Easy Vanilla Peach Muffins Recipe

You only need one bowl to make these peach muffins with lightly spiced vanilla batter and ripe juicy peaches. Jump to the Vanilla Peach Muffins Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.

Vanilla Peach Muffins Recipe

– This Recipe is Sponsored by Gold Medal Flour –

Our recipe below makes muffins with large, domed tops — just like muffins you’ll find in many bakeries. They are very simple to make — simple enough to make in the morning for breakfast.

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How to Make Muffins with Peaches

These may be simple, but they don’t lack flavor. The batter is laced with vanilla and almond extracts. (If you don’t have it on hand, the muffins are excellent without the almond extract). We add warmth with ground ginger and cinnamon — both complement the peaches well.

How to Make Peach Muffins

Making these muffins is as simple as whisking dry ingredients together, whisking the wet together, and then combining just until combined. No fancy equipment needed.

Something to keep in mind: When you make any muffins recipe, remember this: mix dry ingredients as much as you want, mix wet ingredients as much as you want but, when you put the two together only mix until they combine. If you over mix, the muffins will be heavy and flat. This is why we ask you to use a fork to mix things together in our recipe below. If you were to use a hand blender or stand mixer, the muffins will become tough.

Stirring in the fresh peaches

These muffins were inspired by our blueberry muffins — one of our favorite things about them is the candy-like top. Just before baking, we sprinkle granulated sugar over the batter. In the oven, it crisps up and adds a little crunch. We’ve done the exact same thing for these peach muffins, but instead of just using sugar, we add extra flavor with some ginger and cinnamon.

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Recipe updated, originally posted August 2013. Since posting this in 2013, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Easy Vanilla Peach Muffins Recipe

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Lightly spiced batter with ripe juicy peaches. We leave the skins on the peach for this — it adds nice texture. If you don’t have it on hand, skip the almond extract. It adds a nice sweetness, but the muffins are excellent without it. Our recipe yields 8 muffins with large, domed tops. Standard muffin tins have 12 muffin cups, we ask that you add 2 tablespoons of water to the empty cups. The cups with water will heat up at the same rate as the cups with muffin batter, helping the muffins cook evenly.

Makes 8 large muffins

You Will Need

1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour

3/4 cup (150 grams) sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for muffin tops

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground ginger, plus 1/8 teaspoon for muffin tops

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus 1/8 teaspoon for muffin tops

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/3 cup (80 ml) vegetable oil

1 large egg

1/3 – 1/2 cup (80ml – 120 ml) milk, reduced fat (2%) or whole milk are best

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional

1 large ripe peach, pit removed and finely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)


  • Prepare Batter
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line eight standard-size muffin cups with paper liners. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the 4 empty muffin cups (this helps to make sure the muffins bake evenly). For an extra precaution, you can lightly spray the top of the pan with non-stick cooking spray (or lightly oil) so that the muffin tops don’t stick.

    Whisk flour, 3/4 cup of the sugar, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and the salt until well blended.

    In a measuring jug that holds at least 1 cup, combine vegetable oil and the egg. Fill the jug to the 1-cup line with milk (1/3 to a 1/2 cup of milk). Add vanilla and almond extract. Whisk until blended. Pour into bowl with dry ingredients and stir with a fork until just combined. Do not over mix. (The muffin batter will be quite thick — see note below for more details). Fold in peaches.

    • To Finish
    • Divide batter between 8 muffin cups. (The batter will come to the tops of the paper liners). Make sugar topping by combining 1 tablespoon of sugar with an 1/8 teaspoon of ginger and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon. Lightly sprinkle spiced sugar over muffins. (Use any remaining sugar to top cereal, buttered bread or add to coffee).

      Bake muffins 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are golden brown, no longer wet and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out with crumbs, not wet batter. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Storing: These are best eaten the same day. Overtime, they loose their crunchy top. We’ve found it best to place them in a plastic bag, seal, and store in the fridge for to 2 to 3 days then warm just before eating. To freeze muffins, wrap them tightly in aluminum foil or place them in freezer bags, and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Batter Thickness: The batter should be thick and scoopable — not runny and not dry or extra thick like bread dough. If the batter is too runny, add flour, a tablespoon at a time until correct consistency. If batter is dry or too thick, add milk, a tablespoon at a time until correct consistency.
  • Nutrition Facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values. We assumed reduced fat milk.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size 1 muffin / Calories 272 / Protein 4 g / Carbohydrate 41 g / Dietary Fiber 1 g / Total Sugars 23 g / Total Fat 11 g / Saturated Fat 2 g / Cholesterol 24 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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77 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Karen September 26, 2018, 5:54 pm

    I will try this recipe today 🙂 I ran out of vegetable oil – I’m wondering if I can use canola oil instead? -K

    • Joanne September 27, 2018, 4:36 pm

      Yes, canola oil will work.

  • CJ September 20, 2018, 3:02 pm

    Just made these muffins. Switched out half of the flour for WW flour, added in 1/4 cup maple syrup and only used 1/2 cup (coconut) sugar. I also increased to 1.5 cups of peaches and it made a nice, moist dozen of medium sized muffins. Will def make these again.

  • April August 28, 2018, 4:08 pm

    This was a wonderful easy recipe for me and my 3.5 year old daughter who loves to cook. Daddy is an Executive Chef and is teaching her early, LOL. Grandma also helped out .They are so yummy and we will be making more 🙂 Thank you

  • JL August 28, 2018, 1:06 pm

    I’m confused. The directions say to put the paper liners in the pan and put water in empty cups. Ok. Then it says to spray or lightly oil the pan. Does the spraying/oiling happen before or after putting the liners and water in? Wasn’t sure the directions were chronological or not. I’m not usually quite this dense, but this stumped me. :0) Thank you! I have peaches ready to try this!

    • Joanne August 28, 2018, 1:29 pm

      Hi JL, the extra spray is so that the large muffin tops do not stick to the pan. This is an extra precaution.

  • Jessica August 23, 2018, 5:36 pm

    AMAZING! I doubled the recipe and everyone who tried them was instantly in love. For anyone wanting a vegan alternative, I substituted flax eggs for the real ones, and almond milk for the regular. I also used 100% whole wheat flour and melted coconut oil for a healthier muffin and reduced the sugar by a few tbsps as well as used raw cane sugar. The result was a lovely healthy treat!

  • Bonnie Hogeslag August 22, 2018, 5:17 pm

    Very nice! Made this morning exactly as instructed in the recipe and they are delicious. The sugar/spice topping makes them especially good, a little bit of crunch. I still have lots of fresh peaches from our tree so might try adding 2 peaches next time.

  • Jennifer Goetz August 19, 2018, 11:35 pm

    Fantastic recipe. I also added chopped almonds for a crunch. Thank you!

  • Grace August 17, 2018, 2:05 pm

    Hello, I’m going to make this for my toddler what can I substitute sugar with? Thanks a lot you guys are the best.

    • Joanne September 27, 2018, 4:50 pm

      Hi Grace, You might be able to reduce the sugar a bit, but we don’t have a suggestion for substituting all of it. You may need to do a little testing in your own kitchen. Things to try would be mashed banana, applesauce, and yogurt.

  • HilPoof August 7, 2018, 11:10 am

    I made these for a Sunday morning and had to negotiate with my husband for the leftovers the next day. They tasted just like peach cobbler. I did need to bump up the oven temp to 425 for a few extra minutes, and I always bring my milk and eggs to room temperature unless the recipe specifies that they need to be cold.

  • Beverly Gentry July 28, 2018, 9:21 am

    I made these muffins this morning and they were wonderful. I added some sliced almonds and reduced the ginger to 3/4 teaspoon. Perfect for a Saturday morning! Thank you for another great recipe.

  • Amy July 19, 2018, 8:00 pm

    Irresistibly good! This recipe is a keeper!

  • Laura H July 6, 2018, 1:53 pm

    Delicious!! Just pulled the vanilla peach muffins out of the oven and I couldn’t wait to try them. This recipe is going to be a favorite. Thank you for all the extra tips on preparation. I am definitely going to check out your other recipes.

  • Jann Merrill May 31, 2018, 8:44 am

    In a word Delicious! The only change I made was Sugar in the raw for the sprinkle on top…mixed with the spices.

  • DV September 8, 2017, 10:12 am

    Hi, I am waiting to try my hands on this recipe especially after my grand success with the blue berry muffins:) 1.can i reduce the sugar without effecting the muffin 2.can we avoid the ground ginger as i don’t have any? 3. do we use the peaches with the skin? 4. can we reduce oil and add a little curd?

    • Joanne November 16, 2017, 5:41 pm

      Hi DV, It depends on how much you plan to reduce the sugar by. A little less (a tablespoon or so) should not affect things too much. You can leave out ginger. Peeled peaches are up to you. As far as the substitution for oil, you might need to experiment a little on your end since we have never tried this.

  • Yvette Diaz September 1, 2017, 2:09 pm

    Can I use dry milk or coconut milk or evaporated milk? I don’t have any regular milk.

    • Joanne November 22, 2017, 4:23 pm

      Coconut milk would be lovely.


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