Rhubarb Lemon Muffins
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup plus 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar, divided
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and ginger. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, buttermilk, oil and lemon zest. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in rhubarb.
- Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Editor's NoteIf using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 203 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 221mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
May 29, 2019
I subbed plain greek yogurt for buttermilk and found the batter to be a bit dry and not quite coming together. Added 1 tsp of vanilla extract and about 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Got the batter to a working consistency and baked as directed, added my own streusel topping. Baked for 25 mins and cooled for 5 before moving to rack to completely cool. First time baking with rhubarb and my family enjoyed the sweet/tanginess. The recipe was easy to follow and I attribute my experience with the batter not quite coming together with me subbing out buttermilk. Would definitely use this recipe again!
May 30, 2014
This is delicious, very light & lemony. Will be making again. And again.
Apr 30, 2012
So simple yet so delish! I will make this again before the rhubarb season is over!
Apr 24, 2012
Very moist, light & tart. Just the right amount of rhubarb & lemon. Very good way to use up some of that rhbarb! :)
May 18, 2011
I liked this muffin however I think I would add a bit more sugar. It was moist and quite tasty.