Thursday, April 19, 2007

Plum Nutty Cobbler-Muffins

These muffins are just like a hand held fruit cobbler...

But let's start at the beginning...

I wanted to do something with the last few perfect plums from our Harry & David box, so I googled, and came up with this fantastic recipe from foodgeeks. I altered it as follows, and it's currently my favorite muffin recipe. This is a cobbler-lovers dream muffin.

2 Firm Plums, peeled & sliced in 6 wedges

2 C. Flour
1 C. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Sea Salt
4 Tbsp. Earth Balance, melted
1/4 C. Coconut Oil
3/4 C. Vanilla Silk
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp. Coconut Extract
Cinnamon, to dust the top

Heat oven to 350* Prepare the fruit.

Mix dry ingredients, add wet. Scoop batter into 12 lightly greased muffin cups.

Insert a plum wedge into each cup - they'll stick out and that's fine. Sprinkle with Cinnamon.

Bake for 30 minutes. Let them cool a little before you devour them.

BTW: We're home from California, and I'll share more of our adventures after I unpack! :o)


Emily said...

Your little helpers are so adorable-they remind me of my little sister =)

I'm not a big fan of plums, but the recipe sounds delicious. Maybe peaches instead...

theONLYtania said...

These look real good, very creative plum shot too! Hehe we are all getting very good at photography. Thanks for the recipe.. I will be trying this once I get a kitchen!!

Anonymous said...

yum, souns very good! i will save the recipe, thanks for share.

aTxVegn said...

Those muffins look wonderful, Vicki! Thanks for the recipe.

I love your daughter's chef's hat!

bazu said...

Oh man... plums. They are one of my favorite fruits, but it's so hard to find a really really good one.

Glad you're back safe and sound! Can't wait to hear about your central valley adventures...

scottishvegan said...

They are so pretty! I love your daughter's hat too! Very cute!

Melody Polakow said...

Beautiful muffins.. plums are divine, and baked even more so.

Jackie said...

They look really good. Thanks for the recipe.

laura jesser said...

Wow, those look so cute with the fruit slices on top, and they sound amazing! If they are your favorite muffin recipe, I suppose I ought to give them a try!

I love plums.

This Is Just To Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

~William Carlos Williams


Liliy said...

Yum, cobbler! Creative to make it in muffins.

chase said...

OMG! It looks so yummy! Btw I got here from Kleo's blog

chase said...

OMG! It looks so yummy! Btw I got here from Kleo's blog

KleoPatra said...

What a great little helper! Awwwww!!! Cute hat there, too. So serious, the look. The plums are magnificent... Harry & David knows their fruit. And the final result... this looks like a delicious muffin here... mmmmm! I love how the plum wedges go in the batter and how you describe that: "they'll stick out and that's fine." I laughed a little bit there... my life story!!

Welcome back, Vicki!!

Candi said...

Welcome home, Vicki! :)

I love the plum muffins idea! I hardly ever bake with plums, so it's nice ot have this recipe. Mmm, Harry and David? Lucky you!

I want one of those chef's hats that your adorable daughter has! Lol! :) She is so cute!

Catherine said...

muffins that taste like cobbler??? must . . . bake . . . now . . . !!

(P.S. Welcome back home. Olivia is as stylin' as ever!)

Urban Vegan said...

those muffins are amazing...Laura's WCW poem said it best. (He was a dr and wrote Rx-pad sized poems!)

turquoise cro said...

LOVE Liv's hat!!! LOL Good lookin muffins too! xoCinda

Anonymous said...

i've made this recipe twice this week, and everyone who has tried it loves it. oh, thanks!