Easy PBJ Muffins – An Anytime Treat

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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PBJ MuffinsNo time for a cake for Mother’s day –  well these Easy PBJ Muffins are the answer for a breakfast in (or out of) bed on this special day.

You don’t have to be a kid to love peanut butter and jelly. No matter what your age, these PBJ Muffins satisfy that craving. It is important to use jam or preserves in these muffins as the jelly has a tendency in the heat of the oven to run out. The thicker jams and preserves stay put.

This easy, straight forward recipe for PBJ Muffins takes minutes to make and freezes well for an anytime treat!

PBJ Muffins
2 cups all purpose flour (280 grams or 10 ounces)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup brown sugar (150 grams or 5 1/4 ounces)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter (114 grams or 4 ounces)
1 cup buttermilk*
6 tablespoons strawberry jam

*If you don’t have buttermilk, measure 1 cup of whole or 2% milk and remove 1 tablespoon of it. Add 1 tablespoon white or cider vinegar or lemon juice. Let it sit for about 5 minutes at which point it will curdle and/or thicken. That is fine. Use this in place of the buttermilk.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray Texas muffin cups well. Set aside.

Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.Dry Ingredients for Easy PBJ Muffins - an Anytime Treat

Dry ingredients mixed for Easy PBJ Muffins - An Anytime TreatIn the bowl of an electric mixter, beat the oil, brown sugar, egg and vanilla to combine. Sugar, eggs and vanilla for Easy PBJ Muffins - An Anytime TreatEggs, sugar, vanilla mixed for Easy PBJ Muffins - An Anytime TreatAdd the peanut butter, mix well.Pb in for Easy PBJ Muffins - and Anytime Treat

PB mixing for Easy Peanut Butter Muffins - An Anytime Treat

Add the flour in three parts, Flour added for PBJ Muffins - An Anytime Treatalternating with the buttermilk,Buttermilk added for the Easy BJ Muffins - an Anytime Treat starting and ending with flour.Batter mixed for Easy PBJ Muffins - an Anytime Treat

Spoon 1/3 cup of the muffin batter into each Texas muffin cup. First layer of batter in bottom of pan for the Easy PBJ Muffins - an Anytime TreatDollop 1 tablespoon jam in the center of each. Jam on for the Easy PBJ Muffins - an Anytime TreatTop with another 1/3 cup of batter.Top layer of batter on for the Easy PBJ Muffins - An Anytime Treat With the back of a spoon make sure to seal the jam to the side of the cups by pressing the batter to the edge of the cups. This is a rather sticky batter so wetting the spoon and shaking off the excess water helps to spread it.Attaching batter for the Easy PBJ Muffins - an Anytime Treat

Bake for 25 minutes.Baked muffins for Easy PBJ Muffins - An Anytime treat

Yields: 6 large muffins. These freeze very well. To thaw them, place them in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.

Note: These can be made in smaller cups. Decrease the amount of batter and jam. Reduce your baking time.

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4 thoughts on “Easy PBJ Muffins – An Anytime Treat

  1. manisha sharma

    hi helen these look delicious and simple to make. i am thinking of putting few crushed salty crunchy peanuts on top of the jam/ preserve.

    love

    1. hfletcher Post author

      Hi Manisha – I think that would be a great idea. The peanut butter cookies I make have salted peanuts in them. Mike loves them – hope your family does also.

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