Bakery-Style Blackberry Peach Muffins

Bakery-Style Blackberry Peach Muffins

What are you afraid of?

In addition to a few abstract, worldly fears, I AM AFRAID OF SPIDERS. Gah!! I understand that they do great things by eating bugs and other pests, yada, yada, yada – BUT – they’re creepy. There’s just no way around that. They have too many legs. And eyes. They move far too quickly. They hang down from the ceiling and they swing on their creepy webs. I just can’t.

So, knowing my irrational fear of spiders, my husband likes to hide a black plastic spider in various places around the house, to LITERALLY keep me on my toes. What a jerk, right? I started my day today by innocently paging through the tops in my closet, only to be faced with the eyes and legs of said spider. I FREAKED OUT.

Luckily, I was able to confiscate the horrific plastic thing and find a new “home” for it (it’ll never be seen from again). I live with 3 boys, so I suspect there will be another plastic spider in my life one day – but for now, I’m safe. Let’s talk about peaches, shall we?

peaches

Saying goodbye to someone (or some THING) you love, when you know you won’t be seeing them for some time, is such a hard thing to do. With a heavy heart, this is my farewell to fresh, summer peaches *insert muffled sob*. Peaches are one of my FAVOURITE fruits, and there is just no substitute for in-season peaches. You can buy tasty berries pretty much year-round (for a pretty penny), but when you buy peaches off-season they tend to be mealy and dull tasting. Plus they’re expensive.

SO, I’m enjoying the last of my stone-fruits with vigour. I’ve been grilling them, putting them in tasty no-bake tarts and mixing them into smoothies. How do you most enjoy your peaches?

As much as I love just biting into a fresh juicy peach, I also loooove baking them into muffins!

Bakery-Style Blackberry Peach Muffins

It’s no secret that I love bakery-style, jumbo muffins. And muffins with streusel. A giant muffin can serve as a filling breakfast, or a wonderful little midday treat with a cup of coffee.

These blackberry-peach muffins are moist and tender thanks to the melted butter and Greek yogurt, and they’re studded with chunks of juicy peach and blackberry. The combination of blackberry and peach is undeniable. Blackberries hold just the right amount of tartness, perfectly contrasting with the sweet peach.

You’ll need about a cup and a half of fruit; I used 1 cup of chopped peaches and 1/2 cup of blackberries. You could use frozen fruit too, but either way be sure to fold the fruit in very gently.

The streusel really takes these muffins from great to ah-mazing! That buttery, sweet crunch is the perfect addition to these giant, fruity muffins!

Preparing the streusel is a cinch. Mix together in a medium-sized bowl some large-flake oats, flour, brown sugar, and slivered almonds.Β  Cut the butter in until the streusel forms crumbs. Scatter a heaping amount of streusel over the top of the muffins before baking. The butter will melt in the oven and create a golden, crispy topping. Mmm I’m drooling just thinking about it!

The muffins are ready after about 22-23 minutes in the oven; if you’re making 12 regular-sized muffins instead, the bake time will be about 15-16 minutes.

Do yourself a favour, and make a fresh pot of coffee while you’re waiting for the muffins to come out. You’ll thank me.

Bakery-Style Blackberry Peach Muffins

Bakery-Style Blackberry Peach Muffins

 

Bakery-Style Blackberry-Peach Muffins

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Yield 6 jumbo muffins

Moist and tender jumbo muffins with a buttery, crunchy streusel topping and studded with chunks of juicy summer fruit!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk*, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peaches, diced
  • 1/2 cup blackberries*

Streusel Topping

  • 1 cup large-flake oats
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, diced into small pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and grease a bakery-style muffin tin or line with jumbo muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, beat the eggs lightly, then whisk in the Greek yogurt, brown sugar, and milk. Slowly pour in the melted butter, continuously whisking. Add in the vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until just combined. Gently fold in the diced fruit with a spatula. Divide the muffin batter between the 6 muffin cavities, filling about 3/4 full.
  5. Prepare the streusel, combining the butter until the streusel becomes crumbly. Cover the muffin cavities generously with streusel. Bake for 22-23 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.Β 
  6. Let the muffins cool in their pan for 5 minutes before removing and cooling completely on a wire rack.

Muffins will store at room temperature, in an airtight container for 3-4 days, or 1 week in the fridge. Muffins freeze well, up to 2 months in an airtight container or freezer bag.

Notes

  1. Any milk will do. I used 1% dairy, but you could full fat dairy, almond milk, or coconut milk.
  2. If the blackberries are very large, slice them in half

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20 Comments

  1. I’m terrified of spiders too! Really anything tiny that crawls around, I freak out at! Can’t believe peach season came and went so quickly, I feel like I’ve barely had time to enjoy it – these muffins are such a good way to! I’d definitely freeze a few and save them for winter when I’m really missing peach season.

  2. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    Right now I’m mostly afraid of serial killers. . . (WHY can’t I stop with the podcasts?) And I’m also a little afraid of summer coming to an end because I just love all the gorgeous produce right now. These muffins look so perfect I can’t even take it! Have a great rest of your day, Katherine! And maybe find a plastic snake to get your husband back πŸ™‚

    • HAHA you need to stop with the podcasts my friend!!! You’re never going to get any sleep lol. YES I’m going to miss all the in-season deliciousness too. Food blogging has really made me appreciate summer’s bounty!! I’ll keep my eyes out for a snake – although he’s pretty tough to scare. Have a great day!!

  3. I hate spiders as well! These muffins look amazing!

  4. Love these gorgeous muffins! Generous buttery oaty streusel and blackberry-peach combo is win-win!! And I hate spiders too :D.

  5. Love the size of these muffins. Loaded with peaches and crisp oat streusel, adorable gems!!!

  6. It seems like all of my friends have either an irrational fear of spiders or of snakes (I’m in the snake camp – what a horrible thought πŸ˜‰ ) Anyway, these muffins! They look incredible…blackberries and peaches and that crumbly topping. Yum!

  7. Boys will be boys I guess! Sounds like something one of mine would do too! Love these hearty muffins Katherine! Perfect for the gorgeous summer bounty!

  8. I don’t like spiders at all! *shivers* Talking about muffins? That I do like and eating them too! These look so amazing Katherine!!

  9. marcie@flavorthemoments

    Spiders freak me out too! Have you ever seen a wolf spider? I have a couple of wolf spider stories but you may have nightmares if I told you…I think I’ll keep them to myself! lol

    I made a peach blackberry cobbler and LOVED the combination, so I know I’d be crazy about these muffins. These are just gorgeous Katherine and need to make them before summer is over!

    • They’re just so creepy! I have NEVER seen a wolf spider, Marcie, and I think if I did I would have nightmares forever. I definitely know what they are! I think you should keep your stories to yourself πŸ˜‰ Haha!
      I was eyeing up your cobbler – blackberry and peach is the perfect combination. Thank you so much!!

  10. Peaches and blackberries in a moist Muffin?! Yessssss! That will get me out of bed in the morning!! πŸ˜‰

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