This recipe is inspired by the “Peanut Butter Bread” recipe found in Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook: The Best Recipes from Southampton’s Favorite Bakery.
I altered the sugar quantity, added dark chocolate & sunflowers, and of course replaced the white flour with whole grains (whole wheat and barley flours).
Ingredients: UPDATED 2011-07-14
- 1-1/2 cups Whole Wheat flour
- 1/2 cup Barley flour (Optional – you can use all whole wheat, or even a little white flour)
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup Sucanat sugar
- 6 Tbsp dark chocolate chips 70% or more
- 2.25 oz chopped peanuts
- 1 cup milk
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil (Optional) – with peanut butter, you probably don’t even need extra oil
- 1 large Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Almond Extract (optional)
- 1/2 cup (128g) peanut butter – no salt/sugar added (smooth or chunky)
- 1 ripe medium banana (Optional)
Makes 12 muffins
- Preheat oven to 350° and line your muffin tin with papers (or oil/spray)
- In bowl, whisk the flours, sucanat sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Mix in chocolate chips and chopped peanuts
- In a large measuring cup, combine milk, oil, egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
- Mix in the peanut butter, then the banana. I found a potato masher works well for this step.
- Blend wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring just until combined.
- Divide into the 12 muffin cups
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes until center springs back when pressed with a fingertip.
- Once baked, remove muffins from tin, and cool completely on rack.
- The muffins freeze beautifully! We were eating the first batch weeks later, and they were yummy!
- Even after tweaking this recipe, they are still a tad on the dry side, but still very tasty. These muffins are not sweet at all!
Nutritional Data – UPDATED 2011-07-14
12 muffins – After tweaking the recipe, calories were reduced from 340 to 276. Still a little high in calories for a muffin, but they rise up high when baking and you feel like you’re eating a good portion. If the olive oil is left out, calories would be reduced to 256.
Please use this nutritional data as a guide; the info is not absolute, your results might vary considerably depending on the total weight of the finished dish.
Vit A: 1%
Vit C: 1%
New batch of muffins!