January 4, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Peanut butter and chocolate. Need I say anymore? I think we all agree they go together beautifully. It's also the easiest option to turn to when PBJ's are the food of the month in your house and cupboards are full of peanut butter jars.

These come together quickly and easily. They make for a fun weekend breakfast addition or are rich enough to stand alone as a weeknight dessert. They store beautifully, making them ideal for lunch boxes or a midnight snack...whatever floats your boat.

But whatever you do or whenever you eat them, they are screaming for a glass of cold milk by their side. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar (light or dark)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk at room temperature (I use 2 %)
2/3 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
1/4 cup vegetable oil (canola is my preference)
1 large egg at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips (feel free to use milk chocolate)

1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ

2, Lightly grease a 24 count mini-muffin pan or 12 count regular size muffin pan. Alternatively, you can use muffin liners.

3. In a bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.

4. In another bowl, stir together milk, peanut butter, oil, egg and vanilla extract until blended. 

5.Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add liquid ingredients and stir just to combine. 
Add the chocolate chips.

6.Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into middle of muffin comes out clean. Place muffin tin on wire rack and cool for five minutes before removing muffins. Serve warm or cool completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature.


  1. assalamu alaykum

    just recently I've started to fall in love with peanut butter lol mashaAllah! How do you choose the best quality one?

    jazakillahu khayran

  2. Walaikum Salaam,

    You know, I don't have a brand preference. I just prefer creamy over chunky and pick up whats on sale! :P

  3. Asalaamualikum....
    jazakillah Khair for giving me something to make for breakfast this morning! only i didn't have choc chips:( so i filled my muffins with jelly and then baked them- and the kids loved it- PB & J Muffins- yum!...Umme Muhammad

  4. Walaikum Salaam Umme Muhammad, PBJ muffins sound amazing!!! How did you fill them, after you filled the muffin tins, or did you mix it in the batter?

  5. I basically half filled the muffin cups with the batter, plopped a teaspoon full of grape jelly on top and then placed about a tablespoon of batter on top of the jelly and then baked it as normal.. i think its called surprise muffins.. great for kids- u can do this to any muffin- just hide surprises (choc, candy,nutella etc) in the middle and when the kids bite them- delightful! Umme Muhammad
    ps. i made your cinnamon muffins as well yesterday and masha ALlah it looks like it will be a breakfast staple around here too:)

  6. what type of vanilla are you using?

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  8. I saw what you wrote. Thank you. It was just confusing to see that in many recipies you had written 'pure vanilla extract' I know you do not intend to have people put anything not acceptable, into their food , but many people do not know that vanilla/almond extract is made of vanilla bean and vodka or burbon! Kind of scarry when it is put like that. Just a kind suggestion: when writting a recipe clarify that the vanilla must be flavor not exract.

  9. This looks SO delicious! I hope you're doing great :)

  10. Looks very yummy.
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  11. AS SALAAM ALAIKUM. just went through your site and found it interesting, MASHAALLAH. i too love cooking and baking, you can visit/join me at ALHUMDULILLAH-ana-Muslim.blogspot.com, INSHAALLAH.

  12. These look delicious. As an American who moved to Djibouti, I had a lot to learn about cooking - both halal and in Africa! Wish I would have found your blog years ago. I ended up writing a cookbook: Djiboutilicious for people like me, learning all over again how to cook.

  13. masha Allah.. nice to see another great cook! love ur recipes and blog.. these muffins must be super yummy.. must try it sometime..
    jazakilla khair

  14. esalamu aleikoum looks interestingly delicious enough to try out for suhour! thanks for sharing! happy ramadan!

  15. Nourhan, thanks dear!!

    Mib, welcome to the MWK :)

    Djibouti Jones, wow, congratulations on the cookbook, thats wonderful! Your story sounds amazing and I'm sure your book has been a valuable resource to many!

  16. Kitchen Boffin, welcome to my blog! Glad you like the recipes :)

    Hani, great idea...these would be a perfect suhoor !

  17. As salaamu alaykum,

    What a great recipe! Tried it today & loved it. JazaakiAllahu ghayran.

    Salaams from the Netherlands

  18. Walaikum Salam Mama Van3, so glad you enjoyed it! I'm getting ready to make a batch myself for back-to-school treats insha'allah. Wa iyaaki and thanks for stopping by!

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