Best-Ever Peach Streusel Muffins

peach cobbler muffins before being baked Peach muffins are such a treat this time of year. I’ve even got special “Peach Muffin” section of my freezer stocked so that I can bring the joy to cold November mornings.

This peach muffin recipe makes for irresistibly soft sour cream muffins with buttery brown sugar streusel. Sweet peach chunks are studded throughout with bonus a juicy peach on top.

peach muffins on a table

I like to make a double batch and either share or squirrel away the extras.

Our local peaches have been so sweet and flavourful this year, I’m going to fall to pieces when they disappear from the market.

I’ll be keeping this short and sweet today. We are in our last week of summer holidays before Theo (gulp) starts kindergarten (sob) and — speaking of falling to pieces — I’m having difficulty coping. I’ll be spending the next seven days smothering him in embarrassing kisses before he’s too cool for that.

peach muffins in a muffin tray

Peach Muffins with Streusel | Foodess Recipes

Peach Muffins with Streusel Topping

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Keyword Peach Muffins


For Streusel

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter

For muffins

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large peaches peeled and chopped + 1 large peach, sliced, for topping


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners, or grease with butter.
  • Add all streusel ingredients to a small bowl and work them together with fingers until coarse crumbs form; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Add the sour cream mixture to the dry ingredients and gently fold together. When about 80% combined (there should still be floury patches), gently fold in the chopped peaches.
  • Spoon the muffin batter into prepared muffin pan and sprinkle streusel over tops. Add a peach slice to each. Bake 20-22 minutes, or until top feels springy when lightly pressed. Cool on wire rack.
Keyword Peach Muffins

Last Updated on August 27, 2018 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

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10 days ago

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I plan to make these again but I would like to know the amount of peaches by total measurement please. My peaches were large and I made 15 muffins instead of 12 and this is probably the reason we did not feel they were sweet enough. Loved adding the topping and the peach slice. Looked very professional. Thanks for the recipe.

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