(and other baked goods)
It’s Mother’s Day, so I’m allowed to bake as much as I want, right?
Last night I made the carrot oatmeal muffins again as well as the low-fat gingerbread, and then started off today with mini pancake maple muffins. Once I got those cleaned up, I whipped up some more lemon poppy seed sugar cookies. For some reason that wasn’t enough, and I looked through my Pinterest board to see what else I could sink my baking teeth into. I settled on Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins, since they were made with Greek yogurt and involved peanut butter.
I started by creaming together the butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar.
Then I threw in the eggs — and I always seem to spill a little on the outside of the bowl — along with with yogurt.
Once mixed, it started to look pretty good.
Then I mixed the dry ingredients which, oddly, only included flour (whole wheat white) and baking soda. No baking powder, no salt. Once mixed, I added it into the first mixture, and combined. In the middle of that, I heard a call from the living room, where Juliet was happily ensconced watching Phineas and Ferb. “Mommy, commercial! And can you button me?”
I fast-forwarded past the commercial, buttoned the button, and went back to the kitchen.
I was supposed to add the chocolate chips at that point, but Juliet won’t eat things with chocolate chips in them, so I took some of the batter and scooped it into the mini muffin cups first.
And then, since I was making mini muffins, I used mini chips in the rest of the batter.
The recipe said it would yield 50 mini muffins, but I didn’t get anywhere near that. I filled my 24-muffin tray, and when that was done, I got about another 15 more.
Mine were done at ten minutes, and they looked pretty good.
That said, I think they really need more flavor. It’s really about the peanut butter, I think there isn’t enough of that flavor in it, and I worry that adding more would change up the texture. I’m not sure. I’d like to give it another try, maybe I should add more peanut butter and reduce the yogurt to even things out. They’re not bad, they’re just not…enough.