Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Pretty much as soon as I made my Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. Which is weird, seeing as I'm not a huge muffin person. But there was just something inside my head insisting that my new peanut butter would be fantastic in a muffin. With bananas. Which aren't exactly my favorite fruit. Odd again.

But I made those muffins anyways. And even stuck some bananas in there for good measure -- I mean it is a breakfast food after all, might as well get some fruit in there. While they were baking all I could smell was the peanutty goodness coming out of my kitchen. I might have drooled a little.

Let me tell you, it was painful letting these beauties just sit there cooling. Mocking me. Then I ate one. Ha, take that muffins. I'm not sure I'll even tell the hubby I made these, just bury them deep in the freezer for me to eat at my leisure. Now that, my friends, is an excellent idea.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Original Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter*
2 tablespoons cold butter
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 medium ripe bananas, diced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line (or grease) a muffin tin; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, or two knives, cut in the peanut butter and butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Stir in the milk. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until all the ingredients are moistened. Gently fold in the bananas.

Fill the muffin tin about three-quarters full. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Makes: 14 muffins

*You can substitute regular peanut butter here with 2 ounces dark chocolate melted and stirred in.

The only thing I would really change if I made these again would be to add a bit more chocolate. The peanut butter and banana flavors come across so strong that the subtle nuance of the chocolate tends to get a little lost. And really, it's not like you can go wrong with more chocolate. :)

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 265Calories from fat 117
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13.1g20%
Saturated Fat 3.4g17%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 436mg18%
Total Carbs 32.4g11%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g8%
Sugars 14.1g
Protein 7.7g
Vitamin A 3%Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 7%Iron 25%


  1. These look really tasty and I love the pictures! Also, I think that your rating system is such a great concept. There are so many things that don't make it onto my blog cause they pretty much aren't that great but I love how you put it regardless but then give your honest opinion - awesome idea!

  2. Droolworth pictures. :) Beautiful job on these muffins...looks like a great breakfast or snack item.

  3. Those are amazing! Oh my lord....the combination is like the best ever! I cannot tell you how much I love peanut butter and chocolate and then add banana? Perfection. Beautiful pictures too!

  4. Chocolate, peanut butter and banana.... wow!! I've never seen chocolate peanut butter, and if I do see it I'd better not buy it because that would not be a help with my waistline. Nicely done!!
    We make something like this and add a handful of mini chocolate chips, love that too!

  5. OK, see? Now I really need to make that dark chocolate peanut butter of yours that I've had my eye on all week!

  6. Such an amazing use of your chocolate peanut butter! Now you've got me wanting to make both recipes!

  7. These muffins look amazing! I love the chocolate peanut butter in here too. Yum!

  8. Everything about these sound amazing. You should totally be hiding these in the back of the freezer :)

  9. I bet the addition of just a few chocolat chips would make these perfect!

  10. I love muffins instead so I am ready to get some chocolate peanut butter and make them! Beautiful pictures!

  11. Chocolate - PB - Banana...aye aye aye... I'm loving these muffins!

  12. I was sold the minute I read the title..
    you are truly talanted with pictures..I'm really glad I found your blog

  13. My first thought was top it off with some chocolate frosting and call it a cupcake! Looks super yummy!

  14. These look great! I just made some peanut butter banana choc. chip muffins...but I think I need to try these now! :)



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