Rhubarb Muffins or Mini Loaves

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

First off, let me start by saying no, I do not know how to slice a loaf of bread.  And yes I get made fun of because of that fact quite frequently.

It’s a bit of a sore subject, so let’s move on… I have a thing for muffins.  OK, so I also have a thing for cookies.  And peanut butter.  And fresh home grown carrots.  But among the many food items I have a thing for, muffins are up there.  I went through a phase.  I even bought a cookbook that only had recipes for muffins.  Then I went through it and put sticky notes on every recipe one I wanted to try.

The problem is, it’s not every day you find a healthy muffin recipe.  Most of the time they’re filled with butter or oil and sugar, not to mention refined flours that make your blood sugar bounce off the walls and then hungry for another one 5 minutes later.  These I was more than willing to settle for though.  Next time I would go a little easier on the sugar, maybe reducing it by 1-2 tbsp, but I do think they’re pretty perfect as is.  The original recipe called for walnuts and I think that would be amazing, but for this time I wanted to keep them free of nuts.  I also like baking these in a mini loaf pan and cutting tiny little slices perfect for tiny hands.  Also so I don’t feel bad having 3 or 4 slices 😀



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1 Felicia (Natural+Balanced) June 1, 2011 at

yours looks great! i thought it was sweet enough too and thought about maybe using a little less sugar, but it definitely wasn’t too overpowering- hate it when breads/muffins are too sweet!
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2 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 2, 2011 at

Thank you very much for the recipe! I know we’ll be using this one again and again. I don’t like muffins that are too sweet anymore(I never cared about that before – amazing how tastes can change) but these were perfect, especially since rhubarb can be so sour.


3 emily June 1, 2011 at

those mini loaves are so cute!
i love rhubarb, too…i bet this bread would taste wonderful with homemade strawberry jam.
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4 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 2, 2011 at

Thank you! That is a great idea, I can’t believe I didn’t think of that while I still had some left! I even have homemade jam in the house. I guess I’ll have to make more 😀


5 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} June 1, 2011 at

I finally got some fresh rhubarb in my CSA box today!! Yes! This recipe is calling my name. So excited to give it a try. 🙂
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6 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 2, 2011 at

Awesome! I hope you enjoy them! I think Meghan will like them my kids did(although my daughters first bite was of a really sour piece of rhubarb so she didn’t like that very much, haha. Oops)


7 Angie@Angiesrecipes June 1, 2011 at

Excellent! I love that you didn’t add strawberries in it….almost all the rhubarb recipes are with strawberries…
Great clicks too.
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8 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 2, 2011 at

I find that too. I do love the combination of strawberries and rhubarb, but I also love rhubarb by itself 🙂
Thank you!


9 Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh June 1, 2011 at

Guess what! I got ruhbarb today!! You have convinced me with all your delicious recipes 🙂
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10 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 2, 2011 at

Awesome! 😀 I hope you like it!


11 Maris (In Good Taste June 2, 2011 at

My first time seeing rhubarb bread and it looks yummy!
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12 Lauren at Keep It Sweet June 2, 2011 at

These look wonderful, especially since they look moist even though they are healthy!


13 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) June 2, 2011 at

I’ve never had rhubarb before, how yummy. Love the mini loaves 😀


14 Lauren @ Healthy Delicious June 2, 2011 at

These look beautiful! I’m having a hard time imagining how they’ll taste (besides awesome…). I guess I’ll just have to try them out and see. 😉

I’m pretty awful at slicing bread too – glad I’m not the only one!
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15 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 2, 2011 at

Thank you!
Haha, definitely glad I’m not the only one too 😀 Good thing it tastes good anyway you cut it!


16 Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies June 5, 2011 at

Oh wow, that looks so good and fruity. I could devour half of that mini loaf for breakfast alone. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till tomorrow night and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your muffins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-20.html


17 megi June 6, 2011 at

The mini loaves look very pretty! I have some rhubarb that I wanted to use but hadn’t decided what to make with it, I wanted something healthy that wasn’t rhubarb compote and this fits the bill completely, thank you for sharing.


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