These fluffy, bakery-style rhubarb and marzipan muffins use flavours that are a little bit different, but they work so well!! Sweet, tangy and very moreish. And check out my secret ingredient to inject more rhubarb flavour whilst helping to get that perfect rise!
Course Cakes, Treats
Keyword Afternoon Tea, Any Time Of the year, Sunday Afternoon
Preheat your oven to 200c/400f and line a 12-hole muffin tin with muffin cases.
Add the sugar and egg to a large bowl and mix using a fork or balloon whisk. Add in the oil and vanilla extract, stir, and then add in the yogurt and stir to combine. Next add in the flour and baking soda and mix together using a wooden spoon. Gently fold in the chopped rhubarb that has already been mixed with 1 tbsp. flour and the chopped marzipan.
Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and place in the oven. Cook at 200c/400f for 5 minutes, then turn the oven down to 180c/350f and cook for a further 15 minutes.
Just before your muffins are ready, put the apricot jam (jelly) in a bowl and place in the microwave for a few seconds - so that it melts to a thinner consistency. It should only take 10 seconds or so (be careful not to leave it in as it will get dangerously hot very quickly). Stir the jam, and then as soon as the muffins come out of the oven, brush the jam over the muffins to give it a shiny glaze.
Leave the muffins to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing and cooling further on a cooling rack.
Can I make the muffins gluten free?
Yes! simply replace the 240g/2cups plain flour with 70g (2.5oz) of coconut flour, and 140g (5oz) gluten free plain flour blend. Also replace the 1tbsp plain flour that the rhubarb is mixed with for gluten free plain flour blend.Make sure the baking soda and yogurt is gluten free too..
How long do they last?
They're pretty moist, so they should last for 3-4 days, in a sealed box, at room temperature..
Can I freeze the muffins?
Yes, you can freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost at room temperature for a few hours or overnight (I find it really usefully to freeze them, then put a frozen one in the kids lunchbox, it's defrosted by lunchtime)..Nutritional information is per muffin