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Two Sisters, Serial #30 and Nutella-stuffed Peanut Butter Muffins

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Did you like last week’s Junior Mint surprise in the middle of the brownie? (If you missed it, check it out here or use the “Recent Posts” navigation bar to the right.)

Well, this week we have a double surprise–peanut butter muffins (sounds yummy, doesn’t it?) complete with a Nutella surprise in the center. It’s a reverse of the more typical peanut butter center inside the chocolate outer cup! Add a sugar topping and you’ve got a tasty and versatile muffin that will serve well for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or a mid-afternoon or late-night snack. Keep a glass of milk handy–between the peanut butter and the Nutella center, milk will be the perfect complement.

Speaking of surprises, Brooke and Leah are pointed toward one in Two Sisters, Serial #30. We’re into the last chapter of the novel and Brooke is out on Shawnituck Island for her summer and looking to get Leah out there for a visit. It’s not clear yet what is going to happen, but the always scheming Brooke has something up her sleeve. Check it out–or better yet, go back a couple of serials to #28 to start reading or listening to the chapter from the beginning.

nutella peanut butter muffinsNutella-stuffed Peanut Butter Muffins

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature

2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup milk

1 egg yolk

2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

4 teaspoons Nutella

peanut butter muffins stuffed with nutella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin pan with cooking spray or line with four muffin cups and set aside.

To a mixing bowl, add the sugar, butter, and peanut butter and beat ingredients until well blended. Stir in the milk and egg yolk until incorporated. Slowly mix in the flour, salt, and baking powder until just incorporated, careful not to overmix. The dough will be thick.

Fill four muffin cups about 1/3 full of peanut butter batter. Top each with 1 teaspoon of Nutella. Divide remaining batter between muffin cups, making sure to spread the batter and cover the Nutella entirely. Fill empty muffin cups half full of water to promote even baking.

Bake muffins in preheated oven for 20-24 minutes, or until they are set and golden brown. Remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. If desired, dip each muffin in melted butter and then in granulated sugar for sugar coat topping.

Makes 4 muffins. peanut butter muffins

{Adapted from She Wears Many Hats}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #30 of “Two Sisters”.

Two Sisters, Serial #30, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters, Serial #30, text © Jeffrey Anderson

Enjoy!

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