Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cinnamon-Plum Muffins with Streusel Topping


The aroma of cinnamon and plums mingling together make such a pleasant start to your day as these muffins bake in your cottage kitchen! It's a wonderful flavor combination. Topped with a deliciously–crunchy streusel, these moist muffins are perfect for any cottage breakfast or brunch...or even an afternoon snack. With a cup of coffee or tea, of course!

I used red plums in these muffins, but you can use any variety of plums. Hope you enjoy trying this recipe!

CINNAMON–PLUM MUFFINS from Cottage Flavor

Makes about 14 muffins

Muffin Batter:

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped fresh plums (unpeeled)
Streusel Topping:

  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tablespoons unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon cold butter
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tins with paper liners (since this recipe makes about 14 muffins, you'll need to use two 12-cup pans).

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and yogurt, blending well.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon; add to butter/sugar mixture, mixing until ingredients are well combined. Fold in plums. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin cups, about 3/4 full.

Make Streusel Topping by combining the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon; cut in butter with a fork until crumbly. Add walnuts and stir mixture until nuts are evenly distributed.

Sprinkle the streusel mixture over each muffin, then put in oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans, then either serve warm or let muffins cool completely on a wire rack.


NOTE: You'll probably have about 3 extra Tablespoons of streusel mixture left over; save and use for other baking!



These muffins are filled with lots of delicious chunks of fresh plums–no wonder they're so moist!

Do you have a favorite plum recipe?

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