Apple Cinnamon Raisin Nut Butter Bran Muffin – with Planters NUTrition Peanut Butter

I know, I know, this is WAY too long of title….BUT seriously, I couldn’t leave any flavor out, every flavor was that wonderful in this recipe.  There is some serious apple love happening here too!!!

A few weeks ago I was sent a couple samples of Planters NUTrition Peanut Butter mixed with wholesome ingredients.  The two flavors I received are cinnamon raisin peanut butter, and berry nut peanut butter, the other flavor that is available is banana granola nut.  The NUTrition Energy-Mix Peanut Butter contains 6 grams of protein per serving, and vitamins & minerals.

Trying to decide what to make with each nut butter was the tricky part.  I wanted to make a treat that would also be a fun traveling snack.  Bran muffins are my favorite.  I don’t know what it is about them, but I just love everything about a bran muffin.  So incorporating peanut butter seemed like a perfect addition to a delicious bran muffin.  AND a perfect snack that would provide protein, fat, and carbohydrates.

When my hubby took a big spoonful of the cinnamon raisin NUTrition energy-mix peanut butter….he was instantly in love!  He may say, “In love” is a bit much.  BUT if your were there when he was enjoying his delicious spoonful….wellllll, trust me….he was sooooo “In Love!”

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Nut Butter Bran Muffins

A muffin that is hearty, healthy, and packed full of delicious nutrients!

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2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups wheat bran
2 cups hot water
1/4 cup raisins
1 medium apple, diced
1/2 cup cinnamon raisin peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
6 oz container apple cinnamon Chobani
1 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease muffin pans with cooking spray.

In medium bowl, mix together wheat bran, hot water, and raisins, sit aside.

In medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In medium bowl with wheat bran, mix in diced apples, cinnamon raisin peanut butter, brown sugar, white sugar, apple cinnamon Chobani, and vanilla. Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients.

Place muffin mix in muffin pan, fill muffin mix 3/4 full. In a regular pan - bake muffins 15-20 minutes, depending on oven. In large muffin pan - bake muffins 25-30 minutes, depending on oven.


This muffin had a delicious peanut butter flavor.  My hubby who is a peanut butter addict, said he did not feel it was too strong on peanut butter.  So each flavor works perfectly together….especially with the delicious addition of apple cinnamon Chobani!

What is your favorite way to cook/bake with peanut butter?

Do you love bran muffins?

Disclaimer – I received the Planters NUTrition Peanut Butter from Planters, but all the opinions and thoughts are my own.

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  • I saw this pb the other day and wondered about it, what a great recipe to try with it. Apples go so well with pb in my opinoin!
  • Beautiful muffins and what great flavors!
  • Beautiful muffins and what great flavors!
  • Simone
    That looks pretty delicious to me.... I love peanut butter but have to confess that I don't cook with it often. Mostly use it on a sandwich... Must try these muffins,
  • Lana @ Never Enough Thyme
    I haven't seen this peanut butter in my grocery store, but I'm definitely going to be looking for it! The muffins look delicious.
  • I hope you've saved some for me. they sound delicious Terra we are peanut-butter lovers and always looking for new ideas.
  • I'm with Roxana! Surely coming over to take my share. :)
  • The Café Sucré Farine
    Love this healthy, delicious combination Terra! What a great snack to tuck in a backpack when hiking or biking!
  • cquek
    O Wow. Thats a great one. Really tempting.
  • I skipped breakfast this morning and I know if I had some fo those delicious muffins on hand that wouldn't have happened... I just love apple goodies. I actually do like bran muffins. I have a recipe that was my mom's and it makes enough for an army, but they are moist and very good. A lot of times I will cut the recipe in half. Have a good weekend Terra!
  • The Wimpy Vegetarian
    I haven't seen this peanut butter yet, but will on the lookout now. I've struggled with bran muffins in the past, but these look soooo good. What a creative, seasonal, muffin to make. I love peanut butter, so will have to make these :-)
  • kitchenriffs
    This peanut butter is new to me. But It's probably there on the shelf, and I've just never seen it - I always buy the same thing (peanut butter with peanuts and salt - that's it). It looks great in this recipe. Who can resist a bran muffin? Not me, and you've really kicked up its flavor with this great peanut butter. Good stuff - thanks.
  • foodwanderings
    Boo me. I haven't baked muffins in ages. Love these bran ones and the interior looks as luscious as the exterior here. Apples in desserts are the best! I better get to work! :)
  • Oh, my. I love bran muffins, but these with the apples, pb and yogurt added look just incredible! Every bite so moist and delicious :) Have a great week, Terra!!!
  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    Terra, these bran muffins look yummy. I happen to be a big fan of the bran muffin, and I love the addition on peanut butter.