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Four rhubarb muffins stacked next to two slices of fresh rhubarb
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Stewed Rhubarb Muffins

Wonderfully moist RHUBARB MUFFINS have a delicious, fruity sweet-tart flavor, topped off with cinnamon sugar! Grab and go for an EASY snack or breakfast.
Course Breakfast or snack
Cuisine American
Keyword rhubarb recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 muffins
Calories 150kcal
Author Caroline Williams

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup stewed rhubarb (approximately)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

For the topping

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Line 8 muffin molds in a tin, or grease with butter. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly beat the egg. Put the stewed rhubarb, egg, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla, oil and sugar in a bowl and gently combine. You want it well-mixed, but ideally don't want to break up all the rhubarb. 
    Close up of rhubarb muffin ingredients before mixing together
  • Divide the mixture between the muffin molds. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the topping and sprinkle over the muffins.
    Unbaked rhubarb muffins in the muffin molds, ready to bake
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes until golden on top and a skewer put in the middle comes out clean.
    Four rhubarb muffins: one is split in half in a muffin mold to show how soft it is

Notes

RECIPE TIPS:
  1. If you're concerned about over-mixing the batter or breaking up the rhubarb too much, you can mix together the dry ingredients first then add the rest.
  2. This recipe assumes a slightly tart stewed rhubarb, as in our recipe - if yours is very sweet, you may need a little less sugar.
  3. You can easily scale up this recipe by multiplying up all the ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1.1mg