Banana Peanut Butter Cup Muffins

by Erin

The only thing that could possibly make banana muffins even more delicious? Adding peanut butter and chocolate to make banana peanut butter cup muffins!

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I hope that most of you are aware of the “shoes” video from several years ago, which I watched far too many times and friends and I still quote to this day. But did you know that the same guy also made a “muffins” video? It starts out innocent but then gets a little weird and takes a turn to the creepy side. Yet whenever I make muffins I always have it running through my head (followed by “OMG shoes”). Oh yea, did you catch that? I made you muffins that’s why I am talking about this random YouTube video.

Thankfully these muffins contain no glass despite their sparkly nature on top. I promise those are just coarse granules of sugar ;-) (pictured in original photo below, new photos have chocolate sprinkles). And their insides are definitely not filled with blood but with banana and miniature peanut butter cups (like Reese’s minis or Trader Joe’s minis)! I wish that’s what my insides were made of. Then again with how many I’ve already eaten that may actually be the case.

“I’m baking muffins asbestos I can!” – Come on, admit it. That video is at least a little amusing.

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Post updated 10/8/21. Photos updated 1/1/15, last picture above is the original.

One year ago: Orange Strawberry Banana Smoothie


Yield: 1 dozen Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup mini peanut butter cups
  • Coarse white sugar or chocolate sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine mashed bananas with melted butter and sugars. Mix well. Add the egg and beat well.
  3. Sprinkle in salt, baking soda and flour. Then, gently fold in miniature peanut butter cups. Be careful not to over mix!
  4. Divide evenly between prepared muffin and sprinkle tops with coarse white sugar or chocolate sprinkles. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden.
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Source: Adapted from Eat, Live, Run.

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Shannon February 4, 2012 - 1:42 pm

I have 3 bananas in the freezer waiting to be used, this would make a perfect breakfast! :)

spiffycookie February 4, 2012 - 1:56 pm

These are my favorite muffins I’ve ever made. You need to try them.

Tracey January 31, 2012 - 10:17 pm

Haha, I’m with Julia, I’ve never seen the shoes video either, but now I’m curious so I have to go check it out! You are speaking my language with these last few posts – peanut butter cups and Nutella, both for breakfast? I’m in :)

Julia January 31, 2012 - 6:20 am

I might be the only person who has no clue what the shoe video is… but you better believe I’m gonna youtube it today! And I love these muffins, and I’d probably spread even MORE pb right in the middle of a warm one right out of the oven. Mmmmm, so good!

Maureen January 31, 2012 - 5:10 am

So much going on in these muffins. If I smelled those baking I would get up, I promise!

Kaitlin January 30, 2012 - 6:17 am

I love all of the flavors of this muffin, they look delicious!

Baking Serendipity January 29, 2012 - 10:20 pm

This is a breakfast worth waking up for :) I love the melted peanut butter cups too!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet January 27, 2012 - 8:12 pm

Those melted peanut butter cups in the muffins are calling my name!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 27, 2012 - 7:28 pm

You are mean!!! These look so good! I don’t think I have any banana’s to make these, but plenty of Reese’s cups. Hmmm, wait I frozen banana’s, hope I have enough. Dam girl, I’m making these, they look wonderful! Making these tonight!!

Emily @ Life on Food January 27, 2012 - 6:42 pm

That goodness in the middle looks so delicious. I am drooling.

Living The Sweet Life January 27, 2012 - 3:53 pm

LOL I’ve never seen that video before – – hilarious!! These are some killer muffins … look at that peanut butter calling my name :) and I wish my insides were made with banana and miniature peanut butter cups as well… i’d be so delicious lol

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts January 27, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Did you just justify eating peanut butter cups for breakfast? Oh my, I think I love you!

spiffycookie January 27, 2012 - 3:26 pm

I think I love myself for making them too :-)

Caroline January 27, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Hahah I remember that video. So creepy, yet so fantastic. My friends and I actually recreated it in college, but I hope it never resurfaces. It’s most likely floating around in cyber space. Anyways, these muffins sound so delicious! Banana AND peanut butter cup? Girrrrl.

spiffycookie January 27, 2012 - 2:54 pm

How can you bring up that you recreated it without sharing?

Caroline January 27, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Honestly, I have no idea how to find it. No one remembers what we called it, so we can’t find it on YouTube. Fail!!!

spiffycookie January 27, 2012 - 3:07 pm


christina @ ovenadventures January 27, 2012 - 2:26 pm

mmmm i swear i can almost smell these baking right now. totally craving these right now!

Vicki @ WITK January 27, 2012 - 1:56 pm

OMG Shoes! I still love that video, it makes me smile. And so do peanut butter cup muffins, OMG muffins!

Choc Chip Uru January 27, 2012 - 12:50 pm

I’ll take 2 to go and jumbo sized – of course that is of there are any left… :D

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Steph@stephsbitebybite January 27, 2012 - 11:53 am

It’s like you made these just for me!! DROOL!

spiffycookie January 27, 2012 - 11:54 am

Maybe I did ;-)

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray January 27, 2012 - 9:51 am

Israeli-Palestinian cooooonflict muffins! Bahahahahahha.


spiffycookie January 27, 2012 - 10:32 am

Hahaha I’m so glad someone else enjoyed that video

Jennifer | Mother Thyme January 27, 2012 - 8:30 am

Oh yum! Can I have one now? These look out of this world delicious! Loving this combo! :)

Steve @ the black peppercorn January 27, 2012 - 8:26 am

These look so great! I have seen those mini peanut butter cup and thought I need to create something with them. I would like one of your muffins with my cup of coffee I am sipping right now.


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