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Double chocolate peanut butter swirl muffins

April 12, 2020

Happy Easter friends! I’m sure this is not what you thought your Easter may look like this year but I am trying to focus on the positive, I’m home with my immediate family, safe & healthy.. and I am thinking about next Easter and hoping that we can all be together celebrating the holiday..stay home and save lives!

I have been doing a lot of baking, probably more so than I usually do and I was craving a peanut butter chocolate combo so say hello to these tasty double chocolate peanut butter muffins. The peanut butter is swirled onto the top ensuring each bite gives us that delicious peanut butter flavor. Recipe makes 12 full-size muffins, 3SP on both blue & purple MyWW programs and 4SP on green.

Double chocolate peanut butter swirl muffins
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Serves: 12
4SP green, 3SP blue & purple, 3PP
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup milk *I used 1%
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp lily's dark chocolate chips
  • 3Tbsp peanut butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 12 hole regular size muffin tin.
  2. In a bowl whisk the eggs and add in the sugar. Stir in the applesauce, milk and vanilla.
  3. Mix in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips, you can use any chocolate chips it just might alter the points, 3Tbsp of lily's is 7SP.
  5. Divide batter evenly over the 12 muffin cups.
  6. In a small bowl melt the peanut butter in the microwave, I do it for about 35 seconds, you want it thin enough to drizzle.
  7. Drizzle the melted peanut butter on top of each muffin, use a toothpick or similar to swirl the PB around, it will start to harden so do this process quickly.
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, let cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Muffins are best stored in the fridge after day 1 and they will freeze well.
  10. *Note- you can substitute powdered PB if you'd like, the points for the regular PB I used is 8SP
Smart Points- green- 4 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- blue & purple- 3 using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 3 using PP calculator
Nutritional info... Calories 103...Fat 4.2g...Sat fat 1.5g...Carbs 14.1g...Fiber 1.9g...Sugar 2.9g...Protein 4.3g.. Using My Fitness Pal *Includes all ingredients


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    Reply Amber Voigt April 12, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Is it baking powder or baking soda? You have baking powder in the list of ingredients but baking soda in the directions.

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      Reply Drizzle April 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm

      Hi Amber, yeah I realized my typo today thanks, it is baking powder that I use

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    Reply Kayla April 15, 2020 at 12:01 am

    I have all of the ingredients except the apple sauce. Do you think the recipe would still be ok without it?

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      Reply Drizzle April 15, 2020 at 2:37 pm

      Hi Kayla, you can’t just leave it out, you’d need to replace the “wet” ingredient with something, mashed banana maybe?

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    Reply Sahar April 16, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Hi! Love your recipes! Would the points change without the peanut butter?

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      Reply Drizzle April 19, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      Hi, so glad you are enjoying the recipes, they might change but I only figured out the points for the recipe as states, you could always build it in your app without using it and see

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    Reply Phaedra April 16, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Hey Kate,

    Are these meant to be super dense? Mine turned out looking like “pucks” – they didn’t rise at all. Any idea what I did wrong?

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      Reply Drizzle April 19, 2020 at 1:51 pm

      HI, no as you can see it the picture they are not too dense, denser than a store-bought muffin just due to ingredients used but not too dense, it is so hard for me to know what happened without being there sorry

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        Reply Trisha July 18, 2020 at 1:48 am

        These are amazing ❤️ love your muffins.

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          Reply Drizzle July 20, 2020 at 12:38 pm

          Hi Trisha, so glad you enjoyed them muffins 🙂

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      Reply WWSkinnyDipper September 3, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      Try upping the baking powder total to 1 1/2 tsp and add 1/4 tsp salt. That should help the flour rise.

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    Reply Bunny April 19, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    These look yummy if you use light peanut butter will the points change?

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    Reply Betty. April 19, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Can you use almond flour .

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      Reply Drizzle April 24, 2020 at 1:33 pm

      I never bake with AF but I know it bakes differently, all I can suggest is to try

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    Reply Jen April 21, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Does it have to be lily’s dark chocolate chips?

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      Reply Drizzle April 24, 2020 at 1:34 pm

      No not at all, just know that regular chocolate chips will be slightly higher in points

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    Reply Barbara April 24, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    I made these muffins two ways with and without the peanut butter. They were devoured by my family. We love them both ways. Absolutely delish!!! Thanks so much. My husband asked that I make them every week.

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      Reply Drizzle April 27, 2020 at 8:41 pm

      Hi Barbara, yay.. I am so glad everyone enjoyed them 🙂

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    Reply Suzanne June 13, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    This looks so good! Do you use this base for any other muffin recipes?

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      Reply Drizzle June 15, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      No I have not but you definitely could play around with it 🙂

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    Reply Vanessa June 13, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing! How long can they be frozen for?

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      Reply Drizzle June 15, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Vanessa, I have had muffins in the freezer for up to 3 months easily 🙂

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    Reply C3 June 25, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Have you tried making these with dark chocolate kodiak mix and pb2? Was curious what variations were necessary.

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      Reply Drizzle June 29, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      HI, no but you definitely could, the chocolate kodiak mix would be the same amount and it is a little higher in points, the PB2 would obviously need to be in wet form

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      Reply Satinder July 7, 2020 at 10:34 am


      I was wondering if you use convection bake or regular bake for the muffins?

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle July 12, 2020 at 12:48 pm

        Hi, I use regular bake

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