These Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins are delicious and indulgent baked goods that are great for breakfast, tea time or as a snack. Super quick and easy to make, these peanut butter muffins with chocolate are the perfect make-ahead, grab-and-go sweet treat!
120gr (1/2 cup)Smooth Peanut Butteror crunchy peanut butter for more texture
200gr (1 1/3 cup)Self-Rising Flour(**)
20gr (2 tablesp.)Unsweetened Cacao Powder
100gr (1/2 cup)Chocolate Chips
60ml (1/4 cup)Smooth Peanut Butteror to taste
50gr (1/4 cup)Chocolate Chipsor to taste
Preheat your oven on 180'C/350'F. Line your muffin pan with paper liners or grease it well.
In a large bowl, whisk together the Brown Sugar and Eggs for about 2 minutes or until bubbly.
Add the Canola Oil, Greek Yogurt and Peanut Butter (see note 1) and whisk until smooth.
Sift in the Self-Rising Flour and Unsweetened Cacao Powder, then whisk until combined (see note 2).
Add the Chocolate Chips and gently mix them into the batter with a spatula.
Scoop the muffin batter into the muffin pan.
Optional: drop a few dollops of peanut butter over each muffins then use a skewer or small knife to create a peanut butter swirl. Top each muffins with a few Chocolate Chips.
Bake for about 20 minutes (see note 3), then leave to cool down completely.
Ingredient Notes:(*) The amount of sugar is relatively low will make lightly sweet muffins. If you prefer your muffins to be on the sweeter side, you can absolutely increase the quantity of brown sugar.(**) The Self Rising Flour can be substituted by the same amount of Plain / AP Flour, plus 1 1/2 teasp. Baking Powder, 1/2 teasp. Baking Soda and 1 pinch of Salt.Instruction Notes:
The peanut butter needs to be very fluid to avoid creating lumps. If you store your peanut butter in the fridge or cool place and it is rather hard, melt it in the microwave for a few seconds or until it becomes liquid and fluid again. Stir it to re-incorporate any oils as well before adding it to the muffin batter.
It is really important to sift the dry ingredients or it will potentially create lumps in the batter. Stop mixing as soon as combined to avoid overworking the batter, which might result in a tough muffin.
The exact baking time always depends on your oven, so it could take anywhere between 15 to 25 minutes for your muffins to bake. If unsure, poke a small skewer or toothpick into a muffin to check if the crumb is dry.