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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9 Responses to “Cranberry Sauce”

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    theblogisthenewblack — November 1, 2010 at 11:24 am

    You’re right- so easy there’s no reason not to try this! ha!

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    Eliana — November 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Love that this recipe is so simple and easy. A must have for Thanksgiving.

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    Michelle — November 1, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I LOVE homemade cranberry sauce! Tastes so good on the Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 1, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Delicious! Simple recipes need to be shared too…those are my favorite 🙂

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — November 1, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    This absolutely falls under the this-is-so-easy-and-so-much-better-why-would-I-ever-go-back-to-canned-version territory! I recently made turkey burgers with cranberry sauce dressing and used the canned kind – never again!

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — November 1, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    You’re so right…there is NOTHING better than homemade!

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    Kerstin — November 2, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Wow, this sounds so easy and delicious! I’m cooking for the first time this year and can’t wait to make everything from scratch, which usually doesn’t happen when others in my family cook… 🙂

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    Cassykins — November 2, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I’m jealous, I want this. I have to eat the stuff from a can because I’m allergic to cranberries and the stuff in a can is far away enough from real that I can get away with it. My grandma used to make cranberry relish which was amazing, but also broke me out into the most amazing hives.

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    Medifast Coupon Code 2010 — November 4, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I have never understood those that buy canned cranberries when they are so simple to make. Tastes way better than any can.
    Thanks for your nice and simple cranberry sauce recipe.

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