Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

When I was little, one of my go-to snacks would be slicing bananas and putting peanut butter on them. Pretty gourmet for a 2nd grader after a rough day in school, huh? I suppose that this muffin is my "grown-up" after work snack. It's quick, simple, and perfectly acceptable, to me, for breakfast, lunch, or pre-dinner! This wonderful little bite is also more substantial than the normal scoop of peanut butter that I am ever so often seen eating. Peanut butter and banana are by far one of my favorite combinations (Elvis was clearly a pioneer in more than just music), which is why the word addictive doesn't even begin to describe this PB&B muffin!

Quick note: you can also do many variations to this muffin! Take out the banana, add chocolate chips or berries; maybe nutella for the peanut butter; add some toasted nuts for a nice crunch! The list is truly endless, so please, test some out and let me know what combinations you've tried!

Yield: 24 mini muffins



the ingredients

Flour--6.9 oz, or 1 1/4 cup

Brown Sugar--7.9 oz, or 1 cup

Butter--3 oz, or 1/3 cup

Baking Powder--0.2 oz, or 1 tsp

Cinnamon--0.05 oz, or 1/4 tsp

Salt--0.15 oz, or 1/4 tsp

Heavy Cream--4 oz, or 1/2 cup

Egg--1.85 oz, or 1

Peanut Butter--1 heaping TBL

Banana--3/4 medium


the process

Preheat your oven to 350 F.

Measure out the flour, brown sugar and butter in the bowl of your mixer.

Using the paddle attachment, pulse until the butter has broken down a bit, and it's pea sized.

Reserve 1/4 cup of this mixture.

Add the baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix.

Add the egg, mix until combined.

With the mixer on low, slowly pour in your heavy cream.

Add in the peanut butter and the sliced banana. Mix until just combined.

Spray your muffin pan with nonstick spray. I like to use a mini muffin pan!

Fill each cup about 3/4 of the way. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb from the beginning of the recipe!

Bake for 20 minutes, at which point they will be lightly brown on top and your whole kitchen will smell of peanut butter and bananas!

Once the pan is cool enough, about 5 minutes, carefully take your muffins out of the pan and place on a cooling rack.


Bon Appétit!