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Browned Butter-Plum Muffins

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Browned Butter-Plum Muffins
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 12
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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.
May 7, 2017

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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

  • Tip 1
    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.

Nutrition Information

309 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 40g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12 servings (1 muffin)
Calories
309
Total Fat
16g
Saturated Fat
8g
Sodium
286mg
Total Carbs
40g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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