Rhubarb crumble muffins

Rhubarb crumble muffins

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 15 mins - 18 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

12

The flavours of a rhubarb crumble in the form of a lovely moist muffin.

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
213
protein
4g
carbs
38g
fat
6g
saturates
3g
fibre
1g
sugar
21g
salt
0.42g

Ingredients

For the muffin mix

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g rhubarb, halved lengthways then diced
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125ml buttermilk
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the crumble topping

  • 50g light muscovado sugar
  • 50g plain flour
  • 25g porridge oats
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50g butter

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases. Stir the sugar and rhubarb together and set aside while you make the crumble topping. Mix together the muscovado sugar with the flour, oats and cinnamon, then rub in the butter until clumpy with your fingertips.
  2. Stir the oil and egg, vanilla and buttermilk into the sugary rhubarb (don’t worry if it’s a little bit juicy). Now, add the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and stir well.
  3. Quickly spoon into the cases, then scatter each with a thick layer of the crumble mixture. Bake for 15-18 mins until golden and a cocktail stick poked into the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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ajsk8ter's picture
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The best muffin I have ever tasted. My family loved it to. Quick and easy to make.

graceemma's picture
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First time I made them I was a bit wary of them, before they go into the oven the crumble looks slightly odd just sitting on top and i expected it to sink. However they were absolutely delightful! Light fluffy and moist but not soggy. absolutely perfect and a favourite all round; the crumble makes it all the more tasty with a slight crunch. everyone's asking me to make them again!!!

mark161718's picture
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Great recipe, only point I noticed would be to not put too much crumble topping on as it stops the muffin rising correctly, other than that, very tasty :)

francoaristo's picture
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I found this recipe worked well every time and is very tasty. I have rhubarb in my garden and I am always looking for new ways to use it. I also like the idea of doubling the rhubarb and will try that.

emilyshort's picture
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Like these alot. Easy to make, light and tasty! Will use more rhubard next time!

faux109's picture
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Absolutely delicious! Followed other people's advice and doubled the rhubarb, which seemed to work well. My 3 year old loved making and eating these muffins so I'm sure we'll be having them again soon.

pgrinnell's picture
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These are fab, we love them. Try warm with custard!!
I had run out of oats the second time I made them so just did a standard crumble topping - still delicious!

allotmentgal's picture
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Absolutely delicious. I made these for the first time yesterday. I doubled the topping but otherwise followed the recipe.

petesfanny's picture
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I too used Greek yogurt instead of buttermilk & extra rhubarb. Tasted fab & were light & airy. I liked the crumble topping. Will make again.

kathryndonna's picture
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I also doubled the amount of rhubarb which I think was about right and as I didn't have any buttermilk used the previous tip of adding lemon luice to milk - thanks, it worked a treat. The result was a batch of delicious light muffins with a gorgeous crumbly topping. As others have said, there is a lot of crumble but do use it all, the thick coating gives a fantastic texture against the soft fruit and cake. Will definitely make them again and may try with other fruit - apple would be good.

willow_tree's picture

These had a lovely, light texture - better than any other muffin recipe I've tried - but were disappointing on the flavour front. Following the advice from other comments, I used 300g rhubarb; and it still seemed to vanish away, leaving a fairly plain result!

I think the oven temperature here is a bit high. I baked mine for 20 mins at 200C and they were definitely over-browned on the outside.

Complaints aside, I will definitely be trying this recipe again with some stronger flavours and a slightly cooler oven.

cat1974's picture

Thanks Bluebell!

clairesut57's picture
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Cat, just cut the rbhubarb into small pieces and mix it raw to the other ingredients. It cooks down when in the oven.

cat1974's picture

Do you need to boil the rhubarb first before adding, or add raw?

jecurley's picture
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Delicious, just eaten one fresh from the oven with vanilla ice cream. Lovely and moist with a crunchy top. Will defo make again. (maybe tomorrow as hubby has eaten three already!) will add more rhubarb as suggested.

Scrapyard57's picture
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Delicious! Great with a cuppa or as a dessert served with creme fraiche. 5 stars +

beckymillar's picture
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These have just come out of oven and I want to eat them all now!

emmaleg's picture
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These are amazing - best texture of muffin I've ever eaten! They come out big and fluffy but light. You get a little spice from the topping and little bursts of fruitiness from the rhubarb - and all for a paltry 6 grams of fat! I used yogurt instead of buttermilk as that was what I had in the fridge and also used 275g of rhubarb. The topping amount was too much so I only used half of it and found that was enough. You could use whatever fruit you have available, might try apple or blueberry next time. From now on this will be my definitive muffin recipe!

bartoloc's picture
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really nice! so easy to make, increased amount of rhubarb to 300g as suggested, managed to find buttermilk, 18 minutes in the oven was just right, delicious!

closhu's picture
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Yum!

I have just eaten one of these straight from the oven and it was delicious, a really moist cake with a lovely crunchy topping.

I too used extra rhubarb (about 300g in total) and 125g of natural yogurt instead of the buttermilk as others suggested, but kept everything else the same. Took about 20 mins in the oven.

A lovely and very straightforward recipe.

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