Nothing says summer like a ripe, juicy peach and fresh fragrant basil. I love pairing fruits with cheese, and these were inspired by apple cheddar muffins my mom used to make. These savory sidekicks have just a hint of sweetness and make the perfect addition to your summer brunch table!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

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  • Mix peaches, basil, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar in a bowl; let sit until sugar dissolves, about 15 minutes.

  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Mix 1 cup Cheddar cheese into flour mixture.

  • Beat butter and 7 tablespoons brown sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, until just combined; gently fold in peaches. Mix flour mixture, a little at time, into peach mixture until batter is just combined.

  • Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese over batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

It is essential to use ripe, juicy peaches, otherwise you may need to add up to 1/4 cup of milk to the batter if mixture is too dry. You may substitute 2 cups of diced frozen peaches for the fresh peaches.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 23.4g; fat 12.4g; cholesterol 63.8mg; sodium 355.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2015
I am the recipe submitter. Just a tip: you will need 1/2 cup brown sugar TOTAL for this recipe. When the recipe got published Allrecipes decided to state it as 1 tbsp 7 tbsp. You do not need to count out 7 tbsp of sugar! To save time just measure out 1/2 cup and use 1 tbsp of it for the peaches in the second step. These are not meant to be sweet muffins but if you prefer things a little sweeter adjust accordingly. Enjoy!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/06/2018
I had high hopes for these but thought they were just okay. As another reviewer stated the cheddar sprinkled on top made it hard to separate the muffin liners from the muffins and so they crumbled a little trying to get them out. If I make them again I won t sprinkle cheese on top. I also thought they could use a little more basil it didn t stand out enough for my pallet. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2015
I am the recipe submitter. Just a tip: you will need 1/2 cup brown sugar TOTAL for this recipe. When the recipe got published Allrecipes decided to state it as 1 tbsp 7 tbsp. You do not need to count out 7 tbsp of sugar! To save time just measure out 1/2 cup and use 1 tbsp of it for the peaches in the second step. These are not meant to be sweet muffins but if you prefer things a little sweeter adjust accordingly. Enjoy!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2013
We just came home from an orchard in Michigan with about 20# of scrumptious peaches. This was one of the recipes I tried. I love unusual combinations and this was a hit! I had to use a combination of cheddar and pepper jack which gave them a nice kick to contrast the sweet peaches. If I have peaches left after making jam buckle etc. I'll definitely make more of these! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2013
These were fantastic! I made them exactly as described. Thanks for the "just use 1T out of the 1/2c of brown sugar" tip. I still thought they were sweet (but not too sweet). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2014
These were really good. I didn't like the cheese on top though. The cheese stuck to the muffin cups making them hard to open without them falling apart the tough cheese top encouraged the falling apart and the cheese top was a little too chewy for my son. Next time I'll mix the rest of the cheese in with the batter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2015
OMG these are the best muffins I have EVER made. Super moist the flavors are amazing! I made it exactly as written and LOVE this!!! You will not be disappointed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2015
Wonderful savory and sweet muffin - I used 1/2 cup whole wheat flour with great results. I may add some flax seeds next time to give the muffin more substance. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2017
What a fun delight of savory and sweet! Even the guys liked them! I think next time I might add some BACON!:) The only change to the recipe was that I added more sugar bc the peaches were hard and awful. I think good peaches would have made this recipe a full 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2014
Sounds strange but I tried it anyways. They are delicious. I have now made them twice within a week. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2018
A delicious savory and sweet muffin! I halved it and got 5 jumbo-sized muffins. Mine were ready at 20 min. The peaches give it a really nice sweetness. I would add a little more basil the next time. I used the brand of cheese in the ingredients list. I sprinkled a few muffins with the cheese; some I left plain. Maybe a little turbinado sugar would be nice on top too. The one I just had with cheese was delicious and went great with Rachel's Tomato Basil Soup from this site. Thanks for this unusual and delicious muffin! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/06/2018
I had high hopes for these but thought they were just okay. As another reviewer stated the cheddar sprinkled on top made it hard to separate the muffin liners from the muffins and so they crumbled a little trying to get them out. If I make them again I won t sprinkle cheese on top. I also thought they could use a little more basil it didn t stand out enough for my pallet. Read More
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