Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

Hubby and I didn’t get a good night’s sleep last night and were kept up by the inconsiderate students opposite our house having a party on a Monday night, in the end we called the local council and reported them for the noise and they came out with the police and put an end to their party (I don’t mind people having parties but these students since moving in have been having parties nonstop and some of us folk have to get up and work)! So this morning I was feeling tired and didn’t have any plans on doing any baking but I spied this easy recipe online and I got excited to use my peanut butter chips that came in my birthday goodie box from the US. These muffins are simply irresistible and as they baked in the oven the kitchen was full with the scent of peanut butter. I was expecting the sponge on these muffins to be a little dry and dense due to the peanut butter but surprisingly they are a gorgeous moist light sponge!

Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
6 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (or smooth)
2 large eggs
1 cup milk (low fat or skim is fine)
3/4 cup peanut butter chips or milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar.In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, peanut butter, eggs and milk until smooth. Pour into flour mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.Divide batter into your paper-lined muffin tin. Each cup should be filled to the top, not just half way up, to ensure you get a nice dome on the muffin.Bake for 17-20 minutes, until a tester comes out clean and the top of the muffin springs back when lightly pressed.Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 12.


Ivy said...

Your muffins are beautiful as always.

Maria said...

Sorry you didn't get good zzz's!! I hate it when that happens. Your muffins look like a great start to the morning!

RecipeGirl said...

We had some of those inconsiderate students nearby once. What a pain!
Hope that gets better for you soon.

These look like a delicious solution to a sleepy morning :)

Anna's kitchen table said...

Sorry to hear about the students keeping you awake - what a pain! Your muffins look great! I love peanut butter anything!

Beth Sachs (Jam & Clotted Cream) said...

Im going to try these with the last of my peanut butter chips! They look lovely and light.

Rhyleysgranny said...

Poor you losing sleep. Such a pain. These muffins look so moist light and delicious

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Yum! I have muffins on my post today, too:) Hope you sleep better tonight!

Maria♥ said...

Thanks everyone! We got in touch with the landlord who rents the house to the students and I have a feeling there will be no more parties!


Emily said...

I love peanut butter! I crave it. Usually have to have it every day. Your muffins look perfect!

Darn kids. Next time go threaten them with a weapon.

Pilar - Lechuza said...

Acabo de encontrar tu blog y a pesar de que me defiendo bastante bien en ingles, creo que me expreso mejor en español. Además en tu perfil he leído que eres de padres españoles, pues así practicas el idioma, je,je.
Bueno me encantan tus muffins, no sabría por cual decidirme. Son todos estupendos.
Seguiré pasandome por tu cocina de vez en cuando, vale?
Un besote desde Galicia

Nickki said...

Maria these muffins look beautiful and I might just have to try these with chocolate chips. :)

I've been there myself with noisy partying neighbours. It's a real pain. Hope it's sorted now. :)

Ruth Strong said...

These muffins look yummy! Great that you got some peanut butter chips for them.

Hope the students have calmed down

Anonymous said...

hi maria.
i've just discovered your blog today and im so glad i did.
i've just spent the past hour reading all your posts there are so many delicious recipes that i can't wait to try out.

louise xx

Maria♥ said...

Hi Louise and welcome!

Thanks for the lovely message and hope you will drop by again and let me know what recipes you've tried out ;o)


Abitofafoodie said...

I remember the long-gone days when I was an inconsiderate student - I am hanging my head in shame just reading your post!!
I hope you've managed to catch up on some sleep. These muffins look so good - yours always look such a perfect shape. I'm a peanut butter addict but have actually never tried using it in sweet recipes - I should definitely give it a try sometime.

Maria♥ said...

Hola Pilar y bienvenida a mi blog!

Muchas gracias por el mesenja que me has dejado y espero que te pases por aqui otra vez pronto.

Un abrazo

Maria♥ said...

Hi Antonia

I'm sure more than one of us have had our inconsiderate moments and I'm all for people enjoying themselves but these students were having parties every night since moving in and driving us just bonkers. The situtation has been resolved now and lets just say they won't be having anymore parties, the landlord was not happy and went round to have a chat with them!

Thanks for passing by and as always for the lovely comment.


Gloria Baker said...

Your mauffins are so yummy!!! Gloria

Anonymous said...

You are right, these were really very nice both in texture and taste. Thanks a lot for sending them, AND the apple cinnamon ones that were sooo good.

I am planning on making the coconut-chocolate-bars as dessert for dinner party this weekend. Apple-cinnamon muffins will be tried out when I next see the boyfriend, as he has a very weak spot for that taste combo. You have an inspiring blog :)

Tanya said...

How could these muffins not be good? YUM!

Bimmer said...

Your muffins look perfect and absolutely delicious! Just thinking about peanut butter and chocolate chips already got me salivating!

Maria♥ said...

Thanks everyone ;o)

Hi Marja!
So nice to hear from you and thanks for the lovely message! I'm glad that hubby is sharing my baked goodies at work ;o)