Plum Streusel Muffins Recipe

Plum Streusel Muffins Recipe

I have to accept the fact that I like baking with fruits, you can see from my recipes most of my baked goodies used fruits. So here again I tried to make something from fresh, juicy plums. I tried to avoid but it was way to tempting to use plums in baking. I wanted to try streusel muffins for long now and here came a perfect opportunity to grab. Making these muffin is more easy than the name, you have to trust me on that. It can be done in jiffy and the result is delicious, soft muffins. Sweet & sour plums, almond flavor with streusel topping is wonderful combination. It makes a easy and fuss-free breakfast or snack for kids lunch box or bake these and keep for Iftaar/sheri. You can also check my open-face plum cake recipe. I tried this recipe from Taste of Home and halved it to suit my needs.

Ingredients: [ Yields 8 muffins]

Butter - 1/4 cup softened
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Egg - 1
Almond Extract – 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Extract – 1/4 tsp
Plain Flour – 1 cup
Baking Powder – 1 tsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Chopped Fresh Plums – 3/4 cup
For Streusel Topping:
Brown Sugar – 2 tbsp
Plain Flour – 1 tbsp
Ground Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp
Cold Butter – 2 tsp
Chopped Walnuts – 2 tbsp
Coarse Sugar – 1/2 tbsp

1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Add eggs & beat well, add in extracts and mix. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and add to creamed mixture alternately in small batches.

3. Fold in plums and mix gently, don’t over do it.

4. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.

5.Preheat oven to 180C and for topping, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over batter; sprinkle with coarse sugar.
~ I did a mistake and mixed coarse sugar together with rest of ingredients.

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

7. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. 

It stays a week to 10 days if refrigerated, just warm 20-30 seconds in microwave before serving and enjoy these cuties.

Notes ~
~ For eggless option, add 1/4 cup of beaten silken tofu.
~ You can try this with any fruit of your choice.
~ Make sure plums are not very sour.
~ You can bake this as plum muffin and without streusel topping too.

And this goes to Lubna’s Joy from fasting to feasting V.

Have a nice day ~~