When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it. It sounded like a creative twist on traditional apple muffins and I mostly just wanted to experiment with it out of curiosity.
The end result? Definitely yummy. Different, but yummy. The peanut butter chips add a fun surprise and jive well with the apple flavors.
Are these the best muffins I’ve ever tasted? No, but they are good and hearty and perfect for fall!
Here’s my rendition of the recipe (because, oh yes, you know I tweaked it! :))…
Apple Peanut Butter Muffins
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (I think whole-wheat flour would work well, I was just short on time so I didn’t have a chance to grind any fresh!)
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 cups apples (peeled, cored, and finely chopped)
- 3/4 cup apple juice
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips (I snuck a few mini chocolate chips into mine, too, but I think the PB chips are better.)
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon together. Stir in apples. Mix apple juice and oil together. Whisk in egg and stir well.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just moistened. Spoon about 2 Tablespoons batter into greased or paper lined muffin cups. Sprinkle with peanut butter chips. Spoon more batter on top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 17-20 minutes until done.
Makes 12 muffins. Recipe adapted from The Pajama Chef