These muffins are light and fruity, perfect for a quick snack or picnic treat.
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, blend together brown sugar, ricotta cheese, oil, eggs and vanilla. Add flour to brown sugar mixture and blend just until incorporated. Stir in diced peaches and spoon into a greased muffin tin. Arrange a few sliced peaches on each muffin and sprinkle tops generously with turbinado sugar. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until tops are golden brown and a tester inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from muffin pan.
Yield: 12 standard muffins.