Did you know that the only difference between the peach and the nectarine is one gene?!?! And, I bet you can guess one of the traits this gene controls.... that's right... peach fuzz!
Really, I've been reading a great book "How to Pick a Peach" and in it, the author gives great information about many of the seasonal produce. Love it. That's where I learned about the peach vs. nectarine gene.
So, while this muffin recipe is really a peach muffin recipe, I made ours with a less fuzzy variety... the nectarine.
Peach (or Nectarine) Muffins
1 C flour
1/3 C whole wheat flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 C applesauce
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C milk
~2 C diced peaches/nectarines
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C oats
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 T brown sugar
In a bowl, combine flours, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Stir well.
In another bowl, mix the egg, applesauce, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla together.
Add in fruit.
Then, mix the wet and dry ingredients together.
Pour into muffin cups -- either 6 jumbo or 12 regular muffin cups.
Mix together topping and sprinkle over the muffins, lightly press into the muffins so the topping sticks.
Bake at 400 until muffins are done, about 20 minutes.
Allow muffins to cool, out of the muffin tin for about 10 minutes before eating.