End of Season… Plums!
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!
Few 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?
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!
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.
I 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.
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!