Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Muffins!

I recently started working again and I find  it’s fun getting up in the morning, brewing my coffee, grabbing a piece of toast on the way out the door.  I love morning… driving to work, feeling the nitty gritty of the city, greeting my co-workers, having a little spring in my step…. it’s exciting.  Then once 10:30-ish rolls around, my tummy starts to grumble. It’s not quite lunch time but I need a little something to hold me over, something I could pick at while sitting at my desk.  Sometimes it’s fruit, other times it’s a Toblerone, but today it was my peanut butter banana muffin with hints of mexican chocolate.  I made a slew of them to share with my gals in the office.  It was a hero move and for the rest of the week, I’ll have a small army behind my ideas.  Ahhhh the persuasion of food! :)

Ingredients for peanut butter banana chocolate muffins:

1/3 – cup oil

2 – eggs

1/3 – dark brown sugar

1/2 – cup sugar

1/2 – teaspoon almond extract

1/2 – teaspoon vanilla extract

1 – cup mashed banana

1/2 – cup smooth peanut butter

2 – cups flour

1- teaspoon baking soda

1/3 – teaspoon salt

1/4 – cup grated Ibarra mexican chocolate (about half a disk)

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

Ready 11 muffin baking cups on a cookie sheet or line baking cups in a muffin pan.  Set to the side.

In a mixer bowl add oil,eggs, brown sugar, sugar, almond extract and vanilla extract.  Mix on medium for 2 minutes or until combined.

Then add mashed banana and peanut butter.  Mix it on medium until fully incorporated… about a minute or so.

  

In a small bowl add flour, baking soda, salt, and mexican chocolate.  Mix together then pour into peanut butter mixture all at once.

  

Mix to combine.  Then take 1/4 cup of muffin batter and fill cups.

Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Eat plain or frost with a cream cheese frosting sprinkled with grated chocolate.

Ingredients for Cream Cheese frosting:

4 – ounces cream cheese (room temperature)

1/4 – cup butter (room temperature)

1/2 – teaspoon vanilla extract

1 – cups confections sugar (powdered sugar)

In a mixer combine cream cheese and butter, and mix for 2 to 3 minutes.  Then add vanilla and mix till combined.  Last add in confectioners sugar a little at a time till completely combined.

ENJOY!!!!!

All photos taken by: Mando Lopez and Nicole Presley

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21 Responses to Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Muffins!

  1. Jeannine says:

    so up my family’s alley – going to make these soon for sure!

  2. Ugh! You’re making me hungry so early in the morning! These look delicious.

  3. Unknown Mami says:

    The recipe is great, but what I love the most is your attitude in the mornings. I wish I were more like that in the morning.

  4. pattie says:

    I agree, you have a great attitude in the morning. I love it. These muffins are also looking great. Can’t wait to make them.

  5. Jenn Willey says:

    Ooo, sounds yummy. Will need to Pin!

  6. How did you know that Peanut Butter and Banana are my favorite combo. This looks so yummy! Perfect mid-morning or anytime snack.

  7. Que fácil de preparar y lo deliciosos que se ven,Mm! love it! the photos are super!!

  8. I drooled in just reading the title. I am so making these muffins and when I give one to my husband, I will ask for a new camera as he takes a bite. He will be drunk with joy!

  9. rachel says:

    send some of the morning cheer over here!

  10. Allison says:

    Yumm! I yearn for peanut butter treats!! Will have to try this recipe asap!

  11. Ericka says:

    These look yummy!

  12. I didn’t know you were working (I mean, working outside your home). Definitely, we need to catch up soon!
    These cupcakes look so good; I can imagine your co-workers enjoying them :)

  13. This looks like such a great recipe. I can’t wait to try it!!

  14. Jamie says:

    Oh, yum! I have an addiction to chocolate, peanut butter, banana milkshakes. In muffin form? Fresh out of the oven? I can’t think of anything I’d want to eat more!

  15. Kimberly says:

    YUM!!!! Reading this is making my mouth salivate and my tummy grumble! These muffins look absolutely delicious!

  16. Eva Smith says:

    I love this recipe. I think I’m torturing myself reading this delicious recipe, but can’t help myself.

  17. Tisha Berg says:

    I usually don’t like banana recipes, but these look DELICIOUS!! I just might have to try them…

  18. Oh my deliciousness! 3 of my favorite ingredients in one place AND cream cheese frosting…ridiculous!

  19. Caryn B says:

    Wow! Those look amazing and delicious!

  20. peruvianfood says:

    I´m not a morning person, but I could make this the night before… Look amazing! Thanks for the recipe.

  21. I had a good laugh with the choices to tide you over until lunch: “Sometimes it’s fruit, other times it’s a Toblerone…” It’s just honest. Love the Mexican chocolate flare. YUM!

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