Red Velvet Muffins for Valentine’s Day

Cooking with Kids

These red velvety muffins are soft, tender, and have an extra fudgy taste that makes you feel like you are eating dessert instead of breakfast. Red is the color of Valentine’s Day
so use a whole small bottle of red food coloring.  Feel free to play around with this, starting with less and adding more to your preference.

You Will Need:

⅔ cup cocoa powder
2 cups flour
1 ¼ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
¾ cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 bottle red food coloring
½ cup melted butter
1 cup chocolate chips

What to Do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with muffin liners and set aside.
2. In a bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and food coloring.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir in melted butter. Stir the batter just until combined. It is important to avoid overmixing the batter!
5. Fold in chocolate chips.
6. Divide the batter between the muffin tins and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
7. Allow the muffins to cool completely before serving.
8. You can drizzle a little melted chocolate or chocolate frosting on top of the muffins or sprinkle them with a little powdered sugar to look pretty.

References:

Recipe from lemonsforlulu
Photo by Stephanie Felzenberg

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