PB & J Muffins

I promised to try and make more of an effort to write down ingredients as I bake things – and I was finally successful! Added bonus that the muffins turned out to be really good, and everyone wins today.  Enjoy!

You don't need a lot of jam for flavour, I used about half a small spoon per muffin.

You don’t need a lot of jam for flavour, I used about half a small spoon per muffin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 TBSP coconut flour (could probably leave out)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 TBSP PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 TBSP peanut butter chips
  • 1 TBSP Stevia brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Jam – your choice

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a muffin tray with liners or cooking spray.
  2. Combine the first 7 ingredients (dry) in a mixing bowl.
  3. Combine the eggs, oil, and vanilla in a bowl.
  4. Pour wet mixture into dry and combine. The batter will be really dry and sticky.
  5. Add water slowly to reach batter consistency. I used just less than 1/4 cup.
  6. Fill muffin trays half full with batter.
  7. Put a small spoon of jam on the top of the batter.
  8. Bake 12 – 15 minutes – until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Be careful not to over-bake or they dry out quickly!
  9. Enjoy!
They feel pretty dense, but the inside was soft.

They feel pretty dense, but the inside was soft.

Nutritional Info (per muffin):

Calories – 115 / Fat 7g / Carbs 9g / Protein 5g

*If you wanted to cut down on the sugar content (not that it’s high), you could omit the PB chips – but they’re really good because they melt inside.  Just saying, think twice before leaving them out 😉

If you don’t follow us on Instagram (you should! @iron_forged_fitness), you need to see this dessert I had last week as part of a refeed meal. We have a pretty extensive collection of Poptarts from previous trips to the States, and rarely ever eat them. This was by far the best use of a Poptart – an ice cream sandwich with Chapman’s Caramel Coconut Blondie frozen yogurt, with a little peanut butter of course. As a pure vanilla lover, this was perfection, but I’m sure any Poptart / ice cream combo would be perfect.  I have a lot of flavour options to try… Mission happily accepted!

Totally not healthy, totally amazing, and definitely worth every single calorie!

Totally not healthy, totally amazing, and definitely worth every single calorie!

About Ashleigh

I'm passionate about health and fitness. I work as a Health Promotion Specialist, a group fitness instructor, and also a coach for physique competitors / weight loss clients. I grew up as a competitive athlete, and have continued with this passion as a Women's Physique competitor. Research and writing is another interest of mine, which I use to share my knowledge with the general public.
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