Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins (Gluten Free Option)

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins are a tasty treat that makes it a little easier to get out of bed on chilly fall mornings. Plus there are gluten- and nut-free options!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

This morning, I saw my first red-orange tree of the season. Later this week, the temperatures are going to drop into the 40s. We’re talking about turning on the heat. You know what that means – baking season is back! My oven has definitely been getting a workout over the last few weeks. These peanut butter and jelly muffins are just the beginning.

Even though I’m in my mid-30s and don’t have kids, fall still always means back to school for me. And back to school means peanut butter and jelly everything. Or sunflower seed butter and jelly everything. Both are great! Last year, I made PB+J baked oatmeal that’s still in heavy rotation. This time around, I’m all about muffins. Peanut butter is mixed right into the batter, giving it tons of flavor. And there are little pockets of jelly that are goopy and sweet and remind me of a jelly donut. For extra credit, they’re sweetened with a combination of honey, mashed banana, and brown sugar. Insert all the heart eye emojis.

(This fall, I’m working on a super fun project that gave me an excuse to buy myself some new “back to school” supplies in the form of a beautiful blue moleskine and some 4-color pens that take me straight back to elementary school. It’s ridiculous how happy a new pen can make me. I’ve been a little MIA lately, and that’s a big reason why. I’m not ready to spill all the beans on this project yet but be sure to follow me on Insta stories for updates!)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins (Gluten Free Option) 1

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

4.80 from 5 votes
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Cuisine: American
Servings: 12


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar

½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ½ cup peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 1 banana mashed
  • ¼ cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup strawberry or raspberry jelly


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. 
  • In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together until combined. In a separate bowl, add milk, egg, peanut butter, banana, butter, and honey. Beat until creamy. Pour the wet mixture into dry ingredients, and mix gently until just combined.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Spoon a half of a tablespoon into each muffin cup; use a knife to gently swirl the jam into the batter.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the tops begin to lightly brown. 
  • Optional: If desired, melt 2 Tablespoons additional peanut butter and drizzle over the cooled muffins.


For gluten-free muffins, I'm a big fan of King Arthur's Gluten-Free Baking Mix
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Hi, I'm Lauren!

I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie. Read more...


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4 thoughts on “Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins (Gluten Free Option)”

  1. 5 stars
    Two of my favorite things combined into one – muffins, and PB&Js. Just perfect! One thing I’d recommend for this recipe though is to use natural peanut butter instead of normal peanut butter… although, I haven’t actually tried making them both ways, so I’m speaking from a place of total ignorance. But natural peanut butter just tastes so much better than the normal processed stuff, especially when using it in recipes (in my experience) so I think the same would be true for this recipe.

    • yes, for sure! I always use natural but people can use whatever they have in their cabinet.