Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins

"This is from Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious Cookbook. I have not made these, but am posting recipes from this book upon request."
photo by Mommy2two photo by Mommy2two
photo by Mommy2two
Ready In:
12 muffins




  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray muffin tins with nonstick spray.
  • Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, peanut butter, vegetable puree, banana, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Jessica says use a large wooden spoon.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. I'd put it in bowl and combine with a whisk, but Jessica suggests putting them in a ziptop bag and shake.
  • Fold the dry mix into the wet mix and combine until just lumpy. Don't overmix, these are muffins. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar and stir once or twice. Jessica says this puts a crust on the top of the muffins.
  • Divide the batter between the muffins. Cook until lightly brown and a toothpick comes out clean. 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Store at room temp for up to two days, or freeze for up to a month.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. I mixed up a batch of these to try last night. I had a handful of baby carrots, so I steamed them in the microwave, and once they were softened I used my stick blender to puree the carrots and bananas in the large bowl. Two medium bananas made 1/2 cup puree. I was worried about the amount of leavening with the amount of flour, but the flavor was great. I used Gold Medal white whole wheat flour. I didn't have natural peanut butter, so Jif worked just fine for me. Great flavor, nice muffins. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
  2. I made these to take as a snack to our child birth class - we are encouraged to bring healthy snacks! Everyone loved them and no one could guess the secret ingredient! I know this recipe will come in handy once our baby hits toddler-hood.
  3. These don't last two days in my house! I've made them with both carrot and cauliflower puree and I think the carrot is better since it's sweeter. I follow the recipe exactly, except that I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy. My husband likes these just as much as my daughter. I usually make a double batch and them freeze them individually. A few seconds in the microwave and you have a healthy breakfast, snack or dessert. I am loving the Deceptively Delicious cookbook - it's the only way I'm able to get my toddler to eat her veggies!
  4. I loved this! I made them for my kids. You cannot even taste the carrot puree...and I used white flour instead of wheat. Also, I made them in the mini muffin tin to make them kid friendly! Loved it!
  5. I made these yesterday and I don't think there are any left. My sister (who is one of the pickiest 27 yo's I know and who claims she can tell if there's any thing in a dish that she doesn't like...which is most vegetables) even liked them. I made them with cauliflower (you cannot taste it!) and all purpose flour b/c I didn't have wheat on hand. I'll definitely make them again.


  1. I loved this! I made them for my kids. You cannot even taste the carrot puree...and I used white flour instead of wheat. Also, I made them in the mini muffin tin to make them kid friendly! Loved it!


my name is susan and i'm the proud momma of 2 boys. after 10 years as a project manager in high tech, i'm now a happy sahm. the boys are only 16 months apart, so i always have my hands full. oldest is "in process" of potty training and youngest is just now sleeping thru the night. <img src=> <img src=> <img src=> <img src=> my husband is Chef #553989. he is my partner in cooking, photographing, raising kids, and every other aspect of life. when hubby travels, i tend to rely on OAMC to make sure i eat well and feel taken care of. <img src=> <img src=> <img src=> <img src=> like most mothers of young children, i've seen my share of pb&j and processed toddler friendly foods. i'm slowly but surely returning to my pre-baby roots and beginning to take pride in what i cook again. the big difference is that now things tend to be faster, simpler, and healthier than 5 years ago. the common theme is that flavor and presentation still matter. quality ingredients and visually appealing food really do make a difference. my fall garden has tomatos (fingers crossed), radishes, broccoli, chineese cabbage, and onions. i have rosemary, sage, thyme, catnip, dill, basil, mint, and bay laurel growing in pots for my fresh herbs. zaar has helped me discover a new passion - food photography. the act of photographing my food has altered the way i cook. our food these days is filled with more color and variety, in part because fresh fruits and vegetables make for better photos. and our food is simpler. simple foods are easier to photograph. <img src=> <img src=> <img src=> <img src=> <img src=> <img src=> i've decided i'm not a fan of tea sandwiches and that i can't bake a decent biscuit. i could live the rest of my life without eating octopus again. i don't like to cook with canned soup, i think cool whip is an evil abomination, and i think the only purpose for iodized salt is to de-ice things. crisco has been banned from the house. i have a passion for fresh quality ingredients. i spend extra money for fresh herbs and spices because i believe i can taste the difference. i buy organic when i can, but don't sweat it when i can't. i use whole grains for my kids. i look forward to my occassional trips to central market and specs downtown. i still have a secret fondness for lucky charms and the insides of oreos. i love chocolate, the darker the better. i've never met a stinky cheese i didn't eat. i cook and eat globally... thai, sushi, curry, morroccan, brazilian, french, you name it. but i also cook and eat locally. i'm a texas girl, and that means i grill/bbq when hubby isn't around. i also love chili burgers, chili cheese dogs, frito pies, and a good cold shiner (beer). i could eat tex-mex every day. i'm a confirmed afficianado of cheap wine and the occassional cheap cigar. when i'm not momming, wife-ing, or cooking, i like to read sci fi, scrapbook, watch baseball, or collapse in a general state of exhaustion. but these days, just keeping up with all my zaar games keeps me busy. <img src=> <img src=> <img src=> <img src=> <img src=> <img src=> <img src=> <img src=>
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes