Soft, fluffy muffins filled with strawberries & rhubarb and topped with sweet cinnamon streusel -- these Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Muffins are the perfect way to enjoy delicious in-season fruits!
I'd say there's nothing better than a muffin for breakfast! Don't you agree? That feeling when you come into the kitchen looking for breakfast and there are leftover homemade muffins waiting for you! Do yourself a favor and make some muffins for breakfast tomorrow!
So these muffins have a few things going for them here.
- The muffin batter itself is made with lots of super moistening ingredients that make for soft muffins as opposed to dry muffins. Nobody likes a dry muffin. These uber-moistening ingredients are butter, buttermilk, and brown sugar!
- They have lots of fresh fruit inside! I tested this recipe using fresh strawberries & rhubarb. I haven't tried making them with frozen fruit, but I'm sure it would be fine.
- Lastly, they are topped with buttery, cinnamon brown sugar streusel!! Yum yum!
Sounds like you should probably get to your kitchen and start baking these muffins! Make sure you try this recipe before rhubarb season is over!
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Muffins
- ½ cup salted butter, melted
- ½ cup granulated white sugar
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¾ cup chopped rhubarb
- ¾ cup chopped strawberries
Crumb Topping Ingredients:
- ¼ cup salted butter, softened
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350℉. Line a 12-count muffin tin with parchment cupcake liners.
- Whisk together the melted butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Add the vanilla, eggs, and buttermilk and whisk until smooth.
- Add the flour and baking powder and whisk or stir with a spoon just until all the flour is incorporated. Gently fold in the rhubarb and strawberries.
- Fill each liner to the top with batter. Stir together the melted butter, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon and crumble on top of the batter in each liner. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pans for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!
- Bake the remaining muffins in the pan, being sure to fill all empty cups with water to prevent warping. Or bake the last few muffins in greased heat-safe ramekins.
Love and Cookies,
We love these muffins!! I have made them a couple times now, but I can’t get my crumb topping to look pretty like yours. The topping mixture is all soft and mushy, so I just drop it in spots over the unbaked muffins. It tastes great but isn’t actually “crumb-y.” Is my butter too soft, do you think? Maybe I should try chilled butter in the topping next time. In any case, I highly recommend this recipe and can’t wait to make it again with our own strawberries and rhubarb later in the season!
Thank you for taking the time to comment, I am glad to hear that you enjoy these muffins! I think you could simply add a little more flour to the streusel to achieve a more crumbly texture. Please let me know if that works!
I made these yesterday, and they are delicious.
Did you mean 1 tablespoon of baking powder? They overflowed for me. So next time I won’t fill the muffin cups as fill and will likely get at least 2 dozen muffins. 👍🏻
They were a bit too sweet for me, so I’ll use a bit less sugar next time.
Finally, I had to bake them twice as long as suggested. I used frozen strawberries and frozen rhubarb which might account for the longer baking time.
Thank you for your feedback. Yes, 1 tablespoon of baking powder is correct. I think using the frozen fruit could have made a difference and every oven is different, of course, thus baking times can vary.
I made these with some of the last of our rhubarb, and they were so tasty! The friends I shared them with loved them too. Thanks for a quick, easy, and delicious recipe. (And it’s a bonus when all the ingredients are already handy in my kitchen!) Definitely will be making these again.
Thank you so much for making and sharing these muffins, Taryn!! I'm glad you enjoyed them!