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PEACH MUFFINS

Introduction

Delight in the flavors of summer with these moist and bakery-style Peach Muffins, complete with a generous crumb topping and a luscious maple vanilla glaze. This recipe combines the sweetness of fresh peaches with warm spices and a touch of maple to create a morning treat that’s sure to become a household favorite. Enjoy these muffins fresh out of the oven or freeze a batch for quick, on-the-go breakfasts whenever you need them.


Ingredients

Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Muffins

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups peeled and chopped peaches (about 3 medium peaches)

Maple Vanilla Drizzle

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½-2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preparation
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a standard 12-count muffin pan with paper liners.
  1. Prepare Crumb Topping
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt for the crumb topping. Drizzle melted butter over the mixture and stir with a fork until crumbs form. Set aside.
  1. Mix Dry Ingredients
  • In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ground ginger.
  1. Combine Wet Ingredients
  • In a large bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  1. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in the chopped peaches gently.
  1. Assemble and Bake
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared liners, filling them nearly to the top. Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over each muffin, gently pressing down to adhere the crumbs.
  • Bake for 5 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit without opening the oven. Continue baking for an additional 15-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  • Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Prepare Maple Vanilla Drizzle
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of milk. Add more milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the desired drizzling consistency is reached.
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Tips

  • Use fresh or frozen peeled and chopped peaches; if using frozen, thaw and drain excess juice before incorporating into the batter.
  • Liners in the muffin tin help prevent sticking; opt for unbleached, chlorine-free liners for best results.
  • For added texture and protein, include 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans in the batter.
  • Avoid overmixing the batter to maintain a light texture; overmixing can result in dense muffins.
  • Bake just until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs to prevent overbaking.
  • Allow muffins to rest in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks for cooling.

FAQs

Can I Freeze Peach Muffins?
Yes, these muffins freeze well. Once cooled, store them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to a month. Thaw at room temperature or microwave briefly before enjoying.

How Long Can I Store Peach Muffins?
Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for 5-6 days for optimal freshness. Reheat briefly in the microwave or oven before serving if desired.

Can I Substitute Other Fruits for Peaches?
While peaches are recommended for this recipe, you can experiment with other fruits such as nectarines, apricots, or even berries for a variation on the flavor profile.


These bakery-style Peach Muffins are a delightful way to savor the season’s best fruit. Enjoy them for breakfast or as a sweet snack any time of day. With their delightful crumb topping and maple vanilla drizzle, these muffins are sure to become a staple in your baking repertoire.