Peanut Butter Cup Muffins (Grain Free, DF)

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Peanut butter cup muffins are such a fun and special treat! These peanut butter muffins are gluten free, grain free, and dairy free!

February 20, 2021
Rating: 5.00
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These Peanut Butter Cup Muffins are so fun! They’re grain free, gluten free, and dairy free.

peanut butter cup muffins

Add some peanut butter cups to your shopping list and let’s get baking!

Chocolate peanut butter cups are the star of the show in these peanut butter muffins.

peanut butter cup muffins

I like to consume foods with higher quality ingredients, so I opted for these Justins Peanut Butter Cups. Unreal peanut butter cups would be another great option.

peanut butter cup muffins

Or of course you could go with the classic Reese’s. You could even mix in mini reese cups into the batter if you’d prefer.

peanut butter cup muffins

These peanut butter muffins are

  • naturally sweetened (no brown sugar here!)
  • easy to make
  • gluten free

peanut butter cup muffins

Peanut Butter Cup Muffins – Ingredients

Almond flour
Arrowroot powder
Baking powder
Creamy peanut butter
Maple syrup
Vanilla extract
Peanut butter cups

peanut butter cup muffins

Peanut Butter Cup Muffins – How To Make

First, combine the almond flour, arrowroot powder, baking powder, and salt into a medium sized bowl and whisk to combine.

Add the peanut butter, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla into the dry ingredients and mix together until a batter forms.

Next, line a regular muffin pan with parchment liners and fill them up 3/4 of the way with the muffin batter. I like to use an ice cream scoop to keep the muffins similar in size. And it’s easy and less of a mess.

peanut butter cup muffins

Take any wrappers off the peanut butter cups, and gently push them into the muffins.

Place the muffin tin in a 350 degree oven (not 375 degrees), and bake for 15-18 minutes. The amount of time will depend on your oven so keep a close eye on them.

Who says gluten free muffins can’t be amazing! Enjoy!

peanut butter cup muffins

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peanut butter cup muffins

Peanut Butter Cup Muffins

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with parchment paper liners.
  • Combine the almond flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl and whisk unitl combined.
  • Add in the maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, and peanut butter and mix with a wooden spoon until a batter is formed.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the batter into the muffin liners filling them about 3/4 of the way full.
  • Unwrap the peanut butter cups and genlty push one into the top of each muffin.
  • Bake the muffins for 15-18 minutes until the tops are golden brown.
  • Let the muffins cool in the pan before eating.


Depending on the brand of peanut butter cup you use, it may crack and melt while baking. It's okay! It gives the muffins a homemade and rustic look. I love it! And they'll still taste good. 🙂
Servings: 12 muffins
Course: Muffins
Cuisine: American
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious
Keyword: gluten free muffins, muffins, peanut butter, peanut butter cup
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