19Apr2012 PB&J Muffins 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. Here’s some more breakfast favorites: Cake Mix Blueberry Muffins Amish Baked Oatmeal Buttermilk Banana Bread I’m so excited to see what everyone else came up with! Linking up to: Sweet Temptations, Tastetastic Thursday, It’s A Keeper Thursday, Somewhat Simple, Thrifty Thursday, Frugal Food Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Delightfully Inspiring Thursday, Timeout Thursday, Things I’ve Done Thursday, Friday’s Feature, Anything Goes, Creative Corner, Foodie Friday, Refresh Your Nest Friday, Friday Favorites, Weekend Potluck, Feature Friday, Foodie Friday.