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Bakery Style Rhubarb Strawberry Muffins

 These deliciously light rhubarb strawberry muffins are tangy sweet and so fluffy. You'll never buy another bakery muffin again.

Rhubarb Strawberry Muffins

This year my rhubarb plant is just taking over. I've already picked a good portion of it, and there is still tons left. I need to pick, chop and freeze for this winter. Rhubarb is one of my favourite Spring bounties. I love that it also lasts all summer long. I've got so many great memories associated with rhubarb, that it wouldn't be summer without at least one rhubarb confection.

Since we only have 4 weeks of school (and work for me yay!) before summer break, parents everywhere are exhausted and running on fumes. Making recipes like these muffins helps me have yummy snacks in the house, for my hungry teens. They grab one as a quick breakfast, or put one in their backpacks and lunches for school. I will be making these all summer long, since they are so quick and easy to make.

Rhubarb Strawberry Muffins

The trick to these gorgeously fluffy muffins is the addition of extra baking powder. I also recently found out that if you bake your muffins in every other well of the muffin tin, they bake up higher and develop a gorgeous dome. Let me tell you, these muffins are the most amazing muffins I've ever baked at home. They were light, airy, fluffy with a beautiful spongy texture. AMAZING!

Rhubarb Strawberry Muffins

Ingredients Needed for Rhubarb Strawberry Muffins

  • rhubarb- if you do not have a plant to harvest your own rhubarb, you can easily find it at your local farmer's market or grocery store this time of year. I like to peel my rhubarb since I find the skin too stringy and hard to digest. Also make sure to discard the leaves, since they contain oxalic acid, which can cause health issues if consumed.
  • strawberries- these red beauties are in season at the end of June, but can be found year round in your local grocery store. I like baking with grocery store berries, in desserts that contain sugar, as they can sometimes be bland or tart.
  • flour- I love baking with all purpose flour. You can definitely bake with a combination of all purpose and whole wheat flour, but the results may not be as light and fluffy.
  • butter- unsalted butter is preferred in this recipe. If you do use salted butter, reduce the amount of salt you use.
  • eggs- bakers recommend using room temperature eggs when baking. The reason being they mix more easily into the batter and rise better.
  • baking powder- a good fresh baking powder is the best for baking. Make sure to check your container for the expiration date. In these muffins the baking powder is doubled, which results in these fluffy muffins.
  • cinnamon and nutmeg- I love adding cinnamon and nutmeg to my rhubarb desserts. It amplifies the sweetness of the recipe.
  • sour cream- adding sour cream makes these muffins super moist, without the use of oil. You could substitute Greek yogurt.
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Rhubarb Strawberry MuffinsRhubarb Strawberry Muffins

Equipment needed for this recipe
  • mixing bowls (3)
  • microwave safe bowl
  • cutting board
  • sharp knife
  • measuring cups for both dry and liquid measures
  • measuring spoons
  • rubber spatula
  • whisk
  • 12 well muffin tin
  • muffin liners
  • large cookie scoop
  • cooling rack
Rhubarb Strawberry Muffins

1 C rhubarb, peel and chopped 
1 C strawberries, chopped
2 1/4 C all-purpose flour, divided
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 C granulated sugar
1/4 C brown sugar. packed
1/2 C low fat milk
1/2 C 14% fat sour cream
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 C butter, melted
1 Tbs granulated sugar

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line 6 of the 12 wells of the muffin tin with large paper liners.

In a small mixing bowl, add the rhubarb and strawberries. Add in 1/4 C of flour and toss to completely coat the berries and rhubarb. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl whisk together the remaining flour, sugars, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the butter, eggs, sour cream and milk; until well combined. Pour into the dry ingredients, mixing until barely combined. Add in the berries and rhubarb and fold the mixture until all the flour has been incorporated. DO NOT OVER MIX!

Using a large cookie scoop, fill the muffin liners to 3/4 full and sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

Let cool 10 minutes before digging in, if you can resist.


Comments

  1. Great muffin recipe! My kids loved it, thanks!

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  2. I have wanted to try more recipes with rhubarb and these muffins look like a perfect place to start!

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  3. Mouthwatering! I cannot wait to make them. I can only imagine how wonderfully soft and savory they taste.

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  4. These look so delish! Great recipe!

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  5. Glad to combine strawberries and rhubarb into baking. Moist and tasty

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  6. I can relate to what you said about the hungry teens! These were perfect! Thank you.

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  7. So yummy! I don't think I'll be able to resist before the ten minutes waiting are over :)

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  8. These sound and look absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing this easy to make recipe. My family loves muffins. ☺️

    Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment)
    letstakeamoment.com

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  9. These muffins sound absolutely amazing! I can't wait to harvest the rhubarb out of my garden and make these!

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  10. I make rhubarb pie all the time but have never thought about making rhubarb muffins until I found your recipe. Love how simple this is to make and perfect with the added strawberries.

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  11. wow i really enjoyed these sweet delicate muffins - the strawberry and rhubarb combo really is amazing! I just made a batch and need to make another one!

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  12. This is an absolutely beautiful recipe I lobe rhubarb and the strawberries make it even more delicious.

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  13. This is making me drool! I love strawberry and this recipe is heaven sent.

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  14. I have to try these. They look so delicious

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  15. Strawberry and rhubarb are a perfect match, and these fluffy muffins are irresistible!

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  16. I've never made muffims from scratch. I think I will try these. I'll let you know how they come out

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  17. I'm so excited to give these a try! They look and sound amazing :)

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  18. Wow this loooks so beautiful and the recipe was easy to make. Would recommend

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  19. The perfect breakfast muffin on weekend mornings. A great way to use up som excess rhubarb!

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  20. Such a yummy way to enjoy rhubarb!

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  21. This is the perfect summer time muffin! Love the fresh strawberries and rhubarb!

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  22. Delicious! We loved these rhubarb muffins!

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  23. Wonderful recipe and I love your muffin papers.

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  24. These certainly do look very special!

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