Cherry Chocolate Protein Muffins Recipe

by Melissa Chichester

Who can resist the mouth-watering combination of chewy dried cherries and rich chocolate?

Plus, the secret ingredient is the “icing”—a sweet treat that seeps into the muffins after baking, keeps them moist, and adds a touch of sweetness.  Enjoy for breakfast or a snack.


Cherry Chocolate Protein Muffins

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 muffins


  • Muffin Pan






  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a muffin pan with liners.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, hemp seeds, protein, and baking soda. 
  • Mix gently until ingredients are combined. Add the eggs, avocado oil, and milk, and mix again. 
  • Spoon the batter into the muffin cups.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes (stick a fork or toothpick in the center while baking to determine when they’re done).


  • Mix melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and cacao powder in a small bowl.
  • When the muffins are finished, let them cool for 15 minutes, and drizzle a small amount of the icing onto each muffin.