Tuesday, September 23, 2008

PB & J Muffins

Good Morning! Here's a yummy breakfast that the whole family can enjoy. I found this delicious recipe on Baking Bites, a blog I like to lurk at. These muffins feature one of those classic flavor combinations that you just can't go wrong with - peanut butter and jam!

PB & J Muffins
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
6 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (I used creamy, but I want to try it with crunchy as well)
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
approx 1/3 cup jam (I used some homemade apricot jam)

Preheat oven to 375F and line a muffin tin with paper liners (I do suggest using the liners instead of just greasing - the jam could leak out and stick to the tin, making a big mess. Liners are easier, and you can get plain ones that are really inexpensive).

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, peanut butter, eggs and milk until smooth. Pour into flour mixture and stir until just combined.

Fill each cup of the prepared muffin tin about halfway up with batter. Top each with a heaping teaspoon of jam and cover with remaining batter. Each muffin cup (of a standard 12-cup muffin tin) should be filled to the top (I actually prefer these not quite filled to the top - I don't like dealing with spillover. If you have leftover batter, pour it into a greased microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for a few minutes until the top springs back when you touch it. Voila - instant bowl-shaped muffin!).

Bake for 17-20 minutes, until a tester comes out clean and the top of the muffin springs back when lightly pressed. Cool on a wire rack.


Jeanette said...

MMM! I've seen similar recipes but have not tried these yet. I'll have to make some soon.

LisAway said...

Love that Nic at baking bites! I've made loads of her muffins. Mmmmm! Maybe I'll try these, although I'm scared I would leave out the jam and put chocolate in there instead. Mmmmm!

Stephanie said...

Ooh, chocolate-filled peanut butter muffins - now that sounds good! Gonna have to try that. :-)

Pam said...

My son, a huge fan of peanut butter, would love these! I guess I better make them.

Jenny said...

Love the looks and sounds of these muffins! Really nice!

Anonymous said...

Yummy!! This look so good! I will have to try them out! :)

Tina Butler said...

Those look so good Stephanie and so easy. Carson would flip for these his favorite it pb&j sandwiches. I think i will make somr for his lunches.

RecipeGirl said...

Mmmm... I remember seeing these. They'd be a hit in our house w/ the kiddos for sure!

Maria said...

Oh yum! Look at those tasty muffins! I love the classic flavors of PB and J!

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Anonymous said...

I am sooo excited to try this!

Anonymous said...

Oh! My mama used to make these when I was growing up. I hadn't thought about them in forever. I'm going to have to remind her of them.