I have some majorly picky eaters in my home. Shamefully I am one of them. But one of my favorites are these delicious Peanut Butter Muffins! But like all other recipes we share; this one has a story behind it!
The Story of Peanut Butter Muffins
Some of my best memories growing up was of my Mom’s unique treats! One of which was her breakfast Chocolate Donuts recipe and her Peanut Butter Donuts!
They were our favorite breakfast food, and I think it had a lot to do with the fact that they were called “donuts” that made us kids so in love with them.
Sadly, when I moved on from the home; my mom’s special donut baker machine did not come with me. And I haven’t been able to find one like it; because they are rather antique.
So instead I turned the famous Peanut Butter donuts into Peanut Butter Muffins! But names aside, these were definitely a favorite for all the many taste buds in our house.
My mom would also cook them up in an old Vintage Donut press like the Waffle Irons, but shaped for Donuts. Sadly the kind my mom used to use is no longer in production, I can’t even find a picture of it, but I did find more modern donut machines that are similar. Sadly all of the donut machines on the market today are for smaller donuts. I miss the big full sized donuts my mom’s machine used to bake up.
But that being said I think one of these days I am seriously going to break down and get myself a donut machine so I can give my kids these peanut butter donuts for breakfast. But until then…I use the same recipe only bake them as muffins. And the kids are still in love!
But enough Chit chat…lets get to the GOOD stuff….The Recipe!
- 1/3 Cup Peanut Butter
- 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 3/4 Cup Flour
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 egg
- Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
- Fill each muffin tin 1/2 full
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes; until golden and when you insert a toothpick, if it comes out clean, it is done.
- Sprinkle lightly with Powdered Sugar
This is the basic recipe that makes about 6-8 muffins depending on the size of your muffin tin. I always double or triple this recipe to make enough for our family of 6.It is easy to double or triple the recipe. Doing it all in a single batch doesn't harm this recipe. So double or triple the recipe as you need for your family.
We also like to top off the muffins with a little dusting of powdered sugar. You don’t need a lot. These peanut butter muffins are already packed with a delicious flavor.
If you want more natural be sure to use Adams Natural peanut butter for a delicious taste! If you want a more sweet muffin; you can use the regular peanut butter from any brand.
But just know that will add even more sugar to the muffins. We prefer using Adams. You can also mix it up by using Crunchy Peanut butter for more texture too.
There are a few different ways you can enjoy these fabulous Peanut butter muffins in more than muffin shape!
Alteration #1: simply make them as Waffles! Use your Waffle Maker and cook them up that way.
Alteration #2: Sandwich maker! if you have one of those sandwich makers that fold over like a waffle iron…yep you got it! You can cook these up in those fun triangle squares!
Alteration #3: and I think this is my favorite; a donut machine! But hey; you already knew that.
One year, my son even asked me to make his birthday cake out of this peanut butter muffins recipe. And I actually did!
Instead of baking as muffins I baked it in a cake pan! Sprinkled with powdered sugar and put in candles. He was one very happy little 3 year old. haha.
Need more great ideas for food that kids love?
Maybe you like Cinnamon? Try our Spice Crumble Cinnamon Muffins.
The perfect Blend of Cinnamon and spices for a moist muffin (because who likes a dry muffin?) with a sweet streusel on top!
Or do you prefer fruit? Give our Currant Muffins Recipe a try!
While traditionally our favorite is red currants, you can substitute all kinds of frozen berries in its place (pssst even chocolate chips..but shhh don’t let the kids know!) and it turns out amazing! Moist on the inside with the perfect amount of crisp on the outside! The perfect universal muffin recipe.
Or Maybe you are looking for something a little less Crumbly and easier to eat on the go. Try these wholesome fruit filled breakfast cereal bars recipe!
Perfect for mornings when you are running late. Or for an easy after school snack or for a quick snack before the big game.
Buf if Peanut Butter is your “jam, don’t fret. You can always just stay loyal to our Peanut Butter Muffins recipe! 😉 It’s been a family favorite for over 30 years for good reason.