…I’ll definitely give you credit. Thank you for such a yummy treat to start off my day!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Hey Taylor! Did you turn the oven down to 350F after baking for 5 mins at 425F like the recipe states? Definitely keep them on the middle rack, but try lowering the temp to 325 for the last 20-22 mins of baking. I am SO glad you enjoyed them though! I wish I had whipped cream over the weekend, what a nice pairing!

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      • Taylor Buscemireplied on July 30th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

        Yes, I did lower the temperature…but I did it at like 5 minutes and 30 seconds because I forgot for a moment…if that makes any difference. I’m so glad I enjoyed them too! I’m gonna try making these with white chocolate chips and/or vanilla chips next(:

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddictionposted July 30, 2012 at 9:50 am

    These muffins would definitely get me out of bed in the morning!! Love the chocolate drizzle on top!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      the chocolate drizzle really added something extra! Plus, it made them pretty :) Thanks Jessica!

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    Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italianposted July 30, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Oh my Sally, these would get me out of bed like a shot! Love muffins (they fall in my cake category) and I could eat these all day.

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      I’m a sucker for muffins too, Donna! Thank you!

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    Lizzieposted July 30, 2012 at 10:42 am

    BEAUTIFUL, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks Lizzie!!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch}posted July 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Sally these are gorgeous! I love when fresh fruit is in a baked good and then covered in chocolate… I gotta get on these asap!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks Laurie! I know you love choc covered pretzels as much as I do, but chocolate covered strawberries is up there on my list too :)

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    Julie @ Table for Twoposted July 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I love how chock full of strawberries this has!!! These are gorgeous and love that it’s topped with chocolate!! A winner in my book ;)

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted July 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I heart baking with strawberries and these muffins are perfection!

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    Laura Dembowskiposted July 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I love how light and fluffy these look, Sally. They look like they are just amazing. I don’t think there’s a better breakfast than a muffin and a perfectly ripe banana. That’s what gets me going every day.

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    • Sallyreplied on July 31st, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Thank you Laura! they are very fluffy! Take out the chocolate and you have yourself one killer strawberry muffin :)

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    Ashton @ Something Swankyposted July 30, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    This basically looks like the most perfect breakfast EVER!!!

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    Chelseaposted July 31, 2012 at 11:36 am

    These look soo pretty! I love muffins for breakfast. Can’t wait to try!

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    Emily @ ItBakesMeHappyposted July 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I love this idea, I need to make some now!

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    Reeniposted July 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Chocolate and strawberries are a delectable combo! I love them in these muffins Sally! They look so soft and scrumptious!

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    Betsyposted August 18, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Made these this morning for friends who are staying over for the weekend. Big win!! My subs that I used were homemade yogurt instead of sour cream (just didn’t have sour cream on hand) and mini semi-sweet chips instead of milk chocolate chips. Thanks for posting this winner recipe!!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 18th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Homemade yogurt? I am so impressed! SO glad you enjoyed them Betsy! I love these muffins. :)

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    Gabiposted March 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Just made these and they are absolutely amazing!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 10th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      mmmm I love these muffins Gabi! Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed them as well.

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    Barbaraposted March 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Hi Sally! I was just wondering if mango or kiwi can be used in this recipe?

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    • Sallyreplied on March 30th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      yep, they sure can. I bet either would be wonderful in this muffin recipe. Enjoy!

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    Kellyposted April 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Hi Sally! I made these tonight and used fresh raspberries instead of strawberries and semi-sweet chips and they turned out perfectly and taste absolutely heavenly! Next time I make these I might try either strawberries or raspberries again with white chocolate chips. Thank you for such a delicious recipe :)

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    • Sallyreplied on April 7th, 2013 at 5:37 am

      Adding white chocolate chips sounds wonderful! And raspberries too of course. :) Enjoy!

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    Nancyposted May 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    The muffin was sooooo moist and delicious, adding the chocolate chips and strawberries took it over the top ! BTW, I LOVE your recipes and website. Thanks, ooodles =;)

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    • Sallyreplied on May 6th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      So happy you made these! I love them with all that chocolate drizzle. Thanks for reporting back, Nancy!

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    Ellenposted May 12, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I just made these for Mother’s Day! I was worried when I realized I didn’t have sour cream, but I subbed plain Greek yogurt and they are absolutely divine! Every time I make something off your site, I just want to make more. Everything is completely fabulous :) Thanks for all your hard work!

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    • Sallyreplied on May 12th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Hi Ellen! Thanks for reporting back about them. :) Greek yogurt is always a good sub for sour cream.

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    Katieposted July 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Hi! Just made this and they turned out good but too salty, but I added just as much salt as you said though… Great recipe and great website!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 15th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      I’m not sure, Katie. I think these are very sweet muffins. Thanks for trying them!

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    Rebeccaposted September 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    These look amazing, would it be possible to freeze them?

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    • Sallyreplied on September 8th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      Yep! You can freeze them before drizzling with chocolate. They freeze well up to 2 months.

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    Katherine Nicoleposted January 26, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Oh my goodness those look absolutely wonderful! They look like they would be a delicious and festive Valentines Day treat too! Thank you for sharing this recipe! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 27th, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Yes! Perfect for the upcoming holiday. Thanks Katherine!

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    Cindyposted March 2, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Just made these and everyone loved them! Mine were a bit darker than the picture but were still soft inside and had the most delightful chewy outer edge that we all considered a plus! After starting the recipe I discovered I was out of sour cream so I used what I had…Yoplait Blended Coconut greek yogurt. Wow. Fabulous tasting muffins. I am a huge fan of Watkin’s Vanilla Nut extract and I added a big splash of that. And, just because I had them already I added one Hershey’s Drop candy (milk chocolate) in the top of each muffin…looked like a big chocolate button on each one. They looked pretty and my husband and son agree they taste fantastic. In fact, my husband said they were some of the best he’s ever had! So thank you for a wonderful recipe! They are divine!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 3rd, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Wonderful. Thanks for reporting back, Cindy! Always happy to hear when my muffins are a hit!

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    Lizposted April 6, 2014 at 3:31 am

    I baked them this morning for my hard working crew.
    So moist, so juicy, not too sweet but perfect !
    I added 1 1/2 c of strawberry chunks and got 23 medium muffins.
    They loved them.
    Love your recipes!
    Thanks so much

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    Cristyposted April 8, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Just took these muffins out of the oven!! My house smells scrumptious! Taking them to a retirement breakfast in the morning ! They sure look and smell delish :) thanks for the recipe!!!

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    Rebeccaposted April 13, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Excited to try another on of your muffin recipes. The chocolate raspberry jumbo muffins have been such morning saver for our family. I wanted to know if you have tried to bake these, jumbo style. I have extremely active kiddos with healthy appetites and the jumbo size is what they prefer for grabbing on the go. Thought I’d ask before I attempt. Thanks.

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    • Sallyreplied on April 14th, 2014 at 5:34 am

      Hey Rebecca! I have never attempted these in the jumbo size – the time would be considerably longer. Close to 25 minutes, I’m sure.

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      • Rebeccareplied on April 14th, 2014 at 9:51 am

        Couldn’t wait Sally. I’m eating one right now, jumbo-sized! I will bake it longer than 20 minutes next time and a couple of them needed it. So worth trying!

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    Felicia M.posted May 15, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    These were DIVINE! I just made them last Sunday for Mother’s Day and was asked the next day to make them again for our youth Seminary class as a end of the year treat. They were a hit! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Kristinposted June 12, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Since I have made these muffins four times since Valentine’s Day I thought I should let you know how absolutely delicious they are. I follow your recipe except I use greek yogurt in place of the sour cream. My muffins alway come out more “rustic” on top when your muffins appear to have a very smooth top. Do you think this happens due to the greek yogurt being much thicker than sour cream? Just curious…I plan to use sour cream in my next batch to see if this is the difference. Thanks for a great recipe!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 12th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      I would say so – using full fat sour cream makes them a little more tender and soft, in my opinion. So glad you enjoy Kristin!

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