Browned Butter-Plum Muffins

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Browned Butter-Plum Muffins
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 12

The sweetness of plums and the richness of a browned-butter streusel on top make these muffins perfect for breakfast or a mid-morning snack. ...MORE + LESS -


1/2 cup butter (do not use margarine)
2 large plums, coarsely chopped (2 cups)
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup all-purpose flour


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, until light golden brown. Remove from heat; stir in plums and cardamom. Cool completely.
  • 3
    In large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups flour, the granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, vanilla and eggs just until moistened. Gently stir in plum mixture. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix brown sugar, walnuts and 1/4 cup butter. Stir in 1/3 cup flour with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle topping evenly over batter.
  • 5
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Serve warm or cool.

Expert Tips

  • Ingredient Tip: Try Santa Rosa plums in these muffins. These tangy, full-flavoured red-skinned plums are widely available in season at farmers’ markets. Leave firm plums at room temperature to fully ripen.

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Serving Size: 12 servings (1 muffin)
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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