Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

When I was a kid I went through a kick where my favorite after school snack was a banana & chunky peanut butter. I would sit with the jar of peanut butter on my lap & spread each bite of the banana with it. I don't know what made me think of that lately but it inspired these muffins.
Banana Peanut Butter Muffin
These were certainly a hit around our house, Matt had eaten two before I even knew it. The balance of the banana & peanut butter flavor is just right without one overpowering the other. I like them best a little warm, maybe with a touch of good butter, yum.

I didn't have chunky peanut butter in the house so I used creamy & them just added some chopped peanuts for the texture. If you have chunky go ahead & leave the peanuts out.

Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

1/2 c + 2 T all-purpose flour
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
2 ripe bananas, mashed
6 T peanut butter
1/2 c brown sugar
2 T honey
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/4 c chopped peanuts

Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare 8 or 9 muffin tins with papers or by greasing them.

Stir the flours, baking powder, baking soda & salt together in a bowl & set aside.

Mix the banana, peanut butter, brown sugar, honey, vanilla & egg together in another bowl. I found heating the peanut butter in the microwave for a few minutes made it easier to stir in.

Mix the wet mixture into the dry & stir until just combined. Fold in the peanuts.

FIll the muffin tins 3/4 fill. Bake for about 22 minutes until golden brown & a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Makes 8 - 9 muffins

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vanillasugarblog said...

this is my favorite combo in a bread--i can see why matt devoured them. as a kid i didn't eat as good as you did; i wanted all the candy. lol

eatingclubvancouver_js said...

Bananas and peanut butter: that's my work-a-day breakfast. . .I'd like to try it in a muffin form.

Kris said...

Yum! Just last week I made myself a peanut butter sandwich with homemade banana chips and honey. I'm thinking these might be quite tasty with a drizzle of honey on top.

grace said...

i do the same thing now! granted, i tend to slather on the peanut butter such that the banana can barely be tasted, but oh well. :)

Cookie said...

I've never tried PB on banana but I remember topping apple slices with it and it was delicious! This recipe sounds yummy and healthy. I'll have to give it a try!

Anonymous said...

My boys will love this! They often eat peanut butter bananas for breakfast.

Michelle said...

I just made Peanut Butter CC Cookies but your Banana Peanut Butter Muffins sound wayyyyyy better!

Jennifer said...

Banana & peanut butter is a super yummy combination!! I adore the muffin wrapper!

Kris said...

I made a batch of these last night (actually as mini-muffins) and they are as wonderful as I had hoped. Thanks so much!

Lori said...

I can see where these would do a disappearing act.

Melanie L said...

I made these last night and they were fabulous! Great combination with just the right balance of each flavor.

I threw in some dark chocolate chips in the last half of the batter and it made for a wonderful dessert-muffin.

Deborah said...

I've been on a muffin kick lately - I need to try these!

Kate said...

I think these would definitely be a winner in our house AND I have all the ingredients to make a batch, thanks to a stash of frozen bananas. They look great, Kat!

PG said...

Nice -- looks like a healthier recipe.

Jess said...

This is fantabulous! My mom and I love to make banana sandwiches by halving a banana and then spreading peanut butter in the middle when we get the munchies, so these muffins are like the holy grail of afternoon snacks.

Thaaaaaaaaank youuuuuuuu

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