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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Plum Coffee Cake Muffins

I had an abundance of plums that were ripe and ready to use.  So I searched for recipes until I found one that looked promising.  I found this recipe at and made some adjustments to it to suit my tastes.  The most time consuming part of this whole thing is cleaning the plums.  I ended up doubling to recipe because of my wealth of fruit.  The end result is a great muffin with chunks of fresh fruit.  Delicious!


Plum Coffee Cake Muffins


¨           3/4 cup sugar

¨           1 tsp ground cinnamon

¨           2 cups flour

¨           1 tbsp baking powder

¨           1/2 tsp salt

¨           1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

¨           2 eggs

¨           1 tsp vanilla

¨           3/4 cup milk ( I used skim)

¨           1/2 cup melted butter, cooled

¨            About a tablespoon of cinnamon sugar (enough to cover 12 muffins)

¨           3-5 ripe plums, depending on their size, pitted and cut into small chunks.



1.    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2.   Spray or line 12 muffin cups
3.   In a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
4.   In another large bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, milk, and melted butter. (Make sure the melted butter is cool before you add it.)
5.   Fold the egg mixture into the flour mixture with a rubber spatula. Divide the batter evenly.
6.   Divide one half of the batter evenly among the 12 lined muffin cups.
7.   Add a layer of plum pieces to each (I used about 6 pieces per muffin).
8.   Divide the remaining half of the batter over the layer of plums.
9.   Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over muffins. 
10. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of one of the muffins comes out clean. Leave to cool in the muffin tin for 5 to 10 minutes before removing from tin and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

This is a great muffin recipe that is easy to make.  I am glad to have found such a delicious way to use up my excessive amount of plums.  The muffin has a great cinnamon taste that makes it ideal for breakfast or dessert.

The plums were $1.27 from my local food co-op.  I had all of the baking ingredients on hand. 

Look Forward To
I’ve been eyeing a recipe for broccoli cauliflower cheese bake with panko topping.  I also have a few artichokes to cook soon.


  1. Oh yes, roll on summer - can't wait for plums to arrive so I can try these muffins.
    Sue :-)


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