Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

by | Jun 1, 2017 | All, Breakfast & Brunch

 These Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins are the perfect combination of sweet and tart and are finished with an irresistible crunchy sugar topping. 

You can't go wrong with these scrumptious Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins!I’ve come to learn that I’m kind of a muffin snob.

I like to eat a muffin that isn’t too sweet, isn’t soggy, and has a nice crumb. There is nothing worse than seeing a gorgeous muffin and being disappointed with your first bite. But these Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins are anything but disappointing. In fact, they are so tasty, you are going to host brunch this weekend just so you have a reason to bake a batch of these muffins.   

Now, I’m generally a purist and don’t mix other fruits in my rhubarb baking, but I make an exception with these Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins. The sweetness of the strawberries balances the tartness of the rhubarb, which makes for a blissfully delicious muffin. Plus, you can make the batter in just 10 minutes and only use one bowl. Can it get any better?

It can.

The crunchy muffin top. The turbinado sugar sprinkled on top is just like magic. It adds this spectacular crunch to the muffin top. Making it anything but soggy. So don’t skip it. Trust me on that one.

Gorgeous and delicious, these Strawberry Rhubarb muffins are your slam dunk summer brunch addition. You can’t go wrong with them. I mean, how could you when you get delicious rhubarb flavor in every single bite?

Make-Ahead Tip: These Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins freeze really well! Make a double batch and save some for later!

These one-bowl Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins are the perfect blend of sweet and tart!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins in a muffin tin with fresh cut strawberries and diced rhubarb.

Yield: 12

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

These one-bowl Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins are the perfect blend of sweet and tart!

Breakfast muffins filled with strawberries and rhubarb.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1 cup diced rhubarb (fresh or frozen) *If using frozen rhubarb, measure while still frozen and then thaw in colander. Do not squeeze extra liquid out.
  • Turbinado sugar for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl, place 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, salt and baking powder and combine.
  3. Place canola oil into a 1 cup liquid measuring cup; add the egg. Pour enough buttermilk in to fill to the one cup mark.
  4. Pour liquids into flour mixture and combine. Add strawberries and rhubarb and fold gently to combine.
  5. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven or until toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

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      Thanks! Aren’t they fun?

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      Coming your way, Liz! 🙂

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    Ladies, thank you SO much! Firstly, these muffins — NEED. Secondly, I am so glad I’ve gotten to meet you and know you over the past year. You are both such gems. Thank you for sharing in the joy for my upcoming lil’ bundle! 🙂

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      Stephanie, We are honored to be a part of your baby shower! Can’t wait to meet your little pink bundle of cuteness! xoxo

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        Hello
        Can I substitute Ribarb?
        If yes then what do you suggest.
        Thanks

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          Hi Cindy- You sure can! You could easily sub in blueberries or another berry. Enjoy!

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    So exciting for Steph! What a gorgeous batch of berry muffins to bring to the table for her virtual shower. These look scrumptious, Lisa!

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      Thanks, Georgia! 🙂

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    Beaaaaauuuutiful! I love how gorgeous these muffins are! NEED me some rhubarb deliciousness!

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      Thanks, Julia!

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      Me too, Jessica! Thanks for the strawberry rhubarb love!

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    Strawberry and rhubarb are my favorite! Love these!

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      Thanks, Katrina!

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    I can never resist a crunchy-topped muffin…and those wrappers are so cute!

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      Thanks, Cindy! I couldn’t resist when I saw them 🙂

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    Yes. Rhubarb! I’ve yet to see it in my grocery store, but I’ve got my eye out for it! These look fabulous Liz! And much love to Steph on her baby shower day!!

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      Thanks, Nicole! You can use frozen too 🙂

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    I love rhubarb treats and these muffins look delicious. Those wrappers are so cute!

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      Thank you, Lauren! I couldn’t resist when I found these wrappers-so fun!

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    Rhubarb is one of my favorite things in the world! And these muffins? Don’t mind me if I eat all of them in one sitting. Thank you so much for joining us today and making this day even sweeter!

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      Thanks for asking us to be a part of it, Stephie! And I adore rhubarb too 🙂

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    Strawberry rhubarb muffins are such a great combination idea! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. I love this baby shower idea, it is SO cute!

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      Thanks so much, Jessica!

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    These are so darling- how perfect for a baby shower!! I am so glad strawberry rhubarb season is upon us!!

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      Me too, Audra! Thanks 🙂

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    I love those muffins tins–and you know how much I love strawberry and rhubarb together. I have to try muffins soon. Love these!

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      Such a great combo, isn’t it?

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    Rhubarb is just starting to show up at the farmer’s market and I’ve been wanting to do something with strawberry and rhubarb. I’ve also been wanting to bake muffins and other quick snacks for 2 AM feedings with the baby. 😉 These sound perfect!

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    These muffins are beautiful and definitely perfect for the spring days we are having. I can’t wait to see rhubarb in the stands.

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      I know, nothing says spring like rhubarb! 🙂

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    MMMMMmmmmmm! That crunchy sugar topping! Yum! These are really beautiful – and perfect for a shower!!!

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      Thanks Heather! 🙂

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    These muffins are DELICIOUS! They are incredibly soft and just melt in your mouth with the perfect blend of strawberries and rhubarb that don’t overpower each other 🙂 My husband is a huge fan of these muffins which came as somewhat of a surprise considering how he finds rhubarb too tart! So hats off to you for the perfect tart/sweet ratio! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

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      I’m so happy you love them! I’m slowly getting my husband to love rhubarb as much as I do!

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    These strawberry rhubarb muffins are incredible! Really healthy ingredients except of 1/4 cup white sugar 🙂 Ofc I’ll note it to my cookbook! Thx for sharing, Lisa!

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    These strawberry rhubarb muffins are stunning. I’m not a talented baker, but I would love to give these a try!

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    These muffins are so delicious! This is my first time making anything with rhubarb and I’m hooked. I made a second batch and added walnuts. Thank you for such a great recipe.

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      I’m a rhubarb lover so this is music to my ears!

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