Peanut Butter Walnut Muffins

My boyfriend and I are headed to his families for the Thanksgiving holiday. I was not ask to bring anything specific for the meal. It can be difficult to decide what to take when you don't know what others are bringing. When that is the case, I bring something to snack on prior to the meal.

Today, I looked in my cabinets to see what I could make without going to the grocery store. Muffins it is! 

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2 large eggs  
  • 1 1/2 ripe bananas, mashed 
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tbs 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup crumbled walnuts (optional)

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 

In a large mixing bowl, mix (low to medium speed) the sugar and softened butter until it is smooth. Add in the Greek Yogurt and eggs to the butter mixture, continue mixing until smooth and fluffy. 

Mix in peanut butter, walnuts and bananas. Then gradually add in flour and baking soda. Mix until the batter is evenly combined. You will see lumps from the nuts and mashed bananas. 

Take softened butter and greasy the muffin pan thoroughly. Spoon batter into muffin cups.

Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

The Beer Enthusiast

Do you love beer? No, I mean do you really LOOOOVVVE Beer! Then go check out my friends Instagram page "The Beer Enthusiast". You will instantly become a fan of the multitudes of beers that are featured by the duo of brother's, and if that doesn't get ya then their ever faithful mascot Lola will! Even if you only moderately like beer, which I hesitate to say we can be friends in that case but I will let it slide this once, you should still spend a second to peruse the beer stylings of this "enthusiastic" pair. 

It's easy peasy to follow them here....

http://instagram.com/the_beer_enthusiast

Here's a little teaser just in case you're still on the fence.....

That looks like a mighty fine brew for the upcoming Halloween Holiday!

Are you seeing the cute little puppy trend now?

I think I'll try this beer next. You can find more information on each beer featured on their posts.

Sometimes she even has friends! Bonus for dog lovers.

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She looks sad here though and I don't like that. I think I will have to talk to them about this one.

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OK one more of just Lola. I promise I like the beer too, but dang she's a cute pup!