Plum muffins recipe

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Come and try our delicious recipe for warm spiced plum muffins. This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover stoned fruits.

Plum muffins
  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories196 Kcal10%
Sugar15.3 g17%
Fat5.3 g8%
Saturated Fat1.9 g10%
Salt0.3 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein4 g8%
Carbohydrates32.9 g13%
Salt0.3 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Warming with a hint of spice, these plum muffins are the sweet pick-me-up you're craving.

Our easy four-step recipe is a great way of using up any leftover ripe stoned fruits, giving you 10 tasty treats that are ready in 40 minutes. These muffins get their rich flavour and juiciness from the plums, which are amplified by the sweet spices of ginger, cinnamon and coriander. We recommend eating whilst slightly warm with a dusting of icing sugar or a dollop of double cream.


  • 255g self raising flour
  • 1tsp each of ground ginger, cinnamon and coriander
  • 115g light brown sugar
  • 5 ripe plums, stoned removed, chopped
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 50g butter or margarine, melted
  • 175ml whole milk
  • Icing sugar to dust




  1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C/375°F/Fan 170°C/Gas Mark 5. Line a 10 cup muffin tin with muffin or cup cake papers.
  2. Sift the flour and spices into a mixing bowl, and stir in the sugar and all but a few pieces of plum. Make a well in the centre.
  3. Mix together the egg, melted butter or margarine with the milk in a jug. Pour into the well and mix to form a thick, rough batter.
  4. Spoon into the lined muffin cases and place a few pieces reserved plum into the top of each. Bake on the middle shelf in the oven for 22-25 mins, until risen and golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Best served warm, lightly dusted with icing sugar.

Top tips for making plum muffins

If you don’t have individual spices, replace them with 2 tsp of ground mixed spice. Alternatively, leave the spices out altogether and add 1 tsp of good quality almond or vanilla extract. It'll help to draw out the stoned fruit flavour.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies