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 “Apple Cranberry Cake-Pie”

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    nutmegnanny — November 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    This looks so homey and delicious!

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    lilybeth12 — November 16, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    RDQ: where should I add the cranberries? did you substitute them for the raisins? can i use fresh cranberries?

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    Jen — November 17, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Sorry – I updated the recipe to reflect that I used dried cranberries in place of the raisins.

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    Jane — November 22, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Looks just delicious! I’m crazy lately about cranberries too. Talk about a versatile fruit! I just used them this evening to make a cranberry-apple conserve that served as the sauce for almond-crusted pork tenderloin. It was a big hit.

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    Lisa — November 22, 2009 at 3:09 am

    I also wonder if you can use fresh cranberries since they are in season!

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    Jen — November 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    You could definitely make this with fresh cranberries if you wanted.

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    Lisa — November 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    How long did you bake this if you halved it in a 8 by 8 pan? So excited to try it 🙂

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    Jen — November 22, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I think I started checking it at 30 minutes and left it in for about 45 based on the color of the top layer.

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    Lucy — November 22, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I’ve seen this recipe around before but it never fails to look so delicious! Gorgeous flavours 🙂

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    Lisa — November 23, 2009 at 2:19 am

    Me again. It is DELICIOUS! I halved the recipe and used 1 cup of fresh cranberries, though I think I could have used more.

    Thanks so much!

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    Jen — November 23, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Glad to hear it Lisa! I will definitely have to try this with fresh cranberries next time I make it.

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