Sunday, May 24, 2009

Rhubarb Muffins

Rhubarb is a staple in Minnesota. The house we are renting in Hutchinson has lots of rhubarb behind the garage. I have been able to share lots of it with friends as we have been here. I offered this recipe to my "park buddy" Rachel.

1 1/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 c buttermilk
2 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 c rhubarb
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 c chopped nuts
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter
1/3 c sugar
In a bowl combine first 5 ingredients. mix well. Stir in flour and rhubarb. Pour into greased or paper lined muffin tins.
Mix topping ingredients: sprinkle over muffins and press lightly into batter. Bake at 375 for 15-18 min. Yield 15 muffins. (I usually double the recipe because how dumb is 15 muffins when they make 12 in a pan.)