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Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins


Peanut, peanut butter…and JELLY! Is that a real song or is it just one I made up in my head? I am not sure, but it has a nice tune:) I am very excited about today’s recipe-Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins. The recipe comes from my good friend Lori’s new cookbook, The Recipe Girl Cookbook. 

You can’t beat a classic PB and J sandwich. Whenever I am feeling lazy or just in the mood for some good comfort food, I always turn to PB and J. Whole wheat bread, creamy peanut butter, and strawberry jam for me please! It always hits the spot.

When I saw Lori’s recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins, I knew I had to try them. I’ve made a Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake before and it’s a favorite. I knew I would love the muffins! You can’t go wrong with the traditional peanut butter and jelly combo, especially in cute muffin form.


The muffins are super simple to whip up. I bet you have all of the ingredients in your kitchen right now! Lori recommends using creamy peanut butter for this recipe. If you use a natural-style peanut butter, just make sure the oils are present to create a moist and tender muffin. I used Trader Joe’s creamy peanut butter. It’s my favorite!


I used strawberry jam for the filling because we had an open jar in the fridge and it’s my fave. You can change it up by using whatever jam you like-grape, blackberry, or raspberry would be tasty too!


Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins are great for breakfast or snack time. I bet the kiddos would love these muffins as an after school snack. You can make them for them or let them get in on the action. This recipe is a fun one for kids because it’s easy and what kid doesn’t like PB&J?

The next time I am craving PB&J sandwich, I might reach for a Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffin instead. Love these muffins!

RecipeGirl Cookbook Cover

Make sure you check out The Recipe Girl Cookbook. It is filled with family-friendly recipes that are easy to follow. There are also 20 themed party menus that will help make your dinner parties delicious and fun! There are so many recipes we want to try! Congrats Lori!


Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Peanut butter muffins with a dollop of jam in the center. If you are a PB&J fan, you will love these muffins!


1 2/3 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup strawberry jam or your favorite jam


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 12 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper cups.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, peanut butter, oil, egg, and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

3. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of batter into each muffin cup. Spoon a heaping teaspoonful of jam on top of each cupful of batter. Then spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter over the jam. Divide any remaining batter equally among the muffin cups.

4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the muffins have risen in the middle and are firm to the touch.

Recipe from The Recipe Girl Cookbook

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118 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins”

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 15, 2013 @ 3:30 am

    Congrats to Lori on her book…and I love love love that the recipe you chose was a PB recipe..and PB&J no less. They look wonderful!

  2. Amy Tong — April 15, 2013 @ 5:13 am

    Congrats Lori on her lovely book. I can’t wait to get a copy. Your muffins are looking beautiful! My favorite Jam to use on PB and J is strawberry.

  3. I’m so happy for Lori! That is awesome!! I just love her recipes! The muffins look amazing!!

  4. Erica — April 15, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    TOTALLY a real song! Kay and I sing this all the time. She loves yelling jelly 😉 These look just awesome

  5. Susan Scheungrab — April 15, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    Looks fantastic!!! Would love to check it out!!!

  6. Kim in RI — April 15, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    Definitely adding this recipe to my muffin list! And the new cookbook to my Mother’s Day wish list!

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  8. Erin — April 15, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    i would love a new blender… And the muffin recipe looks fantastic!

  9. Tieghan — April 15, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    I am so excited for Lori’s new book! Congrats to her!! These muffins look delicious!

  10. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — April 15, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    These bring back childhood memories! Such a great combo for breakfast muffins!

  11. Terri C — April 15, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    These sound wonderful ! I bet the cookbook is too!

  12. kelley — April 15, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    Congrats to Lori! My kids would love these muffins. Gorgeous photos, Maria!

  13. Sunnie — April 15, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    I like strawberry jelly

  14. These muffins look so delicious! Perfect for breakfast or a midday snack.

  15. Love me some peanut butter and jelly!

  16. Sherry Vogt — April 15, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    I made the buckeye brownies this weekend, they are the bomb. These will be made this week, when I was in high school I ate pbj sandwiches every day. What a cute grown up version!

  17. Jeanine — April 15, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    ooh, i just might make these today, I love pbj, can’t wait!

  18. Marion — April 15, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    PB&J — awesome combination!!! Thank you for the opportunity.

  19. Marla Meridith — April 15, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    Love Lori’s book and these super muffins!

  20. PW — April 15, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    Divine pics and easy peasy sounding recipe…will want to try these soon!

  21. Kimberly Hampton — April 15, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Can’t wait ti get the cookbook. Will be using raspberry jam instead of strawberry in the muffins!Yum!

  22. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — April 15, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    what a great giveaway! Looking forward to flipping through Lori’s book!

  23. Lauren — April 15, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    That is definitely a real song…unless we both made it up in our heads :)

  24. Imane — April 15, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    It is a lovely giveaway

  25. katie — April 15, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    I feel the same way about PB&J sandwiches :)
    We need that blender!!

  26. Mary — April 15, 2013 @ 10:32 am

    Love PB &J and what a great blender giveaway!! Hope the cookbook has many many great recipes!

  27. Kelly @ Life made Sweeter — April 15, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    Yum, these muffins look delicious Maria! Anything with PB&J has my attention:) Yay, congrats to Lori on her new cookbook, can’t wait to go through it:)

  28. Catherine — April 15, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    My old blender actually just broke! I need a new one!

  29. Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 15, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    These are too cute! Can’t wait to get my copy of her cookbook – should be arriving in the mail today or tomorrow!

  30. Heather Christo — April 15, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    Oh yum Maria!! I can’t wait for Lori’s book! I am heading straight to Amazon to buy it!!

  31. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — April 15, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    Oh I bet those muffins are outrageous! Love Lori’s new cookbook!

  32. Lauren — April 15, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    I saw this and immediately printed it… and my 2.5 yr old daughter and I just got em in the oven! Super excited. I love recipes where I already have all the ingredients on hand :)

  33. Terry — April 15, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Yum and hooray for the giveaway.

  34. nettie moore — April 15, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Those PBJ muffins look wonderful, wish I had one for breakfast, love the cookbook and blender! I entered your contest! Lynnette~ Nettie Moore Or Less Cooking

  35. Deborah — April 15, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    I’ve already made 3 things from Lori’s cookbook and have loved them all. These look equally fantastic!

  36. Julie @ Table for Two — April 15, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    Yum!! This looks fantastic and who doesn’t love PB & J in muffin form??

  37. Awesome giveaway! And recipe…

  38. Monica — April 15, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    I don’t know if I can handle PB&J in muffin form! ;o)

  39. Auntiepatch — April 15, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    Love the new cookbook Lori and I wouldn’t mind a new blender either! I’m going to try these muffins with cherry jam!

  40. Casey — April 15, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    That’s totally a real song… and an adorable one! :)

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