I feel like I’m constantly running behind this year. I almost missed the fresh Ontario asparagus that I love eating just sautéed with butter, lemon and a little bit of sea salt. I barely had time to enjoy the tiny, juicy strawberries that grow not even an hour outside of our city.
So I’m so glad that my sister and I were able to raid the rhubarb patch that grows next door to my grandfather’s house in Tillsonburg, Ontario. The lady who owns the house is always very generous with her rhubarb plants so this year both L and I came away with enough to make some awesome rhubarb cupcakes for a trunk show my sister was holding, and these delicious muffins.
I know I’m a muffin freak. But this has streusel topping and a sweet-tart taste that leaves you wanting more. Every. Single. Time. Or experiment with your favorite flavors and tell me what you think. The local rhubarb is well over and most of the strawberries too, but I have eye on some fresh peaches that hit the markets a couple of weeks ago. My mouth is just salivating thinking about them!
Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins (yields 12)
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. cooking oil
1 c. chopped fresh (or frozen, partially thawed) rhubarb
1 c. chopped fresh (or frozen, partially thawed) strawberries
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 c. brown sugar packed
Combine first 5 ingredients in large bowl. Make a well in centre. Combine next 3 ingredients in medium bowl. Add rhubarb and strawberries. Stir. Add to well. Stir until just moistened. Fill 12 greased muffin cups 3/4 full. Combine cinnamon and brown sugar in small cup. Sprinkle over top. Bake in 375F oven for 18 to 20 minutes until wooden pick inserted in centre of muffin comes clean. Let stand in pan for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and place on wire rack to cool.
Baking with B appears every other Monday on the Keeping Busy with B Blog. Find out why I like baking so much here. For more of my baking, click here. And for even more recipe inspiration, check out my Pinterest full of food eye candy that will have you licking your computer. Promise.