Strawberry Rhubarb Time!
Can't get enough of the classic spring pairing of strawberries and rhubarb? Me neither. So I baked a batch of muffins, dressed up to party with cinnamon streusel topping. These easy to toss together treats are tender pull-apart bites of grainy buckwheat sweetness studded with bits of tart rhubarb. A recipe perfect for brunch or afternoon tea.
|The streusel topping kicks these babies up a serious notch.|
Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins with Streusel Topping RecipeThese tender little muffins are the perfect bite for a morning snack or afternoon pick-me-up. Wrap and freeze in foil for easy take along treats.Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease or line a 12-muffin pan with paper liners.Ingredients:
Whisk together:1/2 cup GF buckwheat flour or brown rice flour1/2 cup sorghum flour1/4 cup arrowroot starch or tapioca starch1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 cup organic light brown sugar1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon sea salt1 teaspoon xanthan gum1/2 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon nutmegMake a well in the center of the dry mix and add in:1/4 cup light olive oilEner-G Egg Replacer for 2 eggs mixed with warm water1/2 cup warm vanilla nut or soy milk, more if needed2 teaspoons bourbon vanillaStir in and beat by hand until smooth.Add in:1 cup sliced strawberries1/2 cup chopped rhubarbStir to mix in the fruit. Spoon the batter into 12 muffin cups. Make the streusel topping.
Streusel Topping Recipe1/4 cup organic light brown sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamon2 tablespoons coconut oil or Spectrum Organic Shortening
Recipe Source: glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.comCombine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in a tablespoon of the shortening and mix until you have grainy crumbs. Add another tablespoon of shortening if you need it. Tou want a light, sandy crumble.Spoon the streusel topping onto each muffin.Bake in the center of a preheated oven for about 18 minutes or so, until golden and firm. If your fruit was cold it will take longer to bake, up to 25 minutes.Cool briefly on a wire rack, then lift the muffins out of the pan to continue cooling.These are lovely warm from the oven.Makes 12 muffins.
More gluten-free muffin goodness from bloggers:
Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins from Gluten-Free Homemaker
Green Chile and Cheese Egg Muffins from Kalyn's Kitchen (check on GF status of Spike Seasoning)
From Elana's Pantry Gluten-Free Carrot Mini Muffins
Gluten-Free Chai Muffins from Book of Yum
For substitutions, please see my guide to baking with substitutions here.