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Friday, October 20, 2017

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sourdough Muffins

Nutritious delicious and oh so good. Finally you can make chocolate peanut butter muffins and eat them too, guilt free!

chocolate peanut butter sourdough muffins in wire cooling rack

     Start your day off right with these chocolate peanut butter sourdough muffins.  They taste super indulgent, but are healthier than a lot of other muffin options. These babies whip up in a snap and help use up some sourdough starter discard.  You should make some and see your yourself!

     I am starting to wonder if a week devoted to chocolate goodness is enough? Maybe we need to do this #choctoberfest stuff monthly instead of annually. What do you think?

      I have seen all sorts of fun cookies and cakes I want to try.  There were even some savory dishes sprinkled in. I am sad that the mini bundt cakes are gone and I'm counting down the hours until I have an excuse to make more peanut butter whipped cream

chocolate peanut butter sourdough muffin torn in half on plate with soft inside showing

    As if that wasn't enough of a celebration on it's own, this chocolate extravaganza gave me the perfect excuse to top a giant skillet monster cookie with the fudge frosting I've been making since I was a kid. You know I love any excuse to frost something!

    That brings us to today and muffins. These muffins are loaded with chocolate and peanut butter, but they aren't your standard bakery fare.

    A lot of muffins are basically cupcakes without frosting. Now don't get me wrong, I'd happily eat one. But if I'm going to have a cupcake, let's just do it up right and load that puppy up with tje sweet fluffy goodness that is frosting.

     These gems are heartier than those standard muffins. They're healthier too. They are sweet enough to feel like a bit of a treat, but they aren't so sweet as to blur the line between breakfast and dessert.

    They are packed full of the good stuff. There's oatmeal, yogurt, whole wheat flour, sourdough and of course cocoa powder and peanut butter!

chocolate sourdough muffins with peanut butter chips in muffin pan

       If you visit often, you know I love these sourdough muffins. They have great texture, they are so versatile and they're a great way to use the discard when you refresh your starter.

      So go ahead and make a batch (or two!) They make a perfect grab and go breakfast.  Muffins are also great for a leisurely weekend breakfast.

    You know the kind where you get to leisurely drink your coffee and take in the scenery. I've heard those kimd of mornings actually exist! 😂

    The best part is they freeze well too. So you can make a mess of muffins and enjoy them as you'd like in the coming weeks and months. All they need is about 20 seconds in the microwave and breakfast is served!

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Yield: 12 muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sourdough Muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sourdough Muffins

Start your day off right with these chocolate peanut butter sourdough muffins. They taste super indulgent, but are healthier than a lot of other muffin options. These babies whip up in a snap and help use up some sourdough starter discard. You should make some and see your yourself!
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 25 MTotal time: 40 M


  • 1 cup old fashioned (or instant) oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoon peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F and grease a 12 well muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oatmeal, milk, yogurt, sourdough starter and sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes if possible, if you are in a hurry you can go ahead and proceed.
  3. Stir in oil, egg and peanut butter.
  4. In a second bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until combined. Fold in peanut butter chips.
  6. You can refrigerate the batter overnight or go ahead and bake.
  7. Scoop batter into greased muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Cool for 5-10 minutes in the muffin tin and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days or freeze until ready to eat.
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Nutritious delicious and oh so good. Finally you can make chocolate peanut butter muffins and eat them too, guilt free!


  1. These are going to be a wonderful way to start my day! Granny (my sourdough starter) will be happy to come out of hibernation for this one.

  2. The perfect lil chocolatey muffin..oh yes with the PB and in sourdough goodness...YUMMO!! Happy weekend you fabulous chef goddess you!!

  3. Wow! Those muffins look delicious and sound amazing. I love that they can be frozen too!

    1. It makes it so easy to have a freezer full of muffins. You are less than a minute away from breakfast at any given time!

  4. Hi Carlee, that reminds me I never got around to making a sourdough starter. I really must! These muffins do sound good, chocolate, peanut butter and oats go together well. I've just enjoyed some peanut butter and Nutella on toast and may even go back for seconds.


    1. There's no time like the present ;-) It is definitely a great combination! Thanks so much, Debbie!

  5. What a fun combo of flavors! Looks yummy! And thanks for linking up at Friday Frenzy Link Party! I hope you link up again next week :) PINNED!

  6. Can I please be your neighbor?? I would love to be the taste tester of these gems!
    I do love when you talk about frosting, your love of it always shines through :)

    1. YES! That would be so much fun. Just think of all of the frosting we could make!

  7. What a great muffin to start the day with! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Hey there! These muffins look amazing. I’d love to make them right now only I don’t have any yogurt. What would be a good substitute for that?

    1. You could use sour cream instead. You could also just use milk. I have done it that way as well. I just used a scant cup of milk instead of a half cup of milk and a half cup of yogurt. I do think the texture is a bit better with the yogurt, but that could be in my head. Both versions are delicious.

  9. What temp do they bake at?

  10. These look wonderful! When you say oatmeal do you mean regular oats? Just wanted to make sure you were talking about dry oats not cooked oatmeal

    1. Yes, I usually use dry old fashioned oats, but instant should work as well. Thank you for asking. I will clarify that in the recipe 😊

  11. I can’t wait to try these! When you say yogurt, do you mean Greek yogurt? Also with the cocoa powder, does it matter if it’s the dark unsweetened cocoa powder or just regular unsweetened cocoa powder?

    1. I use just plain yogurt. If you use greek you may need just a splash of extra milk. I use regular cocoa powder, but you can use the same amount of dark if you'd like.


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