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Rhubarb and Oat Muffins (gluten free)

rhubarb muffins

Rhubarb and Oat muffins are a Whole Foods recipe that let’s you give baking with rhubarb a try this season.

Muffins are a type of quick bread– enjoy many more of my quick bread recipes!

Tulips are blooming, birds are chirping and rhubarb is in season and available at Whole Foods– spring has surely arrived! Whole Foods is featuring “What’s Tasting Best Right Now” and we are lucky to include rhubarb in that category.

I’ll admit that a few years ago I had to use Google to find out what that reddish-celery-looking item was in the produce aisle.  Can anyone else relate? It is not a food that I grew up eating and to learn that it grew poisonous leaves and had a rather tart taste really did not heighten my interest at first.

I encourage you to look beyond my initial impressions and to give this vegetable (yes, a vegetable!) a try. Temper the tart taste with a touch of sugar and you’ll be happy to bake with rhubarb for as long as its season may last.

Try this #WholeFoods recipe for Rhubarb and Oat muffins for a gluten free baked good.

Oat flour and oats give this muffin its base while rhubarb and sunflower seeds add a bit of texture.

Don’t expect these muffins to puff up in pretty little domes as they bake– the tops will stay rather flat but you’ll still have that muffin feel and taste.  Click here for the full recipe.

Rhubarb and Oat Muffins (gluten free)

Rhubarb muffins in a basket

Give rhubarb a try in this easy muffin recipe


  • Canola spray oil
  • 1 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 eggs, separated and divided
  • 2 cups gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cup (1/4-inch) chunks rhubarb (about 7 ounces)


  1. Please click through to the Whole Foods site for the full recipe.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Monday 2nd of May 2016

I am looking forward to spring strawberries!

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Wednesday 27th of April 2016

My mother used to steal rhubarb from our neighbor's yard. That being said-she never shared any with us. I just had it for the first time a few years ago. Now I have a lot of time to make up for!

Karen Harris

Wednesday 27th of April 2016

I had never, ever eaten one bite of rhubarb until about 6 years ago when I made some sour cherry and rhubarb bars and it was instant love so I know I'd like your muffins. Great looking muffins and recipe.