Monday, April 7, 2008

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Due to popular request - oh all right one request - from my chocolate loving friend leelu (and her PB nut hubby!), here is one of the recipes you requested!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. margarine, softened
1 cup + 2 Tbsp. crunchy peanut butter
3/4 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
1/2 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk (I use 1%)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
2 1/4 cups chocolate chips

Cream butters and sugars together. Beat in eggs one at a time beating until smooth. Stir in milk and vanilla.

Combine remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to wet ingredients, stirring just until moistened.

Divide batter into 28-32 paper lined muffin cups. Bake in 350F oven for about 25 - 30 minutes or till toothpick test is clean. Cool on wire racks. Freezes well.

Note: This recipe is a modified version of "Peanut Butter Loaf" on page 65 of Company's Coming Muffins and More. The original recipe used only all purpose flour (I use a combination) and smooth peanut butter (I prefer crunchy). It also called for "dates" (YUCK!!) so I OBVIOUSLY made a better choice and used chocolate chips instead! DUH!! Instead of making it into a loaf, which was a little on the heavy/dense side, I increased the recipes' quantities by 50% and made muffins as they rise better and are therefore much lighter in texture.




leelu said...

Omigosh! Thankyouthankyouthankyou! I will make these THIS week!!!
Now for my nightly chunky peanut butter and semisweet morsels snack....

dnsyl57 said...

If you and your hubby gain weight, it is NOT my fault!!! All things in moderation! I hope you enjoy these recipes!