Ultimate M&M Peanut Butter Muffins

Ultimate M&M Peanut Butter Muffins

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Raise your hand if you are a parent and you’re proudly raising geeks. I know I’m not the only one. Know how I know? Because we attended the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo a few months back and we were far from the only family there. The highlight for all of us was hearing Stan Lee speak. After watching Heroes of CosPlay and absorbing every superhero movie we could, it was pretty apparent that, as a family, we had embraced our inner nerd.

We’re excited that tomorrow is the start of the next season of Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. While we normally dread the eventual mid-season break, this time we’ll be looking forward to it because they will be airing Agent Carter. The new show is based on the character from Avengers and most recently seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier which just released on DVD. Have no idea who I’m talking about? Then I encourage you to catch up on the movies. You can print a coupon for $5 off Captain America: The Winter Soldier DVD when you purchase 2 packages of M&Ms. You know why you need the M&Ms? Because, duh, they are yummy. Oh, and because Heroes Eat M&Ms. We had no problem finding our key muffin ingredient, Peanut Butter M&Ms, at our local Walmart.

I'll take that one and that one and...  - SahmReviews.com #HeroesEatMMs

Everywhere we turn, we find Marvel. In the toy aisle, on displays, seasonally in the Halloween department and now even in the bakery department! This past weekend, there were mini cupcakes available as well as Marvel coloring pages for the kids. We flipped through the bakery special order book and found a lot of superheroes to choose from, including Captain America.

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You know that coupon I mentioned? When you’re done printing it, swing by the #HeroesEatMMs website. If you have a few minutes, be sure to check out the fun content. There are two quizzes – one to find out what kind of M&M you are and the other to discover which superhero you are. Me? I’m a green M&M and Spiderman according the quiz. In reality, I’m peanut butter M&Ms (because that’s what I eat most) and the superhero I really am is mom. That’s right. Mom is the biggest superhero of all. Think about it. How many other people are able to multitask so many necessary things without missing a beat? Cooking, cleaning, helping with homework, changing diapers, paying bills, juggling schedules, groceries, activities for every member of the family and so much more.

Our Superhero Mom PB M&M Muffins were partially inspired by school fundraiser "Muffins with Mom" - SahmReviews.com #HeroesEatMMs

When #CollectiveBias challenged me to create a recipe inspired by a superhero, I decided that “Mom” was the superhero that inspired me most. Last Friday was our school’s annual “Mornings with Mom” fundraiser which until a year ago had always been referred to as “Muffins with Mom.” It’s a morning set aside before school where kids celebrate their moms. The 6th grade orchestra plays while 6th grade students help take tickets, serve food and bus tables. The muffins they had been purchasing were huge and a lot went to waste so they opted to switch to donuts. Sure, I like donuts but I miss the muffins. Maybe I’m just nostalgic for when my girls were first starting school and we attended our first “Muffins with Mom” breakfast.

Since peanut butter M&Ms are my favorite, I decided to create a “Superhero Mom PB M&M Muffin” recipe. But I feel a little guilty naming it after myself so here it is:

Ultimate M&Ms Peanut Butter Muffins

1¼ cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
1¼ cups milk
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 bag Peanut Butter M&Ms

Preheat your oven to 375°.

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In a bowl, mix flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the milk, peanut butter, vanilla and egg. It’s best not to over-beat muffin batter so use a wooden spoon. The peanut butter won’t combine right away, you’ll want to work it a little bit until it becomes more liquid.

Add the liquid mixture to the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well.

Pour the peanut butter oatmeal  mixture into the muffin pans. Don't worry. M&Ms are still to come!  - SahmReviews.com #HeroesEatMMs  Can't forget our key ingredient - peanut butter M&Ms! - SahmReviews.com #HeroesEatMMs
Spoon the batter in 12 muffin cups. Bake for 6 minutes then add 6 Peanut Butter M&Ms to each muffin. I know, it’s tempting to add more but too many and it keeps the muffins from holding together right. Poke the M&Ms lightly into the batter. For a few in this batch, I decided to only add red and blue M&Ms to commemorate Captain America and the release of the new DVD.

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Cook another 12-15 minutes or until the a cake tester comes out clean. I used a silicone muffin pan and needed to cook it a little extra. The first batch came out more the consistency of bread pudding. It was yummy but not the final result I was looking for.

There are definitely days where I struggle to juggle it all but my family still makes me feel like a superhero. Maybe that’s why I like all the Marvel shows so much!

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To learn what Marvel super hero you are and to find more hero-inspired recipes, visit HeroesEatMMs.

Which hero are you?


About Nicole

Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

95 comments on «Ultimate M&M Peanut Butter Muffins»

  1. Brandy Monday says:


  2. Melodi Steinberg says:

    OMG I love all things m&m. Have you ever tried the pretzel M&M’s?

    1. Nicole says:

      I’ve tried them, Melodi, but never cooked with them. Actually, I don’t cook with them often because we buy the bag then eat them. LOL

    2. Sara says:

      Theses look really yummy and easy to make

  3. I just copied the recipe and am so going to make these for the kids snack this week. This looks really good.

    1. Nicole says:

      Let me know how they turn out. I cooked them in the silicone pan but I think they would have cooked more thoroughly if I had used a normal pan.

  4. How yummy do those look?! I’ve used M&M’s sevearl times in cookie recipes, but have never thought about using them in muffins… genious! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  5. Kristi D says:

    These look scary good. These would be good for a special occasion like a birthday or something fun! These are party muffins!

  6. These look so good! I know my kids would love to not only eat them but also help make them. Walmart has a great selection and I like all of the things you can get there in one stop. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I’m a big M&M’s fan and so are my kids. I prefer to eat my M&M’s plain and not mixed in a recipe but my kids would love these muffins.

  8. Daisy says:

    Any recipe with M&Ms is always good. I can’t wait to try this recipe. It sounds so delish!

  9. Daisy says:

    Any recipe with M&Ms is always good. I can’t wait to try this. It looks delish!

  10. Uh-oh. These look so yummy – I might eat them all on “accident” before the kids could get some. 😉

  11. Mel says:

    This looks really good! I love M+ms so I need to try this!

  12. my son just loves m&ms, i will have to make these with him soon, thank you!

  13. Hanan says:

    These are my absolute favorite flavor of M&M’s! I love using them in recipes!

  14. My daughter would LOVE these! She’s a PB fanatic!

  15. OOOHHH!!! My family LOVES peanut butter and this is just divine!

  16. Robin Ruehrwein says:

    Oh man do those ever sound awesome. I don’t care what anyone says, Peanut Butter M&M’s are the best.

  17. Dee Mauser says:

    M&M cookies have always been one of my favorites but I’ve never even thought about doing a muffin version. Now I’m inspired to get in the kitchen and whip up a batch. Thanks for the tip!

  18. susan says:

    These look amazing! I never thought of putting m&m’s in a muffin, but I will try that now.

  19. Meagan says:

    Oh my goodness, these look divine! I have a feeling that if I made these, they would all be gone the same day!

  20. Jennifer H says:

    I will totally eat muffins w/M&M’s in them!

  21. Paula says:

    These sound great. What is not to love??? Muffins with M&Ms?? Perfect!

  22. These look so delicious!!! My boyfriend is a huge peanut butter fan and I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate it into treats!

  23. I got yellow! I love that you picked Mom as the superhero! And I love these muffins

  24. Jennifer says:

    Those look amazing! I love muffins, and I love M&Ms, so this is perfect for me!

  25. Dawn says:

    These look really tasty. I see a sweet treat coming up this weekend.

  26. These look so yummy! I’ve already bookmarked this page. =D

  27. Courtney says:

    Bookmarked! These are definitely being made this weekend. Yum!

  28. These are great! My kids will devour these, and they’re simple to make. Perfect!

  29. These look delicious! I’ve been very diligent about eating clean, but I’m seriously considering making an exception right now.

  30. Marina says:

    These look so yummy. My kids will be VERY happy this weekend.

  31. Tosh says:

    WOW! Those looks sooo good! My kids would eat them up!

  32. I always put them into cookies and but never tried them in muffins, brilliant idea!

  33. These look really really good. I think that I’ll make a batch for my husband to take into the office.

  34. April says:

    This looks super yummy. I love M&Ms!

  35. What a yummy treat! I’ll have to make these muffins this weekend.

  36. brett says:

    peanut butter muffins sound awesome! with and without the mms.

  37. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Sounds so great! I have never tried M&Ms in muffins before!

  38. Robin Wilson says:

    Okay, you had me at peanut butter and knocked me over with M&Ms. OMG this sounds and looks delicious! WTG mom! Can’t wait to try ’em!

  39. Kristin says:

    These look yummy. Love the colors and idea. Thanks

  40. These muffins do look like the ULTIMATE YUM!!!! Wish I was around and could try one! #client

  41. What a great idea! I think these would go great with the M&M ice cream I bought last night. Yum!

  42. DG Middendorf says:

    You are speaking my language here. Yummy peanut butter and yummy M&M’s!!!

  43. Rachel says:

    OMG, definitely making these muffins!
    p.s. I LOVE Marvel Agent’s of Shield!

  44. Robert Tunnah says:

    Bloody sinful! And here’s me trying to keep the weight off….

  45. Racquel says:

    Wow! Those look so good! I’ve never put these in muffins before. My kiddos would love these!

  46. Austin Baroudi says:

    These look so delicious! Definitely going to try this out! Thanks for the post!

  47. Jenn Park says:

    This sounds so good!! I don’t think they’d last long in my house.

  48. Erika says:

    I love chocolate and peanut butter together. I bet these muffins would taste great …

  49. Amy says:

    Muffins are always healthy. Peanut butter is full of protein. I’m convinced this muffins are total health food now! I could totally go for this kind of eating. 🙂 #client

  50. Kat Meller says:

    OH WOW. I am definitely going to try this one … but I may do it in the microwave in my Tupperware Stack Cooker … and then have another recipe to have for a vendor fair to help support a preschool ….

    Thanks for this one.

  51. 2 of my favorite things in one recipe!! I can’t wait to try this 🙂

  52. Melanie S. says:

    Muffins and peanut butter are two of my favorite things, but I never thought to put them together before. Looks yummy!

  53. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says:

    These muffins looks GREAT! PB M&Ms are my favorite. I would definitely have to buy the big bag because I’m afraid I would snack on too many while making them! 🙂

  54. kristen mcclary says:

    yummy great recipie my kids would love this!!!

  55. Nicole Dz says:

    Oh my this recipe looks fantastic, my favorite M&M’s too is the peanut butter ones. I have a sweet tooth for some now. My kids would love these as well!

  56. shelly peterson says:

    These look so good! We love muffins add m&m’s and they for sure will be a hit.

  57. Richard Hicks says:

    I want to give these a try. They not only look appetizing, they have my favorite candy in them!

  58. Karen Glatt says:

    I love Muffins and I have never thought about making muffins with M&M’s. These sound very delcious and easy to make. I am always making muffins and I would love to try something different. Thanks for an awesome reicpe!!

  59. Totally agree that meeting Stan Lee and hearing him speak would be a huge highlight! I love the recipe for the peanut butter M&M muffins – gotta try these out on my hubby. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomache right?

  60. Carol Nine says:

    I have never heard of muffins that have candy as an ingredient. We will have to try this recipe.

  61. Tara says:

    Peanut Butter and chocolate, one of the best flavor combinations in my opinion! Yum!

  62. Katie H. says:

    I’ve never tried peanut butter M&Ms before. They look delicious, though!

  63. These muffins look magnificently delicious. I wish I could bake them as good as they look in the photos.

  64. Lula Ruger says:

    These look really good and recently my grandson loves all things peanut butter thanks

  65. Syb says:

    This is a must-try, sounds sooooo yummy!

  66. Shannon Holmes says:

    These sound amazing! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us <3

  67. Stefany Sanchez says:

    this looks like a great recipe!

  68. Rosie says:

    These are the ultimate!!! They’d make any kid happy grown-up “kids,” too!!

  69. Rosie says:

    oh wow, I’d love o make this for kids but for me, too. I love the double whammy peanuty goodness!!!

  70. Amy Lovell says:

    These sound so delicious! Thanks so much for this recipe!

  71. Maggie Saavedra says:

    These look so delicious! I must make these asap.

  72. Jamie says:

    The Peanut Butter M&Ms are my FAVORITE! So this looks like the perfect excuse to buy a bag! Yum!

  73. Sharon Appelman says:

    Chocolate AND peanut butter – and they’re so colorful! Have to try these. My daughter will love them.

  74. Elizabeth H. says:

    Never thought of putting M & M’s in muffins! Going to have my aunt make these as she’s the cook around here!!

  75. sheila ressel says:

    Love muffins, love peanut butter, love M&M’s. These are something I must make!

  76. It is really hard to stop eating M & M `s when you start. A few turn into a bag.

  77. Jeffrey says:

    These are such tasty looking cookies. I can’t wait to try to make these.

  78. Sandra Watts says:

    I love those M&M’s. I bet those muffins are as good as they look!

  79. Ruth says:

    Love all things M&M

  80. Drew T says:

    My kids would die for this – will try it out.

  81. jennifer h says:

    I have died and gone to muffin heaven!!

  82. christina moore says:

    My granddaughter would love these

  83. Sakitote says:

    Looks good! I’ll definitely try this.

  84. These sound yummy! I think they’d be a huge hit around here.

    1. Nicole says:

      Oh, Liza, they ARE good. We haven’t made them lately but that’s mostly because M&Ms (especially PB M&Ms) get eaten before they make it into any baked goods. LOL Please tell me we’re not the only household with that problem.

  85. Melody B says:

    My favorite M&M’s is Peanut butter also. 🙂

  86. Lily Kwan says:

    This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  87. Mickey says:

    What do these muffins taste like? Do they taste like the candy or do you get a true pb chocolate taste? I love the peanut butter and chocolate combo in desserts or beverages. I love pb m&ms as well.

  88. Ed says:

    These look so good! Will definitely be making them sometime.

  89. Sue E says:

    I don’t consider myself as any kind of super hero! God should be everyone’s hero!
    This recipe sounds delicious!!
    I will have to make this delicious muffins when there is another grandkids sleepover. I know they’ll be back for more! Yummy!!

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