Thursday, January 19, 2012

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Tonight my good friend Kimmy is coming back to school and we planned on a movie/baking night.  These are my two favorite activities most days and so I am extremely excited.  Kimmy suggested muffins and so I have been looking for a good recipe.

Another member of Optima Dance, Megan, has this great food blog.  Recently she posted about a great muffin recipe that she found.  They sound and look delicious and so I think I'm going to have to give them a try with Kimmy for our movie/baking night!  Now, we just need to decide on a a movie...any suggestions?

But first! I had a great dinner with my friends Caryn, Lauren, and Max.  I wanted to bring something, but didn't have that much time to actually make something.  So, I picked up some strawberries and chocolate and we made some amazing chocolate covered strawberries! Great last minute dessert!

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins (slightly adapted from A Dash of Megnut)

From: A Dash of Megnut

Don't hers look amazing??
3/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter
1/4 cup non-fat sour cream
1 egg
1 egg white
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
powder sugar for topping (optional)

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with baking cups or cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, beat together sugar, peanut butter, sour cream, egg, and egg white.
3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda together. On a low speed, alternate mixing in the dry ingredients with the hot water into the wet ingredients until just combined.  Using a spoon, stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Spoon the batter into the muffin pan and bake for 15-20 minutes.  For mini muffins it should take around 12-15 minutes.  Muffins are done with an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Remove the muffins from the oven to cool and sprinkle with powder sugar if you want.
Enjoy :)

Note: we made ours mini muffins and they took 15 minutes.  Also, we ended up watching Crazy Stupid Love and it was fantastic!


  1. yayy! im glad you liked them! yours look awesome! i love mini muffins because i always feel more satisfied eating 2-3 little ones then 1 large one. and i really really want to see crazy stupid love but walking to the redbox seems really awful in this weather. See you soon!!

  2. 1) Those look amazing. I want one!

    2) I have not forgotten that I am going to take you and Bri out to celebrate his bday.

    3) I would've hated Crazy Stupid Love, but Ryan Gosling was in it. So I had to love it a little.