I’ve been on a muffin-making kick lately — my most favorite Banana Chocolate Chip muffins, chocolate zucchini muffins, blueberry muffins, etc.
So when I realized my rhubarb plant had plenty of rhubarb for muffins, I flipped through my files and found my rhubarb muffin recipe.
However, I switched it up a bit this time. I will often use applesauce in the place of oil when I’m making fruity muffins… but this time, I used strawberry applesauce in place of the oil (mainly because I bought it but my kids won’t eat it and I don’t know what else to do with it!).
The muffins tasted amazing… and I’m thrilled to now have a yummy recipe to use up the rest of that store-bought strawberry applesauce 🙂
If you’re looking for a quick and simple recipe to use up some rhubarb, give this one a try!
Recipe for Rhubarb Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 3/4 c. granulated sugar
- 1 T. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 c. sour cream
- 1/2 c. oil, applesauce, strawberry applesauce, OR melted butter (1 stick)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1.5 c. rhubarb (washed and diced)
- cinnamon and sugar (optional topping)
- Preheat oven to 400*F. Grease 12 muffin cups and set aside
- In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients
- In another mixing bowl, whisk wet ingredients (do not add rhubarb yet)
- Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined
- Stir in rhubarb (the batter will be quite thick)
- Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins (I fill them pretty full because I like “tall” muffins)
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar topping if desired
- Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until middles are set
- Let cool slightly before removing from pan — serve and eat warm!
You could also make this in a 9″ x 9″ pan and adjust the baking time (I’m not exactly sure on the time though). I would make more of a streusel topping if I made it in a larger pan and eat it as a crumb cake.
Another idea would be to drizzle a yummy glaze over the top of the muffins instead of (or in addition to) the cinnamon sugar topping!
Either way, this recipe is a great way to use up some of the delicious rhubarb that’s readily available all over Michigan.
What are your favorite rhubarb recipes?
I have several more easy rhubarb dessert recipes on the blog… and as always, feel free to visit my virtual recipe box for more simple, delicious, family-friendly recipes!
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