Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip and Peanut Butter Muffins


Valentine's Day is approaching and while most people think of chocolate truffles and souffles, my husband had a request for my Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins.  I can't say I blame him- it has been a while since I've made muffins and these are his all time favorite.

My husband is a dessert for breakfast kind of guy.  If he has pancakes he likes them loaded with chocolate chips.  If I make my super sweet and sticky Cinnamon Buns, he resists finishing the batch in one sitting.  So his excitement over these Chocolate Chocolate-Chip and Peanut Butter Muffins came to no surprise.

They're wonderfully chocolaty with a peanut butter surprise mixed throughout.  A change in my husbands favorite recipe doesn't always go well, but he was ecstatic that I added peanut butter.  Anything enhancing the dessert like element is something he won't disagree with.

This recipe requires only a few easy steps, making it a great recipe to make with kids that they will be sure to enjoy fresh out of the oven!  Whether you're like my husband with a sweet tooth or a mom looking for kid friendly baking recipes, give this recipe a try!  Hope you like it!


Recipe Tips
  • Be careful not to over bake- these muffins can be a bit dry if left in the oven for too long.
  • Next time I make these, I'm going to try swirling a teaspoon of peanut butter into each muffin tin to give it a bit more peanut butter flavor.  If you try making them with the peanut butter swirl, let me know how it comes out!

 Start with whisking your flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt together in a large mixing bowl:
 

 Mix until combined:


Combine your milk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a separate container:


Pour your wet ingredients into the dry:





And mix until combined:


Meanwhile, roughly chop your chocolate bar:


And assemble your peanut butter chips:



Add to your batter and mix until combined:


Line your muffin pan with tins and fill 3/4 full with batter:




Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean:


And dig into that chocolaty peanut butter goodness!


Yum!!








Chocolate Chocolate-Chip and Peanut Butter Muffins
Adapted from Nigella Lawson
Makes: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15-20 minutes
(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup best quality cocoa powder
1 cup superfine sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or semisweet chocolate bar roughly chopped
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions
Start with whisking your flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt together in a large mixing bowl and mix until combined. Combine your milk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Pour your wet ingredients into the dry and mix until combined. Meanwhile, roughly chop your chocolate bar and add your chocolate and peanut butter chips to your batter. Mix until combined. Line your muffin pan with tins and fill 3/4 full with batter. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and serve.
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29 comments:

  1. I could totally go for these for breakfast or dessert. Chocolate and PB are my absolute favorites

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  2. Absolutely delish! My man is the same way about breakfast food, so this is great! Thanks!

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  3. These look amazing with all of those chips and chocolate inside. I'm a dessert for breakfast kinda person too, so these are right up my alley!

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  4. delicious muffins...could gobble'em all up in no time

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  5. mmmm, FAB. Chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite combination!

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  6. If one of us weren't allergic to chocolate... I'd add these to the weekly muffin rotation..

    They look delish!

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  7. Wow! Truly decadent and delish-looking!

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  8. Can I be your valentine too? Would love if someone would bake these for me but I'll probably just go ahead and make 'em for my sweeties.

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  9. I would love to make these but first need to locate some peanut butter chips. I have a horrid feeling you just can't get them in the UK... :-(

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  10. @Holly- oh no! In the US they're kept in the baking aisle with the chocolate chips... Hope you're able to find them! Otherwise, after you divide your batter into the tins, try swirling one teaspoon of peanut butter into each.

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  11. Mmmmm....dessert for breakfast...I can get behind that plan. ;) These look delicious I can see why they are his favorite.

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  12. Chels, why do I have a feeling this addition was to satisfy YOUR craving, not just Parrish's?! I know you're a pb/choc lover! ;)

    @Holly- you can prob order some online- I ordered mint chips on line.

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  13. I love using chocolate chunks rather than chips in my recipes. These muffins look great -- chocolate and peanut butter is one of my favorite combos of all time!

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  14. Ooooh these sound great! Dessert for any meal sounds good to me :)

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  15. These look so amazingly chocolaty and moist, delicious :)

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  16. These look so moist and delicious! I love anything with peanut butter chips too. Yum!

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  17. I so want these muffins! I love a great chocolate muffin far more then cake or other chocolate desserts. Not sure why but I do. And with peanut butter chips = perfect!

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  18. Now that's a muffin! These sounds so good and I can't wait to try them out!

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  19. Now that is a muffin! Holy moley, I can see why they are your husband's favourites.

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  20. Yum, yum! You're reminding me of the PB brownies I made last week (that are now gone, mind you) and I'm craving more of that fabulous flavor combo! Your muffins look so moist and delicious. Would love one, or two with a big glass of milk! Mmm...

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  21. Peanut butter chips!! Who knew? I can't get those here, so jealous. These look like heaven..

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  22. Good suggestions at the start of your recipe. Muffins can be easy to over bake.

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  23. Whoa, my two favorite ingredients. And I love Nigella's recipes.
    Beautiful photos in this post too!

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  24. Heads up--I didn't see a cooking temperature in the recipe. :) I'm going to try them at 350, but I didn't know if you would want to adjust that.

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  25. @Christine- thank you so much for point that out!!That's quite an important detail to forget... sorry about that! The recipe calls for 400 degrees. I hope you see this in time... sorry again!

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