Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Rhubarb Streusel Muffins


I'm still here!  Sorry, for being absent for a few weeks but it is that special time of year when we can finally be outside again and it feels great to be unplugged for a while.  I call it my 3G season - Garden, Golf and Grandchildren!


The garden is bursting with early spring blooms (and many weeds which need pulling) but my biggest planting chores are yet to come.  The containers and bedding plants will hopefully be planted in the next week or so, weather permitting.


At a recent sleepover at our home, we taught our grandsons how to play Crazy Eights and they each had a turn 'driving' the garden tractor with their Papa. We love spending time with those boys ♥

I'm excited to bring you this delicious rhubarb muffin recipe for those of you who are rhubarb lovers out there, as I am!  A few years ago I planted my little rhubarb patch and have never regretted that decision. 


This Rhubarb Streusel Muffin recipe combines brown sugar in the batter and also a little mixed with butter and cinnamon for a tasty streusel topping.  I've made this recipe twice in the past two weeks as they have made a rhubarb convert out of my husband. 

Happy May and Happy Mother's Day!

Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

Printable Recipe

Makes about 24, depending on how full the muffin cups are filled. 

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups diced rhubarb
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Streusel Toppping:

1 tablespoon melted butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Spray 12 cup muffin pans with non stick baking spray (with flour added - such as Bakers Joy) or line with paper liners.

In a 3 cup bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a stand mixer or large bowl, beat the brown sugar, oil, egg, vanilla and buttermilk with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour in the dry ingredients and mix by hand just until blended. Stir in the rhubarb and chopped pecans.

In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until blended together.

Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, filling almost to the top, and then sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon or so of the streusel mixture. 

Bake in the preheated oven until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pans for about 10 minutes before removing.

Adapted from AllRecipes.com

37 comments:

  1. Love these muffins Susan, look amazing and delicious. And yours grandsons are big and lovely!
    Hope you have a nice and happy mom's day !!
    xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you, Gloria :) They are getting big ♥ I don't know if you celebrate Mother's Day at the same time as we do but Happy Mother's Day to you as well :)

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  2. The muffins sound amazing! Happy Mother's Day Susan-enjoy:@)

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    1. If my husband loved them you know they must be good :) Thanks, Lynn!

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  3. There is a "self service" rhubarb stand in the village where I walk, and I just picked up several bunches last evening. Some I will freeze for my annual strawberry-rhubarb pie and I'll use some for these muffins. Happy Mother's Day Susan!

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    1. Self service rhubarb! What a wonderful thing to have, Debbie. Curious to know what price they ask for rhubarb (not that I'm thinking of setting up a stand - LOL). Thanks, Debbie. Enjoy them and Happy Mother's Day!

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  4. wow homegrown rhubarb!! I am really impressed, Susan. These streusel mufins look totally irresistible.

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    1. Thanks, Angie! I grew up eating rhubarb from my parent's small rhubarb patch :) They are delicious.

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  5. Your 3G session - brilliant! Good for you - glad you unplugged for a while. I'm about to - but just for a week. Lovely recipe and crazy terrific with homegrown rhubarb. Love that streusel topping too :) Enjoy your Mother's Day!

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    1. You are so ahead of us, weather-wise, Tricia that we've been yearning to get outdoors for so long. The end of April was so gloomy here that it is wonderful to get out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors again :) Happy Mother's Day to you, Tricia!

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  6. Ohhhh...I have rhubarb...lots of it...these sound good. Wonderful to have that time off to be doing the things you love. (Hope you also love blogging.)

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    1. I think you would enjoy these, Vee! They freeze well also. I do love blogging - just not on a beautiful day :) Thanks, Vee!

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  7. I will make these:) I have not regretted my rhubarb patch either:)I love a crumb topping just made some banana bread ones w/ that...
    You are so ahead of me Susan..my bleeding hearts are just piercing ground..I did notice some FMNs yesteday but just some..
    the boys are adorable..Jacques has a JD and head phones too:)

    Have a Happy Mther's Day..dear partner in crime;)
    3 G..gotta love:)

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    1. They are so good! The first time I made them with homemade buttermilk (milk with a T of vinegar added) and they rose higher in the oven than the real buttermilk recipe. Strange but true ;)

      OMG, another similarity - the JD and head phones!

      I know you celebrate MD at a slightly different time but Happy Mother's Day to you as well, NanaX :)

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  8. I like your 3G season concept. I've eaten and enjoyed rhubard all my life so I know I would love the muffins.

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  9. These muffins look delicious, love how you always capture the season in your baked goods. Love the 3G idea, we do something very similar. Grandkids are the best.

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    1. Thank you, Cheri! Yes, they certainly are the best ;)

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  10. Ooops forgot to say Happy Mother's Day to you!!!

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    1. The very same to you, Cheri! Hope your new 'fur baby' treats you well ;)

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  11. I have not used rhubarb for a while...and these muffins look great, especially with the streusel on top. The boys are getting big...so cute!
    Happy Mother's Day Susan :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Juliana! It is such a special spring treat to have rhubarb again. Wishing you a happy day too!

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  12. I confess…..I have never eaten the rhubarb ! These muffins look delicious and I would like to taste them,Happy Mother's day Susan, a warm hug from Trieste !

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    1. I'm sure it's more widely grown in the U.S. and some climates are just too warm to grow rhubarb successfully. Hope you get to try it one day :) Thank you, Chiara ♥

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  13. I meed to replant rhubarb. The plant I put in last year never came back. Boo hoo. But I can certainly buy some rhubarb to make these delicious looking muffins.

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    1. That's too bad your plant didn't return! Planting rhubarb requires so much patience, Linda. I don't think I harvested until the 3rd year and then only a few stalks so that the plant could save energy and thrive. Glad we can buy it at farmers markets and stores too :)

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  14. Oh good! My favorite,,,rhubarb. These look fabulous, Susan. Will be making them soon.
    Thanks for your sweet comment...so pleased we'll stay in contact. You've been a friend for many years!

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    1. You are my rhubarb cohort, Barbara ;) I've saved many of your rhubarb recipes! Looking forward to seeing you on Instagram!

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  15. I've been seeing rhubarb in the supermarkets. Must get some. I remember passing a rhubarb patch everyday on my way home from elementary school years ago. I always connect it to early spring. Beautiful muffins Susan. Love your darling Grandsons on the riding mower and playing cards. Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

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    1. Rhubarb means spring to me too, Penny :) Thanks so much for the Mother's Day wishes and I hope you have a wonderful day too!

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  16. I know what you mean. I have a lot of work this month and spend long hours by the computer, which I'm not happy about because outside is so wonderful and you know that spring will be gone before we know it. Stopping now to make a cup of tea, that muffin would be perfect :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia! I love every minute I can spend outdoors instead of at my computer or looking at my devices.

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  17. I need a rhubarb patch as I'm a fairly recent convert, too! And I love Crazy 8's! Glad to hear you're back at golf. Didn't you break your hand? Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous yard!

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    1. Thanks, Abbe! Yes, I broke my left wrist in a car accident last summer. Had to have surgery and a plate and screws were put in :( It's still not perfect but I am actually hitting the ball better. Maybe it's the stiff left wrist - LOL.

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  18. Muffins look so good! I have just enough rhubarb to make some. Was thinking mini pies...hard choice! The boys are so cute as always.

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  19. Unfortunately we don't have rhubarb around here but your muffins are as adorable as your grandchildren!

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