Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins

by Erin

I received complimentary product samples from #BacktoSchoolTreats sponsors companies to aid in the creation of my recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

You can’t think “school” without peanut butter and jelly, so send your kids back to school with one of these PB&J muffins.

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I don’t have kids do the concept of going back to school is only in my memory. I do still see the impacts of whether school is in session however as we have students in our lab. But college students aren’t really the same kind of “going back to school” that phrase usually implies. Either way, it’s a trend that is starting to creep up in people’s minds and as such the blogging community it following suit by hosting BackToSchoolTreats week!

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To me the most iconic school item is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I learned at a young age that the perfect way to make said sandwich was to put peanut butter on both slices of bread with the jelly in between to ensure the bread wouldn’t get soggy from prolonged contact with the jelly. I remember coming home requesting my dad to make them as such and not only did he agree to do so, he thought it was a great idea! Clearly a problem solver from a young age. So to kick off the week, I made peanut butter muffins with strawberry jam in the middle.

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Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from our Bloggers:

Back to School Breakfasts:
Baked Funfetti Doughnuts from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins from Comfortably Domestic
Breakfast Cookies from Home Sweet Homestead
Brioche Bread Pudding from Simply Healthyish
Chocolate Chip Maple Pecan Granola from Family Around the Table
Chocolate Malt Waffles from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Coconut Oatmeal Breakfast Bars from The Beard and The Baker
Homemade Honey Buns from The Domestic Kitchen
Nutella Waffles with Strawberry Syrup from The Redhead Baker
Oatmeal Pear Bars from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
PB&J Overnight Oats from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Peaches and Maple Crunch Breakfast Jars from My Sweet Zepol
Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins from The Spiffy Cookie
Triple Berry Overnight French Toast from The Nifty Foodie

Back to School Snacks:
Lavender Rice Krispie Treats from Nik Snacks
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars from Simple and Savory

Back to School Desserts:
‘Ah! Sunflower’ Cupcakes from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Almond Joy Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Back-to-School Sundae from Our Good Life
Caramel Apple Back to School Cupcakes from Big Bear’s Wife
Caramel Apple Dip from The Mandatory Mooch
Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Easy Chocolate No Bake Cookies from Jen Around the World
Chocolate Pudding & Caramel Parfait from Girl Abroad
Oatmeal Cream Pie Layer Cake from Love and Confections
Vanilla Bean Pudding Pops from Hardly A Goddess

Back to School Drinks:
Caramel Apple Iced Tea from For the Love of Food
Dairy-Free Apple Pie Smoothie from Frugal & Fit
Iced Apple Ginger Ale from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Iced Salted Caramel Latte from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Like any good themed recipe week, there’s also a giveaway! Scroll to the bottom of this post for more information about the sponsors of #BacktoSchoolTreats and how to win. Sponsored items used in this recipe: Dixie Crystals brown sugar, Taylor & Colledge vanilla bean paste, and Sweets & Treats cupcake liners.

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Three years ago: Raspberry Moscow Mule Float

Four year ago: Super Veggie Sandwich

Five years ago: Blueberry White Chocolate Brown Butter Cookies

Six years ago: Potato, Squash and Goat Cheese Gratin

Eight years ago: Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas


Makes 12


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2/3 cup Dixie Crystals brown sugar

6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 tsp Taylor & Colledge vanilla bean paste

3/4 cup peanut butter chips

10 oz. jar favorite jam/jelly (I used strawberry)


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips (batter will be thick).
  4. Divide half of the batter into prepared muffin tin. Place a teaspoon of jam into the center of each. Top with remaining batter.
  5. Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until the top of the muffin springs back when lightly pressed.
  6. Cool on a wire rack.

Source: Adapted from Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins by Beantown Baker (Guest Post)
Summer is winding down, and we are celebrating with #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

Dixie Crystals is giving away a Keurig for BrunchWeek 2019


Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Keurig K-Select Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker.

Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. For generations, Dixie Crystals has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. Our pure cane, non-GMO sugar products guarantee that treasured family recipes will turn out right every time. Bake with love and Dixie Crystals.

Sweets & Treats prize package


Sweets & Treats is giving one winner the Year of Sprinkles that contains holiday mixes, classic sprinkles, and some of their most popular sprinkles.
Sweets & Treats, a party and baking supplies manufacturer and wholesaler, started out of a baking industry need for truly grease-proof cupcake liners. From there, the company expanded into a handful of specialized categories including the latest, Sweet Sprinkles, their one of a kind sprinkles and sprinkle mix line. With hundreds of truly unique products, they are a one stop shop for your next party!
Torani Prize


Torani is giving one winner a year supply of Torani: 12-750ml glass bottles, flavors will be winner’s choice, plus pumps for each bottle.

We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.

Taylor & Colledge Prize Package


Taylor & Colledge is giving one winner a selection of their gourmet extract pastes, including Organic Vanilla Bean Baking Paste, Lavender Baking Paste, Almond Baking Paste, Coconut Baking Paste, Lemon Baking Paste, and Peppermint Baking Paste.

Taylor & Colledge has been making award winning Vanilla products since 1897. As a family owned business, Taylor & Colledge has always been committed to the fair, ethical and sustainable sourcing of Vanilla. Over the years they have pioneered a number of country specific programs to support growers, their families and to make the vanilla industry more sustainable. They have also taken this knowledge and expertise and applied it to their full range of baking pastes. Whether it’s sourcing the finest peppermint (mentha piperita) to make the best Peppermint Oil, or using only real Almond Milk and Oil of Bitter Almond for their natural Almond Extract Paste, Taylor & Colledge is committed to transform your baking with premium quality pastes, made with only the finest ingredients from around the world.

Flahavan's Oats


Flahavan’s is giving one winner an oat prize package including a jar for overnight oats and a selection of Rolled Oats, Quick to Cook Oats, and Steel Cut Oats.

Ireland’s oldest family-owned food business is situated at the family mill in the Southeast of Ireland. Flahavan’s can trace its oat milling history back to 1785 and its expertise in producing naturally creamy oatmeal back over 230 years. A seven-generation family business, Flahavan’s is the bestselling oatmeal brand in Ireland, where people eat more oatmeal per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flahavan’s is a founding member of Origin Green, the first-ever national initiative to mandate 100% sustainability for food exports.

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Thank you to #BacktoSchoolTreats Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, Taylor & Colledge, and Flahavan’s for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes. All opinions are my own. The #BacktoSchoolTreats giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning.

Five (5) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Winners have 48 hours to respond once chosen, or they forfeit the prize and alternate winner(s) will be chosen. The #BacktoSchoolTreats Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #BacktoSchoolTreats posts or entry.

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