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Roasted Peaches with Yogurt and Streusel

Alright, alright, I’ve shamelessly plugged peaches* all summer long, and though summer is officially winding down, I really can’t get enough, and truly couldn’t help but sneak in the last few recipes. But guys … roasted peaches. Have you tried them?

My mom taught me years ago that roasted fruit tastes amazing. Sometimes she’ll even roast orange halves or peach halves to top on a piece of grilled chicken or salmon, and the result is incredible. But roasted peaches as a dreamy dessert-meets-breakfast – a.k.a., an excuse to eat something decadent for either dessert OR breakfast – well that’s just heaven.

Roasted peaches with yogurt and homemade streusel … OH MY GOODNESS.

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*Ahem10-minute peach dumplings, peaches and cream muffins with cream cheese frosting, and roasted peach and oatmeal cookie no-churn ice cream.

Our fantastic food contributor, Hope, whipped up the recipe for these roasted peaches stuffed with yogurt and homemade streusel, and the result is incredible. I mean truly, you’ll be wondering how this dreamy dessert/breakfast has been missing from your life all this time.

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As Hope explains:

Roasting peaches is such a wonderful way to enjoy the sweet seasonal fruit. The combination of delicious caramely roasted peaches with thick chilled yogurt and a brown sugar streusel makes the most amazing breakfast or snack and is easy to make for a crowd!

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Roasted Peaches with Yogurt and Streusel

You will LOVE this incredible combination; decadent caramely roasted peaches with thick chilled yogurt and a brown sugar streusel makes for the most amazing breakfast, snack, or dessert.

Ingredients

  • 3 peaches, sliced in half + pits removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey, plus additional honey for serving
  • 1 16-oz container Greek yogurt or 3 5.3-oz containers Greek yogurt, flavor of your choice (I used honey, vanilla, and coconut)

Streusel

  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

To Roast the Peaches

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add the olive oil and butter. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of honey over the cut side of the peaches. When the butter has melted, place the peaches into the skillet, cut-side down. Drizzle the other tablespoon of honey on the outside of the peaches and cook until softened and browning, about 10 minutes. Flip the peaches and cook for another 10 minutes, or until the peaches are golden and caramelized. If your peaches are very ripe, you may need to reduce the cooking time so they do not become too soft.

To Make the Streusel

  • While the peaches are cooking, make the streusel. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, flour, and ground ginger. Add the softened butter and vanilla and use your hands to bring the mixture together. Mix until all of the ingredients are incorporated and the mixture forms a ball. Break up the streusel into bits.
  • Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the streusel bits to the skillet and stir frequently for about 5-10 minutes, until some of the streusel bits begin to turn golden. Remove from the heat and set aside for assembly.

To Assemble

  • Place a peach half on a small plate or in a bowl, top with a few spoonfuls of yogurt, and generously sprinkle streusel on top. Drizzle with honey and serve immediately.

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Let the natural sugars from those roasted peaches really ooze out through the roasting process. That’s where you’ll find that warm, caramel-like flavor.

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You can also keep all of the ingredients in separate containers in your refrigerator for an easy an incredible breakfast to last you several mornings in a row.

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Your streusel will keep well for a good week in an airtight container, and most of us have a container of yogurt in the refrigerator on hand.

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Bliss, I tell you.

Foodie blogger Lexi of Glitter, Inc. shares the most incredible caramely roasted peaches with yogurt and homemade streusel. Click through for the recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

If you make your own roasted peaches with yogurt and streusel, be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi) so I can live vicariously through all of your sweet creations!


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10-Minute Peach Dumplings (With an Easy Vegan Option!)

The recipe for these 10-minute peach dumplings is one of those throw it together in five-minutes-or-less and have dessert ready to go by the end of dinner kind of desserts. It’s so simple, you’ve probably already got all of the ingredients in your very own kitchen. The secret: those crescent rolls* you buy in a tube in the refrigerated section of your grocery store! They can also be made vegan, with a few simple tweaks. Oh, and they’ve got a top secret ingredient you’d probably never expect too. But you’ll just have to read on to get the details. 😉

*FUN FACT: Did you know that Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are actually vegan? How great is that!?

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Oh, and let’s not forget the versatility of this amazing dessert: you can easily substitute the peaches for apple slices – which we plan to do often in the fall. Dumplings are dumplings. Sugary, delicious, and amazing filled with just about any fruit. Fresh or frozen fruit works SO well here too.

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We even made a little video to show you just how easy these peach dumplings are to make:

You know you wanna try these …

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10-Minute Peach Dumplings (With an Easy Vegan Option!)

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Yield 16 small dumplings

These easy 10-minute dumplings are sure to become one of your new favorite desserts. (And we'll show you how to make them vegan too!) Perfect for making in a pinch!

Ingredients

  • 2 cans crescent rolls*
  • 16 whole frozen peach slices (or about 2 whole peaches, peeled and sliced)
  • 1-1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter OR vegan butter (We love Earth Balance!)
  • 1-1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon, for sprinkling
  • 1 can Sprite, 7-Up, Or Mountain Dew
  • extra butter (or vegan butter), for the pan

Instructions

  1. Butter a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with vegan butter. Roll one to two peach slices in one pre-portioned crescent roll. Place in the pan.
  2. Melt butter, then add sugar and gently stir. Add vanilla, stir gently, then pour the entire mixture over the peach-filled rolls in the pan. Pour about 3/4 of the can of Sprite around the edges and in the middle of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to sit 10 minutes before serving.
  4. When serving, be sure to scoop up some of the extra sweet sauce that's pooled at the bottom and pour it over the top of each dessert. You can also top with whipped cream, vegan cool whip, or ice cream, because, why not!?

Notes

*If you want to keep this recipe vegan, use vegan butter and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are actually vegan!

Recipe adapted via The Pioneer Woman

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So simple and delicious!

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Note: This recipe is made to serve about 8, but since we’re a small bunch, I tend to cut this recipe in half, using just one tube of crescent rolls, making 8 small dumplings, rather than 16 (what two cans of crescent rolls would make).

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How good does that look?

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And definitely serve these beauties warm. The peach dumplings are SO good in a bowl topped with ice cream. (Dairy-free for us!)

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Happy dumpling making!

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If you make your own peach dumplings, or really, any version of these dumplings, be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi) so I can live vicariously through all of your yummy no-fuss desserts!

Photography by Annie Watts Photography for Glitter, Inc.

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Homemade Roasted Peach and Oatmeal Cookie No Churn Ice Cream

Nothing like starting the week off with a little ice cream, amiright? And this one in particular – roasted peach and oatmeal cookie no churn ice cream, packed with chewy homemade cookie chunks – OMG. Besides, we only have about five weeks left of summer, so why not enjoy every last second of it. With homemade ice cream.

Psst .. love ice cream? You do not want to miss our confetti cookie cup ice cream sundaes and double chocolate peanut butter ice cream sandwiches (made with homemade salted chocolate and peanut butter swirl ice cream and chocolate sugar cookies.)

But back to today’s summer-perfect roasted peaches and oatmeal cookie no churn ice cream …

Homemade Roasted Peach and Oatmeal Cookie No Churn Ice Cream by NC foodie blogger Glitter, Inc

Our awesome food contributor, Hope, perfected this homemade no churn ice cream crammed with roasted peaches and oatmeal cookies, and the result is so, so good.

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From Hope:

The combination of flavors in this roasted peach and oatmeal cookie no churn ice cream is amazing! The sweet roasted peaches and chewy oatmeal cookies suspended in a smooth and easy no churn ice cream base are perfectly delicious. Each bite is a little different, but each spoonful brings a bit of nostalgia for those warm, slow summer nights on the front porch.

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Peach and Oatmeal Cookie Crumble No Churn Ice Cream

INGREDIENTS

5 smallish or 4 medium to large peaches, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon bourbon
2 cups cold heavy cream
Oatmeal cookie chunks (recipe below)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the peach slices out in a single layer and sprinkle with the brown sugar and salt. Roast until golden and caramely, flipping once or twice during roast time, about 30 to 35 minutes.

Line a loaf pan or ice cream freezer container with parchment paper.

In a bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and bourbon until combined.

Place the cold cream in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the mixture – constantly folding over and over until everything is combined. This will take a few minutes! Fold in the sugar roasted peaches, reserving a few for the top of the ice cream.

Gently stir in most the cookie crumbs. Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf pan and freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

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Oatmeal Cookies

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup of quick cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Stir together the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until combined in a medium sized bowl. In a large bowl, cream the butter until smooth with an electric mixer. Add the sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs, beating well to combine thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients slowly and mix just until combined.

Pat out the dough into the bottom of an 8.5″ x 4.5″ loaf pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the dough at the center of the pan looks nearly done. Allow the cookies to cool at room temperature or in a fridge. Cut into small cubes, or break it into small pieces, just before using.

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How to Make Apple Crisp in a Slow Cooker

Say hello to your new year-round, no-fuss dessert hack: apple crisp, made in a crock-pot or slow cooker. Yes, it can be done! I mean, really, is there anything a crock-pot can’t do? I’ve only recently come around to its wonders, but I’m must say, I’m impressed, and less stressed.

Dinner makes sense in a slow cooker. (Both this 3-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Thai Coconut Curry Chicken and Hearty Chicken Vegetable and Quinoa Soup have become slow cooker staples in our kitchen, since this mama got her proverbial slow cooker feet wet. By the way, this Instant Pot basically does it all – slow cooker, rice cooker, pressure cooker – and you’ll love it.)

We’ve all heard so many of the easy slow cooker dinner recipes; but dessert? It totally works! And this one in particular – slow cooker apple crisp – it’s one of my favorite slow cooker discoveries to date. That’s a cooking (and baking) win.

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Now I know apple recipes are typically reserved for the fall – but truth is – we eat them year-round – and I also happen to be a dessert fiend; so in summer, when the temperatures just keep on rising, I’m always on the hunt for no-fuss sweets that don’t require a whole lot of legwork.

Making anything in a slow cooker is great (I mean, really really great!) because it’s kind of a dump-and-wait recipe. Seriously, you just throw all of your ingredients into the crock-pot, and a few hours later, you have a home-cooked meal, orrrr, in this case, a homemade, warm, gooey dessert … just begging to be topped with cold vanilla ice cream, I might add.

And, added bonus: a slow cooker won’t heat up your kitchen on hot summer days the way turning on your oven would.

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Now back to this dessert I keep raving about: this slow cooker apple crisp is cooked entirely in a crock-pot. Yep, it’s awesome. The oh so easy dessert is packed with juicy apples, warm brown sugar, and a buttery crumbly oat crisp topping.

While the apple crisp cooks low and slow in the slow cooker, the apples get soft and juicy, and they combine with the sugar and spices to create a perfect caramel-y sauce. The oatmeal topping crisps up, and has that crumbly, buttery texture you know and love. Slow cookers really are magic, aren’t they?

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But I digress. Here’s how to make the most amazing, and simple, slow cooker apple crisp …

How to Make Homemade Apple Crisp in a Slow Cooker

This simple-as-could-be slow cooker apple crisp is packed with juicy apples, warm brown sugar, and a buttery crumbly oat crisp topping.

Top with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, because you know you wanna. 

Ingredients

For the apple filling:

  • 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ¼-inch thick slices
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (optional; I skipped it, mostly because I don't like my desserts too sweet)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the oatmeal crisp topping:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup white whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes 

Serve with vanilla ice cream on top for the ultimate dessert! (optional)

Instructions

To make the apple filling:

  • Place sliced apples in the slow cooker. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir. (Be sure to use a non-metal spoon so as not to scratch your slow cooker bowl.) Allow the apple filling to sit while you put together the oatmeal crisp topping.

To make the oatmeal crisp topping:

  • Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Stir until well combined.
  • Add in the butter, and using your fingertips, work the butter into the oat mixture until the mixture starts to clump together.Stir the apple mixture in your slow cooker once more and then spread the apples out into a somewhat even layer. Sprinkle the oatmeal crisp topping over the top.

To cook the apple crisp:

  • Replace the lid. Cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 3-3½ hours, until apples are soft. Turn off heat and let stand for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour before serving (keeping the lid on).

Serve in bowls with heaping scoops of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Hello, easy dessert!

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Recipe adapted via Kristine’s Kitchen

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Serve this up warm out of the slow cooker, or re-heat portions throughout the week, by microwaving a bowl at a time.

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Apple crisp is a great dessert, but feel free to scoop up a bowl for breakfast. I won’t tell! It has fresh apples and oats, after all.

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This easy slow cooker apple crisp will quickly become a favorite in your house!

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If you make your own apple crisp in a slow cooker, be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi) so I can live vicariously through all of your yummy no-fuss desserts!

You can find our favorite slow cooker here.

And tell me – how about you? Have you hopped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet? What other slow cooker meals and desserts do you love? Send me your suggestions!

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Classic Graham Cracker Toffee Bark (a.k.a., Graham Cracker Crack)

If you haven’t ever tried graham cracker toffee bark, I’d like to formally introduce you to everyone’s favorite graham cracker “crack.” Often created using saltines, I’m from the school of thought that subbing out the saltine crackers for graham crackers makes the whole sweet treat over-the-top. The thicker, denser, graham crackers soak up all of that homemade toffee caramel goodness, and the melted chocolate crust is the perfect pairing. I can’t decide which variation I’m more obsessed with: topped with a hardened semi-sweet chocolate shell or milk chocolate shell. My hubby on the other hand, he’s ALL about that white chocolate.

You may remember earlier this year I shared a super sweet, pretty in pink marbled graham cracker toffee bark version of this dessert – that one was created using white chocolate and it is rich, but I wanted to go with the classic, especially because this classic graham cracker toffee bark (covered in sprinkles, of course), works so well for summer.

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I’m actually planning to make a big ol’ batch for Scarlett’s upcoming birthday party. It’s always a crowd-pleaser.

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So without further ado, the easy steps to make your own classic graham cracker toffee bark …

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Classic Graham Cracker Toffee Bark (a.k.a., Graham Cracker Crack)

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You'll fall instantly in love with this nostalgic sweet treat. The dense graham crackers soak up all of that homemade toffee caramel goodness, and the rich chocolate topping is just the icing on the snack!

Ingredients

  • about 10 full-size honey graham crackers, or enough to cover pan
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • sprinkles (or toffee bits) - optional 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9x13-inch pan with a non-stick silicone baking mat*, parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. (*The baking mat you see in the pictures is a Silpat, and it's my absolute favorite for baking.)
  2. Place graham crackers in pan in a single, flat layer so pan is completely covered with them. You will have to break some crackers to fill in the smaller spaces at the edges. It's ok if there are slight gaps; it doesn't have to be perfect. Set aside.
  3. In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan with high sides, add the butter, brown sugar, salt, and heat over medium-high heat to melt. Stir constantly until butter has melted.
  4. After butter has melted, allow mixture to boil for about 4 1/2 to 5 minutes at a medium-fast boil (lots of bubbles). Stir constantly to prevent burning. As you approach the 4 minute mark, mixture should seem thickened with the consistency of medium-thick caramel sauce. Don't overcook.
  5. Evenly pour mixture over graham crackers.
  6. Bake for about 7 minutes, or until there's bubbling around the edges.
  7. While baking, melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, removing from microwave and stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  8. Remove pan from oven at the 7-minute mark. Pour melted chocolate evenly over the caramel-covered grahams. If needed, use a spatula to smooth it into an even, smooth layer of melted chocolate. Top with sprinkles or toffee bits.
  9. Allow to cool for about 3 to 4 hours, or until chocolate has set and dessert is sliceable. Cut into squares once chocolate has completely hardened. Note: you can refrigerate this to speed up the cooling/firming process, but it will create a bit of condensation on the chocolate. This is merely a cosmetic issue, but obviously, you can avoid this by just allowing it to dry completely on your countertop. Your toffee bark will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 2 weeks, in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipe adapted via Averie Cooks

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I mean, how good does that caramel-soaked graham cracker layer look? It’s buttery, dense, sweet, but not too sweet; perfection in my book.

Plus, sprinkles make everything better.

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If you find yourself baking up a batch of classic graham cracker toffee bark (a.k.a., graham cracker crack), be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi) so I can live vicariously through all of your fun parties and desserts!

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Peaches and Cream Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve been on a bit of a summer dessert spree. I can’t resist. The fresh summer fruit, coupled with the fact that I’m nearly seven months pregnant, is making it pretty hard to ignore that sweet tooth. And peaches are one of my absolute favorite summer fruits to bake with. (If you haven’t tried this perfect peach cake, you’re seriously missing out.) Fresh, peaches are delicious, but baked down, they’re bursting with sweet and tangy, caramel-y goodness, and I want to eat them all.

Hubby and I have been obsessed with these peaches and cream muffins from the lodge where we got married in Maine for YEARS now. And since it’s peak peach season, I decided to do a bit of experimenting in the kitchen. Migis Lodge, where our favorite peaches and cream muffins originated from, keeps their secret recipe pretty tight to the chest, so I had to play around a bit to come up with our own version. After a few attempts, and combining recipes and flavors, I give you: our very own peaches and cream muffins with a cream cheese frosting.

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These heavenly muffins are packed full of peach and vanilla; not too sweet, with the perfect doughy-meets-spongy bounce, and just the right amount of fluffy goodness. The decadent cream cheese frosting will have you singing at the perfect pairing.

Peaches and cream (cheese) were meant to be.

I love the sweet bursts of peach in each bite. The peaches are slightly mashed to release some of their natural juice, but there are still plenty of peach chunks in the muffins to remind you that these are most definitely peaches ‘n cream muffins.

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Peaches and Cream Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield 1 Dozen Muffins

These incredible peaches and cream muffins are packed full of peach and vanilla; they're subtly sweet, and strike that perfect balance with a decadent cream cheese frosting slathered on the top.

Ingredients

Muffins:

  • Baking Spray or Coconut Oil Spray
  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar + 1 tbsp sugar for the peaches
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup room temperature buttermilk or sour cream
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh diced and peeled peaches, lightly mashed with a fork (frozen and thawed work too!)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter

Frosting:

  • 6 ounces of cream cheese
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven with a rack in the middle to 375 degrees F.
  2. Lightly spray or grease the top of the muffin pan so that the muffin tops don't stick. Place muffin liners into the cavities of the pan.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, mix the buttermilk or sour cream, egg, and vanilla. Add it to the dry ingredients.
  5. Using a fork, gently smash the diced peaches and then toss with tablespoon of granulated sugar, cinnamon, and pinch of nutmeg. Add the smashed peaches and melted butter to the dry ingredients, and stir until the dry ingredients are just incorporated.
  6. Portion the batter among the muffin cups. The batter will fill the entire muffin cup. Bake the muffins until a toothpick comes out clean, about 18 to 20 minutes.
  7. Cool the muffins in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pan, and continue to cool on a wire rack. Top with cream cheese frosting and serve.

These muffins can be kept in an airtight container for up to two days.

For the frosting: melt cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl (about 40 seconds). Stir in powdered sugar; keep mixing until your frosting is smooth.

Peach Muffin Recipe adapted via Karen’s Kitchen Stories

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By the way, even if you find yourself craving peaches in the middle of fall, winter, or spring, frozen peaches (thawed), actually work really well in this recipe as well!

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If you make your own peaches and cream muffins, be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi). I love to see your creations!

Photos by Annie Watts Photography for Glitter, Inc.

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