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Moist Rhubarb Muffins with Streusel Topping

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Moist Rhubarb Muffins with Sour Cream

Over the last couple of week’s, I have been a painted speckled old bird.  Between the craft room and all the outdoor painting projects, I felt it was time for a change and a bit of a breather.  A girl only wants to look like a speckled painted hen for so long.  So today I am posting my Rhubarb Muffin Recipe.

These streusel-topped rhubarb muffins are full of cinnamon and have a little extra tang because of the sour cream.  They are moist and wonderful, feel free to skip the streusel topping if you want a less sweet treat.

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These muffins are moist because of the little bits of soft rhubarb and a bit special with the addition of sour cream.  They are perfect for a grab and go meal on a busy project filled day.

From scratch recipe for rhubarb muffins .

Preparing Rhubarb

Later on, in the summer, you can usually get free rhubarb from a friend.  However in early spring when everyone is looking forward to their first rhubarb harvest its a bit harder to ask them to share.  Thankfully I was able to locate some at the store.

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Most recipes call for 2 cups of rhubarb which isn’t very much.  If you end up with excess rhubarb it’s super easy to freeze.  Wash and then cut off the stem ends, cut into 1″ chunks and place in a plastic bag. I always freeze my rhubarb 2 cups at a time in a small marked freezer bag.  It keeps for several months.

Rhubarb Muffin Recipe

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 large eggs

2 1/2 cups flour

2 cups diced rhubarb

1 1/3 cups brown sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup flour

1 tbsp melted butter

1 tsp white sugar

Rhubarb Muffin Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners and set aside.

In a large bowl mix together all the wet ingredients, sour cream, oil and egg.

In a second bowl mix together all the dry ingredients, flour, brown sugar, soda and salt.   Once blended add the rhubarb and stir until the rhubarb is coated with the flour mixture.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. (You will find the consistency is quite similar to cookie dough).   Divide the batter equally into the 12 muffin tins.
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For the Cinnamon Topping

Blend the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.  Once blended, add the flour and mix until crumbly.  Place the mixture on top of your muffins and then sprinkle with white sugar.

Place in oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Handpies

Here is another rhubarb recipe I think you may want to try.  This one is great for picnics or potlucks.

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

These lemon blueberry muffins are my personal favorite with lots of blueberries and lemon flavour. There is an option white sugar streusel on top that makes them extra special. If you like my rhubarb recipe I promise you will like this recipe as well.

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Moist Rhubarb Muffins with Streusel Topping

A super moist rhubarb muffin that features sour cream and a crunchy crumb topping.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:50 mins

Ingredients

Rhubarb Muffin Batter

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb Fresh or frozen
  • 1 ⅓ cups brown sugar
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Cinnamon Sugar Streusel Topping

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp white sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together all the wet ingredients, sour cream, oil, and egg.
  • In a second bowl mix together all the dry ingredients, flour, brown sugar, soda and salt. Once blended add the rhubarb and stir until the rhubarb is coated with the flour mixture.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. (You will find the consistency is quite similar to cookie dough).
  • Divide the batter equally into the 12 muffin tins.
    Rhubarb muffin recipe, easy muffin recipe, rhubarb recipe

For the Cinnamon Sugar Streusel Topping

  • Blend the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Once blended, add the flour and mix until crumbly.
  • Place the mixture on top of your muffins and then sprinkle with white sugar.
    Struesel topping close up on muffins before adding the white sugar.
  • Place in oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: rhubarb muffins with sour cream
Servings: 12

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6 Comments

  1. Looks like a good recipe with ingredients I have on hand. What kind of adjustments would you suggest if I want to make this into a loaf.

    1. I would consider reducing the amount of rhubarb, lowering the oven temperature, and baking it much longer, like an hour.

  2. Carol Lee says:

    5 stars
    Made these today. Great recipe and I liked that the ingredients are things I usually have on hand. Will definitely save this recipe.❤

  3. Judy Jones says:

    Made these today and there are DELICOUS! Very moist,not too tart..nice to have something new to make with springs fresh rhubarb! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Judy, I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know.

  4. Lola Augustine Brown says:

    Just made these. Fabulous. All my kids ate them and proclaimed them delicious – a miracle! Thanks for the recipe.

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