Friday, 6 July 2012

Food Friday: Rhubarb Muffins

I went to a pop up sale by a fabulous artist Nancy Blokland last week.  In addition to her awesome pottery (which I bought two pieces of) she is growing an urban organic farm full of yummy stuff.  I was able to grab some of her rhubarb while I was there.

And I made these muffins with it:


All 22 of them were eaten up in 2 days! Even Logan our pickiest eater ate a pile of them.

Here's the recipe:


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


In large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, blend sugar with oil; whisk in egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients along with rhubarb just until flour is incorporated. Spoon into greased or paper-lined muffin tins, filling three-quarters full, or spoon into two greased 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pans.
Topping: Combine sugar, butter and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes for muffins, 40 to 45 minutes for loaves, or until cake tester inserted into centre comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to let cool completely.
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They were so fantastic that I'm going to make another batch with the rest of the rhubarb I have.

Oh - and want to see which two pottery pieces I got while I was checking out the organic garden?

I can't wait to put some lemonade in the yellow pitcher and take it outside this summer.  And the blue one is the perfect size for Terry to make his yummy nummy pancakes on the weekend. :D


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

MMMMMMMMMmmm making me hungry here!!
Great recipe; going to try that next week...I have my own rhubarb; so a good way to use it up...thanks Tawny...

Nancy Blokland said...

Hey Tawny,
I am glad the muffins were a hit, next time we'll give you some more yummy recipes for using rhubarb and other goodies from the garden.The pictures of your pottery purchases look great.ARt in the yard should be a blast with all of our great womanly creativity!