Hello lovelies, are you in a cosy autumn mood too? Then it’s the perfect time for my recipe for plum chocolate muffins.They are a special indulgence with walnuts and perfect for a cosy autumn day. Plums and chocolates have always matched well and by adding herbs like cinnamon they are a taste sensation.
Plums or prunes
Don’t you always ask yourself the same question, what’s the exact difference and how do you recognize what is what? I have done some research:
"Plums and prunes are often confused, although there are clear differences: plums are oblong, prunes are more evenly round. In addition, plums are usually covered by a thin white protective layer of natural fruit wax. In contrast, prunes have a continuous furrow or seam in the pulp. The pulp of the plums is in principle firmer and drier than that of prunes and also the core is elongated. There is also a difference in taste between plums and prunes: while plums have a sweet-sour taste, the juicier prune pulp is sweeter. (Source: Worlds of Food) "
This is definitely good to know. Plums are more domestic here. I actually think they are my favorites.
Here is the recipe for plum chocolate muffins:
Plum chocolate muffins
- 100 gr 3.5 oz. chocolate
- 250 gr 2 cups spelt flour
- 75 gr coconot blossom sugar or raw cane sugar
- 2 Tbsp cocoa
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 150 ml 3/4 cup sparkling water
- 40 gr 1/3 cup walnuts
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 pinch of salt
- 100 ml 1/2 cup canola oil
- 5 Tbsp plant based milk
- 100- 150 gr ~1 cup plums
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 Tbsp chocolate drops
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F)
- Melt the chocolate and let it cool off a little
- Roughly chop the walnuts
- Put flour, sugar, cocoa, cinammon, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl and mix well
- Add sparkling water, milk, oil and apple cider vinegar and mix well
- Add chocolate and walnuts and mix shortly
- Slice the plums and add 2/3 to the dough
- Put the dough in a muffin tin and decorate it with the remaining plums, walnuts and chocolate drops
- Bake for approx. 25-30 minutes – check with stick if well done
Of course you can add more herbs to the plum chocolate muffins, such as cloves and cardamom. They match perfectly and intensify the autumnal flavor. Have you baked with plums yet this year? I already have a delicious plum crumble cake here on my blog – but now when I think about I actually have to rename it as I used prunes for it :-).
Natürlich könnt ihr den Zwetschgen-Schokoladen Muffins auch weitere Gewürze beigeben, z.B. Nelke und Kardamon werden sehr gut passen und den herbstlichen Geschmack noch verstärken. Habt ihr dieses Jahr schon mit Zwetschgen gebacken? Ich habe ja bereits einen leckeren Pflaumen-Streuselkuchen hier auf dem Blog - aber wenn ich jetzt darüber nachdenke, muss ich den eigentlich auch umbenennen, denn ich habe Zwetschgen dafür verwendet :-).
Have a beautiful start into October – I cannot believe September is already over. We are packing our suitcases once again and are off into the sun!
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