Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Glazed Strawberry-Peach Muffins

 Strawberry-peach muffins can't help but make you think summer....and when you add a sweet peach drizzle, you can't help but think yummmmmm!

Do you ever feel like you're living in the movie Groundhog's Day? Where the same things happen day, after day, after day? Every morning here at our Lemon Tree Dwelling is a little like that....first Nora wakes up waaaaay too early (this morning was 5:00), then Ellia comes in our bedroom and asks if she can go get the ipad, then Greta climbs into our bed and asks for a new pony (she is obsessed with high ponytails and asks us to re-do them about 18 times a day)....and then, when we can't push the time any longer, and we are running the risk of being late for school, we all head downstairs for breakfast. And Groundhog's Day continues.

Because every morning, without fail, my kids tell me they're hungry. And every morning, without fail, I tell them I know they're hungry and ask them what they'd like. I run through the list of options, and, without fail, they tell me none of them sound good....and we go back to square one. I'm not kidding you - it is a ridiculous way to start our day.  BUT. If I give them the option of something delicious and different and home-made.....well, then Groundhog's Day disappears and it's like Christmas around here! So yeah.... I've been making a lot of muffins lately.

I know muffin recipes are a dime a dozen, but I wanted to share these ones with you because they're just moist enough, just sweet enough, just delicious enough that I thought you might enjoy them as much as we did. The strawberry-peach combo is just right for the warm weather that's just around the corner....and the sour cream in the batter gives them a richness that is oh so satisfying. And, come to think of it, these muffins would be the perfect addition to a Mother's Day brunch....(time to start thinking about that already!)

Between this week's muffins and last week's smoothies, I'm hoping to bring our Groundhog's Day to a quick close. Speaking of groundhogs....Punxatawney Phil, you were soooooooo wrong this year. Don't think we didn't notice....    :)

Glazed Strawberry-Peach Muffins
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. sour cream
3/4 c. milk
2 large eggs
1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (14 oz.) can sliced peaches, chopped (reserve 2-3 Tbsp. juice)
1 c. fresh strawberries, chopped
powdered sugar (for glaze)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare two 12-cup muffin tins with cooking spray.
2. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl. 
3. Whisk the sour cream, milk, eggs and vanilla together in a separate bowl.
4. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and stir gently to combine. Add the melted butter and stir well.
5. Fold in peaches and strawberries.
6. Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes.
7. Let cool in pan 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack. Shortly before serving, top with glaze. (The glaze will eventually soak into the muffins.)

(Recipe adapted from The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook.)

Peach Glaze 
1/2 c. powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp. reserved peach juice

 Looking for another delicious breakfast recipe? Check out my Lemon-Glazed Gingerbread Scones!


Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)


  1. Yes, my life sometimes feels like ground hog day--some days it's a 'what about bob' day too!
    We woke to snow this morning, is spring really close? I wore capris today (my own little revolt).
    These little gems look perfect, and maybe I'll make the gingerbread scones today, while it's still cold. I love scones and ginger!

  2. i know exactly what you mean about it feeling like ground hog day everyday :) we have a lot of those around here... these muffins look SO good... i just got a new recipe box a few weeks ago... thanks to you it's getting filled up with lots of new, yummy recipes... as always, thanks for sharing!!!

  3. These look divine, Cathy! Glad they took the Groundhog-ness away! We go through the, "I'm hungry" ... "What would you like?" ... "What is there?" ...and I list the usual (that they know full well in advance! lol) I totally get how adding something like these scrumptious muffins could shatter that repetition in a millisecond ;) Such a delicious flavor combo! Pinned & look forward to trying sometime!! Thanks for sharing! I always so enjoy your posts! :*)

  4. oh my! these look DEEELICIOUS!!! wouldn't mind having these every day. :)

  5. You are responsible for the drool on my keyboard! These look delicious.

    I shared your printable "Bloom where you are planted" on my ministry facebook account. https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Sheltering-Tree/136075696455250 Thank you for making it available.


  6. Ohhh...looks delicious! The fruit in there makes me think about spring when we are having a snowstorm today!

  7. They look delicious! I bet they would be good in coffee cake form too with some streusel on top.

  8. My daughters have requested a "roatating muffin schedule" and these are on the list for next week! They look scrumptious! Great pictures too, as always!

  9. One look at your muffins and I can't wait for peach season.

  10. Oh yes, over and over and over. These look delish. Strawberries and peaches are some of my favorite fruit. Thank you for sharing.

    Consider yourself hugged,

  11. These look absolutely delicious!! I was hoping that you could share this post on my Sunday Link Party!! I'll host it every week, and welcome you!

    Abbi @ Seasons of a Homemaker

  12. These look wonderful! They would certainly make my morning routine a little brighter. Thankfully my boys have been sleeping a little later since baseball started. Phew! I was right there with you. My kids have always been early risers. I would love if you would share these on Thursday @ Great Idea Thursday http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com. Krista

  13. these look amazing!! i can't wait to try them :) thanks for sharing

  14. These look so good. Def pinning!! Visiting from Made by you Monday @Skip to My Lou.

  15. I can't wait to try this recipe! I've pinned it and I am now following you on GFC. I found you at Daisy Cottage Designs.


  16. Great post. A friend recommended your blog. I will be back for sure!

    I am giving away a set of Ball Canning blue pint jars on my blog right now, I hope you'll stop by!

    Fresh Eggs Daily

  17. Oh Strawberry & Peach sounds amazing! These look delicious:)


  18. Yummy! This was the perfect recipe to find as I sit here with my windows open for the first time this spring! Will definitely have to give these a try as strawberry and peach are one of my favorite combinations!!
    <3 Emily L.

  19. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  20. These are getting a shout out tomorrow on DearCreatives.com xo Thanks for sharing & linking up!

  21. oh my these look delicious. I am stopping by from the chicken chick...thanks for sharing.

  22. Thanks so much for sharing at Freedom Fridays! Just pinned and shared on Facebook as one of this week's Features!!


  23. Cathy, just lovely. It would be great if you linked in to Food on Friday: Muffins & Cupcakes. The showcases from this Food on Friday have not yet been selected. This link will take you to my home page where you will find a sidebar with links to all the different Food on Fridays. So that I know you have linked and can be sure to pin to the board I have for each one, please do leave a short comment. Cheers

  24. Really impressed! Everything is very open and very clear explanation of issues. It contains truly information. Your website is very useful. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more!

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  25. Good morning, sweet bloggy friend! Stopping by to let you know that I featured your Glazed Strawberry-Peach Muffins on my blog today: http://www.chattingoverchocolate.com/2013/07/breakfast-date-with-pinterest.html ... Thanks for sharing this terrific recipe! Have a beautiful day, Cathy!!

  26. Congrats, your recipe is being featured in a peach roundup. I will be pinning and tweeting it too this week.

  27. Yum...these look delicious! I can't eat strawberries, but I'm sure I can find a suitable substitute :)


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