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Mom’s Rhubarb Muffins

Rhubarb Muffins

Spring at my parent’s house means rhubarb season. And rhubarb season means all kinds of cooking and baking with rhubarb.

Last week when I visited my parents and realized that their rhubarb was ready to be picked, I knew I needed to do some baking with it.

Rhubarb is one of those things that many people have never had. It is more of an old fashioned type vegetable that not very many people grow.

And yes according to my research rhubarb is a vegetable although most people think of it as a fruit since it is often cooked like fruit would be cooked.


Growing up my mom made all kinds of things with rhubarb. Cakes, pies, jams, sauces, and more. She still makes all kinds of things and during the spring gives rhubarb away to almost anyone she knows that wants some.

Rhubarb Muffins

My mom has a rhubarb cake recipe that our family loves and we decided to turn it into a muffin while I was visiting.

It worked perfectly as muffins. And I apologize for the photos. I did not take my camera with me, only my phone, so these photos were taken on my iphone, in my parents kitchen, which is not the best for lighting.

These were so good. Perfect for a breakfast treat!

I told my dad that if you want to eat cake for breakfast you just turn it into a muffin!

Now that is not exactly true, these are pretty sweet for breakfast. These are definitely more of a cake like sweet muffin, but they are similar to a coffee cake, so they do make a good addition to breakfast for a special treat.

If you have never had rhubarb these muffins are a great way to try it. And if you have a rhubarb patch in your garden these muffins are a great recipe to use some of it up.

How many of you have had rhubarb? And is there anyone that grows it? I would love to hear your thoughts on rhurbarb.

Rhubarb Muffins-

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Strawberry rhubarb pie or bars. Yum. Rhubarb sauce. Yum. Can’t wait till it’s ready here so I can start finding some to use. Everyone has some and wants to share.

  2. My sister and I grew up with strawberry/rhubarb pie. It has always been our favorite. This year she decided to plant some so will look forward to trying your recipe. Thanks

  3. love your comments on rhubarb. if you grew up in an older part of an older town, like i did, the boundaries between yards were very natural and all kinds of things grew there including a lot of rhubarb!! we always had rhubarb or rhubarb/strawberry sauce and just had it as a side dish all summer.

  4. I too grew up with rhubarb in my moms and grandmothers and great grandmothers garden. They made all kinds of things out of it; rhubarb pie, canned rhubarb etc.. Such fond memories!
    I tried growing it in my garden, but didn’t have much luck. So I rather buy it from a farmers market. I will give your muffin recipe a try! It looks delicious!!!

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