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 “Red White and Blue No-Bake Frozen Cupcakes”

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    CB — July 14, 2008 at 12:50 am

    Oh that looks so yummy for summer! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for entering 🙂
    /Clara

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    Nikki57 — July 14, 2008 at 1:36 am

    Those look absolutely delicious!!

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    Joelen — July 14, 2008 at 2:27 am

    Looks fabulous with all the color! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Janna — July 14, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Was the consistency like ice cream? It sounds cool and summery. Plus you probably get super brownie points for submitting so early!

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    Mara — July 14, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    YUM this is perfect for the sweltering summer months! i am all about frozen desserts right now!

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    Jen — July 15, 2008 at 12:14 am

    The texture isn’t quite as creamy as ice cream… It’s more frozen than that(?) They are really good though!

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    Ivy — July 15, 2008 at 2:55 am

    Oh wow! I like these. What a cool idea and they look so good for the hot days of summer. Where do you live? Can I come pick some up? 🙂

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    Martha — July 19, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Jen, these look yummy!

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    Nikki57 — August 25, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    CONGRATS … You are the Cupcake Hero!!

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    KimboSue — July 1, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I know this post is like a year old, but I followed a link from another page and found it. Question – do you have to keep them frozen until serving? We’re going to a pool party, so they might be outside for a while. Will they melt?

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    Jen — July 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    If I remember correctly, they will melt. They might be fine for a little while, but not all afternoon. Sorry I can’t be more help!

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