Rhubarb Streusel Muffins: A Delightful Twist to Your Baking Repertoire

Hello??? Is anyone out there yet?? What the hell? I haven’t posted since March 9th! I guess it’s been a little crazy around here…

My son dislocated his clavicle on St. Patrick’s Day which ended up in an ambulance ride and 3 days at Hennepin County Medical Center. Thankfully he will make a full recovery. Then there was prom, Graduation and grad party (my baby, I’m still crying). My daughter decided she wanted to live on the beach and up and moved to Florida. Luckily Brett is still off work with his injury so he drove down there with her and spent the week at her new apartment and flew back the following Sunday, and well I needed a week or two to recover from ALL of that so yea…here we are 🙂

Anyway I know you’re just here for the recipe so I will get to it. It is FINALLY summer here in the great state of Minnesota. Barely, it hasn’t been overly warm by any means, but considering the winter we have had I will take it. The rhubarb is finally big enough to pick and these muffins were at the very top of my list!

Rhubarb Streusel Muffins Recipe

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Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 14 people
Calories 3000 kcal


  • 1 muffin tin
  • 1 oven
  • 1 large bowl


  • Streusel:
  • 3 T butter melted
  • ¾ c. flour
  • ¼ c. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Muffins:
  • 3 T brown sugar
  • c. diced rhubarb
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ c. butter softened
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • ¼ c. milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • tsp. vanilla extract


  • Streusel:
  • Melt butter and stir in four, brown sugar and salt until crumbly. Set aside
  • Muffins:
  • Preheat oven to 400 and line a muffin tin with 12 liners.
  • Sir together 3 T brown sugar and diced rhubarb. Set aside
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Set aside
  • Beat together butter, sour cream, milk, eggs and vanilla
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and fold together. Do not over mix. There should still be streaks of flour in the batter.
  • Gently stir in the rhubarb
  • Divide batter into muffin tins
  • Top with streusel topping
  • Bake at 400 for 5 minutes, then, without opening the oven reduce heat to 350 and bake another 15 to 20 min. Until a toothpick comes out clean.


Keyword rhubarb

Cooking Tips for Perfect Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

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Now, let’s delve into my personal tips for baking the perfect batch of Rhubarb Streusel Muffins. Firstly, always use fresh rhubarb. It makes a world of difference to the final taste. Secondly, don’t be shy with your streusel. A generous sprinkling guarantees that lovely crunch in every bite. Lastly, monitor your oven closely. Over-baking can make your muffins dry, while under-baking leaves them soggy.

FAQs about Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

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Over the years, I’ve encountered a few common queries regarding Rhubarb Streusel Muffins. Let’s address them:

Can I use frozen rhubarb?

Yes, you can, but it won’t have the same consistency or vibrant color as fresh rhubarb. Thaw and drain it properly before use.

Why are my muffins not rising?

There could be several reasons. Your baking powder might be old, or perhaps you’re over-mixing your batter. A gentle hand is key!

Can these muffins be made gluten-free?

Absolutely! Substitute the regular flour with any gluten-free blend of your choice.

Serving Suggestions for Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

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Finally, let’s talk about how to serve these delightful muffins. They’re perfect as they are, right out of the oven, but if you want to elevate your muffin experience, here are a few suggestions:

  • With a Dollop of Cream: Slather on some fresh cream for an indulgent treat.
  • Accompanied by Tea or Coffee: Rhubarb Streusel Muffins make the perfect companion for your morning or afternoon brew.
  • As a Dessert: Warm them up, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and drizzle some caramel sauce on top. Heavenly!

In conclusion, Rhubarb Streusel Muffins are more than just a baked good to me. They’re a symbol of my culinary journey, a testament to my love for baking, and a cherished link to my past. And I hope that in sharing my affection for these muffins, I’ve inspired you to create your own sweet memories. Happy baking!

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