Friday, July 3, 2015

Best Muffins of ALL Time

Frantic Mama is not a food blog. Not at all, really. However, my friends, when I come across a recipe I love, I feel compelled to share it with you.

Are you obsessed with all things peanut butter? How about dark chocolate? And are you still besties with carbs? Me TOO!

I found the original recipe for these muffins at Flavor the Moments, but with a little improvising and creative adding & substituting, I gave them my own twist.

Better yet, I didn't need to buy anything to make them right then and there (I was inspired to bake something due to some browning bananas I didn't want to throw away. I'm avid avoider of the food-wasting-guilt!).

Peanut Butter Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Muffins [Frantic Mama Style]


2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
⅓ cup canola or vegetable oil
1/2 cup egg beaters
1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 medium)
½ cup peanut butter, melted*
½ cup low fat milk
¼ cup Greek yogurt (I didn't have plain...I threw in my coconut Greek yogurt and the muffins were still fab!)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
1/4 chopped walnuts


Preheat the oven to 400.
Line a standard muffin pan with paper liners. 
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 
In a medium bowl, whisk the sugars, oil, egg, and egg yolk until frothy, about 1 minute. 
Whisk in the mashed bananas, peanut butter, milk, yogurt, and vanilla until well incorporated. 
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. 
Fold in the chocolate chunks and walnuts.
Scoop the batter into the paper liners. 
Bake for 18-20 minutes. 

Not the easiest recipe in the world (there's lot of stuff in these!), considering I am usually perfectly content buying my baked goods or using a mix. But if you enjoy baking, and find yourself with one of those rare blessed hours all to yourself, I highly recommend giving these a try.  


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~Julia @ Frantic Mama

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  1. Sounds yum!! I bake every weekend and send tiny pieces of cake or a cookie in lunch boxes through the week. Along with the healthy stuff of course.We love the banana chocolate combo too!! And my kids lick peanut butter off spoons so I never get to bake with it. Do try smitten kitchen's chocolate banana bread and if you'd like to go savory she has a black grape and olive crostini that because I just got reminded I need to make now!! And also the milk and honey bread over at the slow roasted Italian. It's so soft it melts. I must be sounding so excited!! Well ,I love food! And I love it when my favorite blogger talks about food!!

    1. How adorable that you send little treats in their lunchboxes! I bet your family loves it :). I will look up Smitten Kitten! I've never heard of it before. Chocolate banana bread sounds right down my alley. And good for you that you bake each weekend. I think baking is one way to be creative, and I used to do it a lot before having children. Now I often pick writing for my creative time (since there is very little time allotted to "me time" these days!). However, after making these delightful muffins, I might try to choose baking instead from time to time!


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