A whole grain, Rhubarb Muffin Recipe- made with oats, your choice of flour, optional seeds and nuts, sweetened with maple syrup. Easy, one bowl recipe. Delicious and healthy, vegan and GF adaptable!
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Breakfast got a whole lot easier this week with these whole grain Rhubarb Muffins – so delicious, easy ( just one-bowl!) and healthy TOO, perfect for breakfast on-the-go! Made with whole grain flour, oatmeal and only maple syrup to sweeten!
But what I love most about this Rhubarb Muffin recipe is not only how easy it is to make (10-15 minutes of hands on time, and like I said, one bowl) but how adaptable the recipe is. They can be made vegan, or they can be made gluten free! Give them whirl and see for yourself!
The only sugar in the recipe is for the sprinkling on top, which is optional. Maple syrup is used here to balance out the tartness of the rhubarb. I’ve also cut down the fat in the muffin and made them with olive oil… so perfect!
The first batch of Rhubarb Muffins, I made nut-free, and the second batch I added almonds. Brian liked the crunch of the almonds better. I liked them both. Toasted walnuts or pecans or even hazelnuts would taste good too.
Today I used spelt flour – an ancient strain of wheat. It’s high in protein and has a nutty, complex flavor that’s sweeter and lighter than whole wheat, which I really really like in muffins! I also enjoy the texture.
But feel free to use whole wheat, or even a gluten-free flour blend.
Simple, easy and delicious whole grain Rhubarb Muffins! A one-bowl rhubarb muffin recipe made with oats, your choice of flour, optional seeds and nuts, sweetened with maple syrup. Vegan and GF adaptable! Let me know how you like them in the comments below.Print
Rhubarb Muffin Recipe
A whole grain, Rhubarb Muffin Recipe! Simple healthy one-bowl recipe made with oats, your choice of flour, optional seeds and nuts, sweetened with maple syrup. Vegan and GF adaptable!
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 25
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
- Category: Baked, muffins, breakfast
- Method: baked
- Cuisine: Northwest
- 2 cups flour (spelt, whole wheat or gluten free flour blend )
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (no lumps!)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cardamon
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1–2 tablespoon chia or flax seeds (optional)
- ⅓ cup olive oil, melted coconut oil or butter
- ¾ cup maple syrup
- 1 large egg ( see notes for vegan adaptable)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅓ cup milk, soy milk or nut milk
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 ½ cups diced rhubarb, divided (cut into small ½ inch dice)
- ½ cup nuts ( sliced almonds or try pecans or walnuts) optional
- course turbanado sugar, optional
Preheat oven to 350F
In a medium bowl, add flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Mix Well.
To the bowl add egg, oil (or melted coconut oil or butter) maple syrup, vanilla, milk and lemon zest. Give a good stir to combine. Add 2 cups rhubarb( reserving ½ cup for the top -see notes). Add half the sliced almonds (saving some for the top). Spoon the thick-ish batter into a very well greased , non stick muffin tin or line with muffin cups.
Sprinkle the top with remaining almonds. Tuck in few of the reserved rhubarb into the batter of each muffin, colorful side up. Sprinkle with course sugar if you like.
Bake 23-25 minutes. Check doneness by inserting a skewer or small knife into the center of a center muffin. If it comes out clean they are done. Let cool.
Using a knife, loosen the edges of the muffins to release.
These will keep 3-4 days, covered or sealed, at room temp.
Delicious for breakfast “on the go”, snack, or warmed up with cardamon ice cream for dessert!
Reserve ½ cup of the deepest red pieces of rhubarb for the top. For presentation purposes only. 😉
For vegan adaptable, set aside soy or nut milk in a small bowl and increase it to ⅔ cups total. Add 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar and let curdle. Add to the dry ingredients along with the rest of the liquids.
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