Peanut butter muffins remind me of when I was in High School. Whenever we stayed the night at my friend Cindy T's house, her Mom would cook the most wonderful food for us. We all loved to stay over there. I think to this very day, each of us remembers all the things she cooked for us…. just thinking of it now is making me hungry for homemade rolls stuffed with ground beef, cabbage and onion…mmmm that was so good. I think Mrs. T's cooking and hospitality probably imprinted many things in my life, including a love to cook, and a love to enjoy the comings and goings of my kids. It is a good reminder that hospitality and good cooking served with love, creates a safe haven for young hearts and makes wonderful, cozy memories for our children, perhaps even touching their lives forever. (Thanks Mrs. T. and thanks for sharing your Mom with us Cindy and Jami).
As you might have guessed, Peanut butter muffins are a memory from those days as well. Mrs. T made them for us. They were delicious, comforting and satisfying. These are not "those" muffins, because I never got any of her recipes, but they are a wholesome Peanut Butter Muffin made with… yes you guessed it: "Peanut butter" and whole wheat flour and…. most importantly; love. They are lightly sweet and are delicious especially when served up warm with butter and honey. They make a wholesome and satisfying after school snack for the kids, and teenagers will gobble them up.
Peanut Butter Muffins
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour (I use White Wheat, which is a light whole wheat, and creates a nice almost white flour texture).
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 tsp Sea Salt or Himilayan Salt (increase by 1/2 tsp if you are using unsalted peanut butter)
1 cup Coconut Sugar or Sucanat
1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
Optional additions: 1 cup chocolate chips, nuts, raisins or banana chunks or shredded coconut.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix together well.
- In a separate bowl combine remaining ingredients.
- Mix well with an electric mixer or by hand with a whisk.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and stir until thoroughly blended.
- At this point, you can add chocolate chips or any of the additions you may like.
- Divide into prepared muffin tins.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes.
- Serve warm with butter and drizzled with honey.
Delicious served hot, with butter and honey!