Don’t be intimidated by the foreign-ness of the name; frangipane (fran•japan) is a classic French almond pastry filling, most commonly found inside croissants and tarts. I’ve cut the sugar and switched coconut oil for butter. It’s very simple to make and incredibly versatile. These muffins are so easy to make, that the hardest part of this recipe is slicing and chopping some peaches. I left one muffin without the peach topping and it was delicious too, so either way, you’re golden!
- 1 1/2 c almonds, raw and unsalted
- 2 eggs
- 3 oz coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 c sugar
- 4 peaches, skin removed, chopped small
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Put the rack you’re going to bake on in the center of the oven.
In your food processor, combine all ingredients, except the peaches. Blend the ingredients until they make a smooth-ish paste. Ta-Da…you’ve just made frangipane. Use a spoon to evenly portion the frangipane into a muffin tin. This should make 12, almost perfectly.
Top each muffin with peaches and bake for 30 minutes. Put the oven on broil to get the tops of the muffins nice and golden. If your peaches are a little blah (as mine were), you can add a pinch of sugar to the top of each muffin so the peaches will make a little bit of juice.