Rhubarb crumble muffins

Rhubarb crumble muffins

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 15 mins - 18 mins


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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal213
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.42g
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    For the muffin mix

    • 175g caster sugar
    • 175g rhubarb, halved lengthways then diced



      Botanically, rhubarb is a vegetable (it's related to sorrel and dock) but its thick, fleshy…

    • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
      Sunflower oil

      Sunflower oil

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    • 1 egg



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    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 125ml buttermilk
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
      Baking powder

      Baking powder

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    • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
      Bicarbonate of soda

      Bicarbonate of soda

      Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

    For the crumble topping

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



      Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…


    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.

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    27th Aug, 2012
    Just yummy, but next time I'd add extra rhubarb and use less sugar, for me they were too sweet. But good nonetheless
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    25th Aug, 2012
    I have just made these again only this time used 350g of Bramley cooking apple instead of the rhubarb. Fantastic!
    14th Aug, 2012
    Delicious. Used extra rhubarb and half my flour was wholemeal. Can't eat milk protein so used soya milk mixed with soya yoghurt to create a buttermilk alternative. Seemed to work fine... Certainly none left by the end of the day!
    19th Jul, 2012
    I have just made these and they were very yummy :0) I couldn't find buttermilk in my local supermarket so used natural yogurt instead. Think I may add more rhubarb next time though...
    18th Jul, 2012
    Very yummy. I used low fat Greek yoghurt instead of buttermilk and it worked fine. Added more rhubarb as per previous recommendations, but found they needed a bit longer in the oven as a result. Would make again!
    17th Jul, 2012
    As with the other reviews I doubled the quantity of rhubarb, I used golden caster sugar throughout the recipe, & natural yoghurt instead of buttermilk, everything else as per the recipe. Quantity of topping perfect & lovely & crunchy. Turned out great although best eaten warm -30 seconds in the microwave did the trick.
    17th Jul, 2012
    loved this recipe and so did my family, will def be cooking these muffins again.
    16th Jul, 2012
    Used self raising flour and natural yougurt. fantastic.
    9th Jul, 2012
    They rose out of the muffin cases in the oven, and then sunk slightly once out and cooled. The topping also wasn't especially crunchy, even to begin with and got very soft over the next few days before they were all eaten. They also got very sticky over time, so weren't particularly nice on day 2! Having said that eating them warm out the oven with a bit of custard to start with they were good, they just don't keep at all!!
    1st Jul, 2012
    These were amazing definately need to double the rhubarb and the crumble topping!! they were amazing got buttermilk from tescos....heated them up and drizzled them in custard amazinggggg


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