Peach + Candied Ginger Muffins

Peach and candied ginger muffins (via time of year I am pretty much always in the mood to bake something. There’s just something so autumn about turning on your oven and pulling out a mixing bowl. Or maybe it’s just me? I was in a muffin mood and decided to experiment with candied ginger as an accent flavor because I loved it so much in this apple tarte tatin I shared a few weeks ago.

Peach and candied ginger muffins (via Candied ginger can add so much interest to a recipe because it almost adds a bit of heat along with the (obvious) ginger flavor. I love it. If you can’t find candied ginger in the spice section of your grocery store, you can always go the extra mile and make your own.

Whole grain muffin recipePeach + Candied Ginger Muffins, makes 18 standard size muffins.

For the batter:
2 cups flour*
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup (granulated) sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon chopped candied ginger
3/4 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup melted butter
1 egg
1/2 cup whole milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 peach, cubed

For the crumb topping:
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon (granulated) sugar
1/4 cup cold butter

*I used 1 cup all purpose flour and 1 cup white whole wheat flour in my batter, which I totally recommend. But if you prefer to use simply 2 cups all purpose flour, that will work just as well too.

Stir together the dry ingredients (the first seven listed above). Then stir in the chopped ginger and cubed peach. As you can see I reserved about half my peach and cut into thin slices for the tops. This was mostly just for aesthetics, but it works well, so feel free to do the same if you like.

Peach muffinsIn another bowl stir together the wet ingredients: yogurt, melted (and cooled) butter, egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the two mixes and stir until batter forms and all the flour seems to be incorporated well enough.

Next, in a food processor or good blender, pulse together the crumb topping ingredients until the mixture resembles small pebbles. Don’t over do it here or you could end up with very small pebbles that won’t hold their texture well once baked.

Easy peach muffin recipeDivide the batter and crumb topping into muffin pans filled with liners. Bake at 350°F for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Peach and candied ginger muffins (via These aren’t overly sweet, so they make a nice grab-and-go breakfast, or you can enjoy them in the afternoon with some coffee or tea. I did the latter just after snapping these photos. 🙂 Enjoy. xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • Peach is such a yummy flavour and candied ginger is an awesome twist to muffins! The pictures are mouth-watering!

    xoxoBella |

  • I’m thinking the same thing. I need to make muffins for a mommy morning group & want to use something seasonal. I think I’ll try pears.

  • I love both muffins and peaches and this combo together makes me want to go straight to the kitchen and bake some!

  • OMG these look so yummyy!! Definitely going to try these for my next family gathering! Great post!

  • Oh my goodness how incredibly delicious does this look!? I cannot wait to try these out! Great post 🙂

  • These sound amazing, I never would have put together this flavor combo!

  • These cupcakes looks so delicious!! I need to try this recipe asap!

  • These look so good–I love the idea of topping with a peach slice!

    lifestyle by joules

  • These muffins look amazing! I need them in my life asap!


  • Those look absolutely amazing! Thank you for this recipe!

  • Any recommended fruit substitutions for places where peaches are no longer in season? Would pears work well?

  • They look so yummy! Definitely going to try!
    Abbie E.

  • These look DELICIOUS!!! they are perfect for a brunch, need to make these soon.

  • Wow these look so delicious! I love candied ginger, especially in baked goods!

  • Whyyyyyy are these sooooooo perfect and wonderful I can’t handle my life!!!! I was doing good until I scrolled over to A Beautiful Mess and found these! ? I want to eat the whole pan, then call my trainer, then eat another pan!!! The struggle is real!

    The good news is, I can’t bake even when following directions so mine would be a super FAIL version. A girl can dream tho! ?

    ☁️☁️☁️ ☁️☁️☁️

  • They look amazing!! So seasonal as well. I love ginger, may have to give these a try!

  • These look so good, perfect for a sunday brunch in bed.

    Meg | Meghan Silva’s Blog
    @MeghanSSilva on Instagram

  • There’s just something about fall that makes me want to bake, too!
    Breakfast muffins are the best, especially when they have peaches 🙂

  • Yum, they look so good! I will have to make them. 🙂

  • Sitting at a coffee shop reading this and they look so tasty! Now, I’m going to have to buy a muffin and eat it because of you. :/ 😀

  • I love muffins, chocolate ones are my favourite. These ones look amazing, will have to try them. Great post 🙂

    Valentina from

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