Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Peanut butter and?

As I am sure I have mentioned a time or two, I am not a baker. The idea of exact measurements makes me crazy! This food blogging has forced me to measure things and keep track of what I am cooking so I can share it with you. I suppose it is a good lesson...

I read awhile back a post by my friend the Spirited Miu Flavor about a peanut cake...this was shortly after reading about homemade peanut butter by the Duo Dishes...this made me hungry and made me actually want to bake!

So while I really wanted to make these items exactly as they had...I didn’t. I cheated! Baking from scratch still scares me.

I decided one morning that peanut butted muffins would be wonderful. So I got my ingredients together and began baking.
The only thing I did different than the box was instead of oil I put in 1 cup of chunky peanut butter and baked as muffins.

Now I am dreaming of some kind of topping for these...Should they be peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate frosting? Or maybe Peanut butter muffins with a homemade strawberry jam type topping? Thoughts? I will have to make them again when I figure it out because these muffin/cupcakes plain have been consumed pretty fast!


  1. Wow thanks for the shout out! Isn't pb just the greatest? You could definitely make a fun strawberry jam, put a dollop inside and top with more batter. It's like a pb/jelly infused muffin!

  2. You know I'm going to vote "chocolate" ... though really, if they're already gone, it sounds like they were delicious all on their own, huh? I might be tempted to really guild the lily and do a chocolate peanut butter frosting!

  3. Chocolate peanut butter frosting.... like a Reeses. Maybe make chocolate wrappers in a silicone pan and transplant them from the paper ones. Just a thought. Although The Duo Dishes may be brilliant with that jam idea! I know a 4 year old (and a 34 year old) who would be willing to test these theories.