Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Rhubarb Muffins

I am a big fan of rhubarb but the majority of the recipes I've eaten and made are super sweet. I was on the hunt for a new recipe to try where I could taste the rhubarb without being overpowered with sugar. 

I found this muffin recipe and decided to give it a try. I thought there was an awful lot of sugar in the recipe so I decided to cut back on that. I also used applesauce instead of oil to make them a bit healthier. The muffins turned out well and tasted great. 

When I initially made the muffins, I made two without the topping to determine if the brown sugar topping was necessary. It is :) While the muffins were edible without the topping, they were MUCH better with the topping so don't skimp there. 

The biggest problem was that these muffins did not keep well. They still tasted good but the crunchy topping started to get mushy really quickly. The flavor was still good but the added texture of the crunch was nice, and missed once it was no longer there. 

Substitutions/Additions made by Cooking After Class for Rhubarb Muffins:

  • only used 1/2 cup sugar instead of 3/4 cup
  • substituted unsweetened applesauce for oil
  • didn't have any buttermilk so I placed 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in a one cup measuring cup and then filled it the rest of the way to 1 cup with milk. Let sit for 5 minutes before using your homemade buttermilk

Tips from Cooking After Class for making Rhubarb Muffins:

  • Adding the sugar wasn't written out in the directions of this recipe...don't forget to add it with the dry ingredients :)

RECIPE: Brown Sugar Topped Rhubarb Muffins


Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5

Effort: Quick and Easy

Time:  35 minutes

Kids Comments:  Good right away when the topping is crunchy

Make it Again: Maybe, they were good but the topping did not stay crunchy when stored. May keep looking for a new rhubarb muffin recipe.

all ingredients ready to go

subbed applesauce for oil

chopped up rhubarb

getting ready to add rhubarb

making crumb topping

topping is done

putting it all together

muffin pan is filled, ready to bake

ready to eat