Fresh Rhubarb Muffins with a Brown Sugar Sprinkle

These fresh rhubarb muffins have a delicious brown sugar sprinkle topping. It may surprise you that they are relatively low in fat and sugar, too. Always a bonus.

Fresh Rhubarb Muffins with a Brown Sugar Sprinkle

The rhubarb in our garden grows really well, but I often struggle to think of ways to use it up. It certainly isn’t a fruit I have a million and one recipes lined up for, that’s for sure. It looks like I am not the only one who has got rhubarb all wrong.

However, despite my lack of ingenuity where the stalky ones are concerned, these fresh rhubarb muffins are always a family favourite – they are quick and easy to make, yielding really soft, delicious cakes every time!

The ingredients below are enough for eight really good sized muffins!

Rhubarb Muffins with a Brown Sugar Sprinkle

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  • 150g plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar/extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 50g butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1 egg
  • 100g fresh rhubarb (chopped into small pieces)
  • Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons brown cane sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon


~ Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (400ºF).

~ Melt the butter and leave to cool slightly. Then add the beaten egg and milk, and stir until combined.

~ In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and vanilla sugar and then add in the sugar, mixing well.

~ Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined. Gently stir in the rhubarb and pour into a prepared muffin tin or cake cases.

~ Mix the cinnamon and sugar for the topping and sprinkle over the top of each muffin.

~ Bake for around 17 minutes (until an inserted skewer comes out clean). Eat warm! Enjoy!



1290 cal


47 g


203 g


22 g
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Fresh Rhubarb Muffins with a Brown Sugar Sprinkle

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