Thursday, March 15, 2012

Buttermilk Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love using buttermilk in recipes! It gives baked good such a nice flavor and texture. The only problem is that I buy a container of the stuff end up using 1 or 2 cups and the rest ends up down the drain, expired!
I hate wasting food! I knew I had the end of a container of buttermilk in the fridge just waiting to get dumped when I came across this recipe on Key Ingredient.

I really didn’t need much convincing to whip up a batch of these little beauties. Not only did they use up my buttermilk but they have peanut butter and chocolate chips in them!! No brainer!

What you need,

2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
½ cup peanut butter
2 tbsp. butter (as always I used salted butter, if you use unsalted add ½ tsp. salt to the batter!)
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips (I used semisweet, but milk would be good too!)

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray, or you could use paper liners if you like!

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt if you are using it. Cut the butter and peanut butter into the dry ingredients with a fork until you get coarse crumbs. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Gently combine the wet ingredients into the dry and stir to just combine. Do not over mix; you don’t want your muffins to be tough!
Fill the greased muffin tin about 2/3 full and bake for 15-17 minutes.

Cool for a couple of minutes in the pan then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Make yourself a latte, get a food magazine or the newspaper and eat a couple of these tasty treats!

Sounds like the perfect morning to me!


Recipe from Key Ingredient


  1. That looks like the perfect morning treat to me!

  2. Peanut butter!!! Peanut butter and chocolate are a huge vice of the extent that I have to take peanut butter and chocolate hiatuses periodically in order to control myself and eat food other than peanut butter and chocolate. In point of fact, I'm on a chocolate break right now (until Easter, yes ma'am). But these muffins were a definite eye candy for me and I thank you for the delicious recipe! Have a fun weekend!

  3. PB & Chocolate muffins are serious favorites for my middle son. He will choose one of those over dessert (well, technically it's basically cake anyways) any chance he's given. These sound delicious!