Cherry season! I plan on making at least 6 meals with cherries since I have a huge bag of them. This will be the first. If you hate cherries, well the joke is obviously on you.

Yep. I knew it. I’m not into country music. Nope. I’ve listened to many, many country songs in my day. And used to actually love it when I had a boyfriend many years ago that listened to it incessantly. But after going to the Jake Owen concert, I can say I’m not into country. I mean, don’t get me wrong, he was great. He’s super entertaining, has a great teeth and a really good looking family. But I felt out of place at the concert. It could have been the teenagers dry humping to country music in their cut off plaid shirts or maybe the smell of cow poop in the midnight Greeley air, but it didn’t suit my fancy. I tried, it didn’t work. We even got to go backstage and drink adult beverages with the band, but I still wasn’t into it. We even had to pay a random guy, who turned out to be a band teacher at the local high school, to take us back to our hotel since there are about 2 taxis in the entire city of Greeley. How do college students get home after parties? I don’t get it.

After that delightful experience in Greeley, we went up north one more night to go to a friends house warming party. They have this gorgeous house, huge backyard AND a yellow lab puppy. So Jackson and her went absolutely insane for each other. Meaning Jackson was humping her face half the time, and she let it happen. When he wasn’t humping, they were absolutely adorable. They both were so exhausted but didn’t want to admit it to the other one. So one would lie down while the other one was walking away but quickly get back up if there wasn’t any movement that moved their way. They played, they fought, they tried to hump. They’re pretty much destined to be together. And Jackson even has another doggy date with a different girl puppy tomorrow. This one is a frenchie too. He’s such a slut.

After playing for probably 5 hours on Saturday night, Jackson did NOTHING on Sunday. Along with me and the boyfriend. Seriously, we didn’t do anything. I’m not one to sleep in very long, I usually get to 8am at the latest and it’s usually when I’m sick, but we both slept in until 11am on Sunday. It.Was.Awesome. Then we proceeded to watch as many episodes as possible of Orange is the New Black. And eat waffles. The one productive thing we did was grocery shop. That was it. We completely wasted our Sunday but man was it worth it. I woke up this morning ready to attack the day.

Speaking of attacking the day, guess what’s coming up soon?? Soon we are going to be heading on another book tour!! We haven’t finalized all of our stops yet, but I do know that I will be heading to Houston, Texas on July 15th at 7pm at Blue Willow Bookshop! Where my Houston people at?? Come visit us, grab a book, and bring some questions you have about paleo, cooking, and Jackson. Jackson’s name always comes up at these events.

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Chocolate Cherry Muffins

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  • Yield: 11 1x




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together all dry ingredients in a medium bowl: coconut flour, tapioca flour, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, applesauce, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Add dry ingredient to wet ingredient and mix together until well mixed.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips and fresh cherries.
  6. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop mixture into amuffin tin. My mixture made 11 full muffins.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.

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  1. Kim says:

    Hi, is there nutrition info for this recipe?

    Thanks 🙂

    1. juli says:


  2. Marada says:

    Wow, are these great!!! I didn’t have time to make apple sauce, so defrosted some frozen bananas, which worked great. I also ran out of vanilla, so used spiced rum. Came out fantabulous!

  3. Cindy says:

    My daughter made and LOVED these muffins – finally got her to send me the link – what can I put in these now that cherry season is over – would thawed frozen cherries work?

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  4. Cindy says:

    Thanks for your quick reply!
    One more question – can I use canola oil instead of coconut oil? (I’m on a gluten free diet – but not Paleo)

  5. Dani says:

    I have to say that i am new to this whole paleo thing and I love to read your blog. You are quite the realist and really helps with newbies like me when i am trying to better myself inside and out. Thank you for that!

    So… i made these last night…. HOLY smokes Batman.. by far a favorite and a keeper! Even my 10 year old loves it.

  6. Kristen says:

    I love this recipe! I made these muffins today with a bit of an autumn twist, and used cranberries instead of cherries. They’re delicious!

  7. Lacey says:

    Can dried cherries be used in this recipe or do they have to be fresh? Not familiar with cooking with dried fruit. Thanks!

    1. juli says:

      yep that would work still

  8. Cynde says:

    Delicious! Made with almond flour instead of tapioca and the texture was great.

  9. anstasija says:

    I am making these for a co-worker’s birthday but would love to have some sort of icing on them. Is there anything you can recommend? Thanks.

  10. Kris says:

    Will these freeze well? I would love to have these in the freezer and pull out when I can no longer get fresh cherries! I’ve been told that some paleo baked goods don’t freeze well.

    1. juli says:

      not sure, haven’t tried freezing them myself

    2. Edith-Nicole says:

      Yes! They do freeze well. I just thaw them about an hour before I want to eat them or microwave them for 20 seconds.