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Easy plum muffins with a hint of lemon & cinnamon recipe

With plums still in season and a recent spate of making ice cream and plum jam with them, I was inspired to make this 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 by hand in one bowl. Top them with a sprinkle of brown sugar to create a lovely crunch top.

Easy plum muffins with a hint of lemon & cinnamon recipe

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

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

What to serve with these muffins?

These muffins are perfect on their own because they have a moist crumb and are loaded with fruit, but any muffin is great with lashings of butter when served warm straight out of the oven. 

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

A few of my other favourite muffin & plum recipes:

The best morning glory muffins

Easy plum tarte tatin

Easy roasted plum Eton mess with almonds

Blueberry & apricot muffins

The most delicious orange & pecan muffins

Blueberry muffins with oats & almond

Easy lemon & blueberry yoghurt muffins

Apple & cinnamon muffins

The famous purple plum torte

Plum & frangipane galette

Louise cake with plum & coconut

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 
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Easy plum yoghurt muffins with a hint of lemon & cinnamon recipe
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 - 8 plums about 350gms
  • 2 Tbsp Demerara sugar or other darker brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 275 gms 2 cups cake flour or all-purpose
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarb / baking soda
  • 100 gs brown sugar 1/2 cup
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • ½ cup sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 ml 1 cup full-fat Greek-style yoghurt
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Additional brown sugar for sprinkling optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F
  • Remove the pips from the plums and cut them 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 to 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.
Servings: 12
Author: Sam Linsell

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7 Comments

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

  2. happy cyclist says:

    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. HI, Im glad you like. Thanks Sam

  4. Thanks Maria, I hope you enjoy them

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

  6. So glad you liked these Joe

  7. Easy, delicious and perfect for the abundance of plums our garden produced this year in the Netherlands!

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