The holiday season is the best time of the year, but it can also get pretty hectic with family and out of town overnight visitors. Take the stress out of holiday mornings with this playful recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins, from our friends at Cooking Light! It’s a great recipe to make in advance, so you don’t have to worry about making breakfast during the holidays when your house is full and you’re juggling holiday prep, family, and friends.
1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 ounces)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (about 3 1/2 ounces)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups fat-free milk
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup egg substitute
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup strawberry jam
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, sugars, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture.
- Combine milk and next 4 ingredients (through vanilla); add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
- Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Fill each cup half full with batter.
- Spoon 1 teaspoon jam into each cup. Spoon remaining batter on top to cover jam.
- Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on a wire rack.
Makes 12 muffins
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