Whole Wheat Honey Peach Muffins

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An easy recipe for wholesome muffins full of juicy peaches. Perfectly sweet, secretly skinny, and bound to bring a smile to anyone’s face!

 

 

Last night, I knocked on my neighbors’ door with a plate of baked goodies shortly after I heard their car pull into the driveway from their weekend trip away. Their two young kids, five and eight years old, greatened me with the biggest grins, immediately asking if they could sample the treats before running around the front yard kicking soccer balls and showing off their moves.  

 

 

When a stray pass ricocheted off the garage door and into the street, their mom called them back inside, reminding them to brush their teeth. Before they grabbed the toothpaste, both kids insisted on running back to their bedrooms to pull out various trophies and prizes to show me. So precious!

 

 

After hugs goodnight, they dashed back to the bathroom while their mom stepped out on the front porch to chat. She explained that they had spent the past three days 100 miles south because both of their children were accepted into a prestigious school. To take advantage of the opportunity, they needed to move less than four days later to be down there when classes started the following Monday.

 

 

Although absolutely overjoyed for them and their kids, my heart sank a little at the news. Those little cuties drew me handmade thank you cards and brought me a huge bouquet of flowers on my birthday. They showed me their favorite dolls and performed special dances just for me on the front lawn, and whenever anyone knocks on their front door, they immediately ask, “Is it Amy?”

 

I’m really going to miss those sweet kids when they move!

 

 

Before they leave town, I wanted to bake them one last healthy treat, so I came up with these Whole Wheat Honey Peach Muffins. Made of completely wholesome, clean-eating ingredients, these tender muffins are perfect for their lunch boxes or after school snacks. They’re bound to help them smile on their first day at a new school!

 

Like many of my muffin recipes, these healthy ones contain 100% whole wheat flour. They’re packed with fiber to keep you full, while still tasting extra satisfying from the sweet peaches.

 

 

To save time and make the recipe even easier, I turned to Del Monte’s Fruit Cups, and I found these “No Sugar Added” peach ones at Walmart. The fruit tastes fresh and comes pre-chopped, so it just requires a few extra moments to dice them a little smaller. It doesn’t get much simpler than that!

 

 

Although whole wheat muffins generally come with a bad reputation for being bland and tasting like cardboard, these are the exact opposite. They have a lovely hint of sweetness from honey and are incredibly tender due to my favorite ingredient in healthier baking… Greek yogurt! Greek yogurt adds all of the moisture of oil for a fraction of the fat and calories; plus it gives them muffins a little extra protein boost too.

 

 

With their irresistible bready aroma wafting through the house while they baked, it was so tempting to break into one of these Whole Wheat Honey Peach Muffins straight out of the oven. The burned fingertips would’ve been worth it! But if you have any left over, they taste just as sweet chilled or at room temperature, making them an awesome option for rushed mornings, back-to-school lunches, and after school snacks.

 

Hopefully my cute little neighbor kids approve!

 

 

Whole Wheat Honey Peach Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Whole Wheat Honey Peach Muffins

These tender muffins are chock full of juicy peaches! While they taste incredible fresh out of the oven, they’re just as irresistible at room temperature or chilled. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.

2 c whole wheat flour (measured correctly)
¾ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla extract
½ c honey
½ c plain nonfat Greek yogurt
½ c nonfat milk
3 Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Fruit Cups, drained (about 1 cup) and diced

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and lightly coat a 12 standard-sized muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut oil or unsalted butter, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the honey and yogurt, thoroughly mixing until no large lumps remain. Alternate between adding the flour mixture and the milk, stirring just until incorporated, beginning and ending with the flour. (For best results, add the flour mixture in 3 equal parts and the milk in 2 equal parts.) Gently fold in the peaches.
  3. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups, and bake at 350°F for 29-33 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before carefully turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. (The peaches will still be extremely hot, so don’t burn yourself!)
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Comments

  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says on August 18, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Now that’s committment – move for schooling. I bet they’ll love these muffins!

    • Amy says on August 18, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks Dorothy; I really hope so!

  2. Mary Frances says on August 19, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Those cards are the sweetest things. I bet they will miss you just as much as you will miss them! I love kids perspectives on life, where jobs and bills and deadlines aren’t al consuming. Between kids and these muffins, I’ve got my pick me up for the afternoon! Honey and peaches compliment each other so well. And I can’t turn down muffins! Sweet breads = my life ;)

    • Amy says on August 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      Sweet breads = my life <– SO true!! I’m obsessed with them! And you definitely got it right about kids’ perspectives on life. It’s all about what dessert they get after dinner, how many books they read before bed, did they get to swim or play soccer during the day… If only life could be like that for adults too!

  3. Kimberly says on August 24, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Hi Amy

    Made these for breakfast this morning…. they were wonderful !

    I used fresh peaches since I live in the deep south and peaches are everywhere : ) Also, I sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on top before baking…. on of my son’s favorites. He inhaled them…. so glad to get in healthy muffins and he never knows it !

    • Amy says on August 24, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      I’m so happy you and your son enjoyed the muffins Kimberly! I’m rather jealous of how many fresh peaches you have. They’re my favorite summer fruit! :)

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