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Brown Sugar Rhubarb Muffins Recipe

“I make these muffins often during rhubarb season. Guests at our inn love them,” says Florence Conklin, Cottonwood, Idaho. “For some crunch, I add our own state-grown black walnuts.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:20 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in rhubarb and walnuts.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 20 muffins.
Editor's Note: If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 268 calories, 12 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.