Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Peach Muffins

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 egg
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.


  1. yum those look great. we still have peaches on the trees around here. usually they are done by now but they are just holding on!!

  2. These look wonderful! My younger daughter loves peaches so I'm guessing these will be a hit with her!

  3. These look great. Anything peach this time of year is good for me :)

  4. I did not know about the gene difference in the peach and nectarine. I love both !
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and sharing this recipe, looks and sounds so good !
    ~ Blessings to you dear one.

  5. These look delish! I love muffins for breakfast!

  6. These really do look good. I'm a peach person so I'll be using peaches to make these. It's a really nice recipe.

  7. So, if you eat them right away does the hot peaches burn your mouth?
    I am just wondering as I love them so piping hot out of the oven!!

  8. Those do look great. I may have to pop a batch into the oven later today or tomorrow (especially if it starts to rain - love the oven on in the rain).

    I didn't know about the gene thing - guess that's why I love both ..... now why don't my kids or hubby? I'm sure its just a "mind" thing

  9. Peach muffins sound great. We love muffins and I like to change what goes into them for variety in eating.

  10. Can you use frozen peaches? If so to thaw or not to thaw first? Thanks!

  11. @ Dana -- I'm guessing you can use frozen peaches. I would thaw and drain them (or pat them dry with a towel) before using them in the muffins.


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