Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins - The first three words really say it all, don't they? Not much goes better together than chocolate and peanut butter! Put them into a fluffy muffin and you've just entered snacking heaven.
How one phone call can make up for any horrid email.
Let me start by saying I do have the best job in the world. I sell comic books. Point and laugh all you want, but most people at the end of the day can't say that they love their job. Think what you want about comic book readers, but you're probably wrong. Hold you nose as high in the air as you can at the art form, but it's statistically proven to help people learn to read. Judge me all you want. I'm comfortable in my boots.
I have 400 members and several hundred other weekly customers that I know. I know their dog, their kids, where they go vacationing, what they do and who THEY are. And they know me. And if I had a flat tire, I know I could ask almost all of them for a hand and they would help without question. And I would do the same for them.
I always bring left over goodies to work to give out to my customers. I love feeding people (duh) and I don't want all these goodies in my house (the BF's already blaming me because he had to join a gym). But today was special. Not only did one customer come in and tell me how awesome my last batch of chocolate peanut butter chip muffins was, another actually took the time to call me and tell me how great my cupcake was. This really means a lot to me. Not a text. Not a tweet or a Facebook comment but a real phone call. In today's world, that's awesome. Thank you!
I'll keep feeding you chocolate peanut butter chip muffins if you guys keep buying comics.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins
From Nigella Lawson
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons best quality cocoa powder
- ¾ cup superfine sugar
- ¾ cup peanut butter chips, plus ¼ cup for sprinkling
- 1 cup milk
- ⅓ cup plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Special equipment: Muffin tin with paper muffin cases
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, and ¾ cup of the peanut butter chips into a large bowl. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together, remembering that a lumpy batter makes the best muffins. Spoon into the prepared muffin cases. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup chips on top and then bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark, risen and springy.
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Blog is the New Black says
These look AMAZING, Kita! My friend recently made this same recipe. I'll take that as a sign from the peanut butter gods to make them?! 😉
Lauren at Keep It Sweet says
How could I not love these, they are chocolate and peanut butter!!
I think that is AWESOME that you do that! No judgments from this girl, I think that would be so much fun. These muffins look absolutely gorgeous and so good too, I am the same way I always bring in leftovers for the coworkers...less for me to munch on haha
Stephanie @ okie dokie artichokie says
Wow, that looks gorgeous! I am loving the warm colors in those muffins! And plus, how doesn't love Nigella? :-p I'm thinking I'll need to whip a version of these up today. I don't have any PB chips at the moment, but I'm sure I can scrounge around the pantry for random bits of chocolate candies. :-p Mmm...thanks!
Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow says
Yum! Dessert for breakfast! Those look delicious!
Granny Smith says
I adore Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and this happens to be my baking day, so I'll be taking a batch of these out of the oven in a bit. Since I especially like the PB Cups covered in white chocolate, I'm going to drizzle some white chocolate over these muffins!
Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen says
I'm sure that your friends and customers will totally appreciate these. That glamour shot of the muffin at the top is amazing! Love the choc & pb combo too.
So nice of the customer to call and let you know how much he loved them! These days a phone call is hard to come by so it really does make it super special. I can see why he called though, these muffins look amazing. I LOVE peanut butter.
Fresh and Foodie says
My favorite combo! These look great. I wish I could be one of your lucky customers!
I bring leftovers of my stuff to work a lot of the time, too. Can't be eating it all myself!
I want peanut butter chips! You get such cool stuff over there and these muffins look like they rock, lucky customers!!
Yummy, I think you have a great job!
Mary at n00bcakes says
Props to comic book nerd ladies; there's no hate from my computer nerd end of the spectrum. It's wonderful that your baked goods are tasty enough for people to call and let you know; sounds like you have a great group of followers!
The muffins look delicious; chocolate and peanut butter will always be a favorite combination. ^_^
What a great post! I wish I loved my job, so kudos to you!! And these muffins are desperately calling my name!!!
Sounds like a pretty fun job to me! If you like it, who cares what others think. I am a muffin-aholic, so I would gobble up a lot of these if I were your customer!
It's a shame you're no where near me...I'd buy comics JUST to get the goodies!
These look FAB!
They look amazingly good 🙂
That's awesome- loving your job and knowing your customers. How rare it that? I need to start bringing what I bake to work so we don't end up eating it all! These muffins look like they were made for me- chocolate and peanut butter, yum!
That's awesome that you love your job and you work with nice people. You're very lucky!
These cupcakes look phenomenal. I especially love the first picture - gorgeous!
Never fear....my husband will keep you in business. 😉 Sounds like a wonderful job to me.
Perfect cupcakes! I can never resist the chocolate and peanut butter combination.
MMMMMM - they look really good. That whole chocolate / peanut butter chip thing!!!
A little bit of everything says
i love it too when my neighbors or friends tell me how much they enjoyed my treats. brightens my day.
your muffins sound so good. love the peanut butter and chocolate combo, well, who doesn't
thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, hope you'll have a wonderful Friday
Jenny (VintageSugarcube) says
Those look devilishly deeeelicious. 🙂
These muffins would pick me up and make my day. I love Nigella but don't think I've ever seen her make muffins. Thanks for sharing.
thanks for sharing, gonna make these today!!!