Fresh Peach and Brown Sugar Muffins

Vegan and Wholemeal 

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Guys I’m back! Did you miss me?!?! Europe was so amazing and I had the best two months of my whole life, but! I was very excited to come back and blog again. Mainly because the last few posts have been horrendous! I squeezed them out just before I went away and they’re so horrendous… why! It makes my eyes burn. 

My new years resolutions (of which I made 25…) included using only manual on my camera and spending more time making my photos pretteh. So that started out today! Ok, so I haven’t mastered manual yet, and the peach muffins I made decided to come out as little butt ugly troll muffins, but they’re waay better than I was expecting for my first attempt.

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I have so many recipes that have been building up in my head to make as soon as I got home, but when I got off the plane yesterday after sitting in front of a screaming baby for ten hours, I just couldn’t do anything except make muffins. I just couldn’t face the world!!

Plus as a welcome home present my step-dad bought me a box of peaches. And they’re all ripe RIGHT NOW! So I whipped out the trusty Moosewood Cookbook and made some wholemeal brown sugar muffins, studded with lots of juicy peach slices. And they turned out so so good. I have a very evolved and scientific method of testing my recipes: I take a small bite, and if I don’t want another huge bite in the next two seconds, the recipe isn’t very good. These guys passed the test. I ate the whole thing in about 4 seconds. 

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I didn’t realise until I went away how big muffins are in Australia! I seriously don’t think I saw any the whole time I was away. I ate scones in Ireland and crepes in France and gelato in Italy, but where were the good old muffins hey? I missed these little guys. 

Starting the new year (my new year starts in February, shh) made me think about what this blog is going to be about more. Last year when I started it I had no clue what kind of things I wanted to make and what kind of photos I could of taken. I think most of the recipes from now on are going to be more centred in my everyday diet. Lots of wholemeal, mainly vegan, healthy and colourful recipes with some celebration things as well. I’m so excited! Happy belated New Year! 

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Vegan Fresh Peach and Brown Sugar Muffins

Update: On repeating this recipe they did not turn out well- word of warning, I no longer trust this recipe
125g (1 cup) wholemeal flour

1 tsp baking powder

25g (2 tbsp) brown sugar

1/2 medium banana, mashed

2 tbsp olive oil or grapeseed oil

120g (1/2 cup) soy or coconut yogurt

310g (2 cups, 2 medium peaches) cut into 1cm (1/2 inch) chunks

Preheat the oven to 170C (350F). Line 6 muffin tins with papers. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the mashed banana, oil and yogurt. Stir together well. Stir through the sliced peaches and spoon into the muffin moulds. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops are golden and the muffins spring back when pressed. Makes 5-6 but the recipe can easily be doubled!

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24 thoughts on “Fresh Peach and Brown Sugar Muffins

  1. Welcome home 🙂 How exciting that you got to spend two whole months in Europe, Im so jealous! Although the 10 hour trip home with a screaming baby Im less jealous about 😉 These muffins look great, would you believe I’ve never made a muffin before! I’ll have to give these ones a go 🙂

  2. Yes! I’ve missed you and your lovely posts so much 😉 I didn’t even know you went to Europe. I really hope you liked it here. Sigh, I wish I could go to Australia! SOON 😉
    These muffins look so so so so good. Yum. Peaches makes me think of summer. And I reallyyyyyy miss summer 😉

  3. Of course we missed you. You’re lucky you went to Europe. I miss it coz i haven’t really been there properly, in almost four years. I so much want to use the manual setting but I’m just too lazy to read the manual and try the different settings. I just point and shoot…The muffins are so unique. I never thought I could make muffins with fresh peach but here we go. I’m certain they taste very nice. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you Liz! I loved Europe and feel so lucky to have got to explore it for so long! These muffins are super moist, almost more pudding-like in texture than regular muffins because of the peach and blended banana. I love them though! Especially warmed up with natural coconut yogurt 🙂

  4. Did you say peach muffins?? I’ll take a dozen of these for breakfast tomorrow pretty please! ;–)
    Glad to know you had a wonderful trip! Those Irish scones are the best thing, aren’t they?

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