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Peanut Butter Mini Muffins Recipe

Peanut Butter Mini Muffins Recipe

These bite-size muffins are perfect to send in our kids' lunches for snacktime. I make regular-size muffins for church functions and watch them disappear. —Connie Barz, San Antonio, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, peanut butter, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: Twelve regular-size muffin cups may be used; bake for 22-25 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 150 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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keely27 User ID: 4249986 240459
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Despite the brown sugar, peanut butter and oil, these came out a little bit dry for my taste. Maybe I overbaked them, or maybe adding another egg yolk would help, but if I have to change a recipe I'm more likely to find a new recipe"

nmisko User ID: 7836831 231865
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2015

"i like it, but its too sweet for diabetics, it's perfect for pocklock party, however I won't send to school because of nut restrictions."

[email protected] User ID: 92755 221008
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"This makes a great muffin. We have muffins for breakfast every Saturday and this recipe is requested by one of my five children frequently. I have only made them regular sized. Enjoy!"

GracieT518 User ID: 6667212 204301
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"Really, really sweet!! A little too much for me."

Nyati User ID: 7130799 79689
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"I made these last night and they were pretty good, although I personally wanted a touch more sweetness. I may have a few more chocolate chips than I needed-I had mini milk chocolate chips on hand. I thought for the next time I might want to increase the brown sugar to 3/4 cup because I wanted something a little sweeter. This morning I mixed some peanut butter with powdered sugar and a little bit of milk-just to make it spreadable again-to put on top of the muffin. To me, this is the perfect topping for it because I love peanut butter and it gives it just the little bit more of sweet I was hoping for. I might also add some peanut butter chips as some people have. As far as appearance goes, I followed the recipe exactly-except I had to use creamy peanut butter because we were out of crunchy and I did regular-sized muffins. Some people said it didn't look like the picture and had more milk to the batter because it looked dry. My muffins came out moist, not dry and I didn't add any more milk. Really yummy muffins, especially with the peanut butter topping I made."

suzanne1976 User ID: 7006389 30747
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"This is my go to recipe for peanut butter muffins. I do a lot of baking and have tried out numerous recipes for the perfect peanut butter muffin and this is definitley it! I have made this recipe several times and they come out perfectly every time. Some of the other reviews state that the muffins come out too dry,crumbly,or bland...then they are doing something wrong...the batter will be somewhat thick but don't add more milk than what the recipe calls for because that will drown out the peanut butter flavor and make them drier and bland. These muffins come out perfectly moist and have delicious flavor. I usually toss in some Reese's peanut butter chips in along with chocolate chips. I usually put these in the freezer to have on hand for a quick breakfast. I have never made the mini version of these because the standard size never lasts long in my house!"

nina_jason User ID: 6824090 30705
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"I love this recipe! I was a little affraid they were going to dry and bland, but mine were not...I followed the recipe, but used peanutbutter and chocolate chips. My youngest who has never likes anything loved them, my oldest son however liked them but wouldn't eat them because it had nuts in it and he has a big problem with texture wont even eat homemade mashed potatoes but loves boxed potatoes. Going to try with creamy to see if he will eat them then, other then that super excited about making them for school lunch box."

3pageprincesses User ID: 3035274 54561
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"This recipe is horrible! Doesn't taste like anything and it is very dry! The cook time was way to long for them. I wouldn't waste the ingredients."

Shawmus User ID: 5746097 87342
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"These muffins didn't not turn out dry as the other reviews state but I did add about another 1/4 cup of milk because batter was almost dough like when following recipe, not sure if that changed anything. The taste was a little blan so may adjust recipe next time with more vanilla and brown sugar. I too used creamy peanut butter because thats all I had, and didn't use chocolate chips because didn't have any on hand."

trishdavid303 User ID: 2850233 36577
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"I used vegetable oil, creamy pb and 1% milk because that's what I had. They were a little crumbly just out of the oven but after packing in baggies and storing in the fridge overnight I must say, yum!!! My kids LOVED them - I will make these often."

kettes User ID: 1572839 87079
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

"The first time I made these I took them to my kids book party and came home with only 2 from a double batch! I had to make a new batch for my husband! I have made them since and everytime I am asked for the recipe! Thank you! They are so yummy and so simple my 10 yr. old daughter makes them on her own!"

ladymluv09 User ID: 5285938 99763
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"I would add more peanut butter. I used creamy and I made 12 reg size muffins. they are not dry at all! But then I did use veg oil instead of canola oil."

JKcooks User ID: 4861957 87078
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010 Edited Aug. 27, 2015

"Loved these muffins! i made regular size and baked for 25 min.I did not have canola oil so i used vegetable oil.I am not sure if that made a difference for moisture but they were not dry or crumbly.I will definitely make again and again."

janet28 User ID: 4511859 30702
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"Okay....I made these in GREAT hopes that they would be delicious. I was greatly disappointed. Don't waste your ingredients on this....,too dry, too bland."

sewseitz User ID: 1075862 79630
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"This is a maybe as it was tooooooo dry and not much taste. I was really surprised as I love peanut butter. Any suggestions? The minis didn't spread at all or raise but the regular size raised and spread some. Definitely don't look like the picture. Help"

Rose P. User ID: 4782209 120456
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"These turned out great! For health reasons, I used splenda instead of sugar and I also added some peanut butter chips as well as the chocolate chips. Kids love them. Another keeper."

cajvan User ID: 1048156 87077
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"Were quite dry. With the chocolate chips it was difficult to determine doneness. Used creamy peanut butter and maybe crunch would be better. Flavor was good but dryyyy."

CERVASIO5 User ID: 4814996 120455
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"not much of a peanut butter taste and a little dry"

DCKuhn User ID: 714537 54552
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"The muffins are pretty good - not very peanutty, but I used creamy instead of chunky peanut butter. It was perfect for the after school snack that I made it for. Very crumbly too."

papadoug User ID: 2322583 87076
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"Love anything with peanut butter. Could not wait to make these.Did not have chunky peanutbutter so used regular. Came out good."

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