Autumn has certainly arrived on the Upper Sunshine Coast, as it has most anywhere in the country. It felt like someone hit a switch, here in Powell River, and cooler temperatures, rain and wind enveloped us right after Labour Day Weekend. Most people have pulled outthe warmer coats and rain gear, mulched the gardens and (here’s hoping) mowed the lawn for the last time this season.
We do get breaks in the weather, and these must be enjoyed. Especially if you have a canine companion, as we do here at VisitPowellRiver, those dry moments mean dog walks. The trails in town are very well attended. It surprises me how quickly a fallen tree from astrong wind is removed from the main trail, seemingly by invisible Trail Fairies (and you know who you are, thank you!). The woods in the fall are beautiful. The lighting is just so, the shadows deeper but the bright spots shining stronger. And it smells good too. Take a deep breath!
And after that forest walk coming inside where it’s warm and cozy, perhaps a muffin would hit the spot? I am a muffin maker, and have been for years. Perfect with a morning coffee at home, and easy to take with you to work or activities that may require sustenance.
Today I will share with you my recipe for Peanut Butter Muffins. This is one of my favourite muffins. They are so yummy this time of year. Your kids will love them, and the grown ups too. This recipe is super easy.
PEANUT BUTTER MUFFINS
1/3 cup butter (softened)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk
1/3 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350º.
Prepare muffin tins.
Cream butter, sugars, peanut butter and egg in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, blend together the flour, baking powder and soda.
Add to the creamed mixture, alternately with the milk, until blended.
Add chocolate chips and mix in.
Fill muffin tins.
For 12 regular muffins, bake 20 to 25 minutes.
For 6 jumbo muffins, bake 25 to 30 minutes.
As oven temperatures vary, test with a skewer until it comes out clean.
(Oh, and they freeze well too.)
If you would like to download and print this recipe, here it is for you:
Peanut Butter Muffin Recipe