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Peach Muffins Recipe

"When fresh peaches are in season, I often make these pretty peach muffins," reports Mrs. Alton Michelson of Mondovi, Wisconsin. "With their delicate sour cream flavor and crunchy pecans, they disappear in no time."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and baking powder; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in peaches and pecans. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 274 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 249880
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2016

"As-is, this is a decent recipe. The peaches taste delicious in this but to be honest that's where most of the flavor comes from. I used 1/2C white sugar and 1/4 cup brown. I also added in some ground cinnamon (about 1/4tsp). I think next time I will put in more cinnamon and maybe a dash of nutmeg. I like the idea of sprinkling something on top, so I may try that too. Overall, a fresh tasting recipe but needs a bit more. I will say that the recipe was easy too. Oh, and I made jumbo muffins and it worked out fine :) Put them in at 385deg (my oven runs hot), baked for about 21-22 minutes. I'd try this recipe again with a few tweaks."

ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 249005
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2016

"Great flavor but more dense than I like my muffins."

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 233269
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"Called for pecans, but I substituted blueberries because both my guys are allergic to tree nuts and I have a ton of blueberries. I liked the use of the sour cream, though I'm betting they would be great with greek yogurt or peach flavored yogurt. I sprinkled the tops with raw sugar before baking, I like the crunch and sparkle it gives them. This is one of those recipes that as soon as I mix the batter, I know I should have doubled it!"

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 228858
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"A delicious way to use fresh peaches! I added cinnamon to the batter and omitted the pecans. My family loved them!"

nsalb User ID: 1493919 22800
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"Very good! No complaints from anyone. easy to make. They made a dozen. A good amount for a treat, but not too many that they didn't get eaten."

Sunshinebakerpa User ID: 7360500 53535
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"These were yummy right out of the oven. I used 1 1/4 cup canned peaches and walnuts instead of pecans. I added cinnamon to the batter and sprinkled a mixture of cinnamon and sugar to top the muffins. It doesn't make that many so next time I will double the recipe."

Cape May Connie User ID: 2596461 28994
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"I have made these twice in the last two weeks. They are very good, but I did add the cinnamon sugar as several others had suggested. Neither batch made a full dozen even though the muffins were not that big. Nevertheless, my husband enjoys these and I will continue to make them. Sometimes small is better!"

finallydone User ID: 664941 52302
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"good flavor and liked by everyone. I sprinkled cinnamon/sugar mix on top. Provided color and flavor."

contrarywife User ID: 2675625 55876
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"Oh my gosh, these muffins are fantastic! I knew they were going to be wonderful even before they were baked ... the batter smells (and tastes) heavenly. I did as other reviewers did and sprinkled the tops with cinnamon sugar, so pretty and yummy. This will be a definite repeater! Thanks!"

destine User ID: 2519270 49610
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"My husband wanted muffins and since he bought some sweet and juicy peaches I tried out this recipe. The muffins were moist and delicious. I didn't have quite enough sour cream to measure 1/2 cup so I had to add a bit of mayonnaise. They still came out great. I also sprinkled cinnamon sugar on the tops before I put them in the oven. Delicious."

nelda h. till User ID: 2769024 23695
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"Used canned peaches, added 1 tsp. cinnamon and an eighth tsp. nutmeg. Delicious!! My husband and I could have kept eating, but I plan to freeze them to try to resist gaining weight. We may not be able to leave them there. I'm already planning whom I can share them with."

tinaelsey User ID: 2368247 53138
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"Delicious! I cut the sugar to 1/4 cup and added 1/4 cup honey and 1/8 cup Stevia. I used peaches canned in 100% fruit juice because that is what I had. They turned out wonderfully! Will make these over and over!"

Ilefkowitz User ID: 6499137 29058
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"We picked peaches yesterday and since we are leaving on vacation I wanted to use them up. Peach muffins seemed like a good way to do that. This recipe was easy to make and they came out delicious even though I was afraid I left them in the oven too long. We didn't have any sour cream but we did have Crema Guatemalteca which is a cultured cream. I also omitted the pecans and added a dash of cinammon and 1/4 grated white chocolate. They turned out fabulous!"

Ilefkowitz User ID: 6499137 52299
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"We picked peaches yesterday and since we are leaving on vacation I wanted to use them up. Peach muffins seemed like a good way to do that. This recipe was easy to make and they came out delicious even though I was afraid I left them in the oven too long. We didn't have any sour cream but we did have Crema Guatemalteca which is a cultured cream. Turned out fabulous!"

kbabe819 User ID: 3846515 22744
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"Good texture and density (pretty dense). More of a cupcake then a muffin. Omitted nuts. Next time I will try out the suggestion of a cinnamon and sugar topping."

katesgarden User ID: 6709819 29057
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"I am on my second batch of these, as the first was gone in 2 days (and for a family of 2, that's pretty good). I altered the recipe slightly, using 1 c all purpose flour and 1/2 c whole wheat flour, adding 1 tsp of almond extract, 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg. I also was very generous with the sour cream (more like 2/3 of a cup than 1/2 to keep the whole wheat flour from making these too dry). Very Good!"

JenfromFlag User ID: 2604063 23968
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2012

"Very good recipe. I will add cinnamon to the ingredients and/or sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top before putting them in the oven. I think that will make them taste even better."

menkens User ID: 5877182 22720
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"I made these for a Church bake sale and they were very well received and tasted good; but I have no idea what happened -- they just fell apart into pieces! Will definitely make again to see what I did wrong the first time! Increased peaches by 1/2 cup and omitted the nuts."

Sparkytown User ID: 6189660 55821
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"I loved this recipe! I added a twist of my own with slivered almonds and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar; Delightful!"

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 55811
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"Very yummy. I added a brown sugar, pecan, and cinnamon topping. This recipe is certainly a keeper."

swagner User ID: 2202984 55310
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"We loved these muffins! I omitted the pecans, and I think I will add cinnamon sugar on tops the next time I make them. My husband couldn't get enough of them, and he is not a big fan of muffins!"

Joyful Cooking User ID: 4460925 49583
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"I cooked a lot of breakfasts at a small college and these peach muffins became a favorite. They were a nice change from eggs, waffles and pancakes! Since the nuts are expensive I left them out and used canned peaches. The sour cream really makes a nice texture and flavor, and they're great hot or cold so you can't make too many! These are especially great for those guys who are picky eaters...."

ckelley116 User ID: 4403129 17646
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"These are so delicious! My mother-in-law gave us way too many Jersey peaches to eat before they went bad, so I found this muffin recipe and decided to try them. I was unexpectedly out of pecans, so I had to leave them out, and at the last minute sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on top. Amazing! I'm not even really a fan of peaches and I couldn't get enough. I brought a second batch to a book club meeting and they disappeared! Thanks for sharing :)"

crossties1 User ID: 1408852 29056
Reviewed May. 25, 2011

"I try to make a first batch of anything just like a recipe, and tweak from there, but had to use fresh nectarines. Otherwise, we nearly stuck to the recipe, and it turned out superb. Mental note- these are not light and fluffy cake kind of muffins, but dense bread like, and are super good. We did toast the pecans a bit, though, and I coated the fresh nectarines in a cinnamon sugar and flour mixture so they wouldn't stick together in the batter. We will be making lots of these to freeze for the summer."

HeatherHH User ID: 1550099 49582
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"These muffins have a wonderful texture. I also greatly enjoyed the flavor, though I tasted the pecan much more than the peach. I think next time I'll try increasing the peaches by 50%. But, still this recipe is well worth making as is."

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