Earlier this week I was planning on making some raspberry muffins for breakfast.  I had everything out and ready to go, and only then did I see that my raspberries were growing fuzz…eww!  Since I had my heart set on muffins, I decided to finally try this recipe as I have had it saved for quite some time.  Coincidentally it had similar ingredients overall, so it worked out perfectly.  As much as I hate waste, especially when it comes to one of my favorite fruits, I’m kind of glad my rasberries went bad because these muffins were great!  They look gorgeous with beautiful puffy domes, and they smell irresistible.  The peanut butter flavor is spot on.  I’m not a chocolate and peanut butter fiend as so many people seem to be, so I thought this was just the right amount and not too overwhelming.  Paired with a fruit and yogurt smoothie, these made for a quick and delicious breakfast.  I only made a half batch but now I’m definitely wishing I had made all 12!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins


2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

2/3 cup brown sugar

6 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled

½ cup peanut butter

2 large eggs

1 cup milk

¾ cup chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 375°.  Line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners.


In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar.  Set aside.


In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, peanut butter, eggs and milk until smooth.  Add in the flour mixture and stir until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Divide batter evenly between prepared muffin tins, filling each to the top.


Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Source: adapted from Baking Bites

  • I rarely bake but I might have to try this! I’ve been wanting to try something new and bring it in to share w/ my coworkers. Thanks!

  • Annie these look awesome. They are totally going on my to-make pile, that is if I don’t end up making them tonight :)

  • looks so good! I have been wanting to try the pumpkin/chocolate combination.

  • These look gorgeous! My muffins never get the puffy domes so I’m very envious. Great job :)

  • Bubba

    I just found your blog recently and I love it! Can you tell me which main dishes (if any) on your blog were good frozen? (I’m getting ready for Baby No. 2 and I want to stock my freezer before his or her arrival. Thanks!

  • These look delicious! I love how puffy the tops are!

  • ash

    i’m not huge on peanut butter and chocolate either so I think I’ll have to try these. hubby loves the combo!

  • These look phenomenal. Thanks.

  • These look delicious! I will absolutely be making these and not just because it gives me an excuse to eat chocolate and pb for breakfast ;)

  • These look great and would go very well in my house because we love the combination of chocolate and pb.

  • These look delcious! I love pb and chocolate together.

  • These look excellent! I might try these this weekend!

  • What a great idea. They look delectable!

  • These look delicious! Great idea for me to bake, thanks!!

  • These are like cookies in muffin form! Looks great!

  • oh yum! i’m always making chocolate chip muffins! i don’t know why i’ve never added peanut butter to the mix!

  • I love that combination! Yum!

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  • Judy

    I’m just getting caught up with your blogs from the last week. Your “little man” in the last blog is so cute!!! He has grown so much. And I love your new floor.

  • I bet these were delicious! Peanut butter and chocolate is always a great combination.

  • All I can say is… YUM. My three favorite things: peanut butter, chocolate, and muffins!

  • i will stop dead in my tracks for anything “peanut butter chocolate.” these are no exception..they look great! YUM!

  • Heather

    These are so yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  • emily227

    I must make these asap.

  • Peanut butter and chocolate are two of my favorites as well as my hubby. I may have to make these tonight, it’s only 9:30. I am sure they would be yummy for breakfast tomorrow morning and it means I don’t have to get up early on a Saturday to make it!


  • Samantha

    Love them, terrific combination! Just enough PB to chocolate!!!!

  • Melanie

    I made these on Monday. I gave some away and kept some for myself, everyone loved them! I’ll be making these quite frequently:)

  • Katie

    Just made these… they are delicious! I love them.

  • Lori

    These are officially my favorite muffins for brunch (or anytime really!)

    I made them ‘non-dairy’ with margarine and soy milk (for a lactose-free friend) and they still came out moist and yummalicious!

  • liza

    hi… im eating these now- right out of the oven…. YUMMY! thnx :)

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  • Katie

    Hi Annie! I just stumbled across your blog when searching for recipies to bring to new moms, and I’m so glad I did. Everything looks irresistable! I just made these muffins and they look so delicious. However, for some reason, they are very dense and dry. Any suggestions?

  • Annie

    Hi Katie,
    I’m sorry they didn’t turn out for you. It’s hard to say what went wrong but I’m guessing it was either heavy-handed measuring of the flour (try spooning it in to the measuring cup, rather than scooping it) or overmixing (the most common way to make a dense muffin). Hopefully you have better luck next time!

  • Lydia

    I made these last night, and mine turned out a little dense and dry too…I probably did a little of both no-no’s (overmixing and not exact on flour). I was wondering if you thought sneaking some yogurt into the mix would work, though.

  • Annie

    You could certainly try it, but I’m never comfortable with altering baking recipes enough to significantly effect the liquid/dry ingredient ratio. They have turned out great every time I’ve made them.

  • Kristen

    Just made these today, they were yummy! I think I overmixed (there were bits of peanut butter that just wasn’t blending into the batter well) but it still came out light and fluffy, whew! Hubby called it a “fluffy peanut butter cup”. Everyone loved them!

  • I made these today and they turned out fantastically! Had to supplement the brown sugar for caster, unfortunately. I used chocolate chunks instead of chips and they’re absolutely delectable! Thanks for this great recipe.

  • Shanta

    My husband is a huge chocolate and peanut butter fan, so, I had to make these for him. I was pleasantly surprised at how moist these muffins are. My husband loved them and asked me to make sure I make these again real soon!! Thanks for a great muffin!!

  • GusGus

    I’ve been baking & cooking up a storm to freeze and I came across your recipe yesterday, made them today…They’re delicious and turned out great!

  • Teresa

    Loved this..have made them several times for kids and it is their favorite muffin.. Thanks for sharing.

  • I just made these for my high school students and they LOVE them :)
    Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Jenelle

    I would like to freeze these muffins. Have you attempted freezing them in the past and were the end results favorable? Thanks!

  • Annie

    No, I haven’t tried it. Good luck!

  • Jenelle

    Thanks for your reply, Annie. We are expecting our first baby so I am using all of your tips to try and stock my freezer well:) I am also helping a friend who is expecting any day now!

  • I just finished making these & they’re delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  • Janelle, have you tried freezing them? Did it turn out well?
    I’m afraid I’ll eat the entire batch if I don’t freeze it :)

  • Jenelle

    Yes, I did freeze them and it worked well. I wrapped each muffin in plastic wrap and then put a few of them into a freezer storage bag.

  • Dee

    Hi, Annie. I just discovered your blog recently and already baked the vanilla cupcakes which became my favorite after one bite. On these, do you recommend a certain peanut butter? I’ve heard some people say to use natural peanut butter in certain recipes rather than a Skippy or something like that. What do you suggest?

  • Anonymous

    I have mostly heard that natural peanut butter doesn’t behave well in baking and so I have been hesitant to try it. We normally use Jif and that’s what I bake with, so I can’t comment on how others might perform. I hope that helps!

  • Melissa Telling

    We’ve made these twice in the past two days and they are delicious. We didn’t have the chocolate chips, but they were still good without. I’m thinking they’d be even better with peanut butter chips.

  • nal0107

    I want to try these yummy looking muffins, but was wondering if the recipe is for regular size muffins or the mini size?

  • annieseats

    If not otherwise indicated, you can assume standard size.

  • Tarayncomer

    Did freezing them work out?

  • Aa Woodward

    Mine got a little dry when I froze them.

  • Natalie

    These are wonderful. Moist. I changed the recipe a bit. I used 1/4 cup less sugar and I used rapadura sugar instead of brown. I used whole spelt flour instead of all-purpose flour. I used 3tbls of coconut oil and 3tbls of butter. I then used dark, organic chocolate chopped into chunks. To die for!! Wish I would have thought to add some chia seeds-next time!!

  • Bethann477

    I always freeze the extras and think they taste just as great as the fresh. These are a monthly staple in our house. Hope this helps!

  • Samara:)

    I havent tasted them yet but i did add a full cup of chocolatechips and it looked alot better :) Cant wait to try them thank you :)

  • Mary0897

    Well I followed the recipe exactly, but they didn’t turn out as tasty as I was hoping. They were lacking in taste (maybe need more sugar, less flour?) Can’t quit put my finger on what went wrong. Thanks anyways! :)

  • Saltbq4

    I just made these muffins and they turned out great. I did add a little more sugar and 1/4 a cup of flax seed. All in all it is not a super sweet muffin but the chocolate is what really makes it!

  • Lehar

    Could I use whole wheat flour in place of the all-purpose flour?

  • annieseats

    Please see the FAQ page. Thanks!

  • Beth

    This was yummy, I added some mashed banana too :)

  • Alice

    Made this exactly to the recipe (ok…maybe I added *a few* extra chocolate chips) and they turned out perfectly. Lots of comments about how they were the muffin version of Reese’s Pieces. Great slightly indulgent snack!

  • Heather Oliver

    These are such a favorite in our house. I found these when I was looking for freezer friendly quick foods while expecting my first daughter in 2011, and they’ve been a family favorite since. Now I’m expecting another daughter any day now, and I’m making them again!!

    In my experience they freeze remarkably. I freeze them after they’ve cooled completely in gallon freezer bags, take one out and microwave for 30 seconds and it’s just as fabulous as fresh. Perfect to make for a new mom who doesn’t have much time to sit and eat something with both hands! I have also made these for family events, and they’re well received every time.