Friday, January 29, 2016

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Muffins {Grain Free} ~ Printable Recipe


"With such rivals for the notice of the fair as Mr. Wickham and the officers, Mr. Collins seemed to sink into insignificance... but he had still at intervals a kind listener in Mrs. Phillips, and was by her watchfulness, most abundantly supplied with coffee and muffin."
~ Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice

I never thought I would ever be sharing a grain-free muffin recipe. But with all these new allergies that are presenting themselves, we have done a lot of experimenting in the kitchen lately! These muffins are a nice, satisfying sweet snack, without giving you that heavy feeling. Perhaps you are searching for new ways to eat and could use a recipe like this also?


They may even be acceptable for breakfast with a large glass of cold, raw milk.  They are quite low in sugar too. Just 1/4 of a cup for 16 muffins! The banana puree helps out with the sweetening.


Ingredients ~
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • heaping 1 cup mashed bananas (overripe preferred)
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup raw sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate chunks, plus some extra if you like

To Make ~

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 16 muffin cups with cupcake liners.

Put the peanut butter, bananas, eggs, vanilla extract, sea salt, and raw sugar in a food processor. Place the baking soda on the top and pour the apple cider vinegar on top of it to create a chemical fizz reaction. Next, puree until smooth and creamy. Lastly, add the dark chocolate chunks. Using a spoon – not the food processor – mix the chunks into the batter. Fill the cupcake liners up nearly to the brim with mixture; there should be the 16 muffins in total. If desired, add some extra dark chocolate chunks on top of each muffin. Bake for 17 – 20 minutes, until puffy, and until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. If the toothpick penetrates chocolate, select a different spot.

Note: These muffins freeze well.


I invite you to a plate and a butter-knife and a large slab of creamy butter! You are also welcome to the printable recipe which is shared here

34 comments:

  1. Oh yummy! Now I know the first thing to make with my banana 'find'... a case for ten dollars! And these muffins have two of my favorite things... chocolate & peanut butter. Thank you JES!

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    1. Hope these work out for you Andi! So many good things to do with that case of bananas! Don't forget to freeze some chunks for smoothies too! :)

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  2. Oh JES! These muffins look ever so yummy...moist and chocolately and relatively healthy! Oh my...I am going to try them as I try to avoid all wheaty things when I can...as well as sugars...ah, but it is so hard! Thus, I am delighted to find something new and delicious to make!
    Blessings and joy to you...have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I do hope you enjoy this recipe. There is just enough chocolate to make it enjoyable and just healthy enough to not feel guilty about it! :)

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  3. Did somebody say chocolate? Oooohhh those look dangerous:)

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  4. This week we're so many having thought about chocolate recipes, i think that chocolate and Winter are a perfect combinations, but probably I'm not the only one {{smiles}}!
    My dearest JES, I'm taking note of this so inviting muffins, actually I'm so very fond of chocolate ( we all in family are chocolate's fans ) and, to be honest, I can't resist them !

    May the end of your week be blessed with gladness and serenity,
    thank you again for the precious gift you present me every time you come to ∼ My little old world ∽,
    sending so, so much sincere love to you,
    with thankfulness
    Dany

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    1. Dany, so glad to hear we share the same love for chocolate! Like Dickens once wrote, “There is nothing better than a friend,
      unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

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  5. We have a couple of kids at church who must eat gluten free and one who is allergic to almost all grains, so this recipe will be a blessing when I need to cook for the youth group. (Plus chocolate! Yum!) Thank you!

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    1. Oh I am so glad this can come in handy! And if any have peanut allergies, you can always substitute another nut butter. Have a lovely weekend! :)

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  6. I'll gladly take one! Yummmm! They look so beautiful! Can't wait to try!!

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  7. My grand daughter wants to have a tea party. We are gluten free and these look perfect for her party.
    Thank you!

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    1. These would be perfect (who doesn't like peanut butter and chocolate)! And a tea party sounds wonderful! Thank you for visiting Christine :)

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  8. JES, I just made these muffins. My boys have a mile run to do early in the morning tomorrow and I needed a healthy breakfast to get them going but not be too heavy and certainly not loaded with sugar. These muffins are absolutely gorgeous! Texture, flavor. It's perfect. I can't believe there's no flour of any kind. Better than anything I've ever tried that's gluten free.Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for the update! It is a bizarre recipe and I wasn't sure about it either but it ended up working out great for us. I kept saying it was hard to believe there wasn't any flour in it either. It is a nice little protein packed muffin with that kick of chocolate we all need :)

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  9. Jes, these look so good. Thanks so muchf or stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  10. Thank you! Our house is about to embark on a month-long gluten-free diet to see if it helps with some health issues. The children are a bit concerned, but a recipe like this will definitely help out.

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    1. Hi Jody, going gluten-free REALLY helped my daughter. I was amazed! It really isn't so bad as there is much on the market now to make it easy with 1 for 1 baking flours and all. I hope you enjoy this recipe! ;) Also, here are a few dinner recipes we enjoy without gluten that are family friendly (aka kid friendly):

      http://strangersandpilgrimsonearth.blogspot.com/2014/10/homemade-chili-cheese-fries-frugal-fun.html

      http://strangersandpilgrimsonearth.blogspot.com/2015/01/fast-and-festive-taco-casserole-gf.html

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    2. Thank you! One school project this week will researching gluten-free recipes, and now I have a good place to start :)

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  11. Those look delicious! I'd love for you to stop by my linky party and share them! It's open till Monday evening. :)

    http://raiasrecipes.com/2016/01/paleo-oreo-cookies.html

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  12. Jes these look so delicious! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs. Monika

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  13. Hi, JES! Great to see your comment over at DRAH. For that herbal tea, you might look at Bulk Herb Store’s Pregnancy tea for ingredients and ideas: http://www.bulkherbstore.com/Mamas-Red-Raspberry-Brew#a_aid=deeprootsathome It is awesome!
    These muffins are tempting me! :D
    I miss you! (((Hugs!)))

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  14. Just need to tell you— this is not a good post for a gal who needs to lose weight to read!
    Blessings,
    Laura

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    1. Actually, it isn't too bad! They are low in sugar and grainless. I guess one could also put in less chocolate chips though that would take a lot of self control :)

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  15. I'm staring at those gorgeous pictures just droolin'. And I'm shocked there's no flour & very little sugar so I can make these even for Goodman. How nice. Thank you so much.
    Have a lovely week!

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    1. Excellent!! Glad hubby can eat them :)

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  16. This looks DELICIOUS! I think I'll be putting it on the menu for next week. Off to pin this to my breakfast board. :) When you get time, I'd love for you to come check out my corner of the blogosphere at http://fearfultofearlessblog.com

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    1. Thanks for the pin and invite! :)

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  17. These look delicious! Saw it posted over at Simply Natural Saturdays. The beginning caught my eye too, my mom was a huge Pride & Prejudice fan. Pinned.

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  18. Oh...my... I must make these soon! It's been snowing and blowing here since yesterday and there is something comforting about baking when it's icky outside. I think I will have to go through my pantry and siee if I have all the ingredients to make these. Peantu butter and chocolate...a perfect combination!

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  19. these sound delicious, thanks for sharing

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  20. These look DELICIOUS!!! We love making muffins for snacks around here, they are a pretty healthy and inexpensive snack idea and everyone loves them. I am always on the lookout for new muffin recipe ideas, this will be one we will definitely have to try! Have a blessed week!!

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  21. WOW! These look so good. I'm making these in the morning. I have bananas ready :-)
    Thank for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop. I hope we see you again in the morning.

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