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Banana Nut Cookie Butter Muffins

Did you know that today is National Potato Chip Day?  Me neither, hence the reason for today’s post having absolutely nothing to do with potato chips.  Or potatoes.  Or chips, for that matter.  IMHO, I don’t think potato chips deserve their own national holiday anyway.  Why take an every day treat and put it up on pedestal for the nation to rotate around for 24 hours?  Savor those holidays for special things…like bacon.  Oh, and Dairy Queen Dilly Bars.  And banana nut cookie butter muffins!!

Seriously!  Have you seen cookie butter?  Forget sight… have you TASTED the stuff?!  Aye carumba, Speculoos!
Speculoos Cookie Butter from Trader Joes

It tastes like creamy (or crunchy, if you prefer that version) gingerbread and butter all smoothed up fancy and delicious.  Since the flavor of gingerbread tends to create moaning noises from my mouth, you can trust me when I say that this stuff is much better than peanut butter.

I’m relatively certain that there’s yet another pair of stretchy pants with my name on them if I continue eating this stuff, but until I get the “all good things in moderation” routine down, I’ll risk snapping my elastic for these cookie butter banana nut muffins!

 

Banana Nut Cookie Butter Muffins Recipe

 

I’ve always been a fan of banana bread and I love the comforting, warm flavors of gingerbread, so combining the two seemed like the perfect pairing to me.  What’s that? Did you say you love me?  Aww, thanks.  I love you right back.

Instead of a traditional loaf pan, I used a jumbo muffin tin to bake these.

These are some jumbo cookie butter muffins.  Easily share-able…if you’re willing to part with some of this goodness.

 

Cookie Butter Banana Nut Muffins from @ItsYummi #recipe #cookiebutter #TraderJoes

Enjoy these banana nut cookie butter muffins!

Banana Nut Cookie Butter Muffins Recipe

Banana Nut Cookie Butter Muffins

These cookie butter muffins taste like peanut butter gingerbread. They're a little bite of heaven.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 41 mins
Servings 6
Calories 633 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup cookie butter
  • 3 overripe bananas mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon caramel flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350Β°. Prepare Pampered ChefΒ© Individual Serving Stone (or 2 standard sized loaf pans) by using a Silicone Basting Brush to coat the wells with melted butter.
  • In 3-cup Silicone Prep Bowl, whisk together oil, cookie butter and sugar.
  • Add the mashed bananas, eggs, milk, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk well to combine.
  • Mix in flour and walnuts until just combined. Try not to over mix!
  • Fill each well 3/4 full with batter.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 633kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 8gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 400mgFiber: 3gSugar: 33g
Tried this recipe? Mention @itsyummi or tag #itsyummirecipe!

 

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11 Comments

  1. So I’m pretty sure that they should sell cookie butter with a pair of sweatpants. It seems only fair right? These muffins look totally amazing! Cookie butter and banana sounds like an awesome flavor combination.

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