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Soft and flavourful chocolate cherry oat muffins with hemp hearts, sweetened with fruit! Great snack recipe for healthy kids:)

Chocolate-cherry & hemp-heart oatmeal muffins (sweetened with fruit)

  • Author: Kendra (tiny tummy tales)
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 11 mins
  • Total Time: 26 mins
  • Yield: 30 mini muffins 1x


Soft and flavour packed, these fruit sweetened chocolate cherry muffins are loaded with whole grains and healthy fats for a a filling, nutritious breakfast on the go or snack!


  • 1 ¼ cups oatmeal (ground in blender)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 2 T hemp hearts
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  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 6 dates (softened)
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup milk (dairy or unsweetened alternative)*
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  • 1 cup chopped cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips, optional (dairy free if necessary)


  1. Pulse oatmeal in the blender until it resembles a gritty flour.
  2. If dates are not soft, place them into a bowl of hot water for 30 minutes before using.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  4. Line a mini muffin pan with liners (aluminum or parchment paper liners work best) or grease pan well.
  5. Add all dry ingredients into a medium bowl and mix well.
  6. Add coconut oil, dates, almond extract, eggs, applesauce, and milk into a blender and blend until smooth.
  7. Pour blended mixture into a well in center of the dry ingredients.
  8. Mix gently just until no dry ingredients are noticeable.
  9. Fold in cherries and chocolate chip.
  10. Scoop into greased or lined mini muffin pans.
  11. Add extra hemp heart ‘sprinkles’ to decorate the tops!
  12. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.


*A 2% or creamier dairy milk OR a creamy based non-dairy milk (cashew or coconut) create a wonderfully soft/moist muffin

  • Category: Muffins