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Cinnamon-Topped Rhubarb Muffins

I like to bake these tasty muffins fresh in the morning and share them with elderly neighbors who no longer bake for themselves. The farm where my husband and I live has been in my family for 110 years. In fact, I was born here!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups finely chopped rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine egg, buttermilk, oil and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in rhubarb. Fill greased or paper-lined muffins cups about half full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over each muffin. Bake at 375° for 16-18 minutes or until muffins test done.

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  • 5986princessa
    Jun 23, 2016

    These are excellent! I added 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. Will def make these again!

  • 3samoyed
    Jun 27, 2015

    These are terrific! I made them with NO changes to the recipe. They have exactly the right amount of rhubarb to have some in every bite. Have made several times and always have to share the recipe.

  • Sue Zappa
    Jun 9, 2013

    I didn't have enough rhubarb, so I substituted 1 1/3 cups of chopped apples. The whole family loved them!

  • Chrissycooks
    May 25, 2010

    Moist, and delicious. I made it with whole wheat and sucanat and it was healthy as well as fantastic tasting. The fam loves them!

  • ltamyoung
    May 16, 2009

    So yummy!!! I used mostly rhubarb but added diced strawberries to make up the 2 cups. I sprinkled with cin. & sugar before baking, but no butter and they were delicious! A new favorite!

  • benchsitterNE
    Jun 21, 2008

    I loved these, I used half strawberries and half rhubarb. Also only used 1/2 c of oil. so good I omitted the topping. (to keep calories down)