Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly Wheat Muffins


Conversation with my recently turned 2 year old daughter during breakfast this morning…

Mai: Mama, jelly.
Me: You want jelly on your cinnamon bun?
Mai: Yes!
I spread a little jelly on her bun
Mai: Mama, more jelly…biiiigg jelly
Me: There is no more jelly baby
Mai: Jelly at the store
I break down in laughter & against my better judgment take out the jelly to give her just a little bit more. I’m such a sucker sometimes.
Mai: Mama, find it! (Claps her hands)

It seems as if overnight my little girl has grown up. She is talking up a storm, forming full sentences & developing a mind of her own.

She recently discovered that she loves jelly. She wants to spread it on toast, pancakes & now apparently cinnamon buns.

Let’s see if she likes it in a muffin too.

Peanut butter & jelly muffins

I try to bake with whole wheat flour whenever I can. If you chose to make these using enriched flour, you will have to adjust your measurements. For every cup of enriched flour used in a recipe, it only takes 3/4 cup of wheat flour. You will need to adjust your liquid measurements as well.


1 1/2 cups whole wheat baking flour

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 granulated sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup all natural organic peanut butter

1/3 cup of apple sauce

2 egg whites

1 cup of skim milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, both sugars, salt & baking powder in a bowl. Add the peanut butter & mix until all the oils are absorbed & mixture gets clumpy. Knead between fingers until well mixed & forming crumbles. Add apple sauce, egg whites & milk & stir just until wet ingredients are absorbed. Add a spoonful of mixture to a greased muffin tin. Add a spoonful of jelly to the center of the mixture & then top with the remainder of the muffin mix. Bake for about 20 minutes. (Cook times may vary) Let cool & serve to your favorite jelly lover.







The verdict: My little girl gobbled them up and so did mommy & daddy.

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23 Responses to Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly Wheat Muffins

  1. Looks like a winner to me and totally pinned to try for my girls soon, too! Thanks for sharing this here and I know my kids love jelly, too 🙂

  2. Ashley M says:

    Those look really good, a nice breakfast to go option for those mornings we’re impossibly late.

  3. Those look good! I think my son would love them.

  4. kim says:

    Now that looks yummy and good for ya too! I think my little will eat them. I will print out and try. I believe I have everything on hand. Thanks for sharing.

  5. My son is OBSESSED with pb&j’s… he takes them every day for lunch. I can’t wait to try these! He’ll love them and can help me make them which is always a good thing 🙂 Thanks for sharing! I pinned this for later!

  6. Jen Andrade says:

    Delicious! We’ve been buying those freezer pb&j sammies for the kids, this looks far more appetizing! Going to pin as well!

  7. runsaltrun says:

    I bet my husband AND my toddler would love these!

  8. G’day! Nothing like these for breakfast! YUM!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Peanut Butter Party

  9. Sarah says:

    Hi! I am your newest follower… saw you on the blog hop. I was kinda hoping that you’d pop on by my blog and follow me back… we can be buddies! Have a lovely Sunday!

  10. Yum! These look delicious! My hubby loves PB&J! Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Awesome post! I have pinned it to the Happiness Is Homemade Party Board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!

  11. Kristina says:

    My kids will love these! Definitely on my to make list!! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  12. Pingback: Snickerdoodle Sunday #16 | 2 Crochet Hooks

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