Peanut Butter Crunch Muffins: A little tuft of heaven

I am currently addicted to these muffins.

I am quite proud of this recipe, despite its simplicity and ease. I am also loving the nutrition facts, which I will share (which is out of character for mee!). Each muffin boasts about 150 calories of 100% whole wheat goodness, a spoonful of sugar, and a tablespoon of healthy fats via crunchy peanut butter.

Recipe: Makes 6 muffins

Preheat the oven to 390. Put all the wet and dry ingredients into separate bowls. Mix. Pour the wet over the dry and mix with as few swoops as possible. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until they pass the toothpick test.

Dry ingredients:

2 Β 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

1/4 cup sugar plus 2 tbsps

1 tsp baking powder

a dash of salt

Wet ingredients:

3/4 cup milk

1 egg

1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter plus 2 tbsps

as much water as needed to thoroughly mix

Other ideas: sub out some flour and add in Peanut Butter Puffins to make them more airy and less dense. Or add in chocolate chips! Or sub almond butter for the peanut butter, if you want.

I added more salt to my muffins because I wanted them to be a bit salty and not very sweet! The recipe I have posted is for a mildly sweet and not salty muffin. Adjust the salt and/or sugar to match your desire for the batch!

They are perfect to have for breakfast with a cup of greek yogurt for protein! And because of the carbs and staying power of the fat, they are ideal for a pre workout snack!

Benefits:

Peanut butter * a great source of manganese, Vitamin E, tryptophan (calming!), niacin, folate, and copper! Peanuts also contain lots of healthy monounsaturated fats and antioxidants! They have been linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and have been shown to significantly lower your chances of getting colorectal cancer.

Whole wheat flour * ffiiibbbeerrr! And B vitamins! And more protein and all things fantastic than white flour! Basically, if you eat white processed flour, you are letting The Man pull a fast one on you. Shame on you.

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22 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Crunch Muffins: A little tuft of heaven

  1. Those look really really really REALLY good. I’m making these tonight! I’m writing it down right now to remind me, even. I’m going to make mine gluten free but you know you’ll be hearing how they came out! Can’t wait to make them.

    I’m surprised how simple the ingredient list is. I like it!

    1. I was going to make them gluten free but I’d never done that before so I decided to d a regular batch first! If yours turn out then I can just use your recipe! Sweett

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  2. MMmmmm. Peanut butter is My favorite food of all time! SOunds so yummy in a muffin! I wonder what the muffin would taste like without the sugar…hmmm….

  3. Oooh, these look amazing, thank you! Girl, your recipes make me swoon. πŸ˜€

    I’m having all sorts of evil thoughts of baking them with (gluten free) peanut flour to make them even more peanut-buttery. -cackles wildly-

  4. YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY Sorry for my overexcitement, I just jumped up and said “I’m baking these!” πŸ˜€ Bookmarked. You’re amazing πŸ˜‰

    Wei-Wei

  5. I love it. You’re totally a muffin girl just like Kelsonator. HAHAHA. I’ve never had peanut butter muffins, but considering how awesome peanut butter cookies are, I can only imagine the party in my mouth. Can PB bring Jelly along?

    xoxo Aletheia

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