Monday, June 20, 2011

Blueberry Peach Muffins

These turned out great, but could benefit from a little more peach punch. They have this flavor that you can't quite tell what it is, but it's really good. That would be the peach puree. They are super moist and have a great flavor. Part are the blueberries were just perfect, but I think the peach puree adds a little something. The hardest part of this was making the peach puree. Cooking time was like 15m so, pretty much if you have the ingredients there is no excuse for making muffins from mix. Well, never mind, I could probably think of one or two... but you get the point.

Another first in Reckless Cook history. Muffins departed today on a cross country journey to Seattle, to the friend who ingeniously came up with the flavor combination. We'll see if these little guys can hack a trip. They are due to arrive on Wednesday, so we'll see! And I'm pretty sure the UPS guy thought I was absolutely nuts, but that's another point.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fine-grind cornmeal
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar (subtract about 2 tsp worth)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pureed peaches
  • 6 Tbs. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar mixed with 1 tsp.
      ground cinnamon, 2 tsp vanilla sugar
Preheat an oven to 400°F. Butter 12 standard muffin cups or line them with paper liners. In a bowl, stir together dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until blended. Whisk in the milk and butter. Pour the egg mixture over the flour mixture and stir with a rubber spatula just until moistened. Fold in the blueberries. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each one about three-fourths full. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar evenly over the tops. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove and let cool. Makes about 12. I got a full baker's dozen. I sprinkled with turbinado sugar at the end.

1 comment:

  1. I like that your recipe calls for pureeing the peaches. Sounds like it would make for some really flavorful muffins. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your muffins up.