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Whole Grain Maple Peach Muffins

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These lightly sweet muffins are loaded with the good stuff. Whole grains, chunks of peach and maple syrup make them a breakfast dream come true.

Plate of peach muffins with one cut in half in the front showing the chunks of fresh peach inside.

Start your day off right with oatmeal, whole wheat, maple syrup and peaches in muffin form. They are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Muffins freeze great as well so you can make them now and enjoy the extras later!

I originally developed and shared this recipe back in 2015. It was the perfect solution for having an easy breakfast for the guys while I was out of town.

This year I had some yummy local peaches that were lingering just a tad too long. So I turned back to this recipe to solve that problem as well.

Batter bowl with muffin batter inside next to cutting board with chopped fresh peach.

Is it just me or are peaches a little like avocados in that they turn from hard to super soft in the blink of an eye. You wait and wait for them to be perfect and one day later they are past their prime.

Luckily peaches are perfect for baking no matter what. They can be used a little bit hard or a little too soft, obviously within reason.

So I took a couple of softer peaches and diced them up for these muffins. It had been a while since I made them, so it was fun to get back to this recipe.

Muffin tin with the wells filled with peach muffin batter, ready to bake.

 They were as good as I remembered them to be. Plus way more nutritious than your general muffin.

The final texture almost reminds me of a cross between my favorited soft baked oatmeal recipes and a standard muffin. They are sweet enough, but not dessert level sweet.

So I highly recommend you whip some up.  I’ll let you take a peek at the original post from 2015 in case you’re curious. I couldn’t bare to take the picture of little Little Dude out!

Have you noticed a theme lately?  Apparently I love baking with whole grains, fruit and my bestest baking buddy, Little Dude!

Young kid stirring mixing bowl filled with peach muffin batter.

Don’t mind the sweaty hair.  We had just come in from playing outside and this kid knows how to play hard!

I was getting ready to go out of town for the week for work, so I wanted something wholesome and easy for my husband and Little Dude to have for breakfast.

I figured some muffins would fit the bill.  We have been on a peach kick lately, so I figured we might as well go with it.

He loves them and anything we have put them in so far.  Plus we got to make them together which meant a little extra mommy-son bonding time before I left.

hand holding fresh peach muffin

They came out really moist and plenty fluffy.  They weren’t heavy like you  might think a whole grain muffin would be.

Plus the whole wheat flour and oatmeal really complimented the maple syrup we used to sweeten the batter.  The result was even better than I had envisioned.

The boys and I each had one right out of the oven. My husband even had a second one (those of you who know him know that is really saying something!)

  The rest were ready each morning for a grab and go breakfast while mommy was gone.

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hand holding fresh peach muffin

Whole Grain Maple Peach Muffins

These lightly sweet muffins are loaded with the good stuff. Whole grains, chunks of peach and maple syrup make them a breakfast dream come true.
4.73 from 11 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 178 kcal


  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1⅓ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 large peach chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a muffin pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix together butter, yogurt, egg, and maple syrup until well combined.
    ½ cup butter, 1⅓ cup plain yogurt, 1 large egg, ½ cup maple syrup
  • Stir in the oatmeal, salt, flour, and baking soda until well mixed.
    1 cup old fashioned oatmeal, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • Stir in peach pieces and whole wheat flour until just combined.
    1 large peach
  • Spoon into muffin pan.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 385mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11g
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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Wednesday 9th of September 2020

Love the healthiness of these muffins. Definitely putting them on the list to try soon!


Monday 14th of September 2020

My mother-in-law made them twice in one week this summer, so I know we aren't the only ones that like them!

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

These definitely look tasty! I’m getting excited to make some peach recipes soon! Can’t wait to try these!


Tuesday 28th of July 2020

Put these on your list, they are a great breakfast! Thanks, Andrea!


Wednesday 16th of September 2015

He is the best little helper! Thank you!


Wednesday 16th of September 2015

Yum! Crazy about the idea of putting peaches in muffins! They look fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday. Have a great week.


Wednesday 16th of September 2015

I have been having so much fun baking with peaches lately! Now it's time to turn to apples ;-)


Monday 14th of September 2015

It is finally cooling off a little here so I feel like baking. And these look healthy so less guilt!


Monday 14th of September 2015

It is nice to have treats you don't have to feel terrible about eating! Thanks for stopping by!