Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

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Baking with Little Helpers

Rhubarb, a spring tonic for vitamin C and calcium, is an easy and versatile fruit to use. One of the drawbacks is that because it is so tart, most recipes call for more sugar than most other desserts. By combining the stalks with sweeter fruits, like strawberries, the sugar content in recipes can be lowered a lot… like this one! Note: This recipe is gluten free, but you can exchange the gluten free flour with wheat flour.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Muffin

Ingredients

    • 1 cup brown rice flour
    • 3/4 cup general gluten free flour (One of my favorites is Premium Gold Flax Seed and Ancient Grain Flour)
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 to 1 ½ cup minced rhubarb
    • 1 cup sliced strawberries, fresh or frozen
    • Cinnamon sugar to top

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon and ginger in a large bowl.
  3. Combine egg, milk, and oil in a small bowl; stir into flour mixture with a fork JUST until moistened.
  4. Fold in rhubarb and sliced strawberries.
  5. Fill paper lined muffin tins 2/3 full with batter.
  6. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon sugar.
  7. Bake until golden, about 20- 25 minutes.
  8. Cool slightly before serving, but best served warm!

Makes 2 dozen smaller muffins.

By Food.com Michelle S. on March 11, 2003. Modified to gluten free by Kaarina Knisely, 2016

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