Monday, February 28, 2011

Peanut Butter Cupcakes


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I’ve been craving peanut butter lately, and was really excited to make these cupcakes. I’m pleased to say they did not disappoint. They are peanut buttery and very light. Still, I felt they were missing something. Instead of drizzling chocolate on top, I would like to try adding chocolate and/or peanut butter chips to the cupcakes. Also, some chopped peanuts would be good to add a bit of crunch; I love crunchy foods. I might even consider adding a bit of cinnamon. And I think buttermilk could be used instead of the curdled milk and vinegar. I will definitely make these again trying out these various variations.



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Peanut Butter Cupcakes
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makes about 6 cupcakes

3 oz (6 Tbl) milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
¼ c natural peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
2 Tbl+2 tsp flaxseed oil (or canola oil)
1/3 c sugar
1 Tbl maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla
1 tsp ground flaxseed meal
½ c + 1 Tbl flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp (pinch) salt

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Grease muffin pan, or line with paper liners.

Add vinegar to milk, mix and set aside.

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into small bowl, set aside.

Cream together peanut butter, oil, sugar, maple syrup, vanilla and ground flaxseed meal until well combined. Add milk and mix to combine.

Add the dry, sifted ingredients and stir into the wet ingredients; stir until just combined.

Fill cupcake wells 2/3 full, bake ~15 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. The cupcakes puff up nicely in the oven. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

If desired, melt ~2 Tbl chocolate chips (add an optional splash of heavy cream) in microwave and drizzle over cooled cupcakes.



Source: halved and slightly adapted from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World by Isa Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero



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10 comments:

Charissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These look wicked! Love it!

FoodDoodles said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those look so yummy! I just found you through foodgawker :)

alison said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My family loves anything with peanut butter and chocolate. I think we'll be giving these a try...thanks!

surlykitchen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

these cupcakes are so fragrant, a plus for any fan, like myself, of peanut butter.

Chelsea Elizabeth. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ughh! I just started a diet today and now you are making me hungry for peanut butter and chocolate! Haha. i might have to make an exception. ;D
Cinnamon sounds like it would taste so good in those!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth
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Aveen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd love one of those for breakfast! I'd go for the chopped peanuts to add a bit of crunch, but they look very tasty just as they are :)

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Peanut butter cupcakes and chocolate drizzle over the top - yes, Please!!

These look awesome. I can only imagine Huck sitting at my feet on the kitchen floor waiting for me to drop one so he can gobble it up. Silly mutt.
:)

claire said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i am not a huge peanut butter fan, but these look gorgeous! i love the little swirl on top.

Amy at TheSceneFromMe said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love anything with peanut butter and these look delicious with the chocolate drizzle on top!

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mmm those look so good. Peanut butter and chocolate in cupcake form...too delicious!

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