These chocolate peanut butter muffins have a hint of coffee in them. They’re grain free and sugar free!

There are 2 topics I want to cover today.

#1: It’s been one week (please read with the tune of the Barenaked Ladies song in your head) since I’ve had Rita’s, a rainbow sprinkled vanilla cone and/or self-serve frozen yogurt. That, my friends, is a summer record over here and the reason for these muffins.

It was treat time.

Chocolate peanut butter muffins

#2: I’m about to lose my shit (what an expression right? Like how does someone actually go about doing that?) if I see one more blogger whore themselves out to big brands on twitter, instagram or facebook.

Did you bake something with Hershey’s kisses in it? Oh, how freakin’ original.

Why don’t you tweet Hershey’s up the wazoo hoping they’ll share your post and you’ll be like totally famous for a day. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Oh, a little thing called TRANSPARENCY.

The world sees right through you.

Chocolate peanut butter muffins

Maybe I should tweet Ghirardelli, Skippy and Bob’s Red Mill like woah today shoving this post in their face. “.@PBandSkippy makes the BEST Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins!” Apparently that’s the thing now.

Wouldn’t it be a hell of a lot more satisfying to know a brand (or anyone for that matter) shared your recipe because they actually genuinely liked it and not because you pretty much harassed them into it?

Be genuine, be original, work with brands when it fits, but good lord, please stop selling your soul to the blogging pageview devil.

It’s been one of those weeks where I want to delete every social media account I have and just cook in my kitchen, take photos and share them with you guys on here in a vacuum.

So thanks for entertaining that little rant…

Chocolate peanut butter muffins

Now for these muffins…

Um, yum. I pretty much adore chocolate, coffee and peanut butter more than my husband INDIVIDUALLY, so combining them is almost sinful.

ps- they’re grain free and sugar free. Boo-freakin’-yah!

Happy weekend. I’m going to spend it NOT attached to the computer. Join me?

Love these chocolate coffee peanut butter muffins?

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

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Chocolate Coffee Peanut Butter Muffins

Servings: 10 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Total: 28 minutes
Grain and sugar free chocolate muffins with peanut butter and coffee.

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large banana, mashed well
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup strongly brewed coffee
  • 1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a tin with muffin wrappers.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until fully mixed together.
  • Pour wet ingredients into large bowl and mix to combine.
  • Add chopped chocolate chips and fold into batter.
  • Scoop batter into muffin liners and fill about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and transfer muffins to a cooling rack.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 171mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 59IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Baked Goods
Cuisine: American
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23 Comments

  1. I’m so with you – totally over the relentless promotion and brown nosing. And totally into these muffins – all of my favourite flavours in one!

    1. Chocolate, coffee and peanut butter – what a great combination! They sound like delightful little muffins sent from Heaven! I’m going to try and make these & hope they come out looking as great at yours do (I’m a little doubtful though). Thanks for sharing this!

  2. YUM! shared these on twitter because EVERYONE needs to try these! I will be making them stat!

  3. love everything about this recipe! i’m starting to get more and more into the idea of putting coffee in baked goods.

  4. Nail. Head. You totally hit it with this one girl – the rant and the muffins. I need to go buy some organic Bob’s Red Mill Flax Seeds and some Skippy PB and make these this weekend. ;)

  5. Seriously – when did food blogging (or blogging in general) get so commercial/promotion heavy? My stance is if you want to make really good money, do something else. Blogging is a labor of love for me – if I can monetize it enough to cover my expenses (and in a way that doesn’t make me feel like I sold my soul for a $5 product sample), I’m happy.

    Love the chocolate coffee pb muffins! Thinking I need to vegan-ify these with some flax eggs…

  6. Ok, so ummm… Your rant? Legit. Seriously, it bugs the crap out of me too. Oh and the muffins look wonderful! Haha:)

  7. sorry I haven’t been by to give your blog some love, girl! I couldn’t pass this up though seeing how you’ve combined two of the greatest flavor combos on earth. I’m with you on the branding thing. When did food blogging become so…commercial-marketing-social-media heavy? I don’t work with anyone, and I don’t know who reads my shit, but the only time I really call out a brand is if it’s something I’ve never used before and will continue to use. To each their own :) How did you manage to make such tasty looking, and healthy muffins? You’re killing me. But not really. That phrase is up there with “lose my shit”. I mean really. How could you be killing me?

  8. I’m totally tweeting this at the brands for you lol jK ;) So are these muffins like ‘the other man’? He must be jealous if they’re as good as you say! Happy weekend!!