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Rhubarb & almond muffins with cinnamon & nutmeg

on 31/05/2009

A divine rhubarb spiced muffin

Don't you want to take a big bite???

A few days ago, I made these lovely rhubarb muffins. These are a bit lighter & a bit more moist then I made before but they are so lovely & yummy,…

Again, my parents gave me fresh rhubarb from their garden. So, I couldn’t refuse,…
I added cinnamon, nutmeg & finely ground almonds to the muffins. These ingredients add a lot of flavour. I didn’t want to use butter & substituted it for sunflower oil. I also used kefir to lighten the muffins. It is a lot healthier & lighter that way. I added dark brown sugar because it adds a lot of flavour to the rhubarb.
printable recipe here!
Recipe: For about 9 large muffins + 8 normal muffins // or for about 16 normal muffins
Ingredients:
380 gr fresh rhubarb, washed, cleaned & pad dry with kitchen paper, cut up into little chunks.
300 gr self – rasing flour
50 gr finely groud almonds
1/2 teaspoon of fresh grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or more according to your taste/ I used less because I didn’t want the cinnamon to overpower the muffins.
200 gr dark brown cannonade sugar
300 ml Kefir
125 ml of sunflower oil
1 large free range & organic egg, beaten
1 tablespoon of home-made vanilla extract or bought vanilla extract
Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 190° C.
2. Take your muffin pan & line with personal muffin papers. I use colourful muffin papers.I used my 12 holes muffin pan.
I also used my silicon, 6 larger holes, muffin or mini cakes moulds. Why? Because i got it for a present & I didn’t use it before.
3. Take a large bowl & place the flour, finely ground almonds, nutmeg & cinnamon together. Mix well.
4. In another large bowl, beat the brown sugar, the kefir, the oil, the beaten egg & the vanilla extract together until all well joined. Stir this mixture into the flour mixture until just combined. Don’t overmix! Now, carefully fold in the rhubarb pieces.
5. My silicon bake ware, I don’t have to grease it. Spoon the mix into the holes of the silicon pan until 3/4 or 4/4 filled. Fill the muffin papers until everything is used up. Fill them also for 3/4 or for 4/4!
6. Place them in the oven on oven trays & bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the muffins are risen & golden on top. Test with an oven skewer & prick in the middle of the muffins to see if they are done. If not, place into the oven for a few more minutes. Turn the oven off. Take the trays out of the oven. Leave the muffins for about 5 minutes into the silicon moulds. They will be shiny on the outside afterwords. After 5 minutes, you can take them easily out of the moulds. The other muffins , you can take them easily out with the muffin papers. Let them all cool off on wire racks.
7. When they are completely cooled off, you can place them in 2 airtight containers.
These are lovely on their own or they can be enjoyed with some cinnamon tea or with some good ice cream. Yum!

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You might like other rhubarb recipes on my blog:

1. Spiced rhubarb, pear & coconut crumble

2. Rhubarb & strawberry crumble ( GF, DF, V )

3. Rhubarb, ginger & orange crumble served with hot Devon custard

4. Roasted almond panna cotta with stewed rhubarb & vanilla seeds syrup

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100 responses to “Rhubarb & almond muffins with cinnamon & nutmeg

  1. Clémence says:

    miam rhubarbe, amande, cannelle : quelles saveurs !

  2. Dirk says:

    Yum Sophie! This large muffin looks a real beauty! Looks very appetizing!!!!

  3. doggybloggy says:

    it looks so moist!

  4. It looks so moist! I’ve yet to start cooking my first rhubarb dish!

  5. Kara says:

    Oh my goodness, those look so yummy! I love baking with rhubarb, and I don’t have any this year. :(

  6. Erica says:

    Looks really good! Great for breakfast with a cup of black coffee.

  7. Claudia says:

    Sophie – this is a delicious way to use wonderful, seasonal rhubarb that’s covering MN right now. And it doesn’t use a ton of sugar! Thanks.

  8. what a beautiful color on those muffins! I love how you lightned them up too!

  9. Bunny says:

    Sophie they look delicious! I love how moist they are, this is one great muffin!

  10. Koko says:

    OH YUM! I’m looking for something to make with the rest of my rhubarb and these looks wonderful! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my last post- you are a great friend, too and I’m glad we share and talk through our blogs!!!

  11. Kerstin says:

    What a perfect muffin for the season – they look fantastic! You’re lucky to get fresh rhubarb from your parents! I love the ground almonds you added too.

  12. Pam says:

    I am loving the color of these muffins – they look perfect.

  13. Sophie I love the amoutn of fruit in this! I can just tell that it’s so luscious! :)

  14. Ricardo says:

    that looks simply delicious , and I like all the ingredients herein contained, it looks delicious and very substantial. well presented and photographed cheers for sharing this delight. :) kisses :) xx

  15. Oh, yum! i’d leave to have a bite in one of those!Cheers,Rosa

  16. Wow, delicious – rhubarb muffins sound excellent! Would love to try them!

  17. Olga says:

    Take out cinammon and nutmeg, and I’d be a huge fan!!!

  18. Oh my…they don’t even look like muffins, more like a souffle-cake. I wish I could have one with my coffee this morning!

  19. Grace says:

    that is one heck of a moist and fluffy muffin! i love the mix-ins and i love the spices. what a terrific breakfast these would make. :)

  20. Anna says:

    It looks really delicious, I love everything that uses cinnamon, smells delicious.

  21. Marta says:

    These looks like the kind that gets better the day after, when the juices of the rhubarb run into the muffin and makes it impossibly moist!Great combo of spices :)

  22. These look delicious. Rhubarb is still kind of new to me, so this looks downright exotic!

  23. duodishes says:

    They look really fruity and delicious!

  24. Reeni♥ says:

    How moist and delicious, Sophie! I bet their delicious with a hot cup of tea!

  25. They look moist and amazing! Delicious combination too.

  26. Juliana says:

    Your muffin looks so good…moist…yummie! Would love to have a bite.

  27. Sara says:

    I love muffins with chunks of yummy fruit, these look great.

  28. Sara says:

    I just love rhubarb, I'm always looking for new ways to use it! This looks like a great recipe.

  29. burpandslurp says:

    oh my god! I love these, sophie! looks nice and moist and full of flavor…nutritious, too! loved your sub with the kefir for an extra nutritional boost…any leftovers? hee hee hee!

  30. Sophie, this really looks so good! I need to try some rhubarb!

  31. Hi Sophie, these rhubarb muffins look really good and healthy. I would not have thought it’s possible to use it in muffins.

  32. lisamichele says:

    Beautiful muffins, and I LOVE the nice domes you got on them. I’ve never tried rhubarb in a muffin before, but now I’m looking forward to it!

  33. Fresh Rhubarb from the garden? I’m so jealous! It’s kind of expensive over here.

  34. These look scrumptious! Rhubarb has such a tangy flavour and you have added such great ingredients to complement the taste of the rhubarb. They look moist and delicious!

  35. Ooh, rhubarb and almond sounds like a lovely combination. They look deliciously moist and healthy!

  36. Talita says:

    I never tried rhubard. I have no idea what about its flavor.

  37. Danielle says:

    Those look so moist inside! Delicious!

  38. Those would be perfect for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner! And dessert. :)

  39. Muneeba says:

    Gosh, that looks SO moist Sophie … so jealous to see that lovely rhubarb in there. My damned grocery store still doesn’t have any! I’ll just have to drive to another store, further away, to get it before it’s all gone!

  40. I’ve always been hesitant about using rhubarb. You recipe seems accessible, it’ll give a try this week. Thanks for sharing

  41. Gorgeous Sophie. They look so moist, soft and I can imagine they must have smelt great too. Yum.

  42. RecipeGirl says:

    Those do look gorgeous and moist!! I've never cooked or baked w/ rhubarb before. It's time I begin to experiment w/ it.

  43. Elra says:

    How scrumptious to have this for breakfast, with a cup of coffee and couple of muffins this delicious will keep me going through my day.

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  45. Donna-FFW says:

    These sound like terrific muffins, so moist and with the combination of rhubarb and almodns must be delicious!

  46. nora@ffr says:

    yummm yummm!!! i love rhubarb.. and m sure this muffins gonna taste haven :) a must try for dessert :)

  47. These looks so tasty!! I would burn my mouth trying to eat them straight out of the oven!

  48. Sophie says:

    @ everyone of you: thanks!@everyone of you: the next time I will use agave syrup & whole wheat flout to make them more healthy!!!

  49. Great muffin, my woman !

  50. stephchows says:

    Oh WOW do these look amazing!!! I love muffins :)

  51. Jamie says:

    Fantastic! I love muffins and these look so moist and flavorful. Wonderful rhubarb and cinnamon! I would love one of these!

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