Peach Streusel Muffins

Filled with juicy peaches and topped with a brown sugar crumble, these Peach Streusel Muffins are a tasty treat for summer mornings!

illed with juicy peaches and topped with a brown sugar crumble, these Peach Streusel Muffins are a tasty treat for summer mornings!

I’m a little bit like Lt. Dan from Forrest Gump lately…except with peaches instead of shrimp. We have a kitchen counter full of peaches (literally), and I’ve been using those peaches in all sorts of recipes. We’re also eating fresh peaches for breakfast and lunch every day – and I’m in heaven!

Peach season here in upstate New York is rather short, and the peaches aren’t exactly the best. Apples? That’s another story. Upstate New York knows apples! But peaches? I prefer my South Carolina peaches.

illed with juicy peaches and topped with a brown sugar crumble, these Peach Streusel Muffins are a tasty treat for summer mornings!

Last year, Laura and I discovered The Peach Brothers, a company that brings fresh, hand-picked peaches to cities up and down the East Coast. One bite was all it took! The peaches reminded me of the ones we used to get down at the big farmer’s market in Atlanta. (Those peaches literally came off the back of the farmer’s truck!)

So this year, I circled The Peach Brothers’ delivery dates for our town. I joined a bunch of other folks in line as we all loaded boxes of peaches into our cars. And then I headed back home with my peach bounty!

Peach Streusel Muffins

The most recent peach baking project yielded a batch of these Peach Streusel Muffins. One word – delicious! I’ve always been partial to breakfast foods, and I often opt for breakfast foods for dessert in the evening. Sure enough, I ate one of these peach muffins for dessert last night. They’re basically cake baked in muffin shape – and we all like cake, right?

illed with juicy peaches and topped with a brown sugar crumble, these Peach Streusel Muffins are a tasty treat for summer mornings!

For these Peach Streusel Muffins, I pulled out my go-to muffin base recipe and then played around with the seasonings a bit. I love how versatile this recipe is! It calls for 1½ cups of fruit – you pick what kind. In this case, I obviously used peaches, but I’ve also used this recipe for blueberries and apples. I’m not kidding when I say this is a recipe to bookmark and save forever and ever – it’s that good!

illed with juicy peaches and topped with a brown sugar crumble, these Peach Streusel Muffins are a tasty treat for summer mornings!

Oh, and the streusel. I haven’t even mentioned the crunchy brown sugar streusel that goes on top of these muffins. That streusel is easy to mix up and you just sprinkle a generous amount on top of the muffins before they go into the oven. Then they come out all golden and crunchy on top. (Side note – Robbie has taken to eating a half of a muffin as a snack. The problem is he eats the top half and leaves the bottom half “for leftovers.”)

I added a bit of ground ginger into the streusel mixture because ginger + peaches go together like Shaggy and Scooby. In truth, I probably could’ve doubled the amount of ginger, but I’ll let you make that call. A bit of ground cardamom would probably be good in the streusel mixture, too!

illed with juicy peaches and topped with a brown sugar crumble, these Peach Streusel Muffins are a tasty treat for summer mornings!

No matter which half of the muffin you eat first, I really hope you enjoy these Peach Streusel Muffins as much as we do here in our house. Happy baking!

Did you make a batch of these Peach Streusel Muffins at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog) – I’d love to see your version!

Filled with juicy peaches and topped with a brown sugar crumble, these Peach Streusel Muffins are a tasty treat for summer mornings!

Peach Streusel Muffins

Filled with juicy peaches and topped with a brown sugar crumble, these Peach Streusel Muffins are a tasty treat for summer mornings!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 36 minutes
Total Time: 51 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 457kcal

Ingredients

For the Streusel

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

For the Muffins

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • cup vegetable oil
  • cups diced fresh peaches

Instructions

For the Streusel

  • Using a medium bowl, add sugars and cinnamon; stir until well combined.
  • Add the melted butter; stir until well combined.
  • Add the flour; stir until well combined. Set streusel aside.

For the Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Lightly spray a muffin tin with baking spray, or line muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Using a medium mixing bowl, add flour and baking powder; stir until well combined. Set mixture aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream together sugar, butter and salt until light and fluffy (~3-4 minutes on medium speed).
  • Using a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and oil. Pour liquid mixture into bowl of mixer in 2 additions, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add flour mixture and mix on low until well combined.
  • Fold in diced peaches.
  • Divide batter evenly into prepared muffin tin. (See note.)
  • Crumble the streusel mixture evenly on top of the muffins.
  • Bake for 36-38 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Notes

I used larger tulip-style muffin liners, and I filled each liner up to the top of the pan. (Tulip-style liners stick up above the baking pan.) Regular liners are smaller, so I would recommend filling them only ~¾ full. This recipe will then yield more muffins (you’ll need 2 pans), but you’ll need to reduce the baking time.
Filled with juicy peaches and topped with a brown sugar crumble, these Peach Streusel Muffins are a tasty treat for summer mornings!

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17 Comments

  1. Will be making this soon for the streusel can i use vegan butter and for the muffins can i use vegan butter / buttermilk and flax eggs as am a vegan perfect for my after office snacks will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

    1. I do believe you can make those substitutions, Ramya – I haven’t done that myself, though, so let me know how it turns out? I can say that these muffins are fantastic, though! I hope you get a chance to make a batch!

  2. 5 stars
    We have The Peach Man that comes every summer and we always anticipate and plan for his arrival! I always buy way too many peaches and need more recipes to use them up. These muffins are a perfect one for me to make. I love that streusel topping – especially the cinnamon and ginger in there!

    1. Ah, The Peach Man sounds similar to the Peach Brothers here in the northeast – they’re incredible! We’re the same way. We end up with so many peaches, but I’ve had a bunch of fun making different recipes with them and also sharing with friends. I highly (!!) recommend these muffins with some of your peach bounty!

  3. 5 stars
    I was just feeling like a little snack and I know these would be perfect, especially with a cup of coffee! I can only imagine how good they smell as they bake!! And those muffin tops?? YUM!! Delicious use of those summer peaches, my friend. 🙂

    1. Oh yes, these muffins are perfect with a cup of coffee, Dawn! I love this recipe, and I could make batch after batch after batch of these muffins for sure. Thanks so much!

  4. 5 stars
    I like the sound of this recipe! My blueberry muffin recipe has too many so I will cut back. Living only a few mile from peach country in NC we have an abundance of peaches so no need to buy so many at once. Where does one find those tulip liners? I am sure they can be found on Amazon if not at our local stores. I have only recently discover your blog and look forward to more good recipes.

    1. Thank you so much, Carolyn! Ah, you’re in NC? I’m jealous! I lived in the RDU area for about 10 years, and I miss that part of the country. I keep telling my wife that I want to move to the NC mountains!

      So I actually found those tulip liners at a bakery supply store here in our area. However, they are easy to find on Amazon, too (https://amzn.to/3layq4m). If you have bakery supply stores in your area, they would be a good place to check. Michael’s also has a decent selection of baking supplies, but I feel like they are a little too fancy/overpriced for what I typically want. I think Amazon is the way to go! Of course, you can use regular muffin liners, but you’ll end up with more smaller muffins that way – and you’d need to keep an eye on baking time, too. Either way, I hope this helps! And I hope you make these muffins – I absolutely love this muffin recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    Peaches are my all-time favorite summer fruit, David! So you know these muffins are calling my name and I could never resist that buttery streusel topping!

  6. I wish we had a kitchen counter full of peaches too! I cannot complain though – some time ago we had some delicious imported peaches (Which doesn’t happen often – some years they are just mediocre), and I was able to utilize them in some recipes, too. I see you found a great way how to use them. Now, while I rarely enjoy muffins (They’re not such exciting thing to me), I’d definitely have one or three of these. Mostly because of the peaches. Well, and streusel, too 🙂

    1. Ah, if you think muffins aren’t that exciting, then you need to try this recipe, Ben! I even included a bit of ginger in the streusel topping. I could see you making a strawberry version with dried lavender in the streusel. Does that get your attention? Haha! 🙂

  7. these sound delightful david. how lovely to use fresh fruit in them. I tend to end up making blueberry muffins with frozen fruit. still good tho!
    cheers
    sherry

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