Coconut rhubarb muffins

So I'm 99% moved into our new house, but I'm lacking a few things... TV, internet... a couch! Well the couch part will be solved on today WOOHOOO somewhere to sit??? So exciting. The TV and internet wont be moving over until John transfers his service... so I'm still a few weeks out from that. In the mean time I'm left to my own devises at night... which lately has led to random baking at 9pm. It's about the time I realize I've done all the random things on my list and am bored silly. In all reality I should be working on that quilt I started who knows how long ago... maybe one of these nights...


These muffins came about since Jeanne smuggled me some rhubarb across the border when we met up a few weeks ago... mmmm illegal canadian rhubarb LOL actually it's probably not illegal per-say... or is it illegal to carry fruits over the boarder??? Don't come arrest me boarder patrol!!!

I went about mixing and mashing and then realizing I was missing things like cinnamon... enter in the cinnamon agave!! (note to self: remember to pick up cinnamon next time I'm at the store). These muffins are super moist... possibly a little too much so... although the coworkers disagree and ate them up super fast (always a good sign).

Coconut rhubarb muffins
recipe by steph chows

2 cups chopped rhubarb (preferably of the illegal canadian variety)
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sweetened coconut
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
dash fine grain sea salt
½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup granulated organic zero (or granulated splenda or white sugar)
¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon agave
2 Tbs milled flax seeds (plus 6 Tbs water) whisked together
½ cup fat free sour cream


Whisk together the flour, coconut, baking powder and salt to aerate and combine; set aside.

Beat together apple sauce and sugars. Beat in vanilla extract. Add the flax seed mix, beating well. Add the dry mixture in three additions, alternately with the sour cream. Begin and end with the dry mixture and beat briefly until just smooth.

Gently fold rhubarb in and divide into 12 greased muffin tins.

Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 or until a bamboo skewer inserted in the center shows a few moist crumbs when removed. Cool pan on wire rack for 15 minutes, then unmold directly onto rack, right side up, to cool completely.

19 chews:

Glad to know you've made significant progress in moving into your new house--how exciting! Must be a relief!

I love the sound of these muffins--with rhubard season coming fast, I am always looking for ways to use it up!

Jeanne said...

Yum! Those look super good!! (but what doesn't with rhubarb?) Glad you found a use for it. :)

Mama said...

Waho. Couches are good!

Sunshine said...

Anything with rhubarb is right up my alley. These look super tasty.

Yay! for being in your new house! Your muffins look yummy - I still haven't tried rhubarb yet...

Steph said...

Haha, illegal rhubarb. Coming back home to Canada, I once brought back illegal bananas and apples, haha

SnacksGiving said...

Anything with rhubarb sounds so perfect! Good to know your move is nearly done!

Mags said...

Looks like I'm going to have to make a trip to Canada this weekend for some rhubarb :)

Heather I. said...

This looks like one of the healthiest muffin recipes I've seen. I've been wanting to get my hands on some rhubarb soon, thanks for the recipe and congrats on moving!

Joanne said...

The idea to mix coconut and rhubarb is a good one! I love the sound of that cinnamon agave.

Moving is rough, but I know that baking up a storm will get you through until the dust settles.

Hannah said...

While I don't usually go for rhubarb, this recipe could certainly tempt me to break out from my usual routine. They look fantastic!

Never had rhubarb in a muffin. You always try new combination and keep them healthy!

Megan said...

I want an illegal rhubarb muffin! And coffee when you get that couch. ;)

Sophie said...

Stunning rhubarb muffins!!


MMMMMM,....a real treat!

marla said...

These muffins sound awesome & I LOVE how healthy they are too. Gotta get my hands on some rhubarb :)

Sophie said...

Stunning rhubarb muffins!!


MMMMMM,....a real treat!

marla said...

These muffins sound awesome & I LOVE how healthy they are too. Gotta get my hands on some rhubarb :)

Bin2c said...

I have printed the recipe and am anxious to try it ! But why five pages to get the recipe ? Paper is wasted.

Sorry for the wasted paper :( blogger doesn't seem to have a good "print
recipe" widget. I wish they would figure one out! I normally copy and paste
into word and print from there when I find good ones on other people's
blogs.

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