Today started as one of those days. No matter what recipe I wanted to try I was missing a key ingredient. Since it’s against the rules to shop in between big grocery trips, I had to do some serious searching on my favorite blogs.
And I am soooo very happy I did. These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins have been on my to-do list, and I’m happy I was finally forced to make them
Tender, rich, so very tasty and a quick, easy recipe to boot. Yay for my bad day!
Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate 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 milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375F. Line a 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.
The recipe says “fill cups to the top.” The idea of that freaked me out a little bit. I kept imaging I was going to open the oven door and find a bunch of muffin tops spread out and stuck together. But nope, she said they’d dome, and dome they did. I swear my muffin tin is clean. It’s old. Really, really old. Older than my marriage old.
That’s why it makes such good treats.
17 minutes in the oven and these weren’t quite done yet. I didn’t even bother setting the timer for any additional time, I just stood and stared at my oven window. I forced myself to pull them out a minute later. I am a notorious overbaker, so when I think something just “needs another couple minutes,” it’s a sure sign it’s ready.
Oh. Yes. Now they’re done. A little tip … I’d avoid putting the chocolate chip on each muffin before baking. They, um, well, they look like boobs. I didn’t plan that. Obviously I didn’t visualize the finished product either. So yeah, skip that step.