Peach Yogurt Muffins `~ Savory Simple ~ www.savorysimple.net

I’ve been trying to use less butter in my baking recently. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE BUTTER and you will probably see it appear very soon in another one of my recipes. Butter is amazing and it does marvelous things to baked goods (and toast). But I’ve realized that sometimes I’m too dependent on it. If, for some reason, I use up the 10 pounds of butter I’ve purchased from Costco and won’t be getting back to the store for another day or two, I just assume I won’t be baking.

Peach Yogurt Muffins `~ Savory Simple ~ www.savorysimple.net
But that’s silly. There are plenty of treats to be made without butter. For example, these peach yogurt muffins. I almost always have a big tub of greek yogurt in the refrigerator for smoothies. Yogurt basically replaces the butter here and you’d never miss it. These muffins are soft, moist and fluffy. It was really hard to not eat the entire batch at once! Give them a try. Since it’s not quite peach season yet, I used frozen peaches in this recipe. When the season is right, by all means use fresh.

 

Peach Yogurt Muffins
 
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Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup nonfat milk
  • 1½ cup frozen or fresh peaches, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large muffin pan (I use baking spray with flour).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, vigorously whisk together the eggs, greek yogurt, coconut oil and milk.
  3. Immediately pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients along with the chopped peaches and mix together with a spatula until just combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pan. Bake for 20-23 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes and then gently move to a cooling rack.

 

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  • http://tutti-dolci.com Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I love adding yogurt to muffins, these look delish!

  • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/ Anna

    I love muffins with yogurt! Yours look gorgeous!

  • fabiola

    I love using frozen peaches when they are out of season for baked goodies. This looks so yummy, healthy, yum.

  • http://www.averiecooks.com Averie

    Love the recipe and it’s similar to some banana yogurt muffins that I recently made and they were so moist. I love using yogurt (or sour cream) in baked goods and for quickbreads and muffins that already have tons of other flavors going on, I actually prefer oil b/c it makes them softer and I dont miss the buttery taste b/c there is already enough other things anyway. Great job on these!

  • http://Www.aggieskitchen.com Aggie

    I’m glad you posted these. I have been wanting to make muffins with Greek yogurt all week! These look perfect!

  • Kathryn

    I love using yoghurt, especially in muffins. I love that slight tang and I never miss butter when I use yoghurt instead. These muffins look perfect!

  • http://domesticfits.com Jackie

    I notice the same this the other day when I went through a pound of butter in about 2 days. Geez, that can be good for me! These muffins look awesome :)

  • http://www.unegaminedanslacuisine.com/ Valerie

    I sometimes prefer beards and muffins that are more reliant upon buttermilk and yoghurt for their tenderness. These muffins look so tempting – and simple!

  • http://www.chocolateandchillies.blogspot.ca Asiya

    I love butter…when I was small I would secretly go in the fridge and have a little taste of just butter :) But it’s not helping the waistline and my husband is anti-butter….so I rarely use it :( These muffins look perfect for our family to try..Pinned!

  • http://www.culinaryschoolsconnection.com Jeff Lowman

    Love the recipe! I was just telling my wife that we need to try this one for our annual spring party! Thanks a lot and you have new fans and followers!

  • http://damndelicious.tumblr.com Chung-Ah

    Love the coconut oil and Greek yogurt on this. Butter is my god but cutting back on it is necessary at times, especially when summer is right around the corner!

  • http://medejos.blogspot.com/ Medeja

    These muffins sound great. Thanks for sharing a recipe!

  • http://sugardishme.com Heather

    Greek yogurt is like miracle food. You can do so many things with it!!! I keep applesauce for the same no-butter reason.
    Also I cannot wait until peach season. Mmmmm.

  • http://www.bonibakes.com Siobhan

    Delicious. Do you think tinned peaches would work, don’t think I’ve ever seen frozen peaches in Ireland (but I could be wrong)?

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      I think they’ll work but I’d drain them on paper towels for awhile first. The extra liquid could play a factor otherwise.

      • http://www.bonibakes.com Siobhan

        Will do. Thanks :)

  • http://littlekitchie.blogspot.com Marie

    I know what you mean about butter. But I’m a huge fan of yogurt in baking! I love the lightness it brings. These look delicious as is, so I can only imagine when it’s peach season!

  • http://traceysculinaryadventures.blogspot.com Tracey

    Peaches are my all-time favorite, I love baking with them! I can’t wait to try these muffins – I love that they use both coconut oil and greek yogurt. I’ve never tried to entirely replace butter with yogurt but I need to!

  • http://www.a-kitchen-addiction.com Jessica

    I love using yogurt in muffins! I’d take a couple of these for breakfast this morning!

  • Karen Marie

    In the “Method” section, the peaches are not added. May be confusing to those who are just learning to bake.

    They look delicious!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      yikes, thank you!

  • Amelia

    Oooh, I think I’m going to try these with a little bit of cinnamon for a warming peach pie effect!

  • http://www.bakeaholicmama.com Carrie

    These have me craving summer peaches are my favorite!

  • http://www.bake-online.co.uk Jenny

    Peach sounds like such a great flavour for muffins! these look incredible!

  • http://chezsasha.com Sasha

    I always find that baked goods with yogurt have this overpowering sourness to them. But these look great :)

  • http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com Georgia

    Such a fabulous flavor! These muffins looks so scrumptious, Jen!

  • http://www.nutmegnanny.com Nutmeg Nanny

    Oh wow, these look so perfect :) I’d love to wake up to one of these!

  • http://movitabeaucoup.com movita beaucoup

    Peaches (or nectarines) in muffins are one of my most favourite things! Deeelightful!

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com Joanne

    Oooo love this idea to healthify muffins a bit! I rarely bake without butter either but I think I need to start broadening my baking horizons!

  • http://motherrimmy.com Kristi Rimkus

    I’m adore muffins with my coffee. I’ve yet to make them with peaches. Sounds fantastic!

  • http://hiddenponies.com Anna (Hidden Ponies)

    I’m so excited for peach season, they’re one of my favourites! These look wonderful!

  • http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com Kirsten

    Jen,
    If you get the giant pack of butter from Costco, do you also get the giant tub of Greek yogurt there?
    I do.
    And the giant thing of sharp cheddar slices, which we’re running low on since sled hockey season ended.
    I digress.
    These muffins look delicious–and I’ve got a bag of peaches left in the freezer from last season. I like a hint of nutmeg with peaches, so I’m going to try it with Baking Spice (a Penzey’s blend). Thanks!

  • http://themessybakerblog.com Jennie @themessybakerblog

    Yum! These look wonderful and healthy. Love ‘em! I’ve been trying to use less butter, too. Coconut oil has been a life saver.

  • http://wee-eats.com natalie @ wee eats

    I KNOW WHAT I’M MAKING THIS WEEKEND! The BF’s coworkers will love eating these for breakfast Monday morning, plus THEY’RE GOOD FOR ME! YOGURT & PEACHES!!!

  • Elizabeth Highsmith

    I have peaches and I have yogurt can’t wait to try these! I live in the deep south so my coconut oil even though it’s store in a nice dark cabinet remains mostly liquid, which I’ve read is ok. So if my coconut oil is already melted would the same amounts apply or would the measurement be different? Sorry if that’s a crazy question! Thanks so much!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Not a crazy question at all! You can use the same amount of coconut oil :)

  • Sue

    Made these with nectarines – delicious!

  • jacquie

    I love using yogurt in baking as it adds so much moisture as well as a nice tang to the results.

  • Aviva

    No greek yogurt will plain regular work?

  • jeevon kay

    look so yummy i’m drooling already. i love muffins!

  • http://www.cabotcheese.coop Candace @ Cabot

    I’m passionate about peaches…and Greek yogurt. These look divine!

  • http://trishakbower@gmail.com Trisha Bower

    I made these this morning and they are incredible! Fluffy, moist, not too sweet and really easy!

    Thank you!

    • Jennifer Farley

      I’m so glad you liked them!