Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’m a chocolate girl. I come by it honestly, as my Mom shared her love of chocolate with me. And yes, my son already loves chocolate, too!

I enjoy baking and many times when I bake, I turn to my tried and true chocolate recipes such as this one for peanut butter chocolate mini muffins. Nathan likes to help me bake and he likes stirring these muffins for our breakfast.

What better way to start your day with a chocolate recipe for breakfast? Chocolate for breakfast, you might say? I say there’s no wrong time for chocolate! These muffins also make a great afternoon snack or a late night treat. There really is no wrong time for chocolate if you love chocolate like I do.

I also say that peanut butter and chocolate are an ideal combination. The nice thing about these muffins is that, thanks to the protein of the peanut butter, they are actually filling.

You can make these as large muffins or mini muffins. I prefer these in mini muffins form. These muffins freeze well, so it’s easy to keep some out and freeze the others for later. It’s an easy way to be prepared for overnight company, too!

Peanut butter chocolate chip muffins truly are a delicious way to start your morning.

Ingredients: 

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk
2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Lightly grease 24 mini muffin cups. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar and baking powder.

In another bowl, stir together the milk, peanut butter, oil, egg and vanilla until blended.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the liquid ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of one of the muffins comes out clean. Remove the tins to a wire rack. Cool the muffins in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from the tins and finish cooling on the rack.

Serve warm or cool completely and store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature. This recipe makes 24 mini muffins or 18 regular size. If you are making regular size muffins, simply lengthen your cooking time to vary between 15 and 20 minutes.

If you like the nuts, you can use chunky peanut butter. Otherwise, plain peanut butter works fine. It is simply a matter of preference – or whichever you have on hand.

These muffins make a great chocolate start to your morning!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

These peanut butter chocolate chip muffins are a delicious and filling way to start your morning. Plus, these muffins freeze great for a quick breakfast later!

Ingredients

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  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease 24 mini muffin cups. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the milk, peanut butter, oil, egg and vanilla until blended.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the liquid ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups.
  5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of one of the muffins comes out clean. Remove the tins to a wire rack. Cool the muffins in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from the tins and finish cooling on the rack.
  6. Serve warm or cool completely and store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature. This recipe makes 24 mini muffins or 18 regular size. If you are making regular size muffins, simply lengthen your cooking time to vary between 15 and 20 minutes.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1

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  3. Oh these sound yummy! I notice that you posted this back in 2012, but I didn’t know about your blog then, so I missed it. So glad you shared again – can’t wait to make these!

    1. Yes, I’ve realized the same, Addy! I’m (SLOWLY!) going through all my recipes and updating photography and content to share them better and again. I hope you enjoy the muffins. They’re a favorite of Nathan’s right now.

  4. My favorite muffins are double chocolate chip! It’s like eating cake for breakfast! I can’t wait to try these. They are made of two of my favorite things…peanut butter and chocolate!! How could it go wrong???

    1. Ohhh, double chocolate chip? That sounds like my kind of breakfast! 🙂 These are a filling muffin, which is why we make them in the mini form. Peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite combo too!

  5. Oooo…those look wonderful! Chocolate for breakfast, for sure, but as it’s 10:30pm – how about a late-night snack? 🙂 31 days of chocolate? I’m definitely in!

    1. Chocolate is good at any time! I just had an O’Henry bar for my late night chocolate snack. Recipe for that one is yet to come, so I’m glad you’re in with me, Katie!

  6. Chocolate enthusiasts are always funny to read.:) No offense! I love chocolate but I think that *gasp* I love cheese more. Have you ever heard of the blog chocolatecoveredkatie dot com? She’s the healthy chocolate enthusiast.

    1. None taken, Michelle! I like cheese quite a bit, too. I haven’t heard of Katie’s blog, but will certainly have to check it out.

  7. OOO! You must check out my Pinterest desserts board. Last night I made Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars from there that were soooo yummy! And simple, too!

    1. Oooo, that sounds delicious! Peanut butter and chocolate are an ideal pair. I’ll have to check out your board for the recipe. Thanks, Lori!

  8. Of course you can have chocolate for breakfast! 😀 Chocolate is such a good topic to do.

    By the way, I’m doing a 31 day series, too. My series is Decadent Desserts and every Friday I’ll have a place where others can link up their dessert recipes. If you’re interested, you should stop by. 🙂

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