I had some peach puree in my refrigerator that I needed to use before our recent trip to Atlanta. Since peaches come from Georgia, and I had the upcoming trip on my mind, I decided to make muffins with a Peach State theme.
Along with the puree, I incorporated two other Georgia agricultural products: pecans and peanut butter. They were good, but the peanut butter tends to overshadow the other two flavors. If you want to really taste the peach, you might just leave the peanut butter chips out. Here’s the recipe:
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup peach puree
1/2 chopped pecans
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
Prepare peach puree by cooking skinned, sliced peaches in a little bit of water on the stove top until it’s soft. Puree in a food processor.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.
In another bowl, beat melted butter, eggs, yogurt and vanilla extract. Beat in peach puree.
Add flour mixture gradually to form a batter. Stir in pecans and peanut butter chips.
Spoon batter into muffin cups, about 3/4 full. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the top comes out clean. Makes about 18 muffins.
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