Monday, January 16, 2012

Cozy up with a cupcake - Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Now that the bitter cold weather has arrived in our area, it’s time to spend our free hours cozying up indoors, enjoying a fire and drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Unless you’re going skiing, of course, but I’m not much of a sports enthusiast. Whether you’re playing a board game, watching a family movie, or reading a great book, I can’t help but think that a little treat would add to your enjoyment.

These easy peanut butter cupcakes, adapted from a recipe from La Dolce Vegan!: Vegan Livin' Made Easy, can be whipped together in a jiffy and enjoyed along with a warm cup of cocoa, coffee or tea.

Next time I make them, I’m going to put a little jam in the middle of each one for a delicious surprise in the centre.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

by Joann MacDonald
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast dessert snack vegan vegetarian chocolate chips peanut butter cupcake

Ingredients (10 to 12 cupcakes)
  • 1 cup light spelt flour (or flour of your choice)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp margarine
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Line a muffin pan with 10 to 12 paper cups.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

In a food processor, blend together the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips.

Combine the flour with the wet ingredients.

Spoon the mixture into paper cups and sprinkle the tops of the cupcakes with chocolate chips.

Bake for about 20 minutes. Simple and yummy!


  1. Those warm, gooey chocolate chips on top are absolutely mouth-watering! Definitely an excellent treat to make (and eat) when it's too cold to go outside, which I'm trying hard to avoid doing today too (15 degrees? No thank you!)

  2. mmm, your pictures are mouthwateringly good - they look absolutely insanely delicious :D
    I would love to have them warm, straight from the oven with a heaping spoon (or 2!) of chocolate ice cream :)

    Choc Chip Uru