Saturday, October 11, 2008

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Now let me preface this entry by saying I never bake unless it is for an event, occasion, etc. I love baked goods and having them around the house is far too tempting for me. Plus I truly prefer cooking over baking. But, when I saw this recipe the other day I decided to break my own rules and bake just because. This recipe was so easy to make and I had all of the ingredients on hand so I figured why not!

They were really yummy! If I were to make them again I wouldn't use the light butter- I feel it did compromise the taste a little bit. Unfortunately it was all I had in the house so I used it. But they were still very good!

Now when I made these I had a little bit too much dough for 12 muffins. I had just bought silicon baking mats the night before so I thought this was a great excuse to try them out! I ended up with 12 muffins and 5 cookies/scones. Let me just say, if you don't have silicone baking mats they are great!! You put it on top of your baking sheet and you no longer need parchment paper, cooking spray, etc. I'm so glad I bought them last night! Here is a picture of the cookie/scone that I made with the extra dough:

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
6 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled (I used light butter because it was all I had in the house)
½ cup peanut butter
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
¾ cup chocolate chips (I used the mini chips because once again, it was all I had in the house)

Preheat oven to 375°. Line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, peanut butter, eggs and milk until smooth. Add in the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide batter evenly between prepared muffin tins, filling each to the top.

Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. These are delicious. Cathryn and I are enjoying them right now.
    Thanks for another great recipe!