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Peanut Butter-Banana Muffins

These bite-sized muffins make a delightful treat. Banana and peanut butter are ideal partners and taste terrific with chocolate. —Patty Putter, Marion, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk, bananas, peanut butter, applesauce and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups three-fourths full. For topping, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, peanuts and chocolate chips. Sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 miniature muffin: 80 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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  • jcanter
    Sep 3, 2011

    I think this is a great recipe. I did not use the peanuts on top. I also added wheat germ and it tasted great, still. The quality of these only lasts for 2 days, so I freeze the extras and then pop them in the microwave for breakfast. I've made them as regular size muffins (cooked them a bit longer) and they were still good. Yummy!!

  • JillyPforCY
    Aug 2, 2011

    I used peanut butter chips instead of the chocolate chips, and that was yummy!

  • DAytes
    May 2, 2011

    I absolutely love this recipe! I make a loaf of bread instead of mini muffins. I have made it for several people and always get great compliments. It truly is the best banana bread recipe I have ever tasted. Hearty, healthy and delicious you can't beat that!

  • jamiefish
    Apr 16, 2011

    I tweaked the recipe a bit (a little healthier, but also didn't have everything I needed). I cut the sugar to 1/3 cup, replaced the egg with flaxmeal equivalent (1TB ground flax + 3 TB water), used 1/2 cup chips and topped each with a little wheat germ. The kids LOVED them, and so did we!!

  • REnriquez
    Aug 31, 2010

    No comment left

  • sj55
    Aug 14, 2010

    We all thought the muffins were very good~I split the morsels making half w/ and half w/o and I will always from now on make it w/ the morsels~I also didn't put the topping on to cut down just a bit on the calories and they were very tasty that way~every little bit helps!

  • Annie58
    Jul 27, 2010

    Even though I wouldn't make these again myself, I certainly wouldn't suggest others not try these muffins. They are moist and tasty. For me personally, there are a few too many ingredients and more importantly the calorie count is just a little on the high side for such a small serving. But if you can spare the calories and the time you might like to try these delicious little morsels!