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Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: chocolate, Muffin
Servings: 12


  • 200 g plain flour
  • 100 g castor sugar
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 ml milk
  • 80 ml neutral oil  vegetable/canola/sunflower
  • 85 g chocolate chips or chunks
  • 120 g peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F and prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with liners.
  • In a bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • To the bowl add the castor sugar, eggs, milk, neutral oil and vanilla extract. Mix well together.
  • Start adding some of the flour to the wet mixture, and mix it in the batter.
  • Finally, gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter between the 12 muffin liners. Don't worry if the batter reaches the top of the tin.
  • On top of the batter, place teaspoons of peanut butter. You can either slightly mix it in or keep it as is.
  • Bake the cupcakes for about 20 minutes or until a cake tester/toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.