Cardamom lends a fragrant flavor to these whole-wheat rhubarb muffins that are great for a healthy snack or grab-and-go breakfast. If using frozen rhubarb, measure it before thawing and drain excess liquid before using.

Source:, February 2017


Credit: Devon O'Brien

Recipe Summary

1 hr
30 mins


Crumble Topping


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.

  • To prepare topping: Combine 1/4 cup flour, 2 tablespoons each brown sugar and butter and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl.

  • To prepare muffins: Whisk flour, baking powder, cardamom to taste, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk brown sugar and melted butter in a large bowl. Add buttermilk, egg and vanilla and whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in rhubarb. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with the topping.

  • Bake the muffins until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool at least 5 minutes more before serving.


Muffin tin with 12 (1/2-cup) cups

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin each
159 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 23.6g; dietary fiber 2.4g; sugars 7.9g; fat 6g; saturated fat 3.8g; cholesterol 16.1mg; vitamin a iu 203.2IU; vitamin c 1.5mg; folate 2.5mcg; calcium 92mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 5.7mg; potassium 119.3mg; sodium 202.7mg; added sugar 7g.

1 fat, 1 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate