Baking with Rhubarb

There are a ton of things that can be done with rhubarb. The super sour stalk of this the rhubarb plant (which is technically considered a vegetable) is showcased mostly in desserts. On it’s own rhubarb is a pretty low-calorie food, but because of it’s extreme tartness it is almost always paired with sugar and some other, sweeter fruit. And hey, when something demands to be made into a dessert, who am I to argue!

Yesterday was Mother’s day, and with our rhubarb growing like crazy I decided to make strawberry rhubarb muffins for Mother’s day brunch. Unfortunately, my first batch was eaten so quickly that it didn’t actually make it to brunch and I had to whip up a second batch. Here’s the recipe if you’re interested in making some yourself.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter (I use 1/8 cup of butter and 1/8 cup of non-fat yogurt to reduce the fat)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup strawberries, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup rhubarb, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • Granulated sugar for sprinkling

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Mix together the butter, yogurt, sugar, egg, and milk in a bowl
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir only until most of the lumps disappear
  5. Fold in the strawberries and rhubarb
  6. Spoon a heaping spoonful of the batter into a muffin into cupcake liners in a muffin tin
  7. Sprinkle granulated sugar on the top of each muffin
  8. Bake muffins for 25-30 minutes (until a toothpick stuck into the middle of one comes out cleanly)
  9. Let cool for at least 15 minutes
  10. Eat and enjoy!
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