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
*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 :-)