Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on May 10, 2012

Mom…can we make some muffins?

Yes, of course we can kiddo, I replied.

But inside, I was yelling yippee-he-wants-to-bake-with-me-he-never-wants-to-bake-with-me-unless-I-trick-him-into-it-yippee!!!!!!

I love to bake. Obviously. But the kiddo, not so much. Once I actually get him to help me, he gets into it. Scooping. Measuring. Stirring. But I often have to bribe, trick or beg him to help.

So when he actually asks to make something, I’ll drop everything to make it happen.

What kind of muffins should be make, kiddo?

Peanut butter and jelly, he replies. Obviously. This kid would live on all things PBJ if I let him.

Some weeks, I do just that, because it’s easier than coming up with something original for lunch.

The two of us sat at the computer, searching my favorite recipe sites, browsing through Pinterest and Googling. And there, waiting patiently for us to discvoer it, was the peanut butter and jelly muffin recipe that little boys’ dreams are made of.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Peanut Butter And Jelly Muffins

Using my trusty Taylor digital measuring (I’m still madly in love with this thing) we measured, worked on our numbers, stirred, tasted and then stared at the oven until they were ready.

We’ve made these babies three times in two weeks. We’re basically living on the them.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

We now eat so much peanut butter and jelly in this house that we are risk for actually turning into a PB&J sandwich.

I kid you not.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Start your day with a muffin-style peanut butter and jelly sandwich.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat (or white whole wheat) flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter (I used the natural, no-stir kind)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray 12 muffin cups with nonstick spray or line with muffin liners. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl stir together the flours, sugars, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the milk, peanut butter, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract. Whisk lightly, until the ingredients just come together.
  4. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, stirring until just combined.
  5. Stir in the peanut butter chips.
  6. Fill each muffin cup 1/2 full.
  7. Spoon 1 teaspoon jam into each cup.
  8. Spoon the remaining batter on top of each cup.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the muffins are a golden brown and spring back when touch lightly.
  10. Cool 5 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


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1 Mindie May 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Thanks for hosting!

2 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust May 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Thanks for hosting!

LOVE those muffins. Drooling!

3 Robin @ Bird On A Cake May 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

My daughter basically lives on PB&J sandwiches too. She will love these muffins! :0)

4 Jocelyn May 11, 2012 at 12:19 am

Hooray for him wanting to make some muffins with you!!! I always do a happy dance when my kids want to bake with me too!!! Love getting in the kitchen and having fun with them!!! Thanks for hosting!!!

5 April @ The 21st Century Housewife May 11, 2012 at 3:39 am

Baking with kids is such fun, sometimes I think we enjoy it even more than they do! And it’s really worthwhile too because now my son is 19 he knows his way around a kitchen and can not only feed himself when he has to, but he even cooks for us from time to time!

These muffins look and sound delicious. I definitely want to try them!

6 Winnie May 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

Wowwww These muffins look sooooooooo good
I’ll have to try to make these soon

Thanks for hosting another party Allison

7 Danielle @ Something Like Susie Homemaker May 11, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I’m pretty sure my husband could live off of PB&Js too! haha. Thank you for hosting this party!

8 Amanda @ Watch Out, Martha! May 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm

These look so yummy!!!

I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!’s link up party: Martha Mondays, going on now! Hope to see you there!

9 Becky May 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm

These are adorable! Perfect for lunch treat! Please link up to Foodie Friday

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