Fresh Peach and Sunflower Seed Muffins | Secret Recipe Club

I’ve really taken advantage of this summer, like no other. Twenty two years in the military, three years in management, a year of floundering around, and school last year and really never the time to really enjoy a summer. This year I feel as if I’m headed on a path, my keel starting to even out so I afforded myself the luxury of enjoying what summer has to offer.

I’ve spent a lot of time gardening, traveling, and catching up with friends and family. I’ve been cooking up a storm but have given myself leave not to turn every meal into a blog project. Last month I even skipped Secret Recipe Club (I was gone 3 out of the 4 weeks).

This month is proving to be just as packed, but I’ve missed my blog cooking and I missed Secret Recipe Club. Luckily for me, on my return, I got Taryn’s fabulous blog {Sweetly} Serendipity.

During the summer months we spend nearly every weekend at the cabin (sigh, it’s still never enough time). With the cabin in mind I sought out a recipe that I thought would fit my mountain cabin world. As soon as I laid eyes on the Fresh Peach and Oat Muffins I knew I found the one.

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The flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg have that warm cabin-y feel, the peach as fresh as the meadows and the seeds, just as nutty as us FreshPeach and Sunflower seed muffins thekitchenwitchblog.com.jpg

The muffins were moist and hearty enough to get McGyver through his day which was spent cutting, chopping and splitting wood. The muffins were so good that we drove up to our neighbors and shared a ½ dozen with them (in exchange we got some fresh potatoes and a cucumber from their garden…note to self-bring more goodies to the neighbors).

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I even had a little fun setting up my nature food shoot; I was blessed with a cloudy day with the sun just peeping through. I embraced the flora and fauna revealing in the glorious day that started with these delicious muffins. There is much comfort in a satisfied belly and palette, especially in the mountains.

I really enjoyed this month’s SRC assignment, I hope you all take some time to visit Taryn at {Sweetly} Serendipity (don’t you just love her blog name!).

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I didn’t do much to change the recipe, mainly I replaced the millet with a goji granola for extra crunch and I didn’t have any brown sugar so I used raw cane instead.

Fresh Peach and Sunflower Seed Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 16 to 18 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 3/4 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped almost ripe peaches
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Line muffins tins with paper liners.
  2. Put the rolled oats and the buttermilk in a large bowl and let soak for 10 minutes. Add the lightly beaten egg, melted butter or vegetable oil, and sugar, mix well.
  3. 2) In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. Add to the soaked oat mixture and stir lightly to mix. Fold in the chopped peaches. Do not beat or over mix; the batter should look slightly streaky. Spoon the mixture into lined muffin pan, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Top with sunflower seeds (about 1 tablespoon each)
  4. 3) Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch or an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 1 minute, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Notes

These muffins freeze great!

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P.S. I’d like to thank Debbi our Group C hostess for helping me out this month, I’m on the road again off to Spokane then Bozeman and then up to the cabin, another busy week!

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14 Responses to Fresh Peach and Sunflower Seed Muffins | Secret Recipe Club

  1. gloria August 19, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    these muffins look wonderful I love peaches!!

    • Giggles August 19, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

      The peach and the seeds go so well together, you have to give it a try.

  2. chelsy August 19, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    I have been addicted to peaches lately. These look fantastic…can’t wait to try :)

    • Giggles August 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

      If you are addicted to peaches you have to try these, plus they freeze great so when the peaches are gone you’ll still be able to enjoy some.

  3. Taryn August 19, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Rhonda – I love your post about these muffins, and am so glad you picked out this recipe. These muffins hold a special place in my heart, and I ‘m really happy that you enjoyed them as much as I do. Happy baking!

    • Giggles August 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

      Taryn, when I read the post I could tell you were pleased as “peaches” (pun intended) to have been able to mimic the muffins you had tasted. My family and neighbors are happy that I made them! Thanks for such a great recipe!

  4. Karen August 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    Yep, this is going on my “to make” list (which gets only longer and longer by the day!). The taste of fresh peaches… yum!

    • Giggles August 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

      My neighbors (by the cabin) really liked them! Don’t wait too long to try and make them, they are worth it.

  5. Debra August 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    Seriously, I put up 15 pounds of peaches this weekend. Where were you and this recipe???? (So sad, all my peaches are in jammed in jars at this point.)

    • Giggles August 19, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

      Isn’t that the way! But I bet your peach jam was worth every peach you used!

  6. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} August 19, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Loving all of the seasonal goodies that are incorporating peaches right now. These muffins are divine. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

  7. Veronica August 20, 2013 at 2:27 am #

    That’s an interesting combo I wouldn’t have thought to put together, but they sound wonderful! So glad you’ve been able to take advantage of summer this year. :)

  8. Karen - Cinnamon Freud August 20, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    These muffins look great- I love the saltiness and crunchiness the sunflower seeds add! Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer

  9. Deanna Segrave-Daly August 20, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    These look so good and I just adore your photographs throughout the post. It was just a joy to learn more about you and your blog this month!

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