Posted by: Erica Retrochef | March 31, 2014

“Easy-Mix” Peanut Butter Muffins

We felt like something “easy” this week, and that’s what this recipe advertises. The muffins in the picture look golden brown and tasty. However, the basic recipe almost looked too easy, so we decided to try one of the variants. We all love peanut butter, especially in baked goods, so it’s going to be peanut butter muffins.



2 cups sifted flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon sugar
1 egg, well-beaten
1-1/4 cups milk
1/3 cup MAZOLA Cooking Oil

Mix and sift first four ingredients into a bowl. Make a well and add remaining ingredients. Stir only enough to dampen flour; batter should be lumpy. Fill greased muffin pans 2/3 full. Bake in hot oven (400°F.) 25 to 30 minutes. Makes 12.

Peanut Butter Muffins: Cut 1/2 cup peanut butter into mixed and sifted dry ingredients.

Whoever made the particular batch of muffins in the ad seems to have been a Michigan fan. That’s maize and blue on the cloth, although these obviously aren’t corn muffins. (Our family’s Big Ten loyalties are to Michigan State, Ohio State, and Indiana, but we’ll let the shameless Wolverine promotion in the ad pass.)

So let’s assemble the ingredients.


I have made peanut butter cookies and peanut butter chiffon pie, with varying levels of success. I never expected to put it in muffins.


Using a pastry cutter, I managed to convert the big blob of peanut butter into many small blobs of peanut butter.


Then the liquid ingredients went into the bowl, looking like molten gold slag.


The liquid quickly made everything into a gooey, lumpy batter. We plopped it into the muffin pan, and it was into the oven.


This is indeed an easy muffin recipe, and they taste pretty good. I am quite glad we went with the peanut butter instead of the plain version, though. You could add small pieces of apple and perhaps a dash of cinnamon and these would be terrific. The kids have declared this to be their new favorite thing to make — not to eat, but to make, because it’s so simple they can do the work and only need help getting things out of the oven.

This recipe was found after thenoirkitten posted it on Flickr.


  1. Hmmm. If you used a mix of almond flour and maybe a gluten-free mix flour, these could work for an even larger audience. Not my first thought to put peanut butter in something other than a cookie, but… they look tasty.

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