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Plum & Cardamom Streusel Muffins

Plum & Cardamom Streusel Muffins

Muffins have a special place in my heart, NOT the oversized, dry, flavorless coffee shop ones though!  Muffins, as all baked goodies, should have loads of character, texture and bang on taste.  And these Plum & Cardamom Streusel Muffins deliver all of that and more…

Plum & Cardamom Streusel Muffins

I find that muffins are sort of reminiscent of tea/coffee cakes portioned out, not with the full sweetness and immensely satisfying without being heavy at all. There isn’t any special technique to make them….if you can mix ingredients in a bowl,  you can make them!

With the plum season almost at an end, I had this crazy urge to bake with them.   More so because I received a stash of stunning green cardamom and vanilla beans from Kochi, courtesy a dear friend.  I worked with the basic muffin recipe I use, threw diced plums in the cardamom – vanilla flavoured batter, sprinkled some streusel, topped with some sliced plums…by the time  I cleared the kitchen,  these fellas were out of the oven!  That quick!!  And my kitchen was filled with distinct fragrance from cardamom and vanilla.  Undoubtedly a mood enhancer!

Plum & Cardamom Streusel Muffins

Plum & Cardamom Streusel Muffins

Soft tender cake-like crumb,  perfumed with cardamom, juicy tart plum bits and a crunchy crust, these bright and fresh muffins made me stop in my tracks and savour each bite.  While they are best eaten the day they are made,  because of all that fruit in the batter, they stayed (refrigerated) perfectly moist the next day as well.  Made healthy with whole-grain flours and low sugar, I happily tucked in one for breakfast as well! This recipe is definitely a keeper.

Plum & Cardamom Streusel Muffins

 

Plum & Cardamom Streusel Muffins

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Plum & Cardamom Streusel Muffins
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    12
    Servings
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    Plum & Cardamom Streusel Muffins
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      Servings
      12
      Servings
      12
      Ingredients
      • 130 gms Wholewheat flour
      • 75 gms All purpose flour
      • 55 gms Oats flour simply grind your oats in your coffee grinder
      • 90 gms sugar
      • 1 tsp baking soda
      • 2 tsp baking powder
      • 1/4 tsp salt
      • 6 pods Cardamom, seeds only
      • 1/2 cup buttermilk
      • 50 ml Yogurt
      • 80 ml oil
      • 1/2 Vanille Bean scraped
      Streusel Topping
      • 60 gms whole wheat flour
      • 45 gms sugar
      • 2 pods Cardamom seeds only
      • 40 ml Coconut Oil or melted butter
      Instructions
      1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Line a 12 – cup muffin tray with paper liners.
      2. Make the streusel : Combine the flour, sugar, crushed cardamom seeds with coconut oil or melted butter with a fork in a small bowl. You should get a grainy mixture like wet sand. Set aside.
      3. If making your own buttermilk, mix 1/2 cup milk with 1 tsp vinegar and let it sit for 5/6 minutes, till the milk curdles.
      4. In a large bowl, combine all the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar and crushed cardamom seeds.
      5. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, yogurt, vanilla and oil.
      6. Pour the wet mixture onto the dry mixture and stir gently to combine. Fold in the diced plums.
      7. Fill the batter evenly in the muffin cups using 2 spoons or an ice cream scoop. Sprinkle with the streusel . Place one or two pieces of sliced plum on top and press them down gently. Bake for 20 -25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pan.

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      8 Comments

    • Reply
      Alok Singhal
      August 9, 2015 at 11:54 AM

      Great presentation 🙂

      • Reply
        natashaminocha
        August 9, 2015 at 2:56 PM

        Thank you! 🙂

      • Reply
        natashaminocha
        August 27, 2015 at 9:41 AM

        Thank you so much Alok!

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        natashaminocha
        August 23, 2015 at 5:28 AM

        Subhodeep, thank you once again!!:))

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      Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
      August 23, 2015 at 4:04 AM

      Hi Natasha, I have featured your Plum & Cardamom Streusel Muffins post in one of my recent articles.

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      Hope you like it. Do share your feedback.

      Thanks, Subhodeep

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        natashaminocha
        August 23, 2015 at 5:27 AM

        Thank you so much Subhodeep! Feels good to be appreciated.:)
        So glad I’ve discovered your blog,its a treasure trove of knowledge…so well put together and lots to learn.
        Warm regards

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