Summer Peach, Basil & Cheddar Muffins Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Summer Peach, Basil & Cheddar Muffins Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Summer Peach, Basil & Cheddar Muffins

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"Nothing says summer like a ripe, juicy peach and fresh fragrant basil. I love pairing fruits with cheese, and these were inspired by apple cheddar muffins my mom used to make. These savory sidekicks have just a hint of sweetness and make the perfect addition to your summer brunch table!"

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen muffins Change Servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  2. Mix peaches, basil, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar in a bowl; let sit until sugar dissolves, about 15 minutes.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Mix 1 cup Cheddar cheese into flour mixture.
  4. Beat butter and 7 tablespoons brown sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, until just combined; gently fold in peaches. Mix flour mixture, a little at time, into peach mixture until batter is just combined.
  5. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese over batter.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • It is essential to use ripe, juicy peaches, otherwise you may need to add up to 1/4 cup of milk to the batter if mixture is too dry. You may substitute 2 cups of diced frozen peaches for the fresh peaches.
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Reviews More Reviews

Mar 07, 2013

I am the recipe submitter. Just a tip: you will need 1/2 cup brown sugar TOTAL for this recipe. When the recipe got published, Allrecipes decided to state it as 1 tbsp + 7 tbsp. You do not need to count out 7 tbsp of sugar! To save time, just measure out 1/2 cup and use 1 tbsp of it for the peaches in the second step. These are not meant to be sweet muffins, but if you prefer things a little sweeter, adjust accordingly. Enjoy!

 
Sep 08, 2013

We just came home from an orchard in Michigan with about 20# of scrumptious peaches. This was one of the recipes I tried. I love unusual combinations and this was a hit! I had to use a combination of cheddar and pepper jack, which gave them a nice kick to contrast the sweet peaches. If I have peaches left after making jam, buckle, etc., I'll definitely make more of these!

 

5 Ratings

Aug 19, 2013

These were fantastic! I made them exactly as described. Thanks for the "just use 1T out of the 1/2c of brown sugar" tip. I still thought they were sweet (but not too sweet).

 
Mar 20, 2013

I've been wanting to make these for awhile and I finally made them today! I wish I didn't wait so long to make them because these are delicious! Perfect for breakfast/brunch/snack! The flavours mix nicely with each other. I will definitely be making these this summer when family and friends visit!

 
Jul 29, 2013

These are delicious. Wish I had sharp cheddar on hand had to use a Mexican blend but still super good.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 355 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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