Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
This recipe was submitted to the site by a guy named "Baseball" over a decade ago in 2002. Wow! I forgot MrBreakfast.com was so old. Anyway, it's 13 years later and I finally photographed this beauty (July 2013).
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons margarine - melted
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs - lightly beaten
1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup milk
1 cup (6-ounces) chocolate chips
Generally speaking, I liked this muffin a lot... at least the results. The optional Peanut Streusel Topping was a bit misleading. It's very gloppy. You can't sprinkle it on. You have to use two spoons and dot the tops of the muffins. It's a little messy. The finished muffins taste great. My only complaint is that the peanut butter in the topping stays so moist, the muffin doesn't look fully baked. My wife actually liked that and thought it made them seem super fresh. Next time I make them, I'd replace the creamy peanut butter in the topping with another Tablespoon of chopped peanuts. That said... these were really, really good.
How to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter and margarine until well blended. Mix in sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour with baking powder and baking soda. Add to peanut butter mixture along with milk and chocolate chips. Mix well. Spoon into 12 lined muffin tins.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in the center.
These muffins are great on their own, but they're even better if you top them with a Streusel Topping:
Peanut Streusel Topping
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons chilled butter - cut into small pieces
- 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons crushed peanuts
Mix all ingredients together in bowl. Combine with clean, cool fingertips until the mixture is well combined and crumbly. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter in muffin cups before baking.
Hey you got your chocolate in my peanut butter... muffin!
Mr Breakfast would like to thank baseball27 for this recipe.
Recipe number 461. Submitted 9/13/2002.