Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins with Pantry Basics

Servings: 12 muffins serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

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These quick & easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins are made with pantry basics. They help you conserve hard-to-come-by ingredients by combing rolled oats with flour and replace butter with peanut butter.

Quick & easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal muffins are made with pantry basics. They help you conserve hard-to-come-by ingredients by combing rolled oats with flour and replace butter with peanut butter.

We have a few famous peanut butter recipes in our family. My mom still makes her airy peanut butter cake for family birthday parties and I grew up eating peanut butter oatmeal bars as an after school snack.

These muffins are a not-too-sweet version of my family favourites. Light textured and slightly chewy they make a satisfying snack – a bit like a cross between a cookie and a muffin. (A perfect combo since my son requested muffins yesterday and my daughter always prefers cookies.)

These quick & easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins are made with pantry basics. They help you conserve hard-to-come-by ingredients by combing rolled oats with flour and replace butter with peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins showcase that fantastic flavour pairing of peanut butter and molasses. Whether you swirl the two together on a slice of toast, blend them into a savoury peanut sauce or combine them in baked goods, the PB & M combo always tastes better than you could imagine. Both flavours are toned down in this recipe but mild taste suits a muffin.

To prove my point, we have a whole page of recipes devoted to peanut butter + molasses recipes :)

Back to this recipe, peanut butter oatmeal muffins are very quick and easy to mix up and the recipe makes a perfect dozen.

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Peanut Butter Oat Muffins

Quick & easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal muffins are made with pantry basics. They help you conserve hard-to-come-by ingredients by combing rolled oats with flour and replace butter with peanut butter.

These quick & easy muffins are made with pantry basics. They help you conserve hard-to-come-by ingredients by combing rolled oats with flour and replace butter with peanut butter.

  • Author: Bridget Oland
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Ingredients

  • ¾ cup rolled oats (old fashioned or quick, not instant)
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 large egg, room temp.
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • Rolled oats for sprinkling over top (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Line muffin pan with paper liners or grease them well.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the rolled oats and milk. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
  5. Whisk the molasses, egg and then peanut butter into the milk mixture.
  6. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the milk mixture. Using a rubber spatula, fold the wet mixture into the dry until almost combined. (It’s okay to have a few streaks of flour.)
  7. Scoop into prepared pan and sprinkle a few rolled oats over top.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes until tops spring back when lightly touched.

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10 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins with Pantry Basics

  1. Marci says:

    Great recipe, thanks Crosby’s

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      You’re welcome Marci. We love this recipe too.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Really enjoy receiving all your good recipes and will certainly try this one.

  3. Leanne Simmons says:

    These are the best muffins i ever made. I added some raisins and i made them with light molasses and Splenda brown sugar. (I cut the Splenda brown sugar in half.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Leanne, Great suggestions. Good to know the recipe is easy to adapt to different dietary requirements.

  4. J Bingham says:

    Can I use natural peanut butter or do I need to use the kind with sugar already added (Jiffy, Kraft or the like)?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi – Yes, feel free to use natural PB in this recipe.

  5. Karen Camp says:

    Have you ever accidentally dropped chocolate chips in this recipe?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Ha! That would be a happy accident, I think :)

  6. S whitenect says:

    Can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing!

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