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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