The peaches this summer have been amazing. From eating them out of hand as a snack to grilling them and putting them on top of salad, I can’t get enough! Unfortunately, sometimes I go overboard and buy way more than I can possibly eat. I had a few that were starting to get a little too soft and bruised, so I decided to roast them and bake them into muffins crowned with crispy cinnamon streusel. They taste like everything good about summer, all baked up into a neat little package.
And they just might be the best muffins I’ve ever made.
I’ve had it with puny little homemade muffins that take 2 bites to eat. When I want a muffin, I want an oversized bakery-style treat that’s soft and fluffy with a big, golden brown top – and I want to eat it for breakfast without feeling guilty. These raspberry-chocolate chip muffins definitely fit the bill. They’re stuffed with all sorts of good stuff like fresh berries, dark chocolate, oats, and tangy Greek yogurt, and crowned with delicious streusel.
If there’s one thing I’ve been more obsessed with than brussels sprouts lately, it’s maple. It all started with a drive to Vermont to take in the foliage. Along the way, we stopped at one of our favorite chocolate shops, and I picked up a small package of maple shortbread cookies and the most adorable little jug of syrup I’ve ever seen. Since then, it’s pretty much been all maple all the time.
When it came time to pick a recipe to make for this month’s secret recipe club, I crossed my fingers and hoped to find something maple-y. Success! These maple pecan scones from Baking & Creating with Avril fit the bill perfectly, and they’re delicious to boot!