Gluten Free Hazelnut Plum Muffins

Gluten Free Hazelnut Plum Muffins
These beauties are made with hazelnut meal, a gluten-free flour that is available online or in the baking section of a well-stocked supermarket.  Or, you can also make your own—just process skinned hazelnuts in a food processor until finely ground—or substitute with an equal amount of almond flour. Get the recipe:Gluten Free Hazelnut Plum Muffins. Photo: Samantha Seneviratne
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 muffins


  • 3 small red plums

  • 1 ¾ cups hazelnut meal or almond flour

  • ¾ cup oat flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 large eggs, separated

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.

  2. Halve and pit the plums. Thinly slice 2 plums for garnish. (You’ll need 2 or 3 slices for each muffin.) Cut the remaining plums into a small dice (about ½ cup).

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the hazelnut meal, oat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and baking soda.

  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, brown sugar, vanilla, and buttermilk. Stir in the flour mixture. Fold in the diced plum.

  5. In a medium bowl, with a clean whisk, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. Stir ⅓ of the egg whites into the batter, then carefully fold in the remainder.

  6. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups. Top each cup with a few slices of plum and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Transfer the pan to the oven and immediately reduce the temperature to 350°. Bake until the muffins spring back when pressed gently, 18 to 22 minutes. Let muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
11g Fat
18g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 5g
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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