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mini banana peanut butter muffins with goji berries

So, it turns out that March is National Peanut Month. How fun is that?

To celebrate, Peanut Butter & Co. asked those of us on its Yum Squad to come up with a recipe utilizing peanut butter and one mystery ingredient that we wouldn’t know the identity of until it showed up at our house. Naturally I was super excited when I came home and saw the box waiting for me.

My mystery ingredient? Dried Goji Berries!

For peanut butter I was given a couple different varieties including The Bees Knees, which is one of my favorites since it has honey in it. I also looked around my kitchen and realized I had some over ripe bananas and a mini muffin tin that had yet to be used. That could only mean one thing.

INGREDIENTS
2 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup Bees Knees peanut butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 eggs
3⁄4 cup milk
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup dried goji berries

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat the peanut butter, oil, eggs, milk and bananas.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold the goji berries into the batter.

Spoon the batter into 36 lined mini muffin tins (or, do it in two batches if you only have one tin). Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

I love the mini muffin size, I can just pop them into my mouth when I need a quick little bite. The goji berries also pair nicely with the peanut butter for a nice flavor.

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

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