We’ve just picked the last of our Rhubarb for this year — enough for one more batch of these wonderful muffins. These amazing muffins combine fresh rhubarb and chopped walnuts with a crunchy sweet topping. The taste and textures are so good, they don’t need any extra butter or jam spread over them.
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 ¼ cups brown sugar (I used light brown sugar)
1 ½ cups rhubarb (we really like rhubarb so I was very generous with this measurement)
½ cup walnuts
1TBL melted butter
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 12 cup muffin pans or line with paper cups.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the brown sugar, oil, egg, vanilla and buttermilk with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour in the dry ingredients and mix by hand just until blended. Stir in the rhubarb and walnuts. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, filling almost to the top. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, white sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of this mixture on top of each muffin.
Bake in the preheated oven until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pans for at least 10 minutes