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Rhubarb Pecan Muffins

 Rhubarb Pecan Muffins
I usually make these for breakfast and as a coffee-time snack. I also like using my rhubarb for pies and sauces. My husband and I—we have five children and eight grandchildren—are retired after 50 years of farming. We live simply, relying on our garden. I must be working...we're in our 70's
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1-1/4 cups finely chopped rhubarb

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda,
  • salt and nuts. In another bowl, combine egg, oil, orange peel and
  • orange juice. Add to dry ingredients all at once and stir just until
  • moistened. Stir in rhubarb.
  • Fill 12 lightly greased muffin cups almost to the top. Bake at
  • 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield:
  • 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 232 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 305 mg sodium,

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Rhubarb Pecan Muffins (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.