Peach Streusel Muffins

This is my favorite peach muffin recipe! Buttery, tender, and moist, these peachy muffins are heavy on the crumb topping and sweet vanilla glaze.

Indulgent Peach Streusel Muffins! Love these!

Peach Streusel Muffins-- you'll make these on repeat this summer!

If you’re crazy about peaches, I have lots of good news for you.

(1) Don’t you just hate biting into a “fruity” muffin and there’s, like, two blueberries? Well, there is no shortage of peaches in these muffins. Every single bite of full of them.

(2) You can use fresh or frozen peaches. So, you know what that means! You can easily make these peach streusel muffins year-round.

(3) What goes the best with peach? The sweet flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla… there’s lots of them in these muffins too.

Get ready to dig in!

Indulgent Peach Streusel Muffins! Love these!

Indulgent Peach Streusel Muffins! Love these!

What I love most about these muffins is their texture. The muffins have more of a cake-like crumb, as a result of creaming butter and sugar together rather than using oil. They’re light as cupcakes.

Peach Streusel Muffins are filled to the brim with JUICY peaches!

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Peach Streusel Muffins

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 23 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 muffins
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This is my favorite peach muffin recipe! Buttery, tender, and moist, these peachy muffins are heavy on the crumb topping and sweet vanilla glaze.


Ingredients

Crumb Topping

  • 1/3 cup (67g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon (15g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup (84g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)

Muffins

  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (120g) yogurt*
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons (45ml) milk (any kind)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups peeled, chopped peaches (3 peaches)*

Glaze

  • 1 cup (120g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons (45ml) heavy cream (or milk for a less creamy texture)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. First, make the crumb topping: In a medium bowl, combine both sugars, the cinnamon, and melted butter. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the flour. The crumb topping will be thick and crumbly. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C). Spray a 12-count muffin pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  3. Make the muffins: In a medium bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat on high until creamed, about 2 full minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute, then turn up to high speed until the mixture is combined and uniform in texture. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  4. In a large bowl, toss together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, all-spice, and salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and slowly mix with a whisk. Add the milk, gently whisking until combined and little lumps remain. Fold in the peaches with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
  5. Spoon the muffin batter evenly between all 12 muffin tins. There may be enough to make a 13th muffin in a 2nd batch, depending if there were a few extra peach chunks thrown in. Fill the muffin tins until they are full all the way up to the top. Press a handful of the crumb topping into the top of each; crumble it with your hands to make some big chunks.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes at 425°F (218°C), then keeping the muffins in the oven, lower the oven temperature to 350°F (177°C) and bake for 15-19 more minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Make the glaze: whisk all of the ingredients together and drizzle over warm muffins.

Notes

  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: Muffins stay soft, fresh, and moist in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Muffins freeze well for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and heat up (if desired) before enjoying.
  2. Yogurt: Use your favorite yogurt; I prefer low fat plain Greek yogurt but regular (not Greek) would be just fine. Try with apple flavored, vanilla, honey, nonfat, or full fat. Sour cream works as well.
  3. Peaches: You can use chopped frozen peaches – do not thaw.

Keywords: peach muffins, peach streusel muffins

258 Comments

  1. Can you used canned peaches? I don’t want the peaches to bake up when you cook it again and since canned peaches are already cooked some, i’m worried that’s what would happen.

  2. Donna Thornberry says:

    They are in the oven and they smell wonderful!

  3. In the muffin portion of the recipe, you said “light or brown sugar”. I’m assuming you mean light or dark brown sugar???

    1. Yes. Thanks!

  4. I just got back from a vacation in Savannah, Georgia and stopped by a road side stand on the way home to pick up some Georgia peaches. I did a search on Pinterest to find a peach recipe to use them in and I ran across this one.

    This is the best muffin recipe I have make…EVER! I have been trying different muffin recipes over the last year and kept having the same problem of a “heavy” muffin, not the cake like ones that I was striving for and certainly not the ones that rise the way yours does.

    I am your newest fan. I love the way you give tips along with the recipes too. They help me avoid problems and figure out what I did wrong in some of my other baking mistakes. I love to try new recipes. I can’t wait to try more of yours.

    Thank you for sharing your “baking addiction” with other addicts like me!

  5. made them according to recipe. very good muffins, plenty of streusel, muffin cups were very full but worked just fine. our peaches were really big so it took just one to make 1 1/2 cups chopped, chopped a second and put in freezer because I am sure I will make again. glaze was good but really prefer without, they did not need the added sweetness.

  6. I made these last night and OMG they were to DIE for!!! My hubby and daughter couldn’t get enough!!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. can these be made into a cake instead? how long/what temp would you bake? thanks!

  8. Best muffins! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Hi Sally,

    I am a big fan. Attempted the apple streusel muffins and soft chocolate chip cookies with good success.

    I am wondering if i would be able to substitute peaches with mangoes?

    Anyway attempting it this evening! Wish me luck ;p

    1. absolutely!

  10. What type of yogurt do you use ?

  11. Thank U so much for the recipe, muffins came out very tasty and the most important they stayed fresh for a long time, I used canne peaches:) Greetings from Poland:)

  12. I made these muffins last night. They are really good, but for some reason they don’t look anything like yours! My daughter is devouring them. Thanks for another great recipe!

  13. Hi Sally,
    Have to say these are my new favourite muffins!!! I bake for my school’s morning meeting every other week so I am constantly looking for new recipes. Comments from staff and my boyfriend – “these are the best muffins ever”!!! I have made them twice this week already!
    Simply delicious!!! I love when some of the topping spills over onto the pan and makes a crusty mess!
    Thank you for this delicious recipe – I have printed the apple one and will be making this for the next meeting!

    1. Thanks so much for reporting back Jennifer!

  14. Sharon Clair says:

    You are amazing love your receipes.

  15. would love to know the calorie count of recipes and looking for low cal recipes, thanks

  16. Could I use canned peaches or would they be too mushy straight out of the can? If I freeze the canned peaches will it work? Thanks!

  17. Christina T says:

    If I dont have yogurt, what can be substituted?

    1. Sour cream works!

  18. Sally–loved the photos of your muffins which made me want to make these.  Couple of question for you:  Did you use all the batter for 12 muffins? I did and the muffins cups were extremely full so when baked, the overflowed some and didn’t look s pretty as yours.  Perhaps your muffin tin has larger sized cups? Secondly, my crumb topping was not as dry/crumbly as your seems prior to baking.  Not sure what went wrong there as I used your exact measurements. 

    1. Hi Laura! I use my standard muffin pan. If your muffin cups are WAY too full, you can use a second tray and fill a few more cups to yield a few more muffins. Instead of melted butter in the streusel, you can try cutting in cold butter. The streusel will keep its shape a little better.

  19. Hi Sally 
    I’m a big fan! I want to make these peaches for a meeting tomorrow:) 
    The only problem is I don’t have yogurt or sour cream. Is there anything else I could use? Or do you think the results would change if I just left it out? 

  20. Oh my gosh Sally these look to die for!  Absolutely gorgeous!  I am saving a bunch of your muffin recipes and am planning to bake them for my nearest shelter!  I’m so excited!  Would this recipe work with strawberries too?  

    1. Such a sweet gesture Racquel. You can use strawberries in these muffins, yes!

  21. Hi Sally. I doubled the recipe and they are not baking through! I’ve had them in the oven for over an hour and they’re still gooey in the inside while the outside is getting very well done. I made the muffins normal size and I followed the recipe exactly. Were my peaches too juicy or something? I don’t know if I should just throw them all out at this point. 🙁

    1. The regular size muffins have been in the oven for over an hour?! My only guess is either the oven temperature is way off or there is too much moisture due to the peaches. How about cutting back on the amount?

      1. Mine baked for 45 minutes and were still so wet in the middle, I couldn’t serve them. And I only added 1T milk instead of three. Definitely too much moisture. (I have an oven thermometer and the temp was right.) 

  22. Hi Sally,

    Just wondering if I can put oats in the crumb topping recipe, will it be okey? I’ve been planning on making this sunday for my family. Thank you

    1. You can certainly add some, yes!

  23. By the way I made your Dark Chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies and it was a hit. Everybody loved it, I even doubled the recipe and put some of the cookie dough in the freezer for future use, too bad it did’nt last long because my family can’t get enough of it, Anyway thank you again Sally, you inspire me big time!!

  24. Can I use my 20*20 cm baking Pan instead of muffins pan?

  25. I wanted to thank u very much for these lovely delicious recepie you put here. I made this recepie and also carrot cake and brownies from your recepies and they were fantastic and everyone like that. I wanted to know if I wanted to lower the amount of sugar in recepies without changing in the texture of the cake,how much sugar I have to lower? And also can I use cake Pan instead of muffins pan for muffins recepie???

  26. These are wonderful….I will be making these again for sute:)))

  27. Thank you for this recipe!  These muffins are delicious.

  28. Already made three batches in two days.  Nothing more can be said except FANTASTIC. My grandmother came from the south and said she hated to admit it but yours are better.  Question please, can you freeze these, if so before you bake or after. Have an abundance of  peachess and don’t want to loose a one.  Thank you for the recipe, and looking forward to your answer so I can move on.  Again thank you.

    1. Absolutely! See step 8.

  29. Yummy! I’ve already baked 2 batches! Could I substitute or omit the sour cream to make it dairy free? Instead on the 3 T of milk, I used 1 T of peach juice. 

  30. In the oven!! I made them with my kids, and they thought Peach yogurt might be tasty . So I did 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 peach yogurt. Then we used one last TBSP of the peach yogurt in the glaze too… We are excited to see how they turn out! They smell fantastic!!

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