Rhubarb pecan muffins
These muffins are tart, sweet and nutty! Delicious at breakfast or as a dessert.
Pecans are a good source of fiber and the nutrients thiamin and copper.
To make this plant based, use an egg substitute to make this plant based.
Ingredients (Serves 12)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
- 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
- 3/4 cup calcium-fortified orange juice
- 1 1/4 cup finely chopped rhubarb
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
Heat the oven to 350 F. Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to mix evenly.
In a separate bowl, add the egg whites, canola oil, applesauce, orange peel and orange juice. Using an electric mixer, beat until smooth. Add to the flour mixture and blend just until moistened but still lumpy. Stir in the chopped rhubarb.
Spoon the batter into 12 muffin cups, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of chopped pecans onto each muffin.
Bake until springy to the touch, about 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.