With plums still in season and a recent spate of making ice cream and plum jam with them, I was inspired to make this super easy plum muffin recipe. I love cinnamon, lemon and brown sugar with plums which is a classic combination that works like perfection with this iconic plum torte. These plum muffins are made with full-fat Greek-style yoghurt and effortlessly mixed together by hand in one bowl. Top them with a sprinkle of brown sugar to create a lovely crunch top.

You could use other fruit of your choice n this recipe or a combination of fruit like strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Just swap out the brown sugar for white if you use those.

Easy plum muffins with a hint of lemon & cinnamon recipe

Easy plum yoghurt muffins with a hint of lemon & cinnamon recipe

Easy plum yoghurt muffins with a hint of lemon & cinnamon recipe

Recipe – makes 12 plum muffins


Easy plum muffins with a hint of lemon & cinnamon

A delicious recipe to make easy yoghurt muffins with seasonal fresh plums 

  • Author: Sam Linsell



68 plums (about 350gms)

2 Tbsp Demerara sugar (or other darker brown sugar)

½ tsp cinnamon

275gms (2 cups) cake flour or all-purpose

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp bicarb / baking soda

100gs brown sugar (1/2 cup)

2 large free-range eggs

½ cup sunflower oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

250ml (1 cup) full-fat Greek-style yoghurt

zest of half a lemon

1 Tbsp lemon juice

Additional brown sugar for sprinkling (optional)


Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F

Remove the pips from the plums and cut into 8ths (smaller pieces). Place in a small bowl and mix in the 2 Tbsp of Demerara sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.   

Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarb into a bowl and then mix in the sugar.

In a measuring jug whisk together the eggs, sunflower oil, vanilla, yoghurt, lemon zest and juice until smooth.

Add the wet ingredients into the dry and gently stir being careful not to overmix. Add the plums and fold through the batter until just incorporated.

Divide the mixture evenly between 12 paper-lined muffin cups and sprinkle a little extra sugar over to create a crunchy top. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until golden brown and springy to the touch.


Keywords: muffins, plums, cinnamon, yoghurt, baking


A few of my other favourite muffin & plum recipes:

Blueberry & apricot muffins

The most delicious orange & pecan muffins

Blueberry muffins with oats & almond

Easy lemon & blueberry yoghurt muffins

Apple & cinnamon muffin with a hint of orange

The famous purple plum torte

Plum & frangipane galette

Louise cake with plum & coconut

Easy plum yoghurt muffins with a hint of lemon & cinnamon recipe



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  1. Thanks for delicious recipe. Definitely going to make these muffins soon!

  2. happy cyclist

    Yum! Plums in muffins look delightful, and I like this balance with lemon and a touch of cinnamon. Great pairing! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Sam

    HI, Im glad you like. Thanks Sam

  4. Sam

    Thanks Maria, I hope you enjoy them

  5. The muffins were awsome, going to make some more in a few minutes.

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