Thursday, September 10, 2009

Peaches and Cream Muffins (Treats For Co-Irkers)

Years ago when my kids were young and innocent and took everything I (supposedly) said verbatim, my hubby took them with him when he visited a local travel agency in preparation for our summer vacation. While hubby was dollar-deep in conversation with an agent, Kellen (my middle and mischievous child,) took every pamphlet and brochure from every stand that was in the place and bundled them up to take home with him. As the shocked agent looked on, hubby asked Kellen why he did that. His response: "You know what Mom says; if it's free take as many as you can."

For the record, I simply have to swear that I never said that.

I do admit to liking freebies though! This week's Treats For Co-Irkers came to be because when I ordered from King Arthur a month or so ago, they included a free peaches and cream scones mix. Scones, huh. Hmmm... wasn't so sure I wanted to make scones. The only scones I've ever had were dry, so I wasn't too excited about this particular freebie until I did some research at King Arthur online and discovered that all of their scone mixes can be made into pancakes, muffins, quick breads and coffee cake. Well, to know me is to know that I'm all about muffins. And while I'm not normally one to use mixes (especially for those ever-so-special co-irkers,) I feel justified in knowing that I added my own touches to the original recipe and I'm just going to call these muffins sorta-from-scratch.

(sorta-from-scratch) Peaches and Cream Muffins

1 package King Arthur peaches and cream scone mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 large egg

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Whisk together the scone mix and salt. In a small mixing bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the oil, milk, yogurt and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mix, and stir just until the batter is evenly moist and thoroughly combined.

Spray muffin tins with cooking spray or line with muffin papers.

In a small bowl, mix together until crumbly:

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup oat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoons soft butter

Distribute muffin batter evenly among the muffin tin wells. (The recipe states that this makes 12 muffins. I got 15 out of the mix.)

Top with streusel topping. (You won't use it all. Just toss the remainder in a baggie and keep it in your freezer for future recipes.)

Bake for 20 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven, and take muffins out of the pan immediately to cool completely on a rack.


Snooty Primadona said...

The ONLY time I like mixes is when you can do an assortment of different things with them! And, these look fabuloso!

Isn't it humorous the way our kids mimic what we say with their own interpretation of it? Maybe not. I just wish they would remember things right. You know. Like it's not me remembering things wrong, LOL!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Send one of those my way! I have a meeting tomorrow morning (who in the world schedules meetings on Friday?!), and I would love to have one of those for breakfast. Delish!

Co Irker said...

So I see how it is-
you get comfortable with us and, suddenly, - bam! - we get hit with a mix.

Fortunately, it was delicious and I loved the topping. I could eat the topping by itself. And the best part - it was free! I think free stuff always tastes better.

It's nice to know you think we're special
we are
- oh we are!

Thank you so much, our magnificent muffin mix making maven.


Mags said...

Snooty: Oh, it's never us remembering things wrong. No way! LOL

Jen: Friday meetings? That's about as ridiculous as Monday morning meetings, isn't it?

Co Irker: LOL..I couldn't wait to read your smarty-pants comment about getting something from a mix. Glad you liked them!

stephchows said...

OMG how happy were you that you weren't there when that happened LOL! The muffins looks scrumptious!

June said...

Don't know what pail I've had my head in but I just googled King Arthur and all because of your Peaches & Cream Muffins. Boy, they sure do look scrummy. They might otta' put you on retainer.

Mags said...

Steph: I know! I would have died of embarrassment if I'd been there!

June: I agree! I mention King Arthur in some way about every other day.