Muffins to give you an energy boost

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These muffins will do a lot to assuage hunger pangs in the workplace because the main ingredients - high-protein peanut butter and potassium-rich bananas - will provide an energy boost.

Peanutbutter banana muffins

125 ml (1/2 cup) unsalted butter

75 ml (1/3 cup) peanut butter

Peanut Muffins.  Photo by The Canadian Press

These muffins will do a lot to assuage hunger pangs in the workplace because the main ingredients - high-protein peanut butter and potassium-rich bananas - will provide an energy boost.

Peanutbutter banana muffins

125 ml (1/2 cup) unsalted butter

75 ml (1/3 cup) peanut butter

300 ml (1 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour

125 ml (1/2 cup) whole wheat flour

10 ml (2 tsp.) baking powder

5 ml (1 tsp.) cinnamon

2 ml (1/2 tsp.) baking soda

175 ml (3/4 cup) granulated sugar

2 eggs

250 ml (1 cup) very ripe mashed bananas, about 2 large

10 ml (2 tsp.) vailla

75 ml (1/3 cup) unsalted peanuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 190 C (375 C). Lightly spray or grease 12 muffin tins.

In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in peanut butter. Pour into a large bowl to cool. In a medium bowl, place flours, baking powder, cinnamon and baking soda. Whisk together, ensuring there are no lumps.

Stir sugar into cooled peanut butter mixture. Then stir in eggs until completely blended. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, stirring just until combined.

Spoon into muffin tins. Sprinkle with peanuts, gently pushing into batter. Bake in centre of preheated oven until golden and a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean, 16 to 18 minutes. Remove muffins from pan to a rack to cool.

Makes 12 muffins.

Nutritional information per serving: 335 calories, 15 g total fat, 8 g protein, 45 g carbohydrates, 3 g fibre and 128 mg sodium.

Source: Peanut Bureau of Canada

Geographic location: Canada

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