Friday, February 18, 2011


Seldom does a day go by without my checking out what's cooking on my favorite blog sites. I try to visit a couple of new blogs each week, but find myself returning to a few favorites time and again. Mennonite Girls Can Cook is one of my favorites because most of the recipes there are what real people eat most of the time. I almost always have the ingredients called for on hand. In the case of these muffins, I literally grabbed my laptop, perched it on the kitchen counter, and had the muffins in the oven less than a half hour after I'd read the post. My only change was that I used jelly and not jam. It was not a deliberate choice. I wanted to use grape since that's DSO's favorite and I had sugar free grape jelly, not jam (DSO is diabetic, so I try to lighten up any sweets). I'm sure the jam would have held up better, but the jelly worked well enough. Be sure to check out what's cooking in the Mennonite girls' kitchens.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk, I used skim
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Jam

  1. In a bowl whisk together dry ingredients.
  2. In another bowl mix the rest of the ingredients except for the jam and add to the dry ingredients and mix just until moistened.
  3. Spoon half of the mixture into a greased muffin pan.
  4. Spoon 1 teaspoon jam into each muffin cup and spoon the remaining batter over the jam to cover.
  5. Bake at 400ยบ for 25 minutes.
  6. Cool a few minutes in the pan, remove and cool completely on a cooling rack.
  7. These muffins freeze well.
Yields: 12 muffins
You're going to love these muffins. There's no mistaking the peanut butter flavor and they're moist and just the right size to ward off guilt. Delicious with a cup of tea, they're irresistible with a glass of cold milk. I can attest to the fact that they freeze well, which is a bonus if you want to control your snacking.


  1. Arlene, my Mom will love these! She loves peanut butter so I think I'll make these as a treat for her this weekend

    I pre-ordered the MGCC cookbook from their website link -- It should be out in June! It's for a good cause and I'm sure it will be full of wonderful recipes.

  2. Arlene,
    Found you over on Food Buzz! I'm always looking for good blogs too.

  3. Love that blog, love tese muffins. have a nice weekend.

  4. perfect for our road trip this week... the kids and hubby will love them!

  5. I love the idea of a PB & J muffin. They sound perfect for breakfast. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog right now called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your muffins up.

  6. These look just perfect--love the jelly/jam inside them--yum! ;-)

  7. yum to the max! pb&j is amazing :)
    glad to have found your blog!

  8. I would be very, very happy with a batch of pb&j muffins. They look like they could become a new obsession.


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