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Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

These rhubarb streusel muffins have a tender crumb and are studded with tangy rhubarb bits. They are all topped with a sweet, crunchy, brown sugar streusel topping!
Course Snack
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 216kcal
Author Nina



  • 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream room temperature
  • ¼ cup milk room temperature
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rhubarb chopped


  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cold


  • Grease or line a 12 cup muffin tin, set aside. Preheat oven to 425F.
  • In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the sugar and egg together. Add in sour cream, milk, butter and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Add in the dry ingredients and whisk until batter has no lumps remaining. Stir in the rhubarb.
  • Fill the muffin tins with the batter, completely full.
  • To make the topping, stir the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt together. Add in the butter and stir with a fork until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Evenly distribute the topping over each muffin, pressing the topping down onto the batter to ensure it sticks.
  • Bake for 5 minutes at 425F and then, leaving the muffins in the oven, lower the temperature to 350F. Bake for another 18-20 minutes.


Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg