Yummy Breakfast Rhubarb Muffins

Good evening my sweets. It is Monday and I am eating muffins. Breakfast muffins and quite delicious muffins at that. Oh and they are made with home grown rhubarb too!

Rhubarb Muffins Recipe 2

You see, I had to, bake breakfast muffins that is. They made me do it….

Who is they you say? Well all the diet and nutrition gurus that say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

I hate breakfast.

Just out of bed, eating is the last thing on my mind. Especially on Mondays…



But I cycle to work. Circa 4 k, slightly uphill. Shouldn’t be a problem. And it isn’t.

Except when I haven’t eaten anything, then that baby slope starts to feel like Mt Everest.

So I have to dupe myself. Eating something nutritious that doesn’t feel like a proper breakfast but rather tastes like a treat.

Rhubarb Muffins Recipe 5

These rhubarb muffins fit that bill exactly. Fiber rich, vitamins, good oils and when combined with my morning latte almost all the food groups are represented.

And yet they taste like a treat.

I like duping myself that way.

Rhubarb Muffins Recipe 4

Okay granted besides the rhubarb, oatmeal and walnuts there is a fair deal of sugar involved too. But otherwise they really would be too healthy. That would be overdoing it, don’t you think?

Rhubarb Muffins Recipe

They are really easy to make. Combine the wet ingredients with the sugar, stir in the lumpy ingredients, fold in the dry ingredients. Mix gently, sprinkle with topping and bake in oven.

Rhubarb Muffins Recipe 3

These are best eaten warm (not hot), they freeze well and warm up nicely in the microwave.

Rhubarb breakfast muffins. My kind of breakfast.

Want to try them too? Here is the recipe:

Rhubarb Breakfast Muffin

For 12 muffins

  • 250 gram/ 1 1/2 cup  + 2 table spoons brown caster sugar
  • 80 ml/ 1/3 cup of vegetable oil (I used sunflower seed oil)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 250 ml /1 cup buttermilk (I used skimmed yoghurt)
  • 1 large stalk of rhubarb cleaned and diced in small cubes
  • 100 gram / 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 300 gram 1 3/4 cups of flower ( I used self rising and didn’t add the baking powder and baking soda)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 50 gram / 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees ( 392 F)

Mix the sugar, oil, egg, vanilla and buttermilk in a large bowl.

Mix in the rhubarb and walnuts (keep some walnuts for the topping).

Mix in the flower, oatmeal and the baking powder and soda. Mix lightly, it is okay if it stays messy. Mix too long and the muffins won’t rise well.

Put mixture in muffin tin

Mix 2 table spoons sugar, leftover walnuts and cinnamon, and sprinkle over rhubarb mixture.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.


Rhubarb Muffins Recipe 2


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  1. says

    hmmm…sounds good all except for the rhubarb!
    ha ha ha …

    I’ve not had any rhubarb before; but I’ve heard of rhubarb pie. Is it naturally sweet? I’m going to keep this in mind should I get rhubarb soon.

    take care– and EAT HEALTHY!

    • Marianne@Songbird says

      No rhubarb is not naturally sweet at all. It is in fact kind of sour. But I like that. I love to combine it with something sweet though. That whole sour/sweet thing is right up there with my favorite taste experiences.

  2. says

    These sound delicious. I have rhubarb just about ready to pick in my garden. For breakfast (which I don’t really enjoy eating either) I often have a few blueberries or raspberries (from my freezer), slightly thawed, topped with yogurt and sunflower seeds. Or a piece of cheese and an apple. Or leftover pizza.

    • Marianne@Songbird says

      Pizza for breakfast!! Oh no, that is way too much like real food. I don’t like yoghurt in the morning either. So I guess I’ll stick to my muffins. The rhubarb here is growing like a big weed. I’ll be able to harvest a lot from it this year. I think some more rhubarb recipes are in order.

  3. says

    Yum! I love rhubarb, and these look delicious. My rhubarb won’t be ready for a bit yet, but when it is I’ll be trying these muffins! Have a great day Marianne!


    • Marianne@Songbird says

      I can almost pick from it daily now. It is growing that fast. Have fun baking the muffins and let me know if you like them.

  4. melissa says

    these look delicious, Marianne; have memories of rhubarb pie from my aunt and love the sweet/sour and sweet savory/salty combinations of things, too! you guys are inspiring me to grow some. is it really as easy as growing weeds?, because I have no problem growing those! Can’t remember if I’ve seen it at the grocery; to me it is kind of an “old fashioned” thing, but really good.

    • Marianne@Songbird says

      Yep, if the rhubarb likes the conditions it is really easy to grow. Plant it one year and the next year it is ready for harvesting. It needs a lot of space though. Those leaves are huge.

  5. Ruthanne (Seattle) says

    Found your blog today through Brittney at Pretty Hand Girl. Thank you so much for sharing. I loved seeing your DIY projects and will make some of your rhubarb muffins when my rhubarb is ready to pick.

    • Marianne@Songbird says

      Well Bon Appetit then! They really are quite delicious.
      And so glad you found me through Brittany, she is quite special herself, isn’t she.