Today we are celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the Disney film, James and the Giant Peach. The wonderful film was released on April 12, 1996. In honor of the film celebrating 22 years, we decided to take to the kitchen and cook up something special!


We present to you James’ Giant Peach Muffins. These cream cheese filled muffins are perfect to make for breakfast with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk!

Ready to get cooking? Print out the recipe and cook along!

James' Giant Peach Muffins



  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp chilled butter cut into pieces
  • 1 c peaches chopped
  • 3/4 c buttermilk
  • 1 large egg

Cream Cheese

  • 1 package cream cheese (3-oz or more) cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp sugar


  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Make the Topping

  1. Mix butter, flour, sugar and salt in a small bowl until crumbly and well-combined.

Cream Cheese Filling

  1. Roll squares of cold cream cheese in 2 tbsp of sugar until coated on each side. Set aside until ready to use.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400ºF. Line a muffin tin with liners.

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, 3/4 c sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in chilled butter and mix until crumbly in texture.

  3. In a small bowl, blend the buttermilk and egg until mixed. Slowly combine with the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chopped peaches.

  4. Distribute evenly into the muffin tin.

  5. Place one cube of cream cheese coated in sugar into the center of each muffin. Press until even with batter, but not submerged.

  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted off-center comes out clean.

  7. Remove from the oven and cool in-pan on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


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