Thursday, July 23, 2015

Just Peachy Blueberry Muffins ... with Coconut Sugar!

peachy blueberry muffins made with coconut sugar!!!
A. These are my new favorite muffins. (My least favorite muffin is the one topping my waistband.)

B. If you've never tried coconut sugar before, it's time.

C. There is no C, but it just looked better.

peachy blueberry muffins made with coconut sugar!!!
OK...here's the deal. I'd never baked with coconut sugar before these muffins. I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about it, so when this Organic Coconut Palm Sugar from Wholesome!™ arrived on my doorstep, I was excited to try it!

peachy blueberry muffins made with coconut sugar!!!
Coconut sugar doesn't taste at all like coconuts...and it doesn't look like traditional sugar. Both of those things surprised me. Coconut sugar is made from the nectar of the coconut palm tree flower. (Sounds so fancy.)  Right out of the bag, it looks a little like crushed graham crackers.

peachy blueberry muffins made with coconut sugar!!!
[Note: I know Wholesome!™ is changing packaging right now, so the coconut sugar package in your store may look a little different than it does in my picture.]

The most important question here...how do the muffins taste? I'm so glad you asked. The muffins are moist, and full of fresh summer flavors of peaches and blueberries. Coconut sugar adds a depth of flavor here, a toastiness that is so warm and comforting. It's a taste almost like if you put a graham cracker in a toaster for a minute or so. While they’re baking, your kitchen will smell divine!

(Someone invent a peach-blueberry-coconut-sugar-muffin scented candle pronto!)

peachy blueberry muffins made with coconut sugar!!!
These babies had been out of the oven for all of 20 minutes and we'd eaten half of the batch. Yeah, they're good.

Of course, they’re perfect for breakfast…or a snack, but how about packing some along on that summer road trip?

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Peachy Blueberry Muffins
{makes 12 muffins}

2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup salted butter
1 cup Wholesome!™ Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
1/2 cup + 1/3 cup diced peaches (divided)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 pint fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 375. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and coconut sugar together for a few minutes until well combined.

Meanwhile, place the 1/2 cup diced peaches and lemon juice in a blender. Process until smooth.

Add the eggs to the mixer one at a time, and blend, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Beat in the peach puree.

On low speed, add in the flour in 3 additions, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the flour. Mix just until combined.

peachy blueberry muffins made with coconut sugar!!!
Fold in the blueberries and 1/3 cup diced peaches.

Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tins and bake for 25 minutes or until the muffins are golden and the tops bounce back when lightly touched. Let the muffins rest in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.

Serve warm or at room temperature, with or without butter.

peachy blueberry muffins made with coconut sugar!!!
*This post was sponsored by Wholesome!™. All opinions and recipes are my own.*

6 comments:

  1. Hey,

    i realy like the idea of peaches and blueberries in one cake!
    I will try this! And the Coconut Palm Sugar sounds interesting, but I cannot use it (it must came from the other end of the world). I prefer to use more regional products. And I life in the wrong region :(
    But the recipe is great!

    Best, Patricia

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  2. These look so good! Love that you used coconut sugar!

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  3. I would love such breakfast :D

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  4. I just bought these amazing, juicy peaches and have been looking for ideas to use them and muffins sounds just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. These look all kinds of delicious with the peaches, blueberries and the coconut sugar! So healthy and scrumptious!

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  6. Coconut Muffins are my one of the favourite recipes among all the products. I am very glad to see this post. Very nice explanation about coconut sugar. This would be very helpful for me in future.

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