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PB&J Muffins

April 19, 2012

This is my first month participating in the Improv Cooking Challenge over at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker, and I'm so excited! Each month we are given two ingredients to use in a recipe. April's ingredients are peanut butter and jelly, yum! Now if you've read my dessert posts, you'll know I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter, except of course the kind that comes inside a cup. A chocolate cup. :) 

Anywho, I originally tried these muffins last summer for my boys with the intent of freezing the extra ones because I assumed I wouldn't be eating any. I was so wrong! We went through those muffins in three days!

These muffins have just the right amount of sweetness. With only brown sugar in the muffin batter, the preserves really stand out when you take a bite. Feel free to substitute your favorite jam or preserves. I'll be trying pineapple preserves next time as I have half of a jar left in my fridge.

PB&J Muffins
from Eat at Home

1 3/4 cups flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
jam, jelly, or preserves

Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. In separate bowl (or stand mixer) beat together milk, peanut butter, oil, egg, and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into peanut butter mixture with a wooden spoon until moist (batter will be slightly lumpy). Drop a heaping tablespoon of batter in greased (or lined) muffin cups. Spread a teaspoon of jam on top of batter. Drop more batter on top of jam. Try to cover up most of the jam with the batter. Bake at 350 for 20 - 25 minutes. I was able to get 14 muffins from this recipe.

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I'm so excited to see what everyone else came up with!

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14 comments on "PB&J Muffins"
  1. I almost made muffins for this challenge. They look delicious with those little pockets of jam popping through.

  2. I am not a big fan of muffins, but these look so tempting! Love the tops :) Found your blog through the challenge and now I am your newest follower!

  3. These look delicious, and I bet pineapple will taste great next time!

  4. These look so great and easy to make - gonna make them with my 4 yr old daughter who love to bake.

  5. Love the jelly oozing out! I have to make these for breakfast on a weekend one day :)

  6. This reminds me of Martha Stewart PB&J cookie -how fun!

    Visiting from Sweet Temptations Linky Party, hope you'll stop by my blog too. :)

    Thanks for sharing,

  7. Welcome to the Improv Challenge, Kelly! Your muffins are so pretty and they sound great! Good choice!

  8. yummy! So glad to have you at Things I've Done Thursday!

  9. Hi Kelly,
    These are awesome PB&J Muffins! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy this yummy muffin. YUM-OOOOO! They look soo delicious. Thanks a million for linking up to Weekend Potluck - please come again soon.

  11. peanut butter and jelly is one of the best things ever, nothing like taking that combination and turning it to a muffin! great idea

  12. Thanks for linking up, and... you've been featured!