Plum Coffee-Cake Muffins
1 stick of butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar, plus 2 T for sprinkling
3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon (add more if you like spice)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 T of baking powder
1/2 teas salt
pinch (or 2) of nutmeg
2 large eggs, room temp
1 teas vanilla
3/4 cup of milk (I used skim and it's fine)
3 ripe red plums ( about 1 pound) cut into small chunks
Preheat oven to 375. Butter 10 cups of muffin tin. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, 3/4 cup sugar. set aside.
In another bowl, (I just used my pyrex measurer) whisk together wet ingredients. Using rubber spatula, fold the wet ingredients into the flour mixture until just combined. Fill each cup halfway, smoothing batter flat.
Distribute the plum pieces even among the cups. Spoon remaining batter over top. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon sugar mixture (or make a streusel topping, as I did).
Bake, rotating pan halfway, until the muffins are puffed and golden brown, about 16-18 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let stand 5-10 minutes. Turn out muffins on a rack to cool for a few minutes. Serve warm.
I'm enjoying mine with a nice cup of coffee, made from coffee beans from the farmers market. Lucky me. I acutally had great pictures of the process, but John gave me the camera without the memory card in it. And since I still don't have my cord, I have no way of getting them off the camera. grrrrr.