Rhubarb Muffins


You won’t find red rhubarb stalks in many savory applications, as they are lip-puckering tart when eaten alone. However, when combined with a good dose of sugar, this vegetable comes alive. The rhubarb muffins recipe below was shared with us by Rebecca Joseph several years ago. Rebecca used to run a blog called The Parve Baker. Although she didn’t have time to keep her blog up, her Rhubarb Muffins will remain here for your springtime enjoyment. If the short rhubarb season passes you by, you can make these baked bites with frozen rhubarb, which is available year round.

Rhubarb Muffins Recipe (dairy-free and optionally nut-free and vegan)

Special Diet Notes: Rhubarb Muffins

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, and vegetarian.

For egg-free and vegan rhubarb muffins, substitute 3 tablespoons applesauce, 1 powdered egg replacer, or 1 flax or chia “egg” for the egg.

Rhubarb Muffins
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This recipe was adapted from the Pecan-Topped Rhubarb Muffins in a cookbook titled Cooking with Fruit. According to Rebecca, these muffins taste best warm from the oven, and are fantastic with a good strawberry jam.
Serves: 12 muffins
  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F and grease 12 muffin cups or line them with cupcake liners (or use silicone muffin cups).
  2. Place the sugar and buttery spread in a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer to cream. Add the egg and beat until smooth.
  3. Place the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Add half of the dry ingredients and roughly half of the milk beverage and stir to just to combine. Add the remaining dry ingredients and remaining milk beverage and stir just to combine. Do not over mix. Fold in the rhubarb to evenly distribute it.
  5. Dived the batter between your prepared muffin cups.
  6. Bake on the center rack in your oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the tops are lightly browned.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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