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Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

January 14, 2021

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Two classic flavors of peanut butter and chocolate combine into one delicious muffin. These peanut butter muffins are perfect for breakfast, snacking, or even as dessert!

A chocolate muffin topped with peanuts on a white plate.

I love to make muffins. In fact, I believe I probably have more muffin recipes on my site than any other type of recipe. So it’s totally natural for me to make a peanut butter chocolate muffin, right? Right! Except my parents, my siblings and my friends will never believe that I actually made these muffins.

I’m afraid to tell you that I just don’t like peanut butter. I know, I know, this just isn’t normal. I’ve been told that all my life, but I didn’t like it as a kid and it’s one of the only foods I still don’t care for as an adult.

I made these peanut butter muffins for my kids, my husband, my dad (who’s a peanut butter fanatic) and all of you! Because I know that most people love peanut butter! My kids taste tested these for me and declared them delicious!

Peanut butter muffins topped with chopped peanuts.

I’ve topped these peanut butter muffins with honey roasted peanuts and mixed chocolate chips into the batter! Sounds delicious, right?

Key ingredients

A complete list of ingredients and measurements can be found below. Just scroll to the bottom!

  • Peanut Butter – crunchy or smooth. I’ve made it using both and it’s really what you prefer and what you already have on hand!
  • Cocoa Powder – natural unsweetened
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Sour Cream
  • Milk – I use whole milk, but you could also use 2% or skim milk
  • Eggs
  • Honey Roasted Peanuts – optional, but the nuts add a perfect sweet and salty crunch to the muffins
Small bowls filled with peanut butter, nuts, cocoa powder and other ingredients.

Steps to make

A complete list of instructions is available below! Just scroll to the bottom!

  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together in a bowl
  • In a separate bowl, combine sugar, milk, egg, oil and vanilla
  • Mix in peanut butter
  • Add flour mixture and stir just until combined
  • Fold in chocolate chips
  • Place batter in paper lined or greased muffin tin
  • Sprinkle chopped honey roasted peanuts on top of batter
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes

Tips for making peanut butter muffins

  • Use an electric mixer to fully incorporate the peanut butter into the liquid mixture
  • Once you add flour, just stir until combined – don’t overmix
  • Gently fold in chocolate chips
  • Use paper liners or spray your muffin tin with a nonstick spray
  • Gently push chopped peanuts into the top of the batter. This helps prevent the peanuts from falling off the muffins once cooked.
Cooked chocolate muffins topped with peanuts in a muffin tin.

More great muffin recipes

Here is a list of just a few of the muffin recipes I have on this blog. You are going to want to give them all a try! Be sure to check out all my entire collection of muffin recipes!

A chocolate muffin filled with chocolate chips and topped with chopped peanuts on a white plate.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop

A chocolate muffin topped with peanuts on a white plate.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Kathy
Peanut butter muffins studded with chocolate chis and topped with honey roasted peanuts.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Baking, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 351 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cups flour
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup peanut butter (chunky or creamy)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • cup honey roasted peanuts (chopped, optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  • In another bowl, combine milk, sugar, sour cream, oil, egg and vanilla together with an electric mixer
  • Mix in peanut butter until fully combined
  • Add flour mixture and mix just until flour is combined
  • Fold in chocolate chips
  • Divide dough into muffin tins lined with paper liners or sprayed with a nonstick spray
  • Top with chopped peanuts, if desired

Notes

  • Chunky peanut butter or creamy peanut butter can be used in this recipe
  • Use an electric mixer to fully incorporate the peanut butter into the liquid mixture
  • Once you add flour, stir until combined – don’t overmix
  • Gently fold in chocolate chips
  • Use paper liners or spray your muffin tin with a nonstick spray
  • Gently push chopped peanuts into the top of the batter. This helps prevent the peanuts from falling off the muffins once cooked.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1MuffinCalories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 9gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 223mgPotassium: 328mgFiber: 3gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 121IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins, Peanut Butter Muffins
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    January 19, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    I’m with you, I love making & eating muffins! I usually make a healthy snack to have on hand for the week, and often I make cookies or muffins. And I love chocolate + peanut butter! So do you like other nut butters like almond or cashew butter?

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 19, 2021 at 4:45 pm

      I do like almond butter – flavored with maple syrup and spread on apple slices! 🙂 I have not tried cashew butter.

  • Reply
    Fred G
    January 17, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    5 stars
    These muffins sound good enough to be almost cupcakes.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 17, 2021 at 7:25 pm

      Just think, you could have one for breakfast and one for dessert! These muffins are pretty rich and do make a perfect dessert.

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    January 15, 2021 at 4:58 am

    5 stars
    I love baking muffins, too, Kathy! These sound amazing – thankfully your kids were around to give them two thumbs up. Like Valentina, I’ll take my muffin with a mug of coffee…the only difference is that I’ll take mine as an after-dinner treat, please. Thanks! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 15, 2021 at 5:10 am

      Works perfect as a dessert or served for breakfast! 🙂

  • Reply
    Michelle | Sift & Simmer
    January 14, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    5 stars
    Mmm these chocolate peanut butter muffins look divine! Glad I found your site 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 15, 2021 at 5:09 am

      Thanks, Michelle! Enjoy 🙂

  • Reply
    Valentina
    January 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    5 stars
    Wow, these sound/look AMAZING! And as long as you like chocolate, we’re good! 😉 I’ll take mine with my morning coffee, please. ~Valentina

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 14, 2021 at 6:49 pm

      Oh yes! I love chocolate!!! 🙂

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