These blueberry peach muffins are so delicious and easy to make, and with the fruit and flax they have a healthy component too!First Published September 2008; Updated July 2020
Blueberry Peach Muffins Backstory
Today I present you with a healthy muffin recipe. I promise you will not miss the globs of butter in this one. It is filled with wholesome ingredients such as low fat yogurt, whole wheat flour, flax seed and fruit. And it's has my favorite NJ summer fruits. Peaches and blueberries are a great combination. Since they are healthy, I am giving you permission to eat more than one for breakfast. Sound good?
That is one of my problems. I will eat six muffins but expect to stay thin because they were healthy muffins. I think that only works with celery. Somewhere along the line someone told me that if you keep eating celery, you will lose weight. Lots and lots of celery. The more the better. Don't put any peanut butter or cream cheese on it. Why? Because it burns more calories to chew and digest than there is in the vegetable. Does anyone know if this is true? If it is, I'm hoping it goes the same with these Blueberry Peach Muffins.
Getting back to these blueberry peach muffins, they taste so good, you won't even know they are nutritious. I love having some for a quick breakfast. When I made these, they didn't bake up very high. I was a little concerned until I took the first bite. They are moist dense muffins that remind me of a comforting quick bread. They also store well in the freezer.
Blueberry Peach Muffins FAQ
How do I choose the best peaches?
- When possible, try to buy peaches that are local. This will ensure that they haven't undergone as much travel and are less likely to be bruised.
- Though a particularly aromatic peach can be a sign of ripeness, the color is also important. Your peach should be vibrant and beautiful (some less pigmented spots are normal and may just be the result of leaves blocking out the sun from that particular spot).
- Squeeze the peach near the steam; riper peaches will be juicy and have a bit of give. Depending on how soon you're going to use the peaches, you may want to go for something a bit firmer as it will last longer.
- Peaches should be stored stem side down at room temperature for optimal shelf life.
How do I choose the best blueberries?
- Look for berries that are firm and dry, plump, and smooth. A silvery bloom over the surface is normal, but there shouldn't be any stems or leaves.
- Size won't indicate ripeness, so look for color; the berries should be dark purple, blue, or black.
- Avoid berries that are soft or look shriveled or wrinkled.
- Store them in the refrigerator, wash before using, and they should last up to 10 days!
How do I store these muffins?
- Ensure that your blueberry peach muffins have cooled completely before you store them to avoid condensation inside your container.
- Place the muffins in a single layer in an airtight container. Line the bottom of the container with a paper towel to wick any excess moisture, and place one on top of the muffins as well. This will ensure that their flavor and freshness is extended as long as possible.
- To store in the freezer, do the same process (though the paper towels won't be necessary). To that, allow them to come to room temperature and then stick them in a warm oven for a couple of minutes. Muffins will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
- These blueberry peach muffins would be delicious with any other kinds of fruit. Raspberries, blackberries, cherries, strawberries, and even raisins would make great additions or substitutions.
- One of the ways this recipe remains on the healthier side is the white whole wheat flour, but regular white flour could be used instead if you're not as concerned about that aspect!
- Likewise, if you don't want to use flaxseed, you can use three or four eggs instead.
- For an extra burst of flavor, fold some citrus peel shavings into the batter before baking.
Other Muffin Recipes
- Lemon Blueberry Muffins
- Double Strawberry Muffins
- Lemon Muffins Made with Olive Oil
- Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1 Batter for Infinite Muffin Recipes from Sally's Baking Addiction
- The Best Cornbread Muffins from Once Upon a Chef
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Blueberry Peach Muffins
These blueberry peach muffins are so delicious and easy to make, and with the fruit and flax they have a healthy component too!
Servings: 12 muffins
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1 cup peaches chopped, peeled, and pureed
- 6 ounces lowfat blueberry yogurt (nonfat is also OK)
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 ½ Teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ Teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ Teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup ground flax
- 1 cup blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar, oil, egg, peaches and yogurt in a medium size bowl. Beat until well blended.
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and flax seed in another medium bowl. Stir well with a whisk.
- Add dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir lightly just until moist. Gently add the blueberries to the batter.
- Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes or until muffin springs back when touched in the center.
- Cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Remove from pan and bring to room temperature before serving.
Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg
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They look and sound mmmm mmmm good.
They look good to me!
I don't know about the celery thing. I do remember that Tracy Gold movie where she had anorexia, and all she ate was lettuce.
I'm the same way Lisa, do healthy stuff and then eat and eat because they're healthy, lol! Sad...
The muffins sound very good, so peachy! I would love them for sure!
About the celery, I have a book that explains it. It's called the negativ calories theory, some things like celary, lettuce etc have so few calories that your body actually spends more calories digesting them than the ones they have. I don't know if it's true, but I'm pretty sure that if I only ate lettuce and celery I would be thin, lol!
These look delicious. I like the idea of adding peaches.
thank goodness there is only a 1/4 cup of flax in there. If they had more flax and you ate six of them, you would still stay thin!! 🙂 These muffins look lovely. I will have to figure out a substitution for the peaches if I make them. Phil hates cooked peaches. Do you think that plums would work in your recipe?
I love the addition of blueberry yogurt. Bring on more healthy recipes. I need some more!
Lisa, those look sinful! Heeeheee
Love the combo of peaches & blueberries.
Nice muffins, Lisa. I looked at the ingredients and they are very healthy, but more importantly, they look delicious to the max 🙂
Cookie pretty much hit the nail on the head. Ever notice how "ropey" and stringy celery is? That's all fiber. Because it's mostly fiber and water, it doesn't really have any carbs to count as calories. Fiber isn't digested, and water is water.
So yup you guys are right. The same goes for just about any green vegetable. You won't gain weight on veggies... besides like potatoes.
Yum! I love muffins, too. The veggies from yesterday look wonderful.
Peach & Blueberry, yum!
These look SO good and two of my favorite things...blueberries and peaches!!
Yup I can have ten cuz it is healthy! If I chew each bite 100 times, even better. I am with you on this one, I will over eat healthy things because they are healthy. But a calorie is a calorie. Bummer!
I can always use a new healthy recipe! And the combo of blueberry and peach is delicious!
You're making me miss Seattle already with all the blueberries and peaches they have to pick. 🙁 These sound really yummy and I don't mind the healthy recipes, need to loose the vacation weight!
Lisa, I love your healthy recipes. Keep them coming. I need to post healthy ones more often. we really do eat healthy on a daily basis, I just usually post the not good for you recipes...oops!
Ahhh, this is just what I need! I need some more healthy recipes, because they are slim around here. Love the sounds of these!
With the addition of the peach, I could easily fall in love with these. They look delicious.
Those look great....never thought of blueberries and peaches together, but definitely worth a try!
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I love healthy recipes! As for celery, one of my doctor friends told me that celery is one of the "negative calories" food because it helps to break down calories. Not sure how true it is though.
They're the perfect color!
How sweet of you!!! It killed me to pick just one. What a lovely gracious woman you are.
Lisa these look delish and healthy is good!
I love blueberries and peaches together. So celery all day is a secret to being thin...hmmm...celery or warm from the oven muffins??
Those muffins sound great, but I want to try those veggies right now! Yum!
yummy, these look delicious espically with peaches in them.
I love the flax seed in the muffins. I think if I up the fibre in my diet it makes up for all my other bad habits. Ha!
Celery is a diuretic too, isn't it?
I'm not getting tired of healthy recipes. When I'm not making Monster Cookies I'm making very healthy food (wink).
Lisa those bluberry muffins are so scrummy! I love the picture of them all on the plate. 🙂
Those look like wonderful muffins! I think the celery thing is true (I learned it in an anatomy and physiology class.)
These look so good Lisa. I love that it's a healthy recipe. I haven't made muffins in awhile...I think it's time.
The Blonde Duck
Those look delicious! Healthy muffins are the best thing ever!
I just found your blog and I love all your recipes - Ahh, these look great!
I just wish I had gotten this recipe before the NJ blueberry season ended
Lisa you're being so good lately...don't come to my blog, I've been so baddddd.
Ok I am going on a celery diet!
I like this. I have a basket of peaches in my fridge to use up. Although I wonder if I left the peaches in larger chunks if it would throw off the balance of the recipe. I seem to have a knack with screwing up recipes.
Add another fan to the blueberry/peach combo!