The BEST Rhubarb Muffins
Rhubarb. That majestic, mysterious plant with the larger than life leaves. Somehow it has the energy to endure the trauma that is my garden. My thumbs are not green, yet somehow the rhubarb stands strong- fighting through even the fiercest of droughts.
This year I’ve offered my garden water. Now, not to brag or anything…but even the basil and strawberries live on! My Rhubarb has gone from “survive” to “thrive”, and I now have more than a single recipe’s worth.
Enter: Rhubarb muffins.
Call me crazy, but I’m not actually a fan of a crumb topped muffin. The crumb that starts off so pretty gets soggy in a day- and its more ammo for disaster when fed to the tiny humans. Plus, it’s an extra step. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
But the perfect Rhubarb crumb-top-free muffin isn’t easy to find. Either they are too crumbly, too dry, or just too boring.
You might notice my pretty purple muffin tins. They are actually food grade silicone! These things are the answer to every baker’s muffin liner dilemmas. How often have you run out of muffin liners- those white little papers that stick to your muffins and get tossed in the garbage moments after baking. Seems a bit silly, amiright?! These bad boys fit right on your cookie sheet, and when the muffins are ready they pop right out! Best part? They are dishwasher safe.
They are also PERFECT for freezing lunch sized portions of quinoa or little pucks of leftover sauces
Ok. Back to the muffins.
Delicious and yummy…get into my tummy.
The recipe itself is quite simple. Like any other muffin recipe there’s no need for a mixer- just two pretty bowls and a spoon.
With this much rhubarb to spare, I plan to freeze rhubarb. If you love this recipe, freeze your stalks in 2 cup portions so you can skip the measuring.
Try them out- I’d love to hear what you think!
Not a fan of scooping batter? Me neither… when I post pictures of my kids scooping batter, it’s really not because I’m the patient Mom I try to be. Really, it’s because it’s a job they are far more into than I am. But when those helpers are out and about, I’m stuck to do the job myself. I love my muffin scoop to get the job done faster!
The BEST Rhubarb Muffins
Discover the perfect balance between tart and sweet with these delicious Rhubarb Muffins
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (or substitute with All Purpose Flour)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup sour milk or 1 cup greek yogurt
- 2 eggs, beaten lightly with fork
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 apple, shredded
- 2 cups rhubarb, cut into small pieces
Preheat oven to 400. Prepare muffin tin with wrappers, or lightly brush silicone muffin tin with oil
Combine dry ingredients
In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs, apple sauce, oil, vanilla
Create hole in center of dry ingredients, and gently fold in wet ingredients
Without over-mixing, fold in apple and rhubarb
Spoon batter into muffin tins until just over 3/4 full
Bake in 400 degree oven until golden brown, and center is baked through- about 20 minutes
Jennifer Gunyon says
Fantastic recipe! The first time I made it, I didn’t have sour milk, greek yogurt or apple sauce so I used regular plain yogurt, discarded sourdough starter and grated a second small apple. It was delicious!
I currently have a batch in the oven but this time I had greek yogurt. No sourdough discard used abd still grated a second small apple. I’ll definitely be adding this recipe to my favorites.
I made these very good , actually put a few small pieces of apple in as well, had no applesauce used yogurt ..would make again