Most people enjoying noshing on peanuts while sipping their beer. Now take those two pub must haves and put them in a muffin. Yes a muffin. Yep, there's a recipe for that!

Want to use the last of your peanuts or that pale ale you bought that didn't taste as good as you thought it would? Then put them together in this Pub Peanut Muffin recipe.

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups pale ale or lager beer
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease the cups of a muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour in the beer and stir until evenly moistened. The dough will be slightly sticky. Stir in peanuts. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with the batter and spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of butter over the top of each one.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until browned and firm. Cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before removing and cooling on a wire rack.

What I loved about this recipe is that it's pretty simple and quick to throw together.

Plus, I experimented on what to serve it with. The All Recipes sight said to serve them warm with peanut butter or other nut butters. I tried slathering on peanut butter, with butter, butter with honey, peanut butter and honey and plain on each different half of the muffin. The best overall was with peanut butter, followed by peanut butter and honey and the butter with honey. Plain were too boring.

My recipe made 18, but I don't think I filled the muffin tins as full.

Also another note. If using muffin papers, make sure to spray the paper liners, I didn't and the muffin tends to stick a little to the paper when you pull it off.


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