Peach Oatmeal Muffins

Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

Peach Oatmeal Muffins - Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I caught the flu on Thursday so I’ve been quite miserable. I not only have no energy around the house but my throat is on fire so I can barely enjoy any kind of food that I’ve been making all weekend, which is probably the worst thing to happen to a food blogger.

But surprisingly enough, I managed to quickly whip up this week’s assigned muffins when the Advil kicked in (thank god for pain relievers). I tweaked the original recipe a bit so that it created a smaller batch of muffins and I also used fresh peaches in place of the dried apricots. It was so incredibly moist and fruity, plus the cinnamon-sugar topping went so well with the fresh chunks of peaches. I absolutely loved these, and Jason, the non-muffin lover, claimed that this was his favorite muffin yet!

So here’s how you make these peachy oatmeal muffins that are absolute perfect for breakfast-on-the-go:

Let’s first combine the dry ingredients – flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.

Peach Oatmeal Muffins - Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

Then the wet ingredients – butter, sour cream and egg.

Peach Oatmeal Muffins - Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

Then combine the wet to dry. Be sure to use a rubber spatula so you’re not overworking the batter.

Peach Oatmeal Muffins - Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

Get your beautiful peaches out and chop them up real nice.

Peach Oatmeal Muffins - Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

Add them to the muffin batter and give it a gentle stir.

Peach Oatmeal Muffins - Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

Now before you divide the batter into the muffin tray, let’s make sure we have some cinnamon sugar on hand. I actually found this sitting in my pantry, which actually prompted me to add this to the muffins at the very last minute.

Peach Oatmeal Muffins - Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

Go ahead and sprinkle a liberal amount of cinnamon sugar on each of the muffin tops.

Peach Oatmeal Muffins - Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

Pop them into a preheated 400 degree F oven for about 16 minutes.

Peach Oatmeal Muffins - Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

Cool them on a wire rack, or eat them piping hot. I had two four as soon as they come out of the oven. My justification? They have fruit in them so they’re healthy!

Peach Oatmeal Muffins - Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

Peach Oatmeal Muffins - Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

Peach Oatmeal Muffins - Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

Peach Oatmeal Muffins

Wonderfully light and healthy, these cinnamon sugar crusted muffins are the perfect start to your mornings!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup chopped peaches

For the cinnamon sugar

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
  2. To make the cinnamon sugar, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together butter, sour cream and egg. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist. Add peaches and gently toss to combine.
  5. Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Place into oven and bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Adapted from Taste of Home and Simply Recipes.