Friday, July 23, 2010

i really like your peaches....

The other day I took my kids to the grocery store with me.  Mistake number one.  They saw a very nice looking display of peaches, and said "ahhhh, I looove peaches, will you buy some? Pleeeezzz."  I was skeptical, because as I recall, they don't really looove peaches.  (Nor do I)  So, I said "are you sure you're going to eat them?  I don't want to buy them and then they go bad sitting in the refrigerator."  They of course responded "yes, yes we promise we'll eat 'em".  I, being the dumb@*# good mother I am, bought the peaches.  Mistake number two.  Today, I have 3 peaches getting overly ripe in the fridge.  Sooooo, I went on the search of a good semi-healthy recipe to use up the peaches my kids promised they would eat.  And, of course, ended up with a muffin recipe.  I've added peaches to blueberry lemon muffins before, and they were quite good.  This time, I decided to let the peaches fly solo.  I found the original recipe at allrecipes.com under Spiced Peach Oatmeal Muffins and made a few changes. 
Spiced Peach Oatmeal Muffins

1 c. quick cooking oats
1 c. plain yogurt (I used my homemade yogurt!)
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/4 c. molasses
1 egg substitution (1 T. vinegar, 1 T. water, 1 t. baking powder) - original calls for 2 eggs
1-1/3 c. all-purpose flour (I used 1/2 cup white and the rest wheat)
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1-1/2 c. pitted and diced fresh peaches

topping: 2 T. white sugar and 1/2 t. cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, yogurt, brown sugar, applesauce, molasses and eggs or egg replacement.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and baking powder. 
  4. Stir dry mixture into wet mixture, just until moistened. Fold in peaches. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. While muffins are baking, combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. After 15 minutes of baking*, remove muffins from oven and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Return to oven and continue baking for 3 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
*The only thing I would change is that my muffins were done at 15 minutes, so the cin/sugar didn't "stick", should have done this step at maybe 10 minutes.
miss helper who refused to even TRY the muffins
These are very hearty muffins, with the oatmeal and whole wheat, not light and fluffy.  I was stuffed after eating one.....okay, I ate two.  They aren't super sweet, which I think is a good thing, but if your peaches are very sweet, you may want to increase the sugar or make more of a crumble on top.  All in all, I thought they were good - but as I said, Number One wouldn't eat them, even though she still claims she loves peaches.  Number Two ate one, but decided she doesn't like peaches "warm" and Mr. Three ate most of a mini muffin, but stopped when he got to a peach.  With these crazy kids, I probably would have done better to chop them up really small, but I thought, hey, they LOOOVE peaches, so why should I?  Why do I listen to my kids?!  This recipe also made a lot of muffins....12 regular and 6 minis!
So, anyone want a peach muffin :-)

I'm linking this up with Eat at Home: Spotlight - PEACHES!, and The Mandatory Mooch

4 comments:

  1. Those peach muffins look great! I'm totally bookmarking the recipe :-).

    And cereal and pudding certainly isn't the worst supper a kid could have... especially since he also had some cucumbers! So, no, I don't judge you at all... unless it's in a good way :-).

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  2. OH YES! We just bought a whole flat of peaches today at the Farmer's market for $8. These look amazing! I am so making these on Sunday morning for breakfast!!! WOO HOO!

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  3. I LOVVEEE peaches. Except unlike your kids, I really do. Kids are so funny with their bipolarisms when it comes to food. Oy.

    The muffins look awesome though! I would probably have devoured the whole tin.

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  4. Those muffins sound wonderful. I have a serious thing for muffins.

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