peachmuffinHaving canned peaches on hand was a must when I was growing up.  And, they became a necessary staple when I had my babies.  I would run my bottled peaches through the blender for my own homemade baby food.  It sure saved a lot of money for us during those lean years of raising a young family.

Now that the kids are up and gone… I use my homemade canned peaches for other things.  The grands love them cold from the fridge.  But, I make sure I save a few bottles for making Georgia Peach muffins.

I want to share with you my canned peaches recipe for Georgia Peach Muffins.  This canned peach muffin recipe is perfect in the dead of winter.  They are so good, you’ll want to make them over and over again.

Georgia Peach Muffins

1 1/2 Cups of Flour1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup of White Granulated Sugar
3/4 Teaspoon of salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1/8 Teaspoon of Cinnamon (I fudge on this a bit and add a little more)
1/8 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
1    Teaspoon of Vanilla
1/2 Vegetable Oil
2    Eggs
1/2 bottle of Peaches drained and chopped into small pieces.

1.  Blend all of the dry ingredients together well.
2.  Add the Eggs and the Vanilla to the oil and mix together.
3.  Pour the Oil mixture on top of the dry ingredients and mix until the dry ingredients are moist.  (Don’t over blend)
4.  Fold in the chopped Peaches.

1.  Use a muffin tin that has twelve wells.  Or… use two muffin tins with 6 wells.
2.  Oil the wells of the tins with a bit of vegetable oil or cooking spray.
3.  Fill each well about 3/4” full.

Sprinkle the top of each muffin with a bit of white granulated sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes… or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Let stand for about 8 to 10 minutes so the muffins will release easily.

A little trick my friend, Virginia, shared with me was to spray cupcake baking liners with a bit of cooking spray and fill them.  That way you don’t have muffin tins to clean.
These muffins are a great gift idea to share with a friend or loved one.  Find a cute basket and put a bright cloth napkin inside.  Fill the basket with warm Georgia Peach Muffins and deliver.  (You can usually find “stray” napkins at your local thrift store.  Keep several on hand for such occasions.)

Grab yourself a muffin and mug.  Fill your mug with your favorite hot drink and enjoy the moment!

Happy Canning and Preserving

Til Later,

Kathy Griffiths – Insightful Nana

P.S.  Women from the state of Georgia are called “Peaches” and the guys are called “Crackers.”  Never could understand why… since Georgia is know for growing pine trees and pecans… and not peaches.

Anybody shed a little light on this?

P.P.S.  If being sweet has anything to do with it… my Grandma Ella could certainly be considered a “Georgia Peach.”