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Nutty Rhubarb Muffins

This is one of the ways I use the rhubarb that grows abundantly here. I know people like this recipe, because I've been asked many times for it.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup diced rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add egg mixture; stir just until combined. Stir in rhubarb and nuts. Spoon into 12 greased muffin cups. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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  • Wieners
    Jun 24, 2020

    These are delicious. When I first made these I used chopped rhubarb instead of diced by accident. The next time I diced per recipe. When chopping you get a little more rhubarb flavor in a bite, but dicing you actually get more to a cup measure and the flavor is spread out. We like it both ways.

  • Happygirl9
    Jul 12, 2015

    Wasn't crazy about the rhubarb. The second time I made these, I added cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to the muffin dough and served them as cinnamon muffins. Oh and I used a mini muffin tin and subtracted a few baking minutes. Delicious.

  • Pam-3BoysMama
    May 19, 2014

    These are the best muffins ever. I bake a LOT of muffins, and these absolutely top the list. I've never really enjoyed rhubarb until I made these. Even my very picky husband said these were amazing. They rose beautifully and had a very nice texture - not too dense and not too dry. I will definitely be making these again. I need to plant more rhubarb.

  • Pianogirl22
    May 27, 2012

    Delicious!!!!! Will never try another recipe!

  • Marsha Plum
    Apr 16, 2012

    These muffins are Great!!! They are so easy to make. I have had this receipe for over 15 years and I look forward to making them every spring when the rhubarb is fresh.

  • beverly rytlewski
    Apr 21, 2010


  • FriedaG
    Feb 3, 2010

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