Sugar Crusted Plum Muffins

Sugar Crusted Plum Muffins

Muffins are one of my favorite grab and go type breakfasts. We have four teenagers in this house, so muffins are a big hit and are easy for them to take on the way to school in the morning. I have had plum cake, but never plum muffins, so when I found this cinnamon sugar crusted treat I knew it would be delicious.

Sugar Crusted Plum MuffinsI love hitting Sam’s Club for their fresh fruit. They have some beautiful fresh produce, better than any grocery store around here. They sell sugar pears, which are little tiny pears. In the warmer months the fruit is a little bigger and you can fit 2 in your hand. In the winter the fruit is a bit smaller and you can fit about 4 or 5 in your hand! They are so sweet and delicious and perfect for packing in school lunches!

Sugar Crusted Plum MuffinsThey also have some great looking plums. I had a large package of them and still had quite a few left over when I started recipe surfing.

Sugar Crusted Plum MuffinsThat’s when I came across this recipe for Plum Coffee Cake Muffins on my friend Maria’s blog, Two Peas and Their Pod. Maria knows about the sugar pears too as her and I visited Sam’s Club’s headquarters in Arkansas back in September of 2010. So I figured it was actually kismet finding her recipe.

Sugar Crusted Plum MuffinsMaria found the recipe in the cookbook [amazon_link id=”0307236722″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook[/amazon_link]. I didn’t change anything and they were absolutely fabulous. In fact, they were so good that I had to give some away to a friend of mine or I would have eaten them all myself!

Sugar Crusted Plum MuffinsMy kids have an aversion to fruit that’s baked inside of something. It’s a texture thing that I’m sure they’ll grow out of. Such a shame to miss out on something so amazing!

Sugar Crusted Plum MuffinsI will definitely be making these again. If you decide try them you will not be disappointed!

Sugar Crusted Plum Muffins
Recipe Type: breakfast, muffins
Author: Amanda Formaro
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 10
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 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 10 muffin cups. Put water in the remaining two 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 10 lined muffin cups.
  7. Add a layer of plum pieces to each.
  8. Divide the remaining half of the batter over the layer of plums.
  9. Combine the remaining 2 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the 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.
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 267 Fat: 10.7 g Saturated fat: 6.2 g Unsaturated fat: 3.9 g Carbohydrates: 38.5 g Sugar: 18.7 g Fiber: 1.2 g Protein: 4.7 g Cholesterol: 62.8 mg

Sugar Crusted Plum Muffins

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25 Responses to Sugar Crusted Plum Muffins

  1. 1
    Kristen says:

    I never in my life have thought to use plums in muffins. I love plums – such a great idea!

  2. 2
    Velva says:

    These muffins are a perfect grab n’go food. I love grabbing a couple of muffins with my coffee. These look delicious.


  3. 3
    Lubna Karim says:

    Wow…looks drool worthy….

  4. 4
    Katrina says:

    Those really do look yummy and perfectly domed!

  5. 5
    Rhonda says:

    Wow I wish I would have seen this recipe when I was drowning in pluots (I ended up making jam). The plum in the muffin is like baking jam right into it!

  6. 6

    I love fruit in muffins. I’ve only made BlueBerry and Strawberry muffins before, but I bet Plum ones are amazing!

  7. 7
    Hezzi-D says:

    These look amazing! I’ve never had a plum muffin before but these look so good.

  8. 8
    AikoVenus says:

    i love plums! And these are gorgeous – would be especially great around Christmas-time! ^^

  9. 9
    Jamie says:

    These look amazing! I have never thought about putting plums in muffins before, yummy, yummy, yummy!

  10. 10
    Meg Luby says:

    these are so pretty! just delightful as a concept. the sugar crust, i just keep thinking “visions of sugar plums” as i goggle at the images.

    as per always, love your page. thank you for keeping things interesting and sharing with us!
    @ clutzycooking.blogspot.com

  11. 11
    josie says:

    how many eggs?

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    Maurice says:

    What a winner best I ever had; can’t stop eating them.

  16. 16
    Angela says:

    I love these plum muffins and so does my husband and 10 year old son.
    I am about to make them again:)

  17. 17

    I made these Sunday (and another batch is in the oven right now) they are amazing. Big hit in our home!

  18. 18
    Sally says:

    I have just made these. Not only do they look and smell amazing, they are absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for sharing.

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