Raspberry Rhubarb Muffins

This time of year is one of my favorites. Trees are green with new leaves, flowers are in bloom, the weather is getting (and staying) nice, and the fresh produce is amazing. Rhubarb is one of my favorite kinds of late spring produce. As I mentioned the other day, I didn’t appreciate rhubarb when I was younger, but now I can’t get enough of it!

I was browsing through some cookbooks looking for rhubarb recipes and this one caught my eye. It was perfect timing since I needed to bring in some breakfast goodies for a birthday celebration at work. The original recipe uses creme fraiche, but I subbed in some Greek yogurt since I had some on hand.

These muffins have a great flavor. As expected, the rhubarb provides tartness while the raspberries offer a bright sweetness. And don’t forget, rhubarb freezes really well. You can grab some at the farmers market while it’s in season and using it year-round. For inspiration, be sure to check out some other rhubarb recipes I’ve posted:

Rhubarb Rolls
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Strawberry Rhubarb Bars
Blueberry Rhubarb Pie
Rhubarb Raspberry Jam
Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Two Years Ago: Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pops
Three Years Ago: Rhubarb Rolls
Four Years Ago: Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I am submitting this for May’s What’s Baking, hosted by Ammie of Adventures in My Kitchen. This month’s theme was to Bake in Season with Spring Produce!

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Raspberry Rhubarb Muffins

Rhubarb and raspberry are perfect together. These muffins freeze beautifully as well!

Yield: 20-24 muffins

Ingredients:

3 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 cup milk, at room temp
6 oz Greek yogurt, at room temp
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup raspberries
1 cup chopped rhubarb

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 muffin pans with paper liners.

Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl.

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and egg yolk until well combined. Whisking constantly, slowly add the sugar, butter, milk, Greek yogurt, and vanilla to the eggs. Mix until thoroughly incorporated.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry all at once and use a rubber spatula to fold together just until incorporated. Add the raspberries and rhubarb and gently mix to distribute throughout the batter.

Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin pans, filling each well about 3/4-full.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the muffins spring back when pressed with your finger. A toothpick inserted in the center should have just a few moist crumbs attached. Transfer the muffin pans to wire racks and let the muffins cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the pans.

Recipe adapted from Flour by Joanne Chang

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11 Responses to “Massaged Kale Salad”

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    Lauren — August 30, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I’m so glad you posted this! Aarti’s kale salad is on my list of dishes to make, and it’s good to know that you guys enjoyed it.

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I saw this on the first episode of Aarti Party and it looked so good to me! Kale is something I’ve also never worked with in our kitchen so I definitely want to give this recipe a try!

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    Josie — August 30, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I love kale, and I was intrigued by this as well – I really want to try it now! Great picture!

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    Lauren — August 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I picked up all of the ingredients this morning to make the salad, and it is now sitting in my fridge waiting to be devoured for lunch. It’s GREAT! Who knew raw kale could be so good?!

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    Lizzy — August 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Kale is one of my favorite foods but I haven’t had it raw yet. I am bookmarking this!

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    Kate — August 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Wow sounds interesting! I’m very curious to try it myself. I love kale.

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    Christine — August 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I saw this on Aarti Party too – looks good – glad you tried it!

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    We Are Not Martha — August 31, 2010 at 1:51 am

    I love kale and am on a new-found mango kick, so I’m sure this is absolutely wonderful 🙂

    Sues

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    Sherry G — August 31, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I don’t know if I could get anyone in my family to try this, but it looks so interesting! I have never tried kale, but I would like to!

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    Cara — August 31, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I made a massaged kale salad once but it was just “eh”. I don’t think I massaged enough. But I might have to try it again, and do it the right way, since you both loved it!

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    Elina — September 2, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I LOVE massaged kale – love, love, love it. It tastes completely different than “regular” – not as “green” if that makes sense. 🙂
    I also love the next food network star. I should check out Aarti’s show since this recipe sounds like it’s right up my alley. 🙂

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