Time: 25 minutes + 20 minutes baking
2 cups plain flour
1 cup caster sugar
¾ cup chocolate chips
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup plain yoghurt
½ cup milk
½ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup chocolate chips
Muffins are a great thing to bake with little chefs. There are loads of fun steps they can get involved with – from measuring and mixing, to spooning the mixture into the cases. The kids loved how much these rose in the oven, and we all enjoyed eating the chocolatey deliciousness of course!
Preheat your oven to 200C and prepare a muffin tin
Get your toddler to line a muffin tin with cases or grease every corner of it with oil and butter if you have no cases to make sure the muffins don’t stick.
Mix the dry ingredients together
Get your child to measure each of the dry ingredients (2 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, ¾ cup chocolate chips, ½ cup cocoa, 1 tsp baking powder) in turn and add to a large mixing bowl.
Give it a good mix.
Whisk the wet ingredients together
Add the vanilla extract (1 tsp), egg, yoghurt (1 cup), milk (1/2 cup)and vegetable oil (1/2 cup)to a separate mixing bowl.
Whisk it all together until it is well combined.
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
Get your child to help you add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl and mix it together just enough so you can’t see any more flour. It’ll still be a little lumpy but that’s fine.
Bake the chocolate muffins
Spoon your mixture into your muffin tin/cases. If you let your kids help with this step be prepared for a bit of mess! I let the kids half fill up the cases then finished it off myself so there was an even amount in each muffin.
Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. They’re ready when a toothpick or skewer poked into the centre comes out clean.
Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing and leaving on a wire rack to cool completely.