Updated February 2021
These Bite–Size Peanut Butter Muffins are tender, sweet, and so peanut-buttery! My kids love them because they taste like a peanut butter cookie and they have no idea they are healthy. They are mini muffins, so you can just pop the whole thing in your mouth without guilt. Serve them for breakfast, dessert, or for an after-school snack. They are a filling and healthy snack that won’t spoil anyone’s dinner.
Bite-Size Peanut Butter Muffins That Are Healthy!
I am forever on a mission to teach my kids that healthy foods are an important part of their life. My goal is to have them make independent choices that fuel their bodies and their brains too. Sometimes they do exactly that! Sometimes—let’s be real—they would rather just eat junk food.
Sometimes I would rather eat junk food, too.
Our philosophy is that our kids should choose healthy foods on purpose half the time, just to demonstrate that they are capable of making some healthy choices. The other half of the time, I am feeding them secretly healthy stuff without their knowledge. These numbers should eventually work in our favor, right? These Bite–Size Peanut Butter Muffins are part of that plan.
Peanut Butter Muffins Are Great For Snacks
Bite-Size Peanut Butter Muffins are made with gluten-free ingredients like almond flour and coconut oil, and sweetened with applesauce for a healthy treat without processed sugar. These muffins are great for breakfast and after-school snacks and are perfect for the lunchbox, too.
It’s crazy how early my kids eat lunch at school. Because of this, not having an after-school snack is out of the question. I feel pretty good about feeding them something that’s good for them, rather than letting them fill up on empty calories between school and dinner.
We like to make these Peanut Butter Muffins with chopped peanuts added. It gives them a great texture and adds to the peanut flavor too! These little healthy peanut butter muffins are also very filling. Nuts can be a snack to ward off hunger, and almond flour is used along with peanut butter and peanuts. A muffin or two holds my crew over until dinner time.
Ingredients In Easy Peanut Butter Muffins
These amazing little healthy peanut butter muffins have only six simple ingredients. You’d never know these are gluten-free or healthy! And if you use plant-based milk in place of cow’s milk, these peanut butter muffins would be vegan.
These adorable peanut butter breakfast muffins use:
- Almond flour
- Peanut butter
- Melted coconut oil
- Baking powder
- Chopped peanuts
How To Make This Peanut Butter Muffin Recipe
Preheat your oven to 400F. Gently heat the milk before pouring it into a bowl. Do not let the milk boil, just warm it up.
Into the milk stir in the flour, peanut butter, coconut oil, baking powder, applesauce, and eggs. Whisk for five minutes or until no lumps remain in the batter.
Place the muffin pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Remove the muffins from the oven. Set aside to cool completely before enjoying. Store in an airtight container if you have leftovers—but you probably won’t!
FAQs About Bite-Size Peanut Butter Breakfast Muffins
Why Are These Bite-Sized Muffins?
I find that my kids like tiny foods. I figure since they are still tiny themselves, they must identify with miniature foods. Since these muffins are so healthy, I had to pull out all the stops to get my kids to try them.Making them minist worked like a charm!
Besides, with mini muffins, my kids can’t fill up on them completely. This is why they are a great after-school snack; the muffins do not spoil your dinner.
Are Peanut Butter Muffins Vegan Or Gluten-Free?
These peanut butter muffins are gluten-free due to the use of almond flour in the recipe. There is no wheat flour in my recipe. And if you swap out the dairy milk for equal amounts of plant-based milk, this recipe would be vegan too.
Can I Add Other Ingredients To These Peanut Butter Muffins?
Yes! My family loves to add chopped peanuts to the batter, which adds crunch and extra peanut buttery flavor too. If you like, you can also add chocolate chips for peanut butter and chocolate muffins. Instead of creamy peanut butter, you can use chunky style instead to give a bit more texture.
Can These Bite-Size Peanut Butter Muffins Be Bigger?
Yes, you can definitely make these muffins regular-sized! Simply use a bigger muffin tin with similar-sized liners. You will also need some additional baking time, so be sure to count on 5-10 extra minutes in the oven. Use a cake tester when doing so.
Do Kids Like Healthy Peanut Butter Muffins?
My kids can be pretty picky, but they have never objected to these muffins. They get excited when I have a fresh batch waiting for them after school. These little muffins taste just like peanut butter. It is almost uncanny, and I believe it is due to the presence of nut flour in place of wheat flour.
Recipes Similar To Bite-Size Peanut Butter Muffins
My entire family loves all of my dessert recipes, but these are their top favorites that I’m sure you will love, too:
- Simple Vegan Banana Walnut Ice Cream – A vegan ice cream that uses blended bananas in place of cream and sugar. Walnuts are added for crunch, texture, and health benefits.
- Twix Cake – This fabulous cake features all of the flavors of a Twix candy bar: caramel, chocolate, and a cookie-like crunch on top!
- Easy Rum Cake – Quite possibly the easiest cake you will ever make, my rum cake uses boxed cake and a homemade rum glaze.
Bite Size Peanut Butter Muffins
- 2 cup almond flour
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- Preheat the oven to 400F. Lightly heat the milk and pour it into a bowl.
- Stir in the flour, peanut butter, coconut oil, baking powder, applesauce, and eggs. Mix for 5 minutes or until no lumps remain.
- Place muffin cups into a muffin pan. Fill each cup with the batter.
- Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until done.
- Remove from the oven. Set aside to cool before serving.Serve and enjoy.
Tip: For a crunchy kick, incorporate chopped peanuts into the batter.