These Peach Plum Granola Muffins were a big hit! I was excited when I found the recipe that inspired them while browsing the Vanderbilt Wife blog, authored by Jessie, for my Secret Recipe Club assignment.
You definitely want to take a moment to go visit Jessie on her blog…. you will find lots more great recipe ideas from her, and other fun stuff, such as her What I Wore Wednesday posts, especially if you love fashion and clothes shopping!
We are such huge peach eaters. Peaches are a fruit that we all can have, and as much of them as we want (meaning none of us are sensitive to them like with so many other foods!). They are one of The Well Fed Kids’ favorite fruits. They eat them almost every single day!
So when you combine a fruit that is loved by the family with another type of food that is loved, muffins, you have a winning combination for sure. Or not? Yes, well, that is the story of today’s Secret Recipe Club reveal.
I decided last night while barely avoiding a culinary disaster that our blog probably should have been named, “The Chef’s Wife Learns to Cook,” where we share all of the adventures of mine in the kitchen. It would have been quite entertaining… at least for you, and quite…. embarrassing for me! I will share the story of what almost went wrong last night another day, very soon. But this recipe had it’s close call as well.
Why? Because I decided to reduce the sugar in the recipe by half. Yes, half! I knew it would be a risk since I haven’t had enough experience baking yet to be able to even make an educated guess as to whether or not that would be an “acceptable” amount for the taste buds. But I really work hard to try to keep sugar intake at a minimum for myself and the kids, at least, so I just made an executive decision to be bold and give it a shot.
I made the muffins with one other adaptation. I added about half of a plum, because we also love plums. I took them out of the oven, allowed them to cool until I could stand the warmth enough to take a test bite, and….. hmmm, definitely not the “sweet muffin” taste I was accustomed to when I bite into a muffin.
The kids will probably take one bite and refuse to touch them again, I thought.
I took another bite. They’re really not bad, I thought! Okay, the only way to know for sure is have them eat one. Called them into the kitchen to let them know the muffins were ready. They sat in their seats at the table. I served each of them one and waited. They took a bite and another…. and another. “I like it!” one said. “These are good!” the other said.
Honestly, since they don’t get a lot of sugar in their diet, they didn’t even notice it. And after a few bites, they tasted sweeter to me than at first. I guess when you take a bite expecting that same type of sweetness you’re used to in a muffin, it’s a little bit of a surprise taste when there is that much less sugar in it!
Oh, and The Chef? He liked them too and didn’t even say a word about the lack of “muffin sweetness”. (To be fair, I did forewarn him.) The Lucky Wife scores!
Recipe adapted from the Peachy Granola Muffins recipe by Jessie at Vanderbilt Wife
- ¾ cup milk
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil (you can use butter if you prefer)
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 medium fresh peach, diced (skin left on)
- ½ plum, diced (skin left on)
- ¼ cup granola, any kind
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Grease muffin pans.
- Mix first seven ingredients together until just combined (milk through salt). Fold in peaches and plum.
- Divide batter into 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle each with a little granola.
- Bake about 20 minutes or until cooked through. Cool on a wire rack.
For my fellow Secret Recipe Club Members…. please be sure you leave me a link to your reveal post in your comment so I can return the visit and see what you made!