Peanut butter and chocolate are such a classic flavor pairing and these easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins a packed full of those great flavors. Bake a batch of these wonderfully moist and flavorful muffins for breakfast, a delicious snack, and even dessert.
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These homemade muffins have become a staple in our house. Seriously, try baking up a batch and eating one (or several) of these tasty muffins warm from the oven while the chocolate is still soft and melty and you will understand why we are constantly making them.
My peanut butter lovers say these are the best muffins ever. And then they say these are the best Peanut Butter Cupcakes. Under the decadent caramel frosting and caramel corn is a deliciously tender peanut butter cupcake. We make these for our baseball game snacks. Did you get it? Peanuts and Cracker Jacks.
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Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. You know, the recipes with just a few ingredients. For this recipe use your favorite peanut butter and chocolate chips or chocolate chunks to make muffin batter that comes together easily.
- Peanut butter
- Brown Sugar
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking soda
- Chocolate chips - dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
Step 1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Then prepare a 12-cup muffin pan with muffin liners or cooking spray. For mixing the muffins you can use a Kitchen-Aide, a hand mixer, or can you mix by hand.
Step 2. In a large mixing bowl add the peanut butter and melted butter, with a mixer beat on medium speed until combined.
Step 3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating on medium speed, then add the brown sugar and mix to incorporate.
Step 4. Add the milk and mix until just combined
Step 5. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the mixing bowl and beat on medium-low speed until the flour is incorporated.
Step 6. Slowly mix in the chocolate chips until just combined.
Step 7. Scoop or spoon the muffin batter into your prepared muffin pan, filling the cups two-thirds full.
Step 8. Bake the muffins at 425 degrees F. for 5 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F. for 12-15 minutes, until the muffins are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the muffin cool before removing them from the pan.
Don't these muffins look amazing? They bake up nice and tall with cracked tops which gives them a rustic look.
These peanut butter muffins are perfect for breakfast or even an after-dinner treat. The muffins are not too sweet and full of delicious peanutty chocolate flavor.
💡Muffin baking tips
Tip #1 The key to making muffins is to not mix the heck out of your batter. Once you add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, just mix until the flour is moistened and incorporated into the batter. Overmixing will result in dense and heavy muffins which honestly are just not super yummy.
Tip #2 Fill your muffin cups ⅔rds full and bake.
Tip #3 Start baking at a high temperature (425° F) for 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature (375° F) for the rest of the baking time. This technique activates the baking powder making the muffins taller with that beautiful domed top.
Tip #4 You can make muffins in different sizes, large, medium, and small. Bake all the muffins at the higher temperature for 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature and bake as follows
- Jumbo muffins - bake for 5 minutes at 425°/20 minutes at 375°
- Medium muffins - bake for 5 minutes at 425°/12 minutes at 375°
- Mini muffins - bake for 5 minutes at 425°/9 minutes at 375°
- As shown above, you can make these muffins in different sizes.
- You can use different size chocolate morsels. I like to use Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Chunks, but regular morsels or mini chocolate chips work too. And, if you are making mini muffins, use small chips.
- Add some white chocolate chips in along with the dark chocolate chips.
- For more peanut butter flavor, add peanut butter chips.
- Try adding chopped peanuts for a deeper peanutty flavor and texture.
- Since these are muffins with peanut butter, try using chunky peanut butter or different nut butters for different flavors.
More muffin recipes
- Maple Syrup Walnut Muffins - have that subtle maple flavor paired with the soft crunch of walnuts. These muffins are so good with a cup of coffee or tea.
- Tuscan Lemon Muffins are moist and delicious and made with ricotta cheese and olive oil.
🍫Equipment and ingredients
- I love using really good chocolate in my recipes. As I said, I love Trader Joe's Chocolate Chunks, but if you don't have that store using Scharffen Berger dark chocolate chunks are perfect for baking. They are also incredibly good to nibble on.
- I like using my vintage muffin pans, but they can be tricky to bake with; that's why I also use Calphalon because of their amazing bakeware, and this 12-cup muffin pan bake evenly and is nonstick.
- The baking cups I use are really amazing. I love how muffins and cupcakes bake in this liner, plus they don't stick to the liner like regular paper liners, they are easy to fill, and I love how they look. You can get yours here.
- Don't forget the peanut butter.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
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- Using a 12-cup muffin tin either spray the tins with cooking spray or use paper liners. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
- Add the butter to a small bowl and melt it in the microwave.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and the peanut butter and mix on medium speed until combined using either a stand mixer or a handheld mixer.
- Add in the brown sugar and the eggs one at a time and mix on medium until combined.
- Add the milk and mix until well combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
- Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the bowl and mix on medium-low until the flour is just incorporated, then slowly mix in the chocolate chips.
- Spoon or scoop the muffin batter into the prepared muffin tins filling them ⅔ full. Bake for 5 minutes at 425 degrees then turn the oven to 375 degrees and continue baking for 12-15 minutes, until the center of the muffins are baked.
- Let cool for 5 minutes then remove from the muffin tin to a wire rack.
- Store the muffin in a sealed container for up to three days.
Try these other muffin recipes:Maple Syrup Walnut Muffins are sweetened with just maple syrup for the perfect fall flavor. Made with ricotta cheese Lemon Muffins have a bite of Tuscan flavor to them.
First published: March 7, 2022, Last updated: Sept 28, 2022, for better readability.
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