Sweet Melissa Sundays – Fresh Peach Muffins

by Jessica on August 30, 2009

Fresh Peach Muffins | http://mybakingheart.com

I’ve been super-busy this past week with high school reunion plans… ordering favors, keeping up with ticket sales, writing announcements, straightening out reservations and answering hundreds of questions. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years! I’m also preparing for 4 business trips within the next month and a half… so, God knows that when it’s time to eat, I need easy and quick recipes to use! Fortunately, that’s just what JoVonn of The Givens Chronicles chose for this week’s SMS pick!

Fresh Peach Muffins | http://mybakingheart.com

These were really yummy… especially after I doubled the cinnamon. Perfect for dessert and breakfast the next morning! 🙂 Thanks JoVonn for such a great choice – click on her blog above for the recipe and don’t forget to check out the other SMS bakers here!

Fresh Peach Muffins

Yield: 1 dozen muffins


    Ingredients for muffins:
  • 2-3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 c light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 lg eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 c heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 6 tbsp whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 tsp freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 c peaches, cut into 1/4-to 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon sugar, for sprinkling
  • Ingredients for Cinnamon Sugar:
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar


Position a rack in the center of your oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with liners (or butter and flour the cups or spray with nonstick vegetable cooking spray).

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. In a small bowl, combine the remaining cinnamon and sugar. Set both aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar and eggs until no lumps remain. Whisk in the heavy cream and milk until combined. Add the zest to the flour mixture and with your hands, gently rub the mixture together, releasing the oils and breaking up the bits. Add the peaches and gently toss with your fingers to combine. Make a well in the center of the bowl. Pour the butter mixture in the center of the well and, using a rubber spatula, gently pull the flour mixture into the center of the well until just combined.

Evenly divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup until full and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until lightly golden and a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Source: The Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy


Fresh Peach Muffins | http://mybakingheart.com


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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nina August 30, 2009 at 12:44 pm

These look very good! I agree – it’s a very good breakfast choice!


2 snooky doodle August 30, 2009 at 2:29 pm

these muffins look delicious, I will double the cinnamon too 🙂


3 JoVonn August 30, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Great looking muffins and pics. Thank you for baking with me.


4 Michelle August 30, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Im Glad you enjoyed the muffins! I loved them too. I hope your 10 year class reunion is super fun!


5 Emily August 30, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I can’t way I’ve ever heard of peach muffins! They sound really interesting. Also–I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned how much I LOVE your banner. It is so cute. I need a cool banner for my blog.


6 Jessica August 30, 2009 at 8:12 pm

They look lovely, and I think that the liners you used are adorable. Good luck with your very busy schedule this month!


7 sweetmelissasundays August 30, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Gorgeous muffins & photos!


8 karen August 30, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Beautiful muffins! Love your photos.


9 Margot August 30, 2009 at 11:09 pm

The muffins look great, I love the big peaches in the background! Glad you were able to fit this yummy one in your busy schedule.


10 Jeannette August 31, 2009 at 11:40 am

wow, your muffins look good enough to eat off of my computer screen!!


11 Sarah August 31, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Your muffins look great! So glad you enjoyed them, and that you found the time to make them!


12 Joelen September 2, 2009 at 8:56 am

Those muffins look amazing – I hope to try this soon since peaches have been on sale!


13 Eliana September 2, 2009 at 10:51 am

Your muffins lok picture perfect. They should be the picture to go along with the recipe in the book. Outstanding!


14 Tracey September 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Your muffins look amazing! I hope I can find good peaches soon because I’d really like to try these again. Mine turned out a bit dense and didn’t have enough peach flavor, but I think the recipe has potential.


15 Tony Brown September 24, 2009 at 2:45 am

I don’t know If I said it already but …Great site…keep up the good work. 🙂 I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

A definite great read..Tony Brown


16 Janet Acker July 14, 2014 at 4:52 pm

I am not able to find your peach muffin recipe … it says to click on your blog (which I cant find) help I want to make these delicious looking muffins


17 Jessica July 15, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Hi Janet! The link I originally posted changed within the last five years, so I’ve updated it and also added the recipe for ease. Hope you love them!


18 Janet Acker July 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Thank you so very much for the peach muffing recipe.. will be ordering your cookbook so I have all the recipes…. I am so very glad I stumbled onto your site and found your cookbook to order.. Janet Acker


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