Throwback Fresh Peach Muffins

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted shortening
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup unpeeled, chopped fresh peaches

Beat egg.  Stir in milk, shortening, sugar, salt, cinnamon, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix together flour and baking powder. Stir into milk mixture until just blended. Do not overmix. Fold in peaches. Fill greased muffin cops 2/3 full. Bake at 450 degrees about 20 minutes or until brown.

Banana muffins: Use only 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup milk in recipe above.  Use 2 tablespoons drained crushed pineapple and 1 cup mashed bananas in place of peaches.

Apple muffins: Use apples in place of peaches.

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