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Peanut butter chip muffins

Choosing healthy foods at snack time can be challenging, but here is a fun, simple, nutritious and, most importantly, delicious treat that kids will love.

Peanut butter chip muffins

Number of Servings: 24
Serving Size:  1 Muffin
Source:  The Everything Kids’ Cookbook

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • optional chocolate icing or melted chocolate

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a muffin tin pan with cooking spray or line the cups with paper liners.
  3. In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, egg, sugar, brown sugar, and milk, using an electric mixer to beat the ingredients until smooth.
  4. Add the flour and baking powder.
  5. Mix until just blended. (Do not over mix.)
  6. Stir in the peanut butter chips.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin pan, so each cup is about 2/3 full.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the muffins are light brown on top.
  9. Cool the muffins in the pan before removing them.
  10. If you’d like, you can drizzle chocolate icing or melted chocolate over the tops of the cooled muffins.

Want ideas for additional healthy snacks?  Check out the following recipes:

Awesome Applesauce
Apple Ladybugs
Fun Fruit Kabobs

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© 2013. NMSU Board of Regents. All rights reserved. This project was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the National Research Initiative (Grant #2008-55215-18837).

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