Surprise Banana Muffins Recipe
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Surprise Banana Muffins Recipe

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I created these easy muffins after I'd stocked up on too much candy and banana bread mix. My family loves the peanut-butter surprise, and these muffins were a huge hit at a church potluck. —Teresa Heavilin, Kokomo, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (14 ounces) banana quick bread and muffin mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 miniature peanut butter cups

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 271 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Prepare banana bread batter according to package directions, using milk, oil and eggs. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Place a peanut butter cup in the center of each; spoon remaining batter over top.
  2. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled muffins in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each muffin on high for 20-30 seconds or until heated through.
    Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was prepared with Pillsbury banana quick bread and muffin mix.
Originally published as Surprise Banana Muffins in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p9

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LegalSec User ID: 548619 92975
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"They were ok, a little dry because of using a quick bread mix."

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 127073
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"My family loved these. Great surprise!"

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