One of my favorite things about simple livin’ is seasonal menus. I don’t have to spend a lot of time planning what I will make because when the pears are ripe we will have things made from pears, when the tomatoes are ripe we will have wonderful tomato dishes etc. Well it’s rhubarb season at the moment and after making the traditional rhubarb dishes like rhubarb pie and rhubarb jam, and tucking some away in the freezer for a mid-winter rhubarb fix, I decided to do some experimenting. I started out with a traditional muffin recipe but…well, I just can’t help myself. I tweaked and substituted my way into a completely different recipe and these breakfast muffins are scrumptious as well as healthy.
Organic Berry Rhubarb Muffins
- 1 3/4 cups organic unbleached white flour
- 1/2 cup organic stone ground whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup organic ground flaxseed meal
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum free)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/4 cups organic brown sugar (or partially substitute some stevia to reduce calories)
- 1/2 cup organic coconut oil (melted but not hot)
- 2 organic eggs
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups organic kefir or buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cups diced fresh organic rhubarb
- 1 cup diced fresh organic berries
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 12 cup muffin pans or line with paper cups.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flours, flaxseed meal, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the brown sugar, coconut oil, egg, vanilla and kefir or buttermilk with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour in the dry ingredients and mix by hand just until blended. Stir in the rhubarb, berries and walnuts. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, filling almost to the top. Sprinkle top of each muffin with raw sugar.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed, about 25-30 minutes. Cool in the pans before removing.
Enjoy! Here is one of my favorite quotes to start your day!!
“Peace is not the absence of turmoil but the presence of God”