Don’t want summer to end? Me either. Still trying to use up the last of your summer fresh farmer’s market goodies? Me too. Would you like time to slow down and let you catch up? Ditto. However, one thing that I have learned is that baked goods have the ability to slow down time for just a minute, maybe even two. There is nothing quite like chowing down a baked good right out of the oven because it usually feels that within that moment, for lack of a better phrasing, time “stands still” and life is just purely “good” at that moment. Am I saying that we should be stuffing our faces with baked goods in order to slow down time? Perhaps.
I adore peaches in the summer primarily in the baked good form, so I am always looking for new ways to incorporate them into desserts opposed to the standard cobbler. This was a nice twist on the cobbler idea by just throwing some peaches into a muffin and making it into breakfast rather than dessert. Pretty great right? Right.
Adapted from: Barbara Bakes
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
2 cups fresh peaches, diced (about 2-3 large peaches)
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1. Preheat oven to 350º.
2. Lightly grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
4. In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and milk.
5. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined. Gently stir in peaches.
6. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with muffin batter.
7. Make Streusel topping: In a small bowl, whisk together sugar and flour. Add oil and mix together until crumbly.
8. Top each muffin cup with streusel.
9. Bake at 350º for 20 to 25 min, until a toothpick comes out clean.
10. Cool then SHARE and ENJOY!
Everyone loved these. I was actually surprised because they were not as fluffy as I had wanted them to be, but everyone raved over these bad boys and they were gone so quickly. Definitely a go to muffin recipe for the summer, and when you want it to feel like summer in winter, you can either use frozen or canned peaches accordingly.