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Apr 30, 2018

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

These Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins are like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the form of a muffin. They have the savory sweet flavor of a peanut butter cookie, complimented by a filling of strawberry jam.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

You can make these peanut butter and jelly muffins with any jelly or jam you like. I used some homemade strawberry jam that I had made for this strawberry swirl brioche, For a more traditional PB&J flavor, grape jelly would be delicious in these.

NOTE: I topped some of the muffins with an oat and peanut streusel, and left some of them plain. I had some leftover streusel in the freezer from making these Bouchon Bakery Style Carrot Muffins (I had accidentally made way too much), so I chopped up some dry roasted peanuts and added them to the streusel. The results were delicious.

These PB&J muffins are wonderful for breakfast or a midmorning break, and they are super easy to make. What's not to like about peanut butter and jelly, right?

For another peanut butter flavor combination in a muffin, be sure to try peanut butter banana muffins too. 

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins with streusel

It's the last Monday of the month, which means it's Muffin Monday, and event organized by Stacy of Food Lust People Love. I have a huge collection of sweet and savory delicious muffin recipes in my recipe index, so if you have a craving for muffins, be sure to check them out.

Yield: 12 Muffins

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins


  • 226 grams (8 ounces/1 3/4 cups) all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large room temperature egg
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups milk (whole, 2%, or non-fat)
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup jam or jelly
  • 3/4 cup peanut streusel, optional (see Note)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F with a rack in the center position. Line a 12 cavity muffin tin with paper liners, or spray with spray oil. 
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together. 
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg. Add the brown sugar, and whisk for about 2 minutes, until thick and pale brown. Whisk in the peanut butter until smooth. Add the milk, butter, and vanilla, and stir. 
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg and peanut mixture and stir until just combined. 
  5. Evenly distribute half of the batter among the muffin tins. Drop a teaspoon of jam or jelly in the middle of the batter in the muffin cup, and top with the rest of the batter. Top with the optional streusel and gently press it into the batter. 
  6. Bake the muffins for 20 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pan, and continue to cool for 5 minutes more before serving. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. These muffins can be individually wrapped and frozen for up to two months. 

Muffin Monday
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins without streusel #muffins

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  1. My favorite childhood sandwich in muffin form! I love these, Karen, especially the ones with the peanut-augmented streusel.

    1. Thanks Stacy. I need to keep score. Streusel? Yes or no!

  2. I still love PBJ...can't wait to try it in muffin form.


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