Peach Muffins Recipe
Two words. Peach. Muffins.
Just kidding! There will have to be a lot more words than that in order to describe this amazing desert. Peach muffins can be some of the most unique and delicious muffins that you can ever give to people or use to host parties. When was the last time you had - or even heard of - a peach muffin? They are uncommon and delicious.
Because peach can be such a subtle yet rich flavor, it works both on its own and well with others. Since muffins are such icons of diversification, peaches and muffins are a perfect match for each other. From other fruits like strawberries and blueberries to spices like vanilla and cinnamon, the sky is the limit in creating impressive arrays of delicious deserts.
What kind of Peaches?
Most people ask what kind of peaches are the best for such recipes. The truth is it depends on the season. If it is peach season and you have easy access, then by all means please use fresh peaches. However frozen or canned are not bad either. In some cases you might want to look into using some kind of peach jam or peach tea since they can be full of rich spices and take a lot of work out of preparation.
For more information about peaches I have left a fun educational video on peaches at the bottom of the page. Though it is cheesy you will learn a lot!
Mini Muffins, Large Muffins, and Muffin Loaves!
Before we get to the recipe I would just like to let people in on a secret - cooking isn't as rigid as some people think. There is a lot of creativity and improvisation that can go into cooking! Though deserts tend to be a little more rigid with what works and what doesn't, pan shape can usually be changed easily.
From mini muffins to large muffins to muffin loaves the only difference is time in the oven. Surface area from the heat of the oven decides how long each of these items needs to stay in. If you do not have the precise timings on something it is done when you can slide in a toothpick around the center and pull it out clean. Mini muffins can take 5 minutes, large muffins can take 15, and muffin loaves can take 25. It all depends on the size! So, if you have a party and want mini muffins you can use this recipe, but also if you want a sit down desert you have the muffin load recipe in the same page!
Peach Muffins [Taken from Hometown Peach Muffin Page]
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||81|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 9 g||14%|
|Saturated fat 8 g||40%|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 13 g||4%|
|Sugar 16 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 4 g||8%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 300 mg||13%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
- 3 Cups AP Flour, (Dry)
- 2 Cups Sugar (Plain), (Dry)
- 1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon and/or Vanilla, (Dry)
- 1 Teaspoon Salt, (Dry)
- 3 Eggs, (Wet)
- 1 1/3 Cups Vegetable Oil, (Wet)
- 2 Cups Peaches, Pitted, Peeled, Chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400.
- Use the muffin method to combine ingredients: this means take all the dry ingredients and mix them in one bowl, and all the wet ingredients and mix them in another. I've sorted them in the ingredients list for you. Next, pour the wet into the dry and mix until they are just blended. Lumps are fine. After this you just need to fold the fruit into the mix!
- Spoon this mixture into the muffin tins (cups work, but nonstick pans make for a nice edge texture too). Bake these for 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- The hard part: Cool for 10 minutes before taking out of the pan.
Peach Muffin Toppings and Serving Suggestions
Here is a list of ingredients that play well with the flavor of peach muffins. You can either slip them into the muffin themselves, make a sauce for when muffins start to get dry (if they can last that long..!), or an ice cream to pair with them.
- Fruits: Blackberry, Blueberry, Banana, Strawberry, Lemon
- Spices: Ginger, Cinnamon, Vanilla
- Cheese: Cream Cheese, Ricotta
Remember that less is more sometimes and not to overpower the peach flavor - but enjoy trying all the combinations!
Alternate Peach Recipes
Here is a nice list of other ways to make peach muffins and some nice combinations. Some of them are less healthy than others and should be used sparingly - sorry Paula Deen!
- Peaches and Cream Muffins by Paula Deen
- Southern Style Peach Pecan Muffins by Emeril Legasse
- Peach Almond Muffins by Two Peas & Their Pod
- Sour Cream Pecan Peach Muffins by Taste of Home
Its always good to see what other people do with their recipes to see if there is a way you like to do things differently, and to help enable you to explore all the possibilities food has to offer us.
Peaches: A Delicious Mystery
To my surprise, many people have not tried fresh peaches. Some people have not even tried a real peach. Though I could explain peaches, I feel I am nowhere near as exciting of an educator as Alton Brown. Though cheesy, below is a Good Eats episode about peaches. The first part is a bit of history and information on peaches, this is then followed by a few recipes and preparing directions for peaches.
Questions Answered: Where do peaches come from? Fresh or frozen? What are peaches?
Recipes: Peach Upside-down Cake, Peach Melba, Frozen Peaches
I now leave you with this video, and hope you enjoy your explorations of peaches!