Rhu-Berry Streusel Muffins

Everyday blueberry muffins become less than ordinary when you stir fresh rhubarb into the batter and even more into a cardamom-spiced streusel topping. They reheat well, so freeze extras for a quick breakfast.

Rhu-Berry Streusel Muffins
Photo: Brie Passano
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
15 muffins


  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup cold butter, cut up

  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh rhubarb

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 6 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 ½ cup 1/2-inch pieces fresh rhubarb

  • ½ cup fresh blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat fifteen 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Or line with paper bake cups and coat with cooking spray.

  2. For streusel topping: In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup flour, the brown sugar, 1/4 tsp. cardamom, and the 1/8 tsp. salt. Cut in 1/4 cup cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/4 cup finely chopped rhubarb.

  3. In a medium bowl stir together 2 cups flour, the granulated sugar, baking powder, 1/2 tsp. cardamom, and 1/4 tsp. salt.

  4. In a bowl whisk together eggs, yogurt, and melted butter; add all at once to dry mixture. Stir just until moistened. (Batter will be thick and lumpy.) Fold in 1 1/2 cups rhubarb and the blueberries.

  5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full. Sprinkle with streusel topping. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove. Cool slightly on wire racks. Serve warm. Makes 15 muffins.


Store cooled muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 24 hours, or label and freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
9g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1.6mg 8%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Folate, total 42.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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