Monday, April 8, 2013

Banana Peanut Butter Muffins




We have one less child living with us. As I had mentioned in one of my past posts' our daughter Krista has graduated from college and found a job about 2 hours away. So this past weekend she was home for a visit and I couldn't resist baking her something to take back to her new home.

She is a breakfast person like I am; one of those people that can eat the minute their feet hit the floor. So I like to make something like muffins or scones that will freeze well and won't need to be eaten after a couple of days or they go bad.

Krista is a big fan of peanut butter and so I thought it would be fun to find a recipe for peanut butter muffins. I found a recipe that not only included peanut butter, but also banana, chocolate chips, and cinnamon. The combination of ingredients was a little intriguing to me. I decided on making this recipe, because I wanted to see if the ingredients would all blend together to make something tasty, I wasn't quite sure on the cinnamon.

I decided to change it up a little too; I decided to change out some of the all-purpose flour for some whole wheat and half the chocolate chips for some peanut butter chips. I did take one little sample of the muffins to satisfy my curiosity, I was amazed how well the flavors blended together. Krista was happy with them and hopefully she will enjoy them in the coming days.



Banana Peanut Butter Muffins (Source: Adapted from Baked Perfection)
Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1 tablespoon flour
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Grease or line muffin tins.
In a large bowl mix together 1 cup of all-purpose flour and wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In a second bowl beat together the mashed bananas, peanut butter, sugar, vanilla, egg, and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture with flour mixture just until combined. In a small bowl mix the chips with the 1 tablespoon of flour (this will prevent the chips from sinking). Stir the chips into the batter. Spoon batter into the muffin tins fill to 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
(Note: The muffin batter I found was a little thicker than the average muffin batter, but that will be fine).



13 comments:

  1. These muffins look delicious and healthy!

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  2. Hi Dawn, this muffin look delicious. Banana and peanut butter are great pairing. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  3. I'm going to e-mail this to my mom as a hint. PB and bananas are staples for me!

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  4. Oh yum, your muffins look and sound delicious!

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  5. I bet she was very thankful to get these delicious muffins!

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  6. What a lucky daughter! These look great and I think the flavors would be awesome together.

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  7. My husband will love this muffin...banana and peanut butter in one of his favorite combination.
    I sure would love to have one for breakfast.
    Enjoy your week Dawn :)

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  8. Banana, peanut butter and chocolate...a super comfort combo! Love these muffins, Dawn.

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  9. Peanut butter and anything is so yum but i've never had it in muffins. I wonder if it might work with mixed nut butter. These sound great!

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  10. Cinnamon is such an interesting spice - it blends in ways you wouldn't think (and other times doesn't work at all). These sound terrific - loads of protein in all that peanut butter - perfect to keep one going all morning! Good stuff - thanks.

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  11. What a beautiful colour they are.

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  12. Mmm... I made these today and was really impressed with their flavour. I did use cocoa oil instead of butter. A lovely, moist muffin!

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