World, meet Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffin.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffin, meet world.
You guys, I haven’t been this excited about a recipe since, I don’t even know when! I have so many things to tell you about these muffins.
For starters, they’re:
& Naturally sweetened
Not to mention, they require just 1 bowl and can be made and devoured in 1 hour flat!
It was a little touch and go with these muffins as I didn’t know how the jam would react with the batter, but they turned out beautifully! I think I audibly squealed at the first bite. They taste just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!
You guys are simply going to LOVE these muffins. They’re:
Tender on the inside
Loaded with PB & J
Loaded with protein (nearly 6 grams per muffin!)
How can you go wrong with a 1-bowl muffin that looks bakery-worthy?
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins (Vegan + GF)
- 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal (to make flax eggs)
- 5 Tbsp water (to make flax eggs)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar (sub honey if not vegan)
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar (or sub cane sugar)
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, grape seed oil or olive oil
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup salted creamy or crunchy peanut butter (+ more for topping)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or water
- 3/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend* (if not gluten-free, sub whole-wheat pastry or unbleached all-purpose)
- 8-9 tsp strawberry jam (look for naturally sweetened to keep these refined sugar-free)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line a standard muffin tin with 12 paper liners, or lightly grease and flour (with GF flour) and shake out excess (which I found to work well!).
- Prepare flax eggs in a large mixing bowl by mixing flaxseed meal and water and let rest for a few minutes.
- Add maple syrup, coconut sugar, oil and whisk vigorously to combine and dissolve sugar crystals.
- Add applesauce, peanut butter, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and apple cider vinegar and whisk to combine.
- Add almond milk and whisk again to combine.
- Lastly, add gluten free flour, almond meal, and oats and whisk or stir until just combined. The batter should be quite thick but NOT pourable – rather, scoopable.
- Pour batter into muffin tins a generous 3/4 full and top with 3/4 tsp strawberry jam and 1/4 tsp more peanut butter. Swirl with a toothpick to distribute (see photo), being careful not to get the jam too close to the edges or it can seep over while baking and get too browned.
- Bake on a center-positioned rack for 26-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (be sure to poke a spot that isn’t too jam heavy or you can get a little residual moisture).
- Let cool for 20 minutes in the pan (to continue baking/firming up a little), then loosen with a butter knife and gently lift out, using the knife to help if needed, to let cool completely on a plate. Can be a little tender before completely cooled, so be patient my young ones!
- Will keep covered at room temperature for several days. Freeze for long-term storage.
*I think adding a crumble top to these would be fun! Find the crumble recipe here and swap the flour for gluten-free, as well as the cane for coconut, brown or muscovado! Both coconut oil and vegan butter will work fine.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated using coconut oil and almond milk.