Am I right? Peanut Butter, AND Chocolate, AND Banana, WITH Walnuts, in ONE muffin. It’s a beautiful thing my friends.
I need to make more muffins, like right this minute. They’re little bundles of morning love that go well with my coffee. Mornings are tough to begin with even when you’re a morning person, and muffins…they make mornings so much better.
So why all the ingredients and flavors? Well, because I had some ripe bananas and I just recently slathered peanut butter on one (not a mushy ripe one. ew) and covered it in chocolate chips and ATE it. Talk about a dessert craving that is sorta kinda healthy?
It just works.
So I added all those craveable (it’s a word. I Googled it.) ingredients to some muffin batter, then added crunchy walnuts, and a sprinkle of brown sugar on top and there you have it. A perfect morning muffin. Not too sweet, but not too boring, like at all.
In fact, these are the opposite of boring. You will have people say “what is in these that make them so…so…SO good?” My colleague walked into my office and said “you’re muffins? They’re not good AT ALL…I ate the whole damn thing.” Then walked away.
I laughed, and then happily sighed, and then giggled. I freaking love baking.
So what are you having for breakfast?
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup brown sugar + more for topping
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with muffin liners.
- In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
- In a stand alone mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or with a hand held mixer, cream together the oil and sugars. Then add eggs and continue to mix scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Finally add vanilla, milk, peanut butter, and bananas and mix until the wet ingredients are combined.
- Using a spatula, gently mix/fold in the flour mixture just until combined. Over mixing will cause the muffins to become tough.
- Lastly, gently fold in chopped walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Fill the cupcake liners ¾ full and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Bake for 20 minutes, turning the pan once after 10 minutes of baking. Let cool and enjoy.