Peanut butter muffins

Kiddo started public school in January so this year I had a whole new adventure: packing lunch. Being seven, he’s terribly busy at lunch doing important things like gut laughing at fart jokes discussing global economic issues, so I need to send food that packs a nutritional punch and tastes good. I thought peanut butter muffins might be a good way to get some protein in him while being a little bit of a departure from a plain ol’ peanut butter sandwich.

When I went looking for a new recipe to try, I literally looked for the recipe with the most amount of peanut butter. Let’s not fool around here! Kiddo and I (and Peanut, actually) LOVE peanut butter, and we want to taste it! This recipe started with “no such thing as too much peanut butter.” I knew we had a winner! The original recipe was filled with mini Reese’s cups and had a sweet topping. While that sounds freaking amazing, I was going for a lunch food here. ๐Ÿ™‚


Peanut butter muffins

Yield: 12 muffins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ยผ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter (that’s 169.6 grams*)
  • ยผ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line or grease a 12-muffin pan
  2. Beat butter, peanut butter, and sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer until very well combined.
  3. Mix in eggs, one at a time, then milk
  4. Stir together dry ingredients, then mix into wet ingredients until JUST combined — some little lumps are okay, you just don’t want any dry flour
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out dry


*measuring peanut butter is for the birds — much easier to set the mixing bowl on a scale and scoop out what you need!

Second grade isn’t far off! Would love to hear more suggestions for easy-to-pack lunches! What do y’all make?

8 thoughts on “Peanut butter muffins

  1. Ooh-I need to try these. I need to get some weight on my youngest but when I give her pb sandwiches, she just opens them up and gets pb everywhere. Maybe these would work.

  2. Mini Eats has recently decided she doesn’t like PB&J, so I have to feed her PB separately (with honey), then a jelly sandwich. It’s getting old for real. This looks like a sanity saver to try. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I Love pb too!! And I’ve actually got my insanely picky 5yr old liking it now so I’m super glad to see this muffin recipe, as I’m sure I’ll be using it this fall when she hits the doors of kindergarten. And wow- I can’t believe kiddo is 7. Yikes!

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