Peach Streusel Muffins

Peach Streusel Muffins

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If you are like me, you have peaches on your counter all summer long. When the peach orchard is calling (and, until recently, it is only 20 minutes away), who can resist those delicious stone fruits. Now that we are nearing the end of peach season, I wanted to share one of our favorite peach summertime recipes. Cobblers and pies are wonderful, but sometimes I want something just a little less sweet. These peach muffins are just the right amount of sweetness and are pretty healthy which works well in a house where muffins are fair game all day. In fact, right now I’m sitting here with a cup of tea eating whole wheat mini-chocolate chip muffins and savoring some naptime quiet around my house.

On to the muffins, I often get lazy and skip the streusel on muffins, but don’t miss this one. It is well worth the extra few minutes and really makes these muffins delicious. We did find that they are best eaten in the first 2-3 days as the baking powder makes them a little bitter the longer they are around. (Although, we also found that a dollop of apple butter is a great solution.) Here’s to the end of an amazing peach season!

Peach Streusel Muffins
Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

2 c whole wheat flours
1/4 c granulated sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
3 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 t ground cinnamon
1/8 t ground nutmeg
1 c milk
1/4 c melted butter
1/4 c honey
1 large egg
1 t vanilla extract
1 1/2 c peaches diced

Streusel Topping
1 c oats
1 T whole wheat flour
1/3 c brown sugar
1/2 t ground cinnamon
4 T cold butter, cut into pea sized pieces

Preheat oven to 375º. Line muffin pans with paper liners and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients (flour through nutmeg) and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients (milk through vanilla). Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Fold in peaches.

In another small bowl, combine streusel topping ingredients. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into other ingredients until well combined.

Fill muffin cups until 2/3-3/4 full. Liberally sprinkle each muffin with the streusel topping.

Bake 18-20 minutes.

Makes 15-18 muffins.

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2 thoughts on “Peach Streusel Muffins

  1. Yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy!!!!!!!
    I am of the opinion that one can never have too many muffin recipes in one’s repertoire! I like that this one calls for whole wheat…a healthier option!

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