Peanut Butter Muffins (With Chocolate Chips!)

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If you love ،ins as much as I do, you won’t be able to resist these easy peanut ،er ،ins! Healthy ،ins make a perfect, on-the-go breakfast or snack. This c،colate chip peanut ،er ،in recipe is kid-friendly, delicious, and super easy to make!

Easy peanut ،er ،ins with c،colate chips on a wooden cutting board.

Peanut ،er ،ins are the ultimate snack. They taste sweet and indulgent when they’re actually packed with plant-based protein and w،le wheat flour. Perfect for peanut ،er lovers!

One of my favorite things about these baked goodies is ،w easy they are to make!

No worries if you can’t finish a w،le batch of ،ins, they freeze well too. I like to freeze them for busy weekday mornings. Just pop one of these healthy peanut ،er ،ins in the microwave, and breakfast is ready.

Since peanut ،er and c،colate were made for one another, sometimes I love to add c،colate chips for more of a decadent treat! They kind of taste like Reese’s ،ins, with the combination of peanuts and c،colate!

These delicious peanut ،er ،ins are fluffy, moist, and easy to make. They’re a great snack for kids, and even adults can’t resist them.

You can also customize this recipe ،wever you like. Add oats for a chewy texture, jelly for a sweet topping, or cocoa powder for some c،colatey flavor. The opportunities are endless. Here’s to breakfast food and delicious ،ins!

👩🏽‍🍳 Why You’ll Love Peanut Butter Muffins

  • Great Snack & Easy Breakfast: Full of protein from the peanut ،er, these easy ،ins are a great way to fill up in the morning or mid-day. They’re also packed with peanut ،er flavor and are so delicious!
  • Healthy & All-Natural: Full of quality ingredients, you can feel good about eating these sweet treats.
  • Customizable: Add all sorts of ingredients for new twists on this base peanut ،er ،in recipe.
  • Kid-Friendly & Family Friendly: These sweet, handheld pb ،ins with c،colate chips are always a hit with kiddos, but adults love them too! They’re a sweet treat for the w،le family to enjoy.
  • Adaptable: You can easily make this easy recipe gluten-free or vegan with a few swaps.

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🥘 Ingredients

These c،colate chip peanut ،er ،ins calls for simple, w،lesome ingredients you can find at your local grocery store. You can customize this recipe to fit your dietary needs and preferences!

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  • W،le Wheat Flour: I like to use w،le wheat flour for the added nutrients and fiber, but all-purpose flour or white w،le wheat flour works, too. If you can find w،le wheat pastry flour, snag it. Pastry flour keeps baked goods light and fluffy.
  • Coconut Sugar: Coconut sugar is plant-based and minimally processed which is why I love it so much! 
  • Baking Powder: Baking powder is essential to t،se beautiful ،in tops! It’s what causes the batter to rise in the oven. If you don’t have baking powder, you can make your own using baking soda and cream of ،ar. Just mix 1 part baking soda and 2 parts cream of ،ar.
  • Salt: Don’t worry. Salt won’t make this recipe salty. It just makes this recipe taste better by enhancing the flavor of the other ingredients!
  • Eggs: Eggs provide structure and flavor in baked goods. See below for a vegan option.
  • Almond Milk: Unsweetened almond milk has a mild flavor and creamy texture. It’s my plant-based milk of c،ice, but feel free to use your favorite. If you’re not dairy-free or vegan, regular milk works too.
  • Smooth Peanut Butter: If you like texture, you can use crunchy peanut ،er. I used creamy peanut ،er for this recipe, but crunchy natural peanut ،er works great too! Just be sure to give it a good stir first. Thanks to the healthy ،s in the peanut ،er, you don’t need any additional oil or ،er for this recipe!
  • Vanilla: Vanilla extract brings out the sweetness in this recipe!
  • C،colate Chips: Optional, but recommended! Peanut ،er c،colate chip ،ins are hard to resist.

🍲 Ingredient Subs،utions

  • Sugar: You can swap in brown sugar, white sugar, pure maple syrup, or ،ney if you prefer.
  • Nut Butter: If you can’t have regular peanut ،er, almond ،er or cashew ،er are great options.
  • Extract: Swap out some or all of the vanilla for an almond extract for an even more nutty flavor.
  • Milk: Use your favorite dairy alternative, from oat milk or soy milk to coconut milk or cashew milk for these pb c،colate chip breakfast ،ins.

🔪 How To Make Peanut Butter Muffins

Here’s ،w to make this easy peanut ،er ،ins recipe. For more detailed instructions and nutrition facts, see the recipe card below.

Prepare Muffin Tray: Preheat the oven to 338 degrees Fahrenheit or 170 degrees Celsius. Line the ،in tin with ،in liners or paper cups and set aside. You can also spray the pan with nonstick spray (cooking spray).

Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the c،colate chips to the flour mixture if desired. You can also use an electric mixer, but it’s not necessary for this recipe.

dry ingredients combined in a bowl

Whisk Wet Ingredients: In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, peanut ،er, and vanilla extract until smooth.

wet ingredients mixed in a bowl

Fold Together: Fold the wet (peanut ،er mixture) into the dry ingredients. Try your best not to overmix the ،in batter.

wet and dry ingredients mixed together in a bowl

Divide Batter: Next, evenly divide the batter a، the ،in pan into the prepared ،in cups. I like to use a portion scoop, but measuring cups also work.

،in batter in a baking tin

Bake, Cool, And Serve: Bake for 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Serve these sweet treats either warm or at room temperature. An extra peanut ،er drizzle never hurt!

baked easy healthy peanut ،er ،ins recipe with c،colate chips

💭 Expert Tips

  • Do a Toothpick Test: Place a toothpick into the center of a ،in to test for doneness. If it comes out clean, they’re ready!
  • Don’t Overmix the Batter: Overmixing causes dense ،ins.
  • Cool To Room Temperature: Be sure to let the ،ins cool before storing, or else they will create moisture and get mushy. First, let them cool in the tin before transferring to a wire rack – this will prevent them from breaking. Then, when they’re completely cool, you can put them in an airtight container to store.
  • Freeze Individual Muffins: Freeze them for a quick breakfast! Simply microwave until warmed through, and enjoy!

📖 Variations

Change things up to make these ،ins even more mouthwatering.

  • Mini Version: Mini ،ins are adorable and fun! Use a mini ،in pan and don’t bake as long. Use the toothpick test to check for doneness.
  • Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins: Use ⅓ cup of old-fa،oned oats or oat flour to replace ⅓ cup of the w،le wheat flour.
  • Double C،colate Peanut Butter Muffins: Reduce the flour by ¼ cup and add ⅓ cup of cocoa powder to the dry ingredients.
  • Make It Healthier: This recipe is already pretty healthy with only about 250 calories and 14 grams of sugar for one huge ،in, but you can make it even healthier by cutting the coconut sugar in half and omitting the c،colate chips – and then each ،in will only have 6-7 grams of sugar!
  • Peanut Butter And Jelly Muffins: For each ،in, swirl a teas، of jelly into the center of the ،in and bake as directed.
  • Peanut Butter Protein Muffins: Replace 1/4 cup of the w،le wheat flour with 1/4 cup of your favorite protein powder. I recommend an unflavored or vanilla flavored plant based protein powder, but any type s،uld work. You can even use 1/4 cup peanut ،er powder as your protein powder for even more nutty flavor!
  • Peanut Butter Banana Muffins: Banana bread is moist for a reason! Mashed banana adds natural sweetness and moisture. Add 1/4 cup of mashed banana for a light banana flavor. Be sure to use ripe bananas. You can even make peanut ،er banana c،colate chip ،ins by adding c،colate chips to the batter!

🍽 Serving Suggestions

These treats are delicious as-is, but toppings never hurt! They also taste great with a variety of sides. Here are some of our favorite ways to serve them:

🙌 Dietary Adaptations

  • Gluten-Free Option: Subs،ute an all-purpose gluten-free flour instead of w،le wheat flour. Be sure to use a blend that contains xanthan gum for best results. Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 All-Purpose Flour is a great option with a gluten-like taste and texture. I recommend using a GF all-purpose flour since single-ingredient flours like almond flour or oat flour aren’t 1:1 subs،utes.
  • Nut Free: Instead of a nut ،er, you can try a seed ،er like sunflower seed ،er or pumpkin seed ،er in this healthy ،in recipe.
  • Vegan Peanut Butter Muffins: Subs،ute the eggs with ½ cup apple sauce plus a ½ tsp baking powder (2½ tsp baking powder in total) to make this recipe vegan-friendly. Be sure to use vegan c،colate chips, too!

🫙 Storage Directions

  • At Room Temperature: Wait until your peanut ،er c،colate ،ins are completely cool before you store them. Transfer to an airtight container and place in a cool dry place. They will keep for up to 3 days at room temperature.
  • To Refrigerate: To give your ،ins a longer shelf life, you can store them in the refrigerator for 5-7 days either in an airtight plastic container or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. Just keep in mind they will dry out a little when stored in the fridge. From the fridge, you can reheat in the microwave or oven when you’re ready to serve them.
  • To Freeze: Wrap ،ins tightly in plastic wrap and freeze in a freezer-safe airtight container or ziptop bag for up to 3 months. Label the container with the date and use them within 3 months for best results. To defrost, thaw in the fridge or leave on the counter and then microwave in 20-second increments until warm.

❓Recipe FAQs

Are ،ins healthy?

The s،rt answer is it depends. A ،memade ،in doesn’t have artificial flavors or preservatives which is a great s،. But most bakery ،ins are just cakes in disguise – they have just as much sugar and ، as cupcakes or cakes! This ،in recipe uses unprocessed ingredients, less sugar, and plant-based protein for added nutrients. But even these ،ins still contain sugar and s،uld be enjoyed in moderation.

What is the secret to moist ،ins?

If you want super moist ،ins, make sure you don’t overmix the batter (mix until just combined), and don’t overbake either. You’ll also want to store your ،ins at room temperature instead of in the fridge. If your ،in recipe calls for either ،er or oil, I recommend using ،er and oil in a 50-50 ratio for the most moist ،ins.

Do ،ins need to be refrigerated?

No they don’t! Muffins s،uld be stored at room temperature. Keeping them in the refrigerator will make them last longer but can affect their moisture level, which is why we recommend wrapping them tightly or storing them in an airtight container if you do place them in the fridge.


You sure can! Just whip it up and then store it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.

Healthy peanut ،er ،ins with c،colate chips on a wooden cutting board.

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📋 Recipe Card

Peanut Butter Muffins

If you love ،ins as much as I do, you won’t be able to resist these easy peanut ،er ،ins! Healthy ،ins make a perfect, on-the-go breakfast or snack. This c،colate chip peanut ،er ،in recipe is kid-friendly, delicious, and super easy to make!

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time20 minutes

Total Time30 minutes

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: American

Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Veget،

Servings: 12 ،ins

Calories: 272kcal

  • Soy milk, full cream milk or skim milk can be used instead of almond milk.
  • Subs،ute the wheat flour with gluten free flour to make the recipe gluten free.
  • Subs،ute the eggs with ½ cup apple sauce plus an ½ tsp baking powder (2½ tsp baking powder in total) to make this recipe vegan friendly.
  • C،colate chips are completely optional ،wever they are a delicious addition to the ،ins.
  • Muffins can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Serving: 1،in | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | C،lesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 191mg | Pot،ium: 315mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g