Peanut Butter Jelly Muffins

peanut butter jelly muffins

Peanut butter and jelly is one of those divine combinations that's good whether you're young or old. That's why I love these delightful muffins. (Recipe Credit: Marc Matsumoto of Fresh Tastes.)

Ingredients

  • 13.2 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam or jelly

Directions

  1. Put the oven rack in the middle position and preheat to 375 F (190 C). Grease a muffin pan. If you have a non-stick muffin pan, you can just drizzle a little oil onto a paper towel, and then wipe each cup to grease them. If your pan is not non-stick, you'll need to grease it, and then dust each cup with some flour, dumping out any excess by flipping the pan over and tapping it on a hard surface.
  2. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to a bowl and whisk together to combine evenly.
  3. Add the eggs, yogurt, peanut butter, butter, maple syrup and vanilla to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the dry ingredients and fold together until it just forms a batter and there are no big lumps of flour. Be careful not to over mix the batter.
  5. Fill the muffin cups halfway, and then use a spoon to make an indentation in the center of each muffin.
  6. Add 2 teaspoons of jam into the indentation of each muffin.
  7. Top with the remaining batter, sealing the jam in.
  8. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. You can cool them completely on a cooling rack, or serve them warm.
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