Aunt Norma's Rhubarb Muffins


This rhubarb muffin recipe features a crunchy sweet sugar topping and makes fabulous muffins great on their own with no extra added butter or jam.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
24 muffins



  • 2 ½ cups flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups diced rhubarb

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  • cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 12-cup muffin pans or line with paper cups.

  2. Make muffins: Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla in a separate bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour in dry ingredients and mix by hand just until blended. Stir in rhubarb and walnuts. Spoon batter into the prepared cups, filling almost to the top.

  3. Make streusel: Stir together sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle about 1 teaspoon streusel on top of each muffin.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until muffin tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pans for at least 10 minutes before removing them.

    close up view of Rhubarb Muffins on a platter
    Alberta Rose

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
7g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 76mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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