These Peanut Butter Apple Muffins are a saviour for those busy days when you need a delicious pick me up! From packed lunches to on the go breakfasts, these muffins never will never fail you. Another bonus – they’re easy to make!

Peanut Butter Apple Muffins

Snacking on apple slices with peanut butter has been a go-to snack of mine for years. From my childhood days to now enjoying it with my kids, it always hits the mark. In fact, a dollop of good peanut butter can elevate anything! Sandwiches, smoothies, salad dressings, wraps, and of course in my baked goodies.  

These Peanut Butter Apple Muffins came about from my kitchen experiments – often driven by combining as many of my favourite flavours in the easiest way possible. 

They are truly what muffin dreams are made of!  Super quick to make, tender, moist, not too sweet, bursting with fresh apples.  Flavoured with smooth peanut butteriness ….in the batter, in that amazing crunchy streusel and then to take a notch further, in the drizzle.  As the drizzle settles in, it almost takes on a caramel-like taste which is absolutely smashing with the apple bits.

Peanut Butter Apple Muffins

Making the Peanut Butter Apple Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and flour a 12 cup muffin tray or line it with paper baking cups.
  • Start with the streusel – Combine the oats, both butters, sugar and cinnamon powder in a small bowl with your fingers until you have a crumbly texture. Keep aside.
  • Now dry ingredients – In a large bowl, mix together wholewheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and sugar.
  • Wet ingredients – In another bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, buttermilk, peanut butter and vanilla.
  • Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well. Gently fold in the apples. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups dividing the batter evenly and filling about ¾ full. Divide the streusel topping equally among the muffins.
  • Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, not wet batter. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning them out on a cooling rack.
  • Optional top drizzle: Combine peanut butter and honey in a small bowl. Add water, 1 Tbsp at a time to make a thick pouring consistency. Drizzle and enjoy!

So get in the spirit of fall, whip up a batch of these, let the delicious aromas fill up your house and your senses!

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Peanut Butter Apple Muffins

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Peanut Butter Apple Muffins

Super quick to make, tender, moist, not too sweet, bursting with fresh apples. These muffins truly what muffin dreams are made of!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Natasha Minocha

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 320 grams whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 170 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 120 ml oil
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter heaped
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 ml buttermilk Stir in 1.5 tsp white into 250ml milk,let stand for 5 mins
  • 2 large apples peeled and diced into small pieces

For the streusel

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 40 grams rolled oats
  • 40 grams brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder

For the drizzle (optional)

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter heaped
  • 2-3 tbsp warm water
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and flour a 12 cup muffin tray or line it with paper baking cups.
  • Make the streusel – Combine the oats, both butters, sugar and cinnamon powder in a small bowl with your fingers until you have a crumbly texture. Keep aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together wholewheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and sugar.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, buttermilk, peanut butter and vanilla.
  • Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well. Gently fold in the apples. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups dividing the batter evenly and filling about ¾ full.Divide the streusel topping equally among the muffins.
  • Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, not wet batter. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning them out on a cooling rack.
  • Make the drizzle – Combine peanut butter and honey in a small bowl. Add water, 1 Tbsp at a time to make a thick pouring consistency. Drizzle with peanut butter and enjoy!