Saturday, August 28, 2010

Peaches and Cream Muffins

Last month the peaches in my parent's orchard ripened and I went a little crazy canning peaches, making peach honey and peaches n' cream ice cream. I also made peach muffins, but I forgot to post it until now when I got a sudden craving for another of these sweet muffins. They are really good and just another reminder that summer is quickly fading fast.

The leaves are already falling in my yard, but I can cling to summer a little bit longer with these yummy beauties.

Peaches n’ Cream Muffins
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
2 large egg
2/3 cup milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cup fresh peaches, peeled and chopped

Cream cheese filling:
3/4 c cream cheese, at room temperature
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Streusel Topping (Cut together until resembles coarse crumbs)
3 tbl flour
3 tbl brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
4 tbl butter

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a muffin tin well (I don't care what people say, muffins don't have liners on them, cupcakes do!). Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon.
3. In a separate bowl, mix oil, egg, milk, and vanilla together.
5. Gently fold in the the wet ingredients into flour mix until just combined, do not over mix.  The batter will be thick. Fold in the peaches.
6. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, lemon zest, sugar, and cinnamon. Mix until creamy and smooth.
7. Fill each muffin cup half way with batter. Next, add a small spoonful of cream cheese filling to each muffin cup. Cover the cream cheese filling with the remaining batter. Sprinkle streusel topping just before baking.
8. Bake muffins for 17-20 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the pan and let cool on a cooling rack.

Makes one dozen muffins.

Grab summer off the tree and make up a sweet morning batch of these beautiful muffins. Enjoy!

Pictures coming soon.

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