When peaches are perfectly ripe in midsummer, grab a chance to make these vegan peach muffins on a cool evening.
Nectarines (aka peaches without the fuzz) work just as well. Either way, use perfectly ripe fruit—lush and sweet, but not too soft. And not the kind that you buy rock hard and which often ripens to a fairly tasteless result.
What about frozen peaches? The muffins won’t be 100% as good, but sure, go ahead. Thaw and drain first. Don’t use canned peaches, though; they’ll make the muffins mushy. The fresh fruit in season is best.