Vegan Chocolate, Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Muffins

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Muffins

I have a big jar of peanut butter at home and wanted to finish it before it expires in a couple of months. We are not a "peanut-butter-family" but for my son who likes it on breads and rotis. I have never baked with peanut butter so far, so I thought I will give it a try. I came across a lot of baking recipes using peanut butter in Esther Brody's "1500 Best Bars, Cakes, Cookies, Muffins and More". This recipe for oatmeal peanut butter muffins is inspired from 3 recipes in that book.


Vegan Peanut Butter Muffins Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
15 Mins15 Mins9 Regular Size Muffins
Vegan Chocolate, Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Muffins
4.7 from 24 reviews
Easy to bake vegan peanut butter muffins with the goodness of quick cooking oats.
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup Quick Cooking Oats)
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter (I used creamy)
  • 1 cup Rice Milk
  1. Preheat the oven at 400F/200C for 15 minutes. Grease with little cooking spray or line the muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine together the flour, oatmeal, cocoa powder, sugar and baking powder.
  3. In a small sauce pan, over low heat, melt peanut butter in milk, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Once the peanut butter mixture is cool, incorporate it into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan filling it to the top of each cup.
  6. The above batter was enough for 9 muffins. So I filled the remaining 3 cups with water to ensure even baking of the muffins. I took out mine from the oven after 16 minutes, but I think 13-15 minutes should be perfect. I felt that in this recipe the smell of the muffins is an indicator of the doneness in addition to the toothpick test. I started smelling a burnt cocoa smell and that's when I removed the muffins. So the tops were a bit crusty and it had turned slightly back. Either have a close watch or reduce the oven temperature to 350F and bake it accordingly.
  1. I'm not a fan of peanut butter. So far I have tasted only peanut butter cookies and nothing else baked using it. So I was not sure if I would like these peanut butter muffins. Surprisingly enough the flavor of peanut butter was not dominating. It had the perfect blend of chocolate and peanut butter. The sweetness was right for us not as sweet as the store bought muffins. So If you prefer it sweeter add some chocolate chips or increase the quantity of sugar to 1 cup. Since I was making a vegan version I did not add chocolate chips but I don't regret it at all.
My Notes:
  1. Use dairy/non dairy milk of your choice.
  2. As mentioned in the Procedure, either adjust the oven temperature or the baking time to get perfect muffins.
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  1. veena

    Can you please tell me where do I get whole wheat pastry flour in Dubai

    • Madhuram

      I don’t know Veena.

  2. Pavithra

    Can I substitute all purpose flour with wheat flour?

    • Madhuram

      Whole wheat pastry flour or half of whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour should be fine.

  3. Elle

    I just found your website and I am really excited. I want to make this recipe with my kids and I am wondering if it’s OK to omit the Coco powder, we don’t mind the taste of peanut butter? Baking is something new I am trying and I want these to be both healthy and tasty.

  4. Nettie Aufenkamp

    These are AMAZING !! I have lots of food allergies so I substituted almond milk for the rice milk & almond butter for the peanut butter & then spelt flour for the regular flor. DELICIOUS. Thanks for al the time you put into testing these recipes !!


    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Nettie.

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  6. Heather

    This is great! Totally rich and decadent. I only have dark cocoa powder at the moment, so they’re super dark, but the taste is wonderful. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Heather.

  7. Little Red Frog

    So this was my first attempt at vegan baking. I was going to a vegan potluck dinner and wanted to bring something sweet. These were absolutely great! Everyone loved them, including me. I was afraid they be dry or something but they really weren’t. Thanks for this recipe!! I’ll definitely try others from this website!

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome LRF.

  8. pri

    Thanks for this recipe. I gave it a shot, and it was great! Really loved it.

    • Madhuram

      I’m glad that you liked it.

  9. deb

    Great recipe, great taste and a great delicious anytime snack!
    Love it!!

    Thanks again Madhuram

    Rev Deb

    • Madhuram

      Thanks Deb.

  10. deb

    Hi all,

    I have made these over and over again.. Great hit in our family:) I would like to make a suggestion to those of you who don’t like peanut butter… try substituting peanut butter with sunflower seed butter. The flavor is amazing!! Hope this helps:)

    Rev Deb

    • Madhuram

      Thanks for the tip about sunflower seed butter, Deb. Hope you can rate the recipe.

  11. Pamela

    Delish! Thinking the only thing lacking was perhaps a pinch of salt to bring the flavors together. Will definitely make these again. Thank you for sharing.

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Pamela. Sure, adding salt brings out the flavor.

  12. Mary

    These are easy and so yummy! Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Mary.

  13. Veena

    Tried it it is awesome

  14. Veena

    Hi, thanks for this recipe. First time I started baking with this recipe, it came out very well. Now the problem is kids want home made muffins. Thanks a lot for posting this recipe.

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Veena. Do rate the recipe when you find time.

      • Veena

        sure Madhuram, I forgot it.. here u go

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  16. vrajavala

    Grandiose loved them. I did not have oats at the time, so I used grits and a little rice flour. Worked great. Also used lowfat dairy milk. Thanks

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  18. Vishi

    wht is Rice milk that is used in Vegan Peanut Butter Muffins Recipe ???

    • Madhuram

      It’s milk extracted from rice. You could use any other milk too.

  19. pumpkinpie

    Wow, these are really delicious! Thanks for the recipe. The oats are really tasty, went well with the chocolate chips I added.

  20. Jennifer

    Could you use old fashioned oats instead of quick cooking oats?

    • Madhuram

      Yes Jennifer.

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  22. Rev Deb

    Awesome site!!! Just tried the Vegan Chocolate, Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Muffins. WOW!! everyone loved them. Thank you for sharing. I book marked your site so that come back to try more recipes.

    Great stuff!!!
    Rev Deb

    Thank you very much for the compliments Rev Deb.

  23. Klarissa

    I was wondering, have you ever tried to steam them instead of baking it?

    Sorry Klarissa, I haven’t.

  24. Marie

    Delicious!!! Thanks so much for this recipe. I substituted oat flour and almond milk, and also added a teaspoon of vanilla, and they were so good! I think that I just may add chocolate chips sometime when I feel like an extra sweet treat! Thanks again.

    You’re welcome Marie. I too thought of adding chocolate chips but did not have the vegan kind in hand so left it.

  25. mimo qtr

    I became obssesed with muffins since I try betty crocker muffin mix I think I will try this soon