Cherry Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins

45 mins Cook
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Autumn is here and now you have loads of berries in your freezer. What do we do with all those frozen berries at the bottom of your freezer in Autumn? What is there that you can do with all these berries? There are many great recipes out there and all over the internet, but I have the one right here that is going to become your favourite go to treat. This muffin is loaded with oats, cherries and even chocolate chips. What makes this muffin so special is the tart cherry taste mixed with the sweetness of the chocolate. Bake some oat muffins!!! Comforting in its simplicity, with a cherry sourness but dulled with the buttery taste. The texture is thick like a muffin and is sweetened with agave. 

These oat muffins are light and fluffy. The absence of processed sugar makes this completely healthy. I added a little bit of flour to this recipe but you can go oatmeal all the way.

I was cleaning out my fridge this weekend and saw a bunch of frozen cherries and berries leftover from the summer. Thought of throwing them away completely, but since I embraced the ‘save the earth’ cause, I am wasting less food. I kept these in an air tight box an I would be breakfasting and launching on them throughout the week!!!!


These muffins are even considered to be healthy as there is no processed sugar in here. I did add some flour into the recipe, but you could use just the oats for the entire portion. These muffins are perfect with no glaze on them. The Agave makes them sweet, combined with the cherries and the chocolate there is the perfect amount of sweet.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is agave?

Agave is a sweetener that comes from plants that grow in warm climates. It has been used medicinally for generations.

  • Which is better to mix flour and oats or just use the oats?

Personally, I prefer using some flour in the recipe. But, I know of many people who use just the oats.

  • Can I use white chocolate chips?

Of course you can! That would brighten up the muffins also. The flavor is still chocolate, so there is no change in flavor.

  • Can I use any berries?

You can swap out the cherries for another berry. I created this recipe to be able to use that supply that I still have in my freezer.

  • How do I store these muffins?

After they have cooled, place them in a container with an airtight cover. They can also be placed into ziploc bags.

  • Can I freeze these muffins?

When they have cooled completely, they can be placed into an airtight container. They will last in the freezer for 3 months.

  • How do I store the muffins?

They can be kept at room temperature on the counter, as long as you keep them in an airtight container.

Cherry Chocolate Chip oat Muffins

prep time
20 mins
cooking time
45 mins
total time
1 Hour 10 Mins



  • 1 Cup Oats

  • 1/2 Cup self raising Flour

  • 2 Eggs

  • 100ml Agave

  • 100ml Milk

  • 100ml Melted Butter

  • 1 Cup Seedless Cherries

  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder

  • 1/2 tbsp Baking Soda

  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence



Preheat the oven to 150C


Mix the oats, melted butter, eggs, agave, milk and vanilla essence in a bowl until properly combined.


In a separate bowl make the dry ingredients mix by whisking the flour, baking powder and baking soda.


Mix the dry and wet ingredients.


Add Cherries and Mix Properly


In a 12-hole muffin tray, line each hole with a cupcake case and fill with the batter.


Bake for 45mins

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