Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

Chocolate muffins are stuffed full of peanut butter chips. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins taste decadent but are actually on the light side!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins | www.ChezCateyLou.com
Bok from Dubrovnik! That means “hi” in Croatian! TheBetterHalf and I arrived in Dubrovnik yesterday, after eating and drinking our way through Italy. We are absolutely loving Croatia so far. This is my current view…I wish I could write every blog post with this view!  Talk about inspiring.

I made these Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins before we left on our trip and we loved them so much that I just had to take a quick break from vacation to share them with you!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins | www.ChezCateyLou.com

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins | www.ChezCateyLou.com

The most popular recipe by far on my blog are my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins. And, they are also one of the most popular recipes in my household. TheBetterHalf likes to take muffins to work, and he is constantly requesting those muffins – he is a choco pb fanatic. So to change things up a bit, I thought it would be fun to reverse my recipe and make a chocolate muffin stuffed full of peanut butter chips!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins | www.ChezCateyLou.com

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins | www.ChezCateyLou.com

I like to lighten up my muffin recipes when I can. I cringe when I see muffin recipes that call for 3/4 cup of oil and over a cup of sugar. Of course I’m all about decadent dessert and breakfast recipes at times, but to me muffins can taste just as good without all the sugar and with a few substitutions for some of the fat – namely Greek yogurt and applesauce! So even though these chocolate peanut butter chip muffins look super rich and decadent, they are on the lighter side! I don’t want to call them skinny because they do have some oil, and peanut butter chips aren’t exactly diet food. But compared to a lot of chocolate muffin recipes out there, these are pretty light! And they are absolutely delicious.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

Chocolate muffins are stuffed full of peanut butter chips. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins taste decadent but are actually on the light side!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 Tablespoons applesauce
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a 12 count muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, sugar, eggs and oil until very well combined, at least 1 minute. Add the applesauce, yogurt, milk, and vanilla and whisk until combined.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined. Fold in the peanut butter chips.
  5. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cavity evenly.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes at 425, then turn heat down to 350 and bake for 10 - 12 minutes longer, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool the muffins in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely - or eat warm!

Notes

You can sub 1/2 cup all-purpose flour for the whole wheat flour.

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh my! What delicious-looking chocolate muffins. I have such a soft spot for muffins but I sometimes cringe at their calorie count! Nice to know these are a little less naughty but they look truly scrumptious! Enjoy every minute of your vacation! :)

  2. says

    I do love a good chocolate muffin recipe, but you are right – I would rather make them at home so I can lower the fat and sugar a little and feel good about my treat foods! I’m going to have to find some peanut butter chips so that these can become a favourite in our household too! Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

    • says

      Oooh Amy I hope you can find PB chips – they are amazing! I am on my way back now from my trip, a 5 hour layover in Oslo….ugh. But I am happy to have the weekend to recover!!

    • says

      HA my current view would make you sadder…the Oslo airport, for a 5 hour layover! Oh well, it was totally worth it :) Thanks for the sweet comment!

  3. says

    You knew I’d be over when you’re throwing around words like chocolate and peanut butter. My FAVORITE combo. These muffins look like they need a vacation. . .to my house. I’ll take a dozen, please. . .and thank you.

  4. says

    Wow, what an absolutely stunning view! What I wouldn’t give to be able to look at that daily. These muffins sound fantastic…one can never go wrong when they peanut butter and chocolate ;).

  5. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says

    I am SOOO jealous of your trip to Croatia! So fun!!! And such stunning views!
    These muffins look delicious! I can see why they are so popular at your house! Pinned!

  6. says

    I agree that I cringe when I see muffins loaded up with sugar and oil! Yikes! I loveeee that you made these inside out from your peanut butter chocolate chip ones! You should make them both and do a side-by-side photoshoot for them! :-)

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