|The Cinnamon Streusel Peach Surprise Breakfast Muffin|
One of my favorite breakfast treats is the Muffin. Especially when they're warm and fresh out of the oven, a bit crumbly, lightly buttered...mmmmm muffins.
I try to make something once a week for my colleagues (aka "guinea pigs"). I had a long day and didn't get home until pretty late, so I wanted to make something really quick, but still unique. So I decided on a Cinnamon Streusel Muffin mix-- but of course with a twist.
|Cinnamon muffin batter with |
fresh peach chunks
|The scrumptious muffins |
entering the oven
I've had a few mishaps. For example, I don't suggest making peach soup. Feel free to trust me on this one.
But these muffins were super easy. I followed the box directions, chopped up peaches and mixed them into the batter, gently sprinkled the cinnamon sugar mix on top of each muffin, and placed the chunky batter into the muffin holders. I promptly licked the bowl (c'mon now, I know I'm not alone here--isn't the batter is the best part!?!) 12 minutes later, they were perfectly baked, which for me means still slightly gooey in the center. There's nothing worse than a dry, overbaked muffin.
I let them sit overnight (I may have tried 1 muffin before bed, just to make sure they came out well. It's extremely difficult to pass up a piping hot, just-out-of-the-oven muffin for goodness sakes).
|Good Morning to me|
And what did they think at work? Let's just say the 9 muffins that made it into work (ahem...so I may have had 1 more before heading in) went fairly quickly.
Everyone thought they were light, delicious, and had just the right amount of sweetness, but they couldn't place what fruit I had used. This is how I came up with the incredibly ingenious name, Cinnamon Streusel Peach Surprise Breakfast Muffins.
Personally, I feel a bit less guilty about having dessert for breakfast if fruit is included in some way. That's because fruit is good for you. (Yup. I can justify just about anything).