Muffin Monday: Banana Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

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Okay folks – stop what you’re doing and head into the kitchen…you need to make these muffins pronto! The original recipe hails from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, and combines the irresistible flavours of banana, espresso powder and chocolate chips. I have had this cookbook on my shelf for a while but have never tried any of the recipes, so I was excited to give this one a go.

© 2012 CookThatBook

© 2012 CookThatBook

Deciding to give these muffins a slight twist while still sticking close to the original, I opted for peanut butter chips. Bananas and peanut butter? Yes please! I also added ¼ fresh (cooled) dark coffee to amp up the espresso powder.

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These muffins are spectacular. At least that’s what my three year-old said (can you guess what the word of the day was on Sesame Street?!) The texture was rich and moist, similar to fresh baked banana bread. The coffee flavour came through nicely and the peanut butter chips were perfect in this muffin. I will definitely be adding this recipe to my regular morning muffin repertoire.

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4 comments on “Muffin Monday: Banana Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

  1. Lyn @LovelyPantry on said:

    Coffee and Espresso!!?? Wow, this muffin is already got me perked up! I like that you used peanut butter chips! This looks really tasty! Happy #MuffinMonday!

  2. Stacy on said:

    It seems great minds think alike! You just can’t go wrong with a banana and peanut butter combo. The addition of bacon was no particular stroke of genius. The truth is that I am always looking for ways to add bacon to any dish. :)


  3. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Banana and peanut butter – gotta love it, right?! Thanks for your comment Stacy :)

  4. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Thanks Lyn – these muffins were fantastic!

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