Peach streusel muffins

Peach streusel muffins to start kicking your day! those muffins are the perfect breakfast or summer treat for your family.

Peach streusel muffins

These peach muffins are my favourite summer dessert this year. I have baked them at least five times following the recipe that I am sharing below, sometimes with small variations that work very well. For example adding nuts to the dough or to the topping.

what is streusel?

The streusel is a german crumbling top made with flour, butter and sugar. Its name means “something sprinkled, spread” and in german bakery is use it to put on top of cakes and tarts.

Even if it’s seems like a normal crumble top, actually streusel is made with a different ratio of butter, sugar and flour. So the final crumb has a different texture and taste.

troubleshooting

The first time I saw these muffins on Pinterest I became obsessed and followed a random recipe that I found there. The result was some very rich but very strange looking muffins because the streusel top melted all over.

Then I found another recipe and although they came out almost to my liking; there were a couple of things that I didn’t like. Like they had too much sugar and again, the streusel completely melted.

So I made a couple of testing and modifications to various recipes. Until they come out as you see them in the pictures: Gorgeous!

Peach streusel muffins

Tips for gorgeous peaches muffins with streusel

  • Follow the instructions for baking them. Normally I bake the muffins at 180 ° C and they are perfect in 18-20 minutes. Due to the type of topping these muffins are better if they are baked as it says in the recipe; the first few minutes at a high temperature and at lower.
  • For the muffin dough use all the ingredients at room temperature. The streusel is the only ingredient that has to be cold.
  • You can replace the yogurt with whole cream, but be sure it is not too liquid but rather has a consistency similar to Greek yogurt.
  • If you use very ripe peaches, remove half of the milk to avoid pudding consistency. It is recommended that you use peaches with a firm pulp, but if you don’t have those, just use the ones on hand.
  • The key to have that wonderful streusel texture is to NOT crumble it so much when adding it. Leave some big chunks here and there.
  • Prepare all the ingredients, weigh the flour, chop the fruit, melt the butter, etc. When baking it is always better to have all the ingredients prepared before starting a recipe. Some things are done in advance and also many times the ingredients have to be brought to room temperature.

how to store peach muffins

With fresh fruit on them, these muffins do not keep for more than a day outside the refrigerator (in summer). So it is better to put them in ziploc bags and place them in the fridge for up to three days.

You can take them out half an hour before to allow them to reach room temperature.

how to make peach streusel muffins

Peach streusel muffins ingredients
Peach streusel muffins

Heat the oven to 210-220 ° C (410-425 F). Prepare the streusel: In a bowl put all the ingredients and mix with a spatula or spoon. Place it in the refrigerator until it is time to use.

Peach streusel muffins - how to make the streusel

In a large bowl, sift the flour together with baking powder and baking soda, add the salt and cinnamon then mix to combine.

Mix in peaches – leaving aside about two tablespoons – combine well. If the peaches are very ripe and juicy do not put them in this step but rather in next.

mixing flour for muffins
Peach streusel muffins

In a different bowl, pour in milk, yogurt, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract. Give it a good mix to combine everything. Add the flour mixture and with a spatula mix until all the ingredients are incorporated.

*If your peaches are too juicy, add them now.

whisking batter for muffins

Using an ice cream server or a spoon, scoop the mixture into paper lined muffin pan cups, filling only 2/3 each.

filling muffins cups with batter

Top with a few peaches bites each (the ones you left aside).

last steps of Peach streusel muffins

Add now the streusel, filling completely the muffin cup. Try to not crumble so finely the streusel. Leave some big chunks here and there to achieve that nice topping.

adding crumble to Peach streusel muffins

Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 210-220°C (410-425 F). Low the temperature to 175 ° C (350F) and continue baking for 13-15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Take them out of the oven. Place them on a rack for 5 minutes. Then take them out the pan and let them cool until they reach room temperature.

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Streusel muffins

Peach streusel muffins

Peach streusel muffins to start kicking your day! those muffins are the perfect breakfast or summer treat for your family.
PREP 15 minutes
COOK 20 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients 

  • 220 gr fresh peaches (cut in small cubes)
  • 225 gr all purpose flour
  • 100 gr brown sugar
  • 110 gr butter (melted)
  • 70 ml whole milk
  • 90 gr greek yogurt (or cream)
  • 2 medium eggs (110gr)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

For the streusel

  • 85 gr all purpose flour
  • 60 gr butter (melted)
  • 60 gr white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 210-220 ° C. / 410-425 F
  • Prepare the streusel: In a bowl put all the ingredients and mix with a spatula or spoon. Place it in the refrigerator until it is time to use.
  • In a large bowl, sift the flour together with baking powder and baking soda, add the salt and cinnamon then mix to combine.
  • Mix in peaches – leaving aside about two tablespoons – combine well. *If the peaches are very ripe and juicy do not add them in this step but rather in next.
  • In a different bowl, pour in milk, yogurt, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract. Give it a good mix to combine everything.
  • Add the flour mixture and with a spatula mix until all the ingredients are incorporated. *If your peaches are too juicy, add them now.
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  • Using an ice cream server or a spoon, scoop the mixture into paper lined muffin pan cups, filling only 2/3 each.
  • Top with a few peaches bites each (the ones you left aside).
  • Add now the streusel, filling completely the muffin cup. Try to not crumble so finely the streusel. Leave some big chunks here and there to achieve that nice topping.
  • Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 210-220°C (410-425 F). Low the temperature to 175 ° C (350F) and continue baking for 13-15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Take them out of the oven. Place them on a rack for 5 minutes. Then take them out the pan and let them cool until they reach room temperature.
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