As it turns out, they really are the muffins of my dreams (and I have made a lot of muffins in my time). They don't have an exotic ingredient list, they aren't particularly different to other plum muffins around, and they're not really new or creative. They are, however, really really good.
These muffins are plum-filled, of course. They also have brown sugar flavours with ginger and cinnamon notes beneath, a textured streusel topping, and a scent that will make your kitchen smell divine while they're baking. I highly recommend them.
As for me? I've already finished this batch and am now dreaming of the next one...
Plum muffins with streusel topping
Makes 15 small sized muffins (as picture) or 12 medium-large muffins
1/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp oil
1/4 cup chopped plums
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup soy vanilla yoghurt
3/4 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup chopped plums
Preheat oven to 200'C and line muffin tins with muffin liners.
Combine all topping ingredients except the plums and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ground ginger. Stir to combine.
Add all other ingredients except the plums (brown sugar, yoghurt, apple sauce, oil, vanilla) and stir well to combine. Add the 1 cup of chopped plums and stir through.
Transfer the mixture to muffin tins, and then top with the additional 1/4 cup chopped plums and the streusel topping.
Bake for 18 - 22 minutes, until golden and the tops spring back when touched.
I think I'd like a steady supply of these for the foreseeable future.
Submitted to Healthy Vegan Fridays #37.
I have asked this question before and got a lot of 'white chocolate and berry' answers - but tell me again, just in case things have changed: what is your favourite muffin type?