Sunday, August 28, 2011

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Muffins

Warm, fresh baked muffins are one of the most enjoyable morning treats. Peanut butter and chocolate is one of the best flavor combinations out there. Warm, fresh baked peanut butter and chocolate chip muffins are, therefore, absolutely heavenly.  Recipe adapted from

2/3 cup peanut butter (1/3 cup peanut butter and 1/3 cup nutella gives them a little more color and is SO delicious)
2 tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
2 eggs
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
1.5 cups white flour
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk (regular skim or whole milk works just as well)
1 cup chocolate chips (1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter chips would be fun to try)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl or stand mixer combine peanut butter and melted butter and stir until well mixed (if you're not using a mixer a whisk works well here).  Mix in sugar, eggs, and vanilla.  Add flour slowly until everything is well will be really dry and crumbly at this point; don't worry.  Slowly add in milk - at this point the texture should be pretty wet and batter-like.  Fold in chocolate chips.

Spoon batter into paper lined muffin cups (using an ice cream scoop to measure and spoon the batter is much less messy than any other method and ensures that all the muffins are basically the same size).  Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

These really are a tasty treat and they're super simple to make.  

I've made these a bunch of times before and they've always come out really well. I'm thinking of doing a super-healthy version of these (wheat flour, less sugar, maybe vegan?) in the future.

What are your favorite breakfast treats?  Do you like sweet (muffins, pancakes, waffles, french toast) or savory (omelets, bacon, sausage) at breakfast?  


  1. ooo I love muffins! These look fantastic. I'm a big fan of a savory breakfast, eggs, bacon, hash browns but I do love muffins! My sorority has a Friday brunch that is to die for!

  2. OMG. Those sound so beyond delicious. I will have to try them!

  3. Those sound SO good! I love to bake, I'll definitely have to try this recipe out sometime.