Rhubarb Orange Muffins

    50 min

    Although they are not overly sweet, these dairy-free muffins are deliciously moist and have a nice flavour from the orange juice and zest.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 175ml (6 fl oz) orange juice
    • 1 dessertspoon orange zest
    • 250g (9 oz) plain flour
    • 150g (5 oz) caster sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 150g (5 oz) finely chopped rhubarb

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Grease muffin tin or line with paper muffin cases.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together egg, oil, orange juice and zest. In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture, just until moistened. Fold in chopped rhubarb.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until a skewer inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

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    They're nice!!! True, they aren't terribly sweet but sometimes that's o.k. too. Be creative; add brown sugar to the tops before baking and/or reduce the amount of rhubarb or add some chopped apple or strawberries or banana to the rhubarb! I will make these again. Oh, they also rose beautifully and the aroma in the house is heavenly.  -  15 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. I swapped the flour for whole grain and instead of rhubarb, added:- 1/2 a small chopped apple, two hand fulls of sultanas, 1/4 of a grated carrot, 1 small mashed banana, 50grams of oats. (Basically you make up the rhubarb amount with the fruity bits!) I grated the zest of a full orange and then squeezed the rest to add to the orange juice. (I bought Tesco value cartons) Oh i might have eaten, like a 1/4 of orange, so perhaps only 3/4 of the orange juice went in!! The rest was the same. Cooking time about 20 mins. I also used the sprinkling of brown sugar on top. These are YUMMY!!! I now have breakfast muffins! THANK YOU!!!  -  07 Jun 2010


    Used different ingredients. Very good basic recipe. I added chopped walnuts, increased the orange zest to a tablespoon and like other reviewers sprinkled them with brown sugar. If eating the same day as making I would use melted butter in place of the oil (better flavour).  -  15 Sep 2008