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Peach Ricotta and Vanilla Bean Muffins

Are your kiddos back to school this week? Mr 6 started grade one yesterday. I cannot believe how fast school holidays went. Back to routines and lunchbox packing! Although in all honesty I didn’t really take that much of a break from lunchbox packing. Do you pack lunch even when you are at home? I do. And between that and vacation care I did not really take a break! But now we are right back into it, 5 days a week. I am already thinking about how to keep lunches fresh, inviting and hopefully, eaten! One thing I do know is that if I pack a sweet muffin in the lunchbox it will always be something that Mr 6 will enjoy. And these Peach Ricotta and Vanilla Bean Muffins are no exception.

peach ricotta and vanilla bean muffins

I find these Peach Ricotta and Vanilla Bean Muffins really moreish. I particularly love the vanilla bean in these muffins. It really enhances the creaminess and sweetness of the muffins. But when I talk about the sweetness of these muffins they are actually quite low in added sugar. These Peach Ricotta and Vanilla Bean Muffins are sweetened with honey. So while they taste indulgent there is only about 1 teaspoon of honey per muffin. Winning! Also if you are looking for other sweet but not full of sugar treats for the lunchbox why not try my dairy free Pumpkin and Coconut Muffins or these Fruit and Chocolate Chip Muffin Tin Pancakes.

peach ricotta and vanilla bean muffins

The other great thing about these Peach Ricotta and Vanilla Bean Muffins is they pack a protein punch from the ricotta and eggs. Protein is really important in the lunchbox as it helps keep tummies fuller for longer so I like knowing while this is a ‘sweet’ food it also provides nutritional benefits.

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Peach, Ricotta and Vanilla Bean Muffins

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  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 15 muffins 1x
  • Category: Baking


These delicious sweet and creamy Peach Ricotta and Vanilla Bean Muffins are so soft and moist. You won’t be able to stop at one.


  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup of ricotta
  • 1 cup diced peaches (I used canned peaches)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste


  1. Preheat your oven to 180c and prepare a medium muffin tin
  2. In a bowl whisk together the ricotta, eggs, honey, oil and vanilla bean paste
  3. Carefully stir through the diced peaches
  4. Add the flour and carefully fold through, taking care not to over-mix the batter
  5. Cook at 175c for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean
  6. Cool slightly in the tin before transferring onto a wire baking rack


If you are using fresh peaches or the mix appears a little dry (some ricotta brands are wetter than others) use around a 1/4 cup of milk to thin the mixture a little.

I know your kiddos (and you) will enjoy this recipe. If you do make these Peach Ricotta and Vanilla Bean Muffins, get social – take a snap and upload to Facebook or on Instagram.

Happy baking

Bernadette x

peach ricotta and vanilla bean muffins


  1. As always, we love your recipes so much. Love the fact that they don’t have regular sugar in them, and use ingredients that you often have on hand. The peaches are a nice difference to the regular muffins I make.

    • Bernadette

      Thank you so much Gemma! Glad you love these and my recipes. I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know, Bernadette xx

  2. My favorite muffins of all times! Planning on sending some to my kids school on their birthday this year!

  3. I love making this recepie it’s so easy, only uses 1 bowl so All dishes go straight in the dishwasher and my kids love them! And they don’t really eat muffins. We have started using blueberries sometimes instead of peaches to mix it up, but find I need to add milk if using blueberries as the mix is quite dry. Thanks Berni anther awesome receipe xx

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