Thursday, August 4, 2011

Abby Cooks (and Radley does too!): PB & J Muffins

On Tuesday this came in the mail...

I ordered this from Barnes and Noble using a gift card I got from my sisters for my birthday. 
Seeing as how Abby loves to cook, I thought this cookbook would be a great one for us to try! 
So, on Wednesday, while Radley was over, we decided make something. 
Because it was not a Friday (and most of the book is filled with desserts!) we had to choose a non-dessert recipe and of course this is the one they chose...
PB & J Muffins that they can eat for breakfast or a snack! 

Here are the only pics I got of my little chefs in training...
they were so concerned with when they were going to get to eat them that they would not stand still for a picture!!! Radley is asking for a bite (of the unbaked muffins) and Abby is so worried that Radley will have to go home before they are finished! :)

PB & J Muffins 
recipe from Baking Kids Love
by Cindy Mushet 

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
1 1/2 tsp baking powder 
4 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces 
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar 
2/3 cup milk 
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or crunchy if you prefer) 
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 
1 large egg, at room temp. 
3/4 cup of your favorite jam or jelly


Preheat oven to 375 and line muffin pan with 12 liners. 

Place flour and baking powder in a medium size bowl and whisk. 

In a medium saucepan, place butter, brown sugar, and milk and heat until butter is melted and mixture is steamy. Whisk a few times while this cooks. 

Turn off heat and add peanut butter and vanilla and whisk until smooth. 

Add egg and whisk again. 

Pour, scraping the pan, peanut butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until well combined. 

Fill each muffin cup with a scoop of batter (I used a large cookie scoop). Place a spoonful of jam on top then place some more batter on top (it doesn't have to cover the jam but it can!). 

Bake for 17-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 

Let them cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. The jam gets really hot! 

When Abby woke up from her nap, she immediately asked for a snack with a sly look on her face...
then she said, "Remember those muffins we made?" :)

I am linking this post to...
Think Pink Sundays 
So Sweet Sundays
Sundae Scoop 
Muffin Monday


  1. I made a similar recipe one time, and it was amazing! I'll have to try out this one too. We love PB&J here and eat it almost everyday.
    Visiting from Sweet Tooth Friday!

  2. Cute! My daughter is only 2, so she can't really cook with me yet but she's getting there. We make pancakes all the time and she stands and stirs the batter. :)

  3. Yum! I will definitely be keeping this in mind for the future! Those kids are super cute :).

  4. These sound so delicious and kid-friendly! Looks like you had a lot of fun with the girls in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  5. Oh how I love PB&J muffins. I bet your family enjoyed every yummy bite. Thanks for sharing it with Sweets for a Saturday.

  6. Obviously these were a hit!! :)

  7. Looks delish.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday