Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

By Maria Lichty

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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!

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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!


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Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

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

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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. 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. TOTALLY a real song! Kay and I sing this all the time. She loves yelling jelly πŸ˜‰ These look just awesome

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

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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:)

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

  10. 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 πŸ™‚

  11. 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

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

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

  14. I’ve been eying these in Lori’s cookbook and I think they are going to have to be the first recipe I make from it! I can never turn down anything PB+J-infused!

  15. Its been a long time since Ive had PB&J. I think I need to change that and have these muffins πŸ˜‰

  16. Wow, these muffins sound delicious! Congratulations to Lori on her cookbook. What an accomplishment!

  17. I’m a peanut butter and jelly fanatic. I actually just returned home from the store because I was worried I might run out of peanut butter shortly – can you imagine the drama that could follow?

    Thanks for this recipe!

  18. So sad that I cannot enter your giveaway contest, since I’m in Canada. πŸ™
    I’m going to drown my sadness in these muffins.

  19. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who
    you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already πŸ˜‰ Cheers!

  20. I just had to comment on that sweet little jelly heart on top of the muffin – love that! These look really amazing!

  21. these look amazing! curious to see if they will work well with whole wheat flour. going to have to whip up a batch very soon!

  22. Yum! My favorite after school snack in the form of my favorite sweet treat! Love it πŸ™‚

  23. Pb and j is the best! So cool to have it in muffin form. Love how versatile this is too. You could make them over and over with different jams and they’d always taste different.

  24. I love muffins with strawberry filling. I also would love to have the new cookbook in my collection and I could use a new Blender that is not a hundred years old! Thank you for sharing the post and giveaway. A loyal reader.

  25. Love this! I’m sure I could have this every morning. And thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  26. My favorite jelly to use on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is apple. Apple jelly tastes AMAZING to me.

  27. That IS a real song. I used it at day care all the time. It has actions and everything. πŸ™‚

    My favorite PB&J combo is smooth peanut butter and grape jam. I guess I’m kinda boring, huh?


  28. These were so different in a good way from the normal muffin/cupcake — and my co-workers heartily agree. Thank you for the very specific instructions, though I found that using 1.5 tablespoons of batter for the bottom left me with plenty for the tops (maybe I was just too generous when I was doing 2 tablespoons). I bet chocolate chips would be a great addition instead of jelly …

  29. A peanut butter and jelly muffin sounds great. My kids would totally love this for an after school snack. Peanut butter and jelly it always remind me of my childhood together with my mom, and now, with my kids. A great job for making PB&J muffin.

  30. I just made these so I would have some treats to take to work for a mid-morning snack, and I decided they smelled too delicious to wait until tomorrow to eat…all I can say is WOW…these were delicious – especially if you eat them while they are still warm with a glass of milk!

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  32. I just wish The Recipe Girl Cookbook can teach me how to make these cookies , we don’t have the traditional to make sweat cookies in country , even though we love cookies very much , we just brought them in the store

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  34. Just put these in the oven and can’t wait to see how they turn out!!!! I noticed the recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of baking powder…. I’m a novice baker, but I was too nervous to use that much and subbed 1 teaspoon instead! Is 1 tablespoon correct?? Can’t wait to see how these muffins turn out! The house smells yummy!!!

  35. They are AH-MAZING!!!!!!! Hubby LOVES them!! What a great, healthy muffin!!!! I need to pick up Lori’s cookbook!!