Friday, September 3, 2010

Spiced Peach Muffins



Before the peach season is over I wanted to share another recipe. I again had some peaches that were going bad and refused to let them go to waste. I was in the mood for muffins at the time and wondered if peaches would be good in a muffin. After a little searching, I found this recipe from King Arthur Flour. The spices in this recipe reminded both myself and my husband of pumpkin pie! The smell of allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg filled the house while the muffins were baking. The peaches worked surprisingly well the spices, but could easily be substituted with other fruits. The muffins were originally supposed to be made into over-sized muffins, but I went with more regular sized muffins and made close to 2 dozen.

Spiced Peach Muffins

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4 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

2 cups dark brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 eggs

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1 1/4 cups milk

4 peaches, diced (not peeled) or 3 cups small whole berries or other fruit, diced

granulated sugar

Combine flour, salt, baking powder, brown sugar, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in eggs, vegetable oil and milk, then gently stir in fruit. Grease 16 muffin cups, and heap batter into cups; they’ll be very full. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until muffins test done.

Source: King Arthur Flour

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