Move over Rhubarb Crumble, there’s a new Rhubarb treat in town!
Rhubarb means Spring in Sweden. The act of growing something ourselves is a part of what I love our house for. There is truly a magic in watching a seed become a plant and then, for this plant to become.. a muffin or drink (here.). Crumbles are the standby but this recipe was a delicious alternative!
Rhubarb Poppy Seed Muffins
6 T butter ( 3 oz/85 grams)
1/4 c (50g) Sugar
1/4 c (50g) Brown sugar
3/4 c (180 g) Sour Cream (or Greek Yogurt, can be substituted)
1/2 c (60 grams) Whole Wheat Flour
1 C (125 grams) Flour
3/4 t Baking Powder
3/4 t baking soda
Pinch of Nutmeg
Optional: 2 T White Poppy Seed (I used while, unroasted poppy seeds which are white and have a softer texture and flavour )
2 C thinly sliced* rhubarb and toss with 1T sugar after slicing.
Preheat Oven: 376 F. Prepare muffin tins with paper muffin cups or by buttering and flouring your muffin pan.
Whisk egg with sugars. Stir in melted butter, then sour cream. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and poppy seeds. Mix these and then stir into the sour cream mixtures until it is just combined and a little lumpy. Fold in the rhubarb.
Fill tins. Bake 15-18 minutes until the tops are brown and tester comes out clean. Let rest for 2 minutes in tins, then remove to cool on a cooling rack. Glaze immediately with a lemon, powered sugar glaze (below) or let cool. Once cool, these can be served without topping or with a click of sifted powdered sugar.
* If your kids are like our kids, slice or dice the rhubarb thin — they’re not fans of large chunks or unevenly baked rhubarb. Keep it thick enough so that it doesn’t turn into a sauce, but, slice it thin enough so that it “melts” into the baked good for happy kids!
Rhubarb Muffins Lemon glaze:
3 T Lemon juice from fresh lemon
1 C confectioners sugar.
Whisk together well and pour, spoon or brush over muffins when they are coming directly out of the oven. This only works if they are hot.
Raising happy healthy kids and I see that when they’re a part of a process, they have both more awareness and enthusiasm.
If you have little kids, then you’ve most likely experiences their wonder watching seeds grow. As the kids get bigger, can handle a recipe on their own or as your assistant; then, with a knife, making a simple rhubarb recipe is full of activity, creativity and connection.
To bake with it, you’ll just need to trim and wash. If you’re picking these in your garden, it’s good to know that the leaves are not edible and that rhubarb is technically a vegetable and not a fruit. Have you ever tasted raw rhubarb? If you have, then, you’ll understand why it’s not eaten on it’s own, like berries.
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