Peach Cobbler Muffins

It took a little over a year, but the Sundays with Joy group  has baked 50 of the  100 recipes in the Joy the Baker Cookbook!  We started in April 2012 but it really doesn’t seem like it has been that long.  It has been fun looking forward to the next recipe every other week.  And I am proud to say that I have not missed a recipe yet!  Recipe number 51 is Peach Cobbler Muffins and since I haven’t shared one of the recipes in a while, I thought now would be a good time.

I am not really a peach eater but that wasn’t going to prevent me from making these muffins.  And I can tell you I am definitely not crazy about peeling peaches.  It added too much time to the process.  I can’t find the website that I used to follow the steps for this, but if you Google it, a ton of tutorials come up.

First, place peaches in hot water for 10 minutes.

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Then, put peaches in an ice bath for about 5 minutes.

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Now peel the peaches and dice them.  I am not a good peeler or dicer so it probably took me twice as long as it should have.

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Once this was all done and the peaches were diced, the recipe moved along quickly, which I liked.


A wonderful bonus to this recipe is the use of brown butter.  I love brown butter.  It is a fantastic addition to any dessert.  This is mixed with the dry and wet ingredients.

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And you can’t forget the sugary, slightly crunchy crumble on top of the muffin!


As with any other recipe from Joy the Baker, these muffins came out great (even if I am not crazy about peaches)!

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I love how you can see the specks of the brown butter along with the chunks of peaches.


If you want to make these delicious summertime muffins, pick up the Joy the Baker Cookbook!  It is also perfect timing since peach picking season is right around the corner!

Fall Dessert Round-Up

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means the fall baking season will be coming to an end.  For the past few months, my baking has focused primarily on fall or in-season flavors such as apples and pumpkin.  I thought I would do a round-up of these wonderful recipes…just in case you need any ideas for Thanksgiving ;).

Apple Pie Crostadas     Source: Joy the Baker (Cookbook)

Zucchini Banana Bread     Source: Averie Cooks

Pumpkin Donut Muffins with Cinnamon and Sugar     Source: King Arthur Flour

Main Bait Apple Crisp     Source: Joy the Baker (Cookbook)

Pumpkin Banana Bread with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting     Source: Averie Cooks

Apple Cider Spice Cake with Caramel Apple Buttercream     Source: Bird on a Cake

Apple and Banana Cake with Vanilla Caramel Glaze     Source: Averie Cooks

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin Cupcakes     Source: Your Cup of Cake

Pumpkin Streusel Pudding Cookies     Source: Chef in Training

Pumpkin Cookie Cake with Caramel Pieces     Source: Willow Bird Baking


Apple Pie and Sweet Potato Pie – Making Pie with Joy the Baker     Source: Joy the Baker

Caramel Apple Butter Bars     Source: Sweet Simple Stuff

Once Thanksgiving has come and gone, I will jump right into Christmas themed desserts.  And just so you know, I am pretty obsessed with Christmas.  However, these are the recipes I have on my list for fall 2013 (and can hopefully squeeze in this week)!

Cinnamon-Sugar Apple Skillet Cake  by Joy the Baker

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie by Brown Eyed Baker

Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce by Chocolate Moosey

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze by Brown Eyed Baker

Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles by My Baking Addiction

I am sure there are a few I left off…but I would say that’s plenty!