These classically flavored red velvet chocolate chip muffins are made with lots of chocolate flavor! A simple treat to start off the morning!
What Is A Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Muffin?
A red velvet chocolate chip muffin is nothing more than a chocolate muffin that has been colored with red food coloring. The muffins are soft, tender, and have an extra fudgy taste that makes you feel like you are eating dessert instead of a breakfast item!
As far as the color goes, I used a whole small bottle of red food coloring. Feel free to play around with this, starting with less and adding more to suit your tastes. Extra food coloring will not affect the flavor, however, the recipe requires so much because the cocoa powder is so intense, the color does not change that easily. I have seen people color food naturally with beet juice, I cannot speak to this as I have never tried it. If you have experience with this, I would love to hear about it!
WHERE IS THE MUFFIN RECIPE?
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How To Make These Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Muffins
These muffins start like any other, with a mixture of cocoa powder, flour, sugar (I use brown sugar for this recipe) and a few other dry ingredients to a large bowl. I whisk together my wet ingredients which include eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, food coloring, and melted butter. The wet ingredient combines with my dry ingredients JUST UNTIL BLENDED. Do not over mix your muffin batter. Overmixing any batter will change the texture and usually not for the better! The last addition is the chocolate chips!
Chocolate Chip Muffins With Butter
Yes, this batter is made with butter. It does have a fair amount of melted butter (1/2 cup) which, combined with the buttermilk should give the batter enough liquid to produce a fluffy, tender muffin. If you want to use vegetable oil, then use 1/3 a cup.
If it’s more red velvet you want, check out: Red Velvet Flourless Cake, Red Velvet Cheesecake Gelato, Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake, Red Velvet Crepes, Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies, and Red Velvet Cookie Cups.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with muffin liners and set side.
- In a bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and food coloring. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir in melted butter. Stir the batter just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Divide the batter between the muffin tins and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool completely before serving.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 324 Total Fat 14g Saturated Fat 8g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 52mg Sodium 387mg Carbohydrates 48g Fiber 2g Sugar 27g Protein 5g