Rhubarb Walnut Muffins {recipe}

by Danica on May 21, 2014

rhubarb walnut muffins

Jesse and I agreed that these are one of our favorite muffin recipes that’s ever come out of our kitchen.

rhubarb walnut muffins

I picked up some rhubarb at the farmer’s market last weekend (it’s currently in season!) and wanted to try using it in something other than a crisp - though I have enough left over to make that sometime soon too ;)

Rhubarb Walnut Muffins Recipe

These muffins are chunky and chewy, soft and sweet.  Delicious.

Rhubarb Walnut Muffins

makes 10 standard-sized muffins


  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup organic white or brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 organic egg (a flax and chia egg works just as well too)
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 cup rhubarb, diced into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


1.  Preheat the oven to 350*F and add 10 muffin liners to your muffin pan. (I love these)

2.  In a large mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients, flour through milk, and stir until combined.  Then fold in the rhubarb and walnuts.

3.  Scoop the mixture into your muffin liners.

4.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops just start to brown and a toothpick comes out of the center of a muffin clean.


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1 Jessie May 21, 2014 at 7:31 am

Crazy to think, but I’ve never had rhubarb before. Great recipe though. It’s always a win in y book if you can make something fairly healthy & your hubby still like it :)
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2 Danica May 21, 2014 at 11:59 am

You should definitely try it when you get the chance! :)


3 Tina Muir May 21, 2014 at 7:56 am

Mmmm they sound perfect! Rhubarb reminds me of home, and I love that they are chewy AND soft! Yum!
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4 Danica May 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Rhubarb always makes me think of my mom – it was the one plant we had growing up – some rhubarb out by our shed that she’d pick each year and make rhubarb cake with! :)


5 Sarah@creatingbettertomorrow May 21, 2014 at 8:22 am

I just cut TONS of rhubarb from our very own plant in our backyard and got it chopped up to freeze for later…but maybe I won’t need to freeze it all ;) now that I have this recipe!
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6 Becky@TheSavedRunner May 21, 2014 at 8:36 am

I just had to look up rhubarb because I had never heard of it lol. :) I would love to try these!
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7 Lauren May 21, 2014 at 9:23 am

I love Rhubarb! So good using fruits in season too! These look delicious!
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8 Holly @ EatgreatBEGreat May 22, 2014 at 9:32 am

I actually really like rhubarb, but I never ever cook with it at all. I definitely need to start doing that, especially when I find recipes like these muffins. They look awesome!
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