Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins


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I love the aroma of sweets baking in my oven. It always means something wonderful is on it’s way to our table.

Aromas have such a powerful trigger of emotions and memories…..I remember as a child walking into my grandma’s house and always smelling something delicious ….it would have my mouth watering instantly . Today those same aromas remind me of happy times with family and loved ones.

Sweet breads and muffins are usually a sure way to trigger a memory…. butter just melting in my mouth, the flavor reaching every taste bud filling me with happiness.

When my girls were little my mom would make them muffins every time they spent the night….whoever got up first got to help and lick the bowl!

Today, they’re too old to spend the night with grandma any more, but they still enjoy muffins for breakfast, and the memories they bring!!

First one up…….still gets to lick the bowl help!

Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8

Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins

A moist banana muffin with a hint of peanut butter.


  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Grease two 12-cup muffin pans or line with paper cup cake liners; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat butter with peanut butter in large bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs. Alternately beat in flour mixture and milk combined with bananas with mixer on low speed until blended. Evenly spoon batter into prepared pans to make 18 muffins, then carefully fill empty cups with water.
  4. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack; remove from pans and cool completely.

This classic combo makes a great after school snack or even breakfast on the run.

What aromas trigger memories for you?


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40 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins”

  1. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga posted on November 28, 2011 at 6:13 am (#)

    PB & Bananas are two of my fave flavors. Cannot go wrong. These look…great!

  2. Amy posted on November 28, 2011 at 6:21 am (#)

    Yummy combo! I’d wake up early for one of those!

  3. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted on November 28, 2011 at 6:44 am (#)

    These look fabulous! I am with Averie, Two of my favorite ingredients

  4. Amanda posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:17 am (#)

    What a great question! I think vanilla latte’s make me nostalgic, since I used to drink them in high school! Those muffins are gorgeous… and I am sure delicious. Cant wait to try them!

  5. Elain Ponce De Leon posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:37 am (#)

    That sounds so yummy & a great way to start the morning! Hopefully I can make these soon… but it’s hard for me to make anything with bananas… the kids eat them all up before I can cook with them!

  6. Savorique posted on November 28, 2011 at 8:08 am (#)

    Since I’m more into the PB-chocolate combo, I think i’d simply include some chocolate chips or shavings to your delicious recipe. Your 5min recipe is so easy, thanks for sharing!

  7. Pam posted on November 28, 2011 at 8:41 am (#)

    Your kids are never to old to spend the night with grandma! My daughter continued until my mom died last year. She only spent the night about once a year, since she is 27 years old and getting married, but mom and her were extremely close. Even though it was terribly hard on my daughter when mom died, she will forever be grateful she took that time to be with her.

    • diana replied on November 28th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      Beautifully said.

  8. Simple Girl posted on November 28, 2011 at 9:00 am (#)

    How did you know I have a freezer full of bananas?

  9. Lori @ RecipeGirl posted on November 28, 2011 at 9:03 am (#)

    Yummy! I love the aroma of breakfast cooking. Gets my family in a good mood for the day!

  10. Cookin' Canuck posted on November 28, 2011 at 9:26 am (#)

    What a fun memory for your girls to have. Grandmas are the best at creating those special moments. These muffins sound wonderful and I know my boys would love to lick the bowl!

  11. frogger posted on November 28, 2011 at 10:02 am (#)

    I love Banana Muffins too. Thanks

  12. Jeanette posted on November 28, 2011 at 10:12 am (#)

    My kids love peanut butter and bananas, but I’ve yet to combine these flavors in a muffin – great idea!

  13. Maria posted on November 28, 2011 at 10:13 am (#)

    PB and banana make the best combo!

  14. Amy @ Living Locurto posted on November 28, 2011 at 10:52 am (#)

    These sound great! I want to make them and add chocolate chips:-)

  15. Jessica @ How Sweet posted on November 28, 2011 at 2:47 pm (#)

    is there a better combo out there?! love it.

  16. Heather posted on November 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm (#)

    YUM! I am adding this to my “make it” list! 😀 Thanks for sharing!

  17. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on November 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm (#)

    The smell of bread baking reminds me of my childhood and my grandparents every time.

  18. Paula posted on November 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm (#)

    I make banana muffins all the time and never thought to add peanut butter to them. They look wonderful Cheryl (beautifully photographed). I am definitely going to try this recipe with those bananas ripening away in my fridge right now. I used to love peanut butter and banana sandwiches when I was little….I’m hoping these muffins taste something like that.

    P.S. great picture of grandma and her girls :)

  19. Karen @ Time Crafted posted on November 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm (#)

    Love peanut butter & bananas, but never thought to combine them in a muffin. I have a couple of blackened bananas in my freezer waiting to be baked into something. Think I’ll give this a try soon….though, I’ll have to alter it to make it GFCF (gluten & casein free) for my kidlet. Yum! :>

  20. Marina {} posted on November 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm (#)

    Peanut butter is one of my all-time favorite baking ingredients (hello, pb cookies!) and I love that you combined them with banana in muffins! Genius!

  21. Georgia Pellegrini posted on November 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm (#)

    Homemade tomato sauce. And baking meatloaf. Those bring back an avalanche of memories :)

  22. Claire @ Claire K Creations posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm (#)

    The smell of cinnamon makes baking makes me think of my grandma. She used to bake us cinnamon tea cake and it was the first cake I every made. I make it for her now.

  23. tom@morethanpepper posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm (#)

    sounds like a great post workout snack

  24. Diane {Created by Diane} posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm (#)

    love memories of going to my grandmothers, saltines trigger a fun memory for one grandmother, while baked rolls trigger a memory for my other grandmother.
    these muffins look great!!!

  25. Kristen posted on November 28, 2011 at 9:12 pm (#)

    Loving these muffins – Elvis would love them too!
    My mom’s spaghetti sauce… I can’t smell that aroma without thinking about all the times we had it growing up.

  26. Sinea posted on November 29, 2011 at 6:43 am (#)

    I love baking from scratch. The box mixes taste OK but nothing like homebaked. This recipe sounds delicious and so easy. Thanks for sharing it.

  27. sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more posted on November 29, 2011 at 7:45 am (#)

    You cannot go wrong with bananas and peanut butter.

  28. HeatherChristo posted on November 29, 2011 at 10:32 am (#)

    Peanut butter and banana are a match made in heaven!!

  29. Tickled Red posted on November 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm (#)

    Nummy combo love. I’m making these for the boys and not mentioning banana ;D

  30. Amy {The Idea Room} posted on November 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm (#)

    These look and sound amazing. I am a HUGE fan of anything Peanut Butter related!

  31. marla posted on November 29, 2011 at 9:00 pm (#)

    Such a sweet post! Love the photos of the girls and your mom. Muffins like these do cause lots of happiness!

  32. Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] posted on November 29, 2011 at 9:45 pm (#)

    Banana + PB always makes my mouth water. I cannot wait to try these muffins!

  33. Sue posted on November 29, 2011 at 11:42 pm (#)

    So sweet~the memories and the muffins! P.S. They’re never too old to spend the night with grandma:)

  34. aida mollenkamp posted on November 30, 2011 at 9:19 am (#)

    Such a classic comfort-food classic and it’d make a great go-to snack to have on hand while family’s in town for the holidays. I love that old-school photo you pulled out, by the way!

  35. Sue Rogers posted on December 1, 2011 at 9:49 am (#)

    I just made these and added chocolate chips. They are amazing! Thank you for another great recipe!

  36. BSmith posted on March 26, 2012 at 11:27 am (#)

    I just made these for the second time after my 7 year old was begging for them. They are so easy and so yummy. Thanks for the low key recipe!

  37. Denise posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:36 pm (#)

    I was wondering if anyone has made these into a loaf? I only have a loaf pan and not a muffin pan. Any ideas?

  38. Kim posted on February 26, 2015 at 5:57 pm (#)

    these are awesome, I put a little more than 2 bananas, just added a bit more flour and wasn’t exact on butter and peanut butter and they turned out awesome. 


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