Peanut Butter Muffin Recipe

Who to Believe & Peanut Butter Muffins

Psalm 139:13-16 (cev)

You are the one who put me together inside my mother’s body, and I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me. Everything you do is marvelous! Of this I have no doubt. Nothing about me is hidden from you! I was secretly woven together out of human sight, but with your own eyes you saw my body being formed. Even before I was born, you had written in your book everything about me.


When I read this scripture, the very first thing that enters my mind is: BS. I don’t believe these verses. I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me? BS. Of this I have no doubt? Extra BS. That goes against almost everything the world’s ever taught me to believe about myself.

So what do I do when what God says about me is different from what the world says about me; from what I say about me? What do you do? We have a choice to make. And it’s not just a single, once-in-a-lifetime choice, it’s one we’ll be required to make over and over and over again. The choice is this; who are you going to believe? Who am I going to believe?

I have a mental spreadsheet of all the things I believe about myself, and the majority of them don’t line up with the Word. They don’t align with the promises that Jesus’ death on the Cross made true. They aren’t true. The truest things about me are what God says. Not what I believe, think, or feel. Not what internet trolls say – not even what friends or family tell me.

So why is it so difficult to believe what’s true? Because for the most part, the truth doesn’t line up with our thoughts. We’re faced with changing our thoughts or changing what’s “true”, and it’s often much easier to change anything other than our thoughts.

And again, we’re faced with the choice – who do I believe? My own thoughts, which are often planted by evil in an attempt to enslave us, or God’s Word? Something I really struggle with is the “picking and choosing” of the Bible. It’s not an option. As Christians, we believe that God’s Word is true. Not just part of it; all of it. So if my faith rests on the fact that Jesus is the Son of God, that He died on a Cross, that I have complete freedom for now and eternity, then I’m also wonderfully made. It’s one or the other; all true, or completely false.

That’s a tough one, right? If I choose to believe that Jesus is real, that salvation is real, that Heaven is real, then I must also believe that every other word and punctuation mark is also real. And we’re back to that choice; who am I going to believe? What am I going to believe? It sounds like I only have one option, and luckily, it’s the right one.


When it comes to your identity, who are you going to believe? Who have you believed in the past?


For an identity that’s deeply rooted in Jesus.

Peanut Butter Muffins

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

Serves 9 Muffins

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  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1.5 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a bowl, mash banana until texture is smooth
  3. Add applesauce, egg, peanut butter, and vanilla extract and mix just until combined
  4. In a separate bowl combine oats, baking soda, baking powder, and granulated sweetener, and mix well
  5. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix just until combined
  6. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray or line with muffin liners and spread batter evenly in tin
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on top and a toothpick comes out clean from the center

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These muffins are just as healthy as a batch of oatmeal, because that’s basically what they are!

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