Honey Nut Muffins +Giveaway!

Honey Nut Muffins

This giveaway is CLOSED!  Congratulations to Linda on winning!

Spring has finally sprung. The sun comes up earlier and stays out later. The flowers are blooming, the trees have leaves, the birds are singing, my coat is in the closet, and I’ve even gotten to take a few walks outside. Life is good!

It’s amazing to me how much the nicer, warmer weather impacts my mood. I feel like doing so much more. I want to be productive and make stuff happen. I’m happier and feeling more positive, like the world is my oyster. At least for the next few months until fall and winter roll around again. But we don’t have to think about that right now.

Honey Nut Muffins

Despite warmer temperatures, I still love to bake. It’s been way too long since I’ve made muffins, so I whipped some Honey Nut Muffins to celebrate Peanut Butter & Co’s The Bee’s Knees. Peanut butter and honey is such a great combination, so to have honey in the peanut butter is an added bonus.

These muffins are crazy good! Look at those beautiful, bakery worthy domed tops. I want to dig in to one right now. The soft muffins are accented with crunchy peanuts and finished with a delectable crumb topping. These are a serious treat for any peanut butter lover!

Honey Nut Muffins

Peanut Butter & Co. has also been kind enough to offer two jars of The Bee’s Knees as a giveaway for one lucky reader! You will fall in love with this creamy and flavorful peanut butter. And it’s a good thin, they’re giving two jars – one to bake with, one to eat with a spoon. Not that I did that 😉

Honey Nut Muffins

To enter the giveaway answer the question: What is your favorite thing about spring?

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IMPORTANT: This giveaway is open to residents of the US only.

The giveaway ends Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 11:59 pm EST.

The winner will be chosen via the Random Number Generator on random.org. The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

As a member of Peanut Butter & Co.’s Yum Squad food blogger club, I received product and the giveaway in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Honey Nut Muffins

Honey Nut Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 Muffins

Ingredients

Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup packed dark brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

¾ cup PB&Co The Bee’s Knees peanut butter

1/3 cup canola oil

1 cup milk (I used almond – use what you love)

¾ cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts

Topping

2 tablespoons PB&Co The Bee’s Knees peanut butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

2 tablespoon dry roasted unsalted peanuts

1 tablespoon canola oil

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

Make the muffins. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, stir together sugar, eggs, vanilla, peanut butter, and oil until fully combined. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with the flour. I did three installments of flour and two of milk. Stir in the peanuts until fully distributed. The batter will be thick – that’s okay.

Make the topping. In a small bowl, mix peanut butter, flour, brown sugar, peanuts, and oil together with a spoon or your fingers until clumps form.

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop batter into the prepared pan and top with some of the topping, pressing it gently into the batter. Bake for about 20 minutes, rotating halfway through if necessary. Serve warm or cool completely in the pan. Muffins may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days, or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag, for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature about an hour or in the microwave for about 1 minute.

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  1. Ala says:

    I love the feeling that you can turn on the oven and still not get scorched…just yet, at least 😉 oh, spring. Cheers, Laura!

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    My favorite thing about spring is the weather.

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  14. Sues says:

    This weather makes me so much happier too… And I also love to bake in the heat still. These muffins look crazy good!!

  15. Jordan says:

    I love the longer days, warm weather, and being able to take long evening walks!

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    the nice weather and cute summer shoes!

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    These look soooooooooooo good!!!! I follow you on a few places but I´m not sure living in Spain qualifies me to enter..lol Happy weekend!! xoxo

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    My favorite thing about Spring is being to get outside and work on the yard!

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  26. Spring flowers are my favorite thing about spring. So many pretty colors. Warm weather really elevates my mood too.
    Great giveaway and the muffins look divine. They are reminding me that I haven’t eaten breakfast yet! Unfortunately I do not have anything that good in my kitchen.

  27. Nicole S. says:

    Not seeing anymore snow!

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  29. Oooooh I love these honey nut muffins-I could totally go for a few right now! and I love PB&CO! My fave part of spring is the weather, and the flowers!

  30. Barb says:

    My favorite part os spring is the wonderful weather ,spring breezes!

  31. Debbie Eccard says:

    My favorite thing about the spring is leaving the doors and windows (without screens) open as there aren’t many bugs and I love no heat or air conditioning, just lovely fresh air!

  32. Debbie Eccard says:

    These muffins look soooo good…you know I love peanut butter!

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  37. karen says:

    I love the longer days that Spring brings

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    I love when the trees come back to life and plants bloom, plus longer days!

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  40. Pat says:

    Wonderful looking muffins! I love, peanut butter. I also love the sunshine that begins creeping into our days in the Spring.

  41. I love these!
    My pb kick is still going strong, can’t stop creating recipes with it.
    My favorite part of spring: NO MORE SNOW! lol

  42. I would bare the heat for a taste of these yummy looking muffins! Good luck to the giveaway participants.

  43. Kelley says:

    I love spring veggies!! And these muffins look delicious! yum!

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    My favorite thing about spring are the flowers that are blooming!

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  51. My favorite thing about Spring is that fresh berries are coming back into season! I love peanut butter muffins and these look delicious! I bet they would be wonderful with a few chocolate chips added in, too!

    • Laura says:

      Oh, I love berry season too! Yes, chocolate chips would be a great addition. Thanks for visiting, Kristine 🙂

  52. Allison says:

    With the harsh winter we had, I’m excited to finally have some warm weather! Best part of Spring 🙂

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  58. georgie c says:

    My favorite thing about Spring is all the wildlife that comes back and seeing them frolic and play down over my property. I’m a huge animal lover at heart.

  59. Michelle says:

    Fave thing about Spring is the longer daylight hours & start of summer fruit season(esp cherries, white nectarines, plums, & melons!)

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  83. I love fresh flowers 🙂

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  90. Zainab says:

    Yup!! This will be a winner breakfast any day!! I love the chunks of nuts 🙂

  91. Ilan says:

    OMG THESE MUFFINS LOOK AMAZING!
    If I had a muffin tin I would make soooo many of these.

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  109. Kelly says:

    I have been on a muffin kick lately and don’t mind baking even in the hot summer months. These definitely look worth turning your oven on – anything with peanut butter always wins me over 🙂

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