Happy Monday! Let’s do it. Let’s start this week out on the right foot. As cliche as it may sound, an awesome breakfast really gets us on the right track in our house. Muffins are a family favorite, especially for busy weekday mornings since we always keep a stash of them in the freezer. Whenever possible I love to include seasonal fruit. Peach season is far too fleeting but once it arrives, we do our best to make the most of it. Most of them don’t last long enough to make it into baked goods, but if I overbuy with a recipe in mind and get busy in the kitchen right away, I’m able to save a few from little toddler fingers and afternoon snack attacks.
So all I really had in mind was just some peach muffins. I wasn’t expecting to stumble upon the best muffin base I’ve ever tried. Since I first started my series on Baking with Whole Grains, I go the whole grain route the vast majority of the time, especially for breakfast items. The muffin itself is perfect – completely tender but still with great flavor and texture thanks to the combination of flours. Add in the ginger scented peaches and what you end up with is a truly fantastic breakfast treat. There was much “oohing”, “ahhing”, and maybe even a little happy dancing over these. I can’t wait to try out this muffin base with other mix-ins and flavor combinations. Until then, and until peach season is over, we have these and that is good. Take that, Monday!