These Rhubarb Apple Cinnamon Muffins are a fun way to try out a unique vegetable and pair them with one of Michigan’s most popular fruits…apples!
Thanks to Michigan Apple Committee for sponsoring this post.
I’m back with another delicious baked recipe using one of our favorite fruits…apples! I’m a huge fan of baking with apples as you can tell from this blog including these Apple & Cranberry Scones, Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookie Cups, and Whole Wheat Apple Raisin Muffins just to name a few. This time around I decided to add a unique vegetable to the mix using rhubarb.
I have only ever known rhubarb to be added to pies, as in rhubarb pie, until I came across the idea of adding them to baked goods. And I’m sure glad I gave it a try. This is actually the first time I have even purchased rhubarb. I originally tried adding rhubarb to a roasted vegetable recipe with balsamic vinegar and boy was that a mistake. So if you didn’t know, don’t roast rhubarb without some sort of sweetener like sugar. So the next recipe I made were these rhubarb apple cinnamon muffins and they turned out great. To see the full recipe head on over to Michigan Apples.
When it comes to apples, I have changed the way I serve them practically every year since my children have been babies. I remember when we took our 13 month old to the cider mill for the first time and he just grabbed a whole apple and started digging in. Of course that was more of a novelty. I have served plenty of applesauce to my kids since they were babies, and then eventually thinly sliced apples. Now that they are in school their favorite way to eat apples is sliced with an apple slicer then held together with a rubber band to keep it from browning too much.
And a side note regarding rhubarb: the leaves are poisonous so toss them out and don’t let dogs around them if you have them growing in your yard. And if you’re having a hard time finding fresh rhubarb, you can substitute frozen rhubarb or even strawberries.
This Rhubarb Apple Cinnamon Muffins is in partnership with Michigan Apple Committee.