Ginger Peach Muffins With A Sweet Streusel Top

Servings: 12 muffins serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ginger peach muffins are light textured and delicious. They’re chock full of peaches, aren’t too sweet and have a lovely streusel top.  

Ginger peach muffins are chock full of peaches and beautifully textured, not too sweet and have a crunchy streusel top. 

These just might be the perfect muffins. They’re light textured and extra moist, loaded with peaches (a full cup and a half!), and get a little extra sweetness from a streusel top.

I have had these ginger peach muffins on my mind for ages but wanted to wait until peach season to start testing recipes. Lucky for us it didn’t take too long to land on a recipe. I simply made a few tweaks to my super-popular Rhubarb Streusel Muffins and that was it.

Ginger peach muffins are chock full of peaches and beautifully textured, not too sweet and have a crunchy streusel top. 

Because these muffins are so moist I store them in the fridge. Count on them lasting the better part of a week when stored this way. (The freezer test is underway.)

A few tips:

  • If you love ginger use the double amount.
  • Peel your peaches or nectarines before dicing. Here’s how (scroll to the bottom of the post for the how-to).
  • I use plain yogurt in place of sour cream. Flavoured yogurt — vanilla or peach, would work just fine.
  • As with all muffin recipes, the less your stir the batter the better. That’s the secret to light texture.

If you love baking with peaches we have loads more recipes on this site for you to try. 

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Ginger Peach Muffins With A Sweet Streusel Top

Ginger peach muffins are chock full of peaches and beautifully textured, not too sweet and have a crunchy streusel top. 
  • Author: Bridget Oland
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned in
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 21/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 12 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sour cream or yogurt
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 11/2 cups diced peaches or nectarines

Streusel topping:

  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. soft butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper cups or grease it well.
  2. Make the topping: In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar and butter and rub together with your fingers. Sprinkle over each muffin.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ginger and salt and whisk to blend.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, oil, molasses, eggs until smooth. Gently stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients until the batter just comes together; do not overmix. Gently stir in the diced peaches. The batter will be thick.
  5. Divide the batter among the muffin cups.
  6. Bake the muffins until they’re golden brown and spring back when gently pressed, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes. Carefully lift the muffins out of the pan and let them cool. Serve warm.


If you love ginger use the full 2 tsp. in this recipe.

Keywords: peaches, muffins

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6 thoughts on “Ginger Peach Muffins With A Sweet Streusel Top

  1. Kathy Rogers says:

    Instead of fresh peaches could I use canned?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Kathy, Yes, canned peaches would work just fine in this recipe. Enjoy!

  2. Alma brown says:

    My favourite……plus Ginger is so good for you and Molasses also.

  3. Sandra Hagell says:

    Loved these mufffins, definitely needs the 2 tsp ginger, I alos added a bit of cinnamon to the streusel topping, yummy.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Glad you went with more ginger. I love the idea of adding spice to the streusel top too.

  4. Elaine maxwell says:

    In the instructions you make the topping 2nd. Do you sprinkle the muffins before you cook them or when they come out of the oven?

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