Plum Strudel Muffins

Ever have fruit that if you leave it on the counter one more day it is going to be thrown out because then no one will eat it withered, bruised or mushy?

I had some plums that were heading in that direction and instead of tossing them, I made Plum Strudel Muffins.

Muffin Ingredients:
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract (could use vanilla extract if don't have almond)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk (could use heavy whipping cream)
1 1/2 cups chopped plums

Streusel Topping Ingredients:
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon cold butter
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Beat milk, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in one egg at a time. Then add extracts.  Then combine flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients. Fold in plums. Fill muffin molds 3/4 full.
For the topping combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Crumble in butter. Sprinkle on top of muffins.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.

These were definitely yummy and not your usual muffin.


  • Juggling Real Food and Real Life | February 12, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    I've found that using fruit a bit past its prime in recipes works out great. Not only does it taste delicious because it's extra sweet, but it help me save money by not throwing it away. This recipe sound great. I had a whole crate of plums last fall that I was trying to use up. When I get them this year, I will make lots of muffins to have in the freezer. I can't wait! Now to go buy some plums for now...........

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