Monday, September 3, 2012

Peaches and Cream Muffins

A few weeks ago, I went in on a crate of peaches with a couple of co-workers. I had high hopes for those peaches. Yes, I was going to make peach pie, peach bread, peach salsa...everything peach. So, what happened? Well, I attempted a peach pie. I'm not much of a recipe follower, so I tossed some things together and baked the pie at too high of a temperature. The result wasn't awful, but it wasn't blog worthy, either. I had lost my peach Mojo. Luckily, the peaches were very tasty on their own, for I resigned myself to save any peach recipes until next summer.

Fast forward to last Friday. I was in a local grocery store when the smell of fresh peaches lured me over to a huge pile of the Colorado variety. What beauties! I simply couldn't resist buying a few....

Incredibly, a bag of flour, some butter, and an egg, magically appeared next to a couple of my fresh peaches.  I felt my Mojo coming back. Forget pie...I was making muffins.

Peaches and Cream Muffins


2 cups flour, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup brown sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 ripe, but firm peaches, peeled and diced, about 2 cups
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.; line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 3/4 cups of the flour, the baking powder, 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, the salt, cardamom and cinnamon; set aside.

Toss the diced peaches with the remaining 1/4 cup flour. Mix the cream, egg, butter and vanilla together in a small bowl or measuring cup. Add the peaches and the cream mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed...batter will be lumpy...don't over mix.

With a cookie scoop, divide the batter among the muffin cups. Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the batter. Bake the muffins for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes. 

I didn't dice the peaches too small--I was afraid of a gloppy mess.

Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time for me to find some apple Mojo.


  1. feels good when you get your mojo back, eh? LOL....they look delicious

    1. Let's hope the Mojo hangs on. It's taking me longer and longer to post...Luckily, September is here. Cool weather is right around the corner. :)

  2. Wow, they look incredibly delicious! I love that you put butter on yours. My in-laws think I am crazy when I do that to a fruit muffin, phhhhht what do they know. I think it helps cut the sweetness on some things, yep, love it on sticky buns etc. also.

    1. Ha..PattiT--I grew up in Wisconsin with Dutch parents. We buttered our butter. :D

  3. These muffins would be magic for breakfast :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. I'm so glad you found your peach mojo! These look irresistible!

  5. Funny that we both had "peaches & cream" recipes this week! Your muffins would go great with my smoothie!!! :)