Monday, July 14, 2008

A physical condition

I am soooo tired. Ridiculously tired. Another whirlwind weekend, out of town in a city that has black out blinds for a reason. I got in late last night and barely dragged myself out of bed this morning. I hardly ever drink coffee in the morning, so instead I reached for something a little more filling for a pick me up. It's a complete meal in an attractive package. It doesn't have the same effect as coffee, but it definitely makes me smile and brings me back to the days of packed lunches. Heck, who am I kidding - I STILL eat packed lunches. Every day. Although now they're a little more interesting than Peanut Butter and Jelly. For instance, today's lunch had a baby spinach salad with honeyed sesame sticks, strawberry and a gorgonzola pear vinaigrette, combined with some broccoli spears, and apple slices.

But I digress. Even if I'm not eating PB&J any more, I still appreciate the simplicity of that childhood favorite. Okay, I'm cracking myself up again because the first year of our marriage I made Thatboy PB&J for lunch every day. So I knew we both would enjoy these muffins. They have all the flavors of the peanut butter and jelly and help keep me fueled throughout the day. And on days like today I needed all the fuel I could get. And a closed office door for naps. Thank goodness there's so much room under my desk.

PB&J Muffins
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • raspberry jam (you can use whatever you want, this is Thatboy's favorite)
  • 2 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  1. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 400ºF. In bowl, stir together flour sugar, baking powder, salt.

  2. Add peanut butter.

  3. Add milk, eggs and oil and stir until just moistened.

  4. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups 1/2 full. Place about 1 Tbsp jam in the center of each muffin. Fill muffin cups with additional batter.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan about 5 minutes.


  1. muffins are one my favs...:)loved the pic

  2. I would never have thought to make my lunch fav into a muffin. I will be trying those very soon.

  3. R would be quite content to have PBJs every day of the year. I think that men are hardwired to love peanut butter.

  4. look pretty damn tasty to me!

  5. Printing that recipe right now!!!

  6. Just like that!!! I would expect no less from "ThatGirl". So I don't get it - you're exhausted - you can't put one foot in front of the other, when exactly did you make this?

    I adore and I totally mean am hooked on, can't live without PB&J.

  7. that is quite a sophisticated packed lunch. mine still usually contain pb&j.

  8. Those look so yummy - I'd eat them for breakfast every day!

  9. What fantastic muffins! love the oozy jam!