Rhubarb Pecan Muffins
Rhubarb – what a wonderful, old-fashioned vegetable. While it looks like celery, its lemon-like tartness leads most folks to treat it like a fruit. And so it gets cooked up in pies, tarts and desserts.
If you can’t find rhubarb near you, check a farmer’s market or head to Lancaster County. Most farms here grow it. Once you know that you like it, it’s a good idea to plant it. Then it will appear in your garden every spring. Our variety is the strawberry rhubarb – it’s a little sweeter than the green kind and is happy to live along with our flowers.
One year it even blossomed for me!
Here’s the recipe for the muffins:
1 1/2 cups chopped rhubarb
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
Can’t find rhubarb or don’t want to bake? Well, come on out to The Artist’s Inn in Lancaster County and we’ll be happy to serve up a batch of muffins just for you!