Healthy Plum Crumble Cupcake

Healthy Plum Crumble Cupcake
September 25, 2016 megsri8
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End of Season… Plums!

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With the beginning of Autumn in London, I have been noticing a glut of plums in the markets. I love eating seasonal plums ad usually have it as a quick snack during the day. Sweet and tangy, plums are a delicious fruit to also cook with. I wanted to create something wholesome and delicious with these end of season plums. I decided to create a quintessentially British dessert with my healthy twist of course- a healthy plum crumble cupcake!

 

healthy plum crumble cupcake 7Few weeks ago I shared with you a recipe for a Naked Berry Cake. I had worked a lot to create the base cake recipe which was a wholesome vanilla cake made gluten free with oats, almonds, sweet potato and psyllium husk. I ended up making plain cupcakes with the rest of the batter and I realised this cake mix was extremely good as cupcakes as well. This made me realise that it would be a perfect base for my healthy plum crumble cupcakes as well.

What is a Crumble?

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Now a crumble is a British dessert where seasonal fruit is layered with a crunchy and crumbly mixture of flour, butter and sugar and baked till the fruit is cooked and the top is crisp and crunchy. The combination of a soft and tangy fruit at the bottom with a sweet and crunchy topping epitomises British comfort food. Usually made with apples, plums, rhubarb or berries and sometimes with warming spices of cinnamon.

Healthy Plum Crumble Cupcakes!

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My healthy plum crumble cupcake works on the similar concept of tangy fruit and crumbly crust, only I add in another layer of cake batter. This adds another layer of texture and also makes this quite a fun dessert! I call this a healthy plum crumble cupcake because the cupcake is sugar free and nutrient dense with sweet potato, almonds and psyllium husk. The crumble is gluten free and sugar free as well as made with healthier ingredients of oats, coconut oil and almond flour.

 

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healthy plum crumble cupcake 8I love the various textures and flavours that spring out with this delicious and healthy plum crumble cupcake recipe. Firstly you have the crisp and crunchy topping. Followed by a layer of fresh and tangy plums. Finally the final moist and delicious cake base. Heaven! I find that the crumble topping does soften on storage. You can crisp it up by placing it in the oven at 180C for another 10 minutes just before serving.

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This recipe is a perfect tea time sweet treat. It also works wonderfully as a grab and go breakfast or mid day snack! Perfect for kids and adults alike. It works perfectly as a single cake. This recipe for a healthy plum crumble cupcake is definitely worth a try! Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments below. As always use the hashtag #meghnas when recreating this and featuring it on Instagram, so that I can be a part of your healthy food journey!

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Healthy Plum Crumble Cupcake
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 50 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
For the crumble
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 50 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
For the crumble
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Instructions
For the Cupcake
  1. Pre heat oven at 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Wash and scrub your sweet potato. Lay it on the lined tray and bake for 40-50 minutes depending on size of the sweet potato. You know it is completely cooked when sugary syrup starts seeping out of the sweet potato. Peel it and mash it once cool. Weigh out the amount for the cake.
  2. Using a high powered blender, grind the oats, almonds, psyllium husk and chia seeds to a fine powder. You can skip this step if you already have almond flour, oat flour and psyllium husk powder.
  3. In a food processor add the almond, oat flour, psyllium husk and chia seed blend. { I really like this method of adding everything in a food processor as it is the least fussy. You can also use a hand whisk or hand blender or just use your hands and a wooden spoon.} Then add the baked and mashed sweet potato. Coconut oil, coconut sugar, eggs, vanilla powder and the salt. DO NOT add the baking powder or baking soda at this point.
  4. Blend all the above mentioned ingredients in your food processor till well combined and smooth. Leave it to sit for 15-20 minutes. This ensures that the psyllium husk does the job of expanding and binding. While the batter is sitting. Start the process of making the crumble.
For the crumble
  1. Grind the almonds into a powder. Combine with the rest of the ingredients in the list under crumble. Set aside.
For the Assembly.
  1. Pre heat the oven to 170C. Slice the plums thinly or you can also halve it, remove the stone and add it as a whole half. Line cupcake/ muffin trays with a cupcake liner or cupcake cases.
  2. Add the baking powder and baking soda into the cake mix and pulse in the processor till well combined. Spoon out a tablespoon or so of cake mix into each of the cupcake cases. It should half fill the cupcake cases. Use the back of a spoon to flatten the cake mix.
  3. Arrange the plum slices over the top of each cupcake. Press it slightly into the cupcake mix. Spoon a teaspoon of the crumble mix onto the plums. Press down slightly again.
  4. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes. Switch off the oven after 40 minutes and leave it in the oven for 10 minutes, before removing it an leaving it to completely cool before peeling off the paper cases.
  5. Serve as is or warm it up and serve with a dollop of greek yogurt!
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4 Comments

  1. Eva @ 1BigBite 1 year ago

    Love plums! And I think it’s a great idea to add a sweet potato, I have to give it a try!

    • Author
      megsri8 1 year ago

      Hi Eva! I am so glad you like the idea. I love the idea of adding sweet potato to my desserts, helps reducing the sugar and fat 🙂 I think this would taste yum with apples as well. Let me know how this recipe turns out!

  2. Lola Bellouere 1 year ago

    These look super delicious super Autumnal 🙂

    • Author
      megsri8 1 year ago

      Thank you!! Yes really warm colours of autumn!:)

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