I'm glad that rhubarb is an early season plant because it is a good chance to remind my children that you have to be careful when picking and eating plants. Thankfully only one of my children ever tried eating a rhubarb leaf and I was able to catch her in time before she swallowed enough to make herself sick. Rhubarb leaves can irritate the mouth and stomach when eaten, yet the stalks are yummy and nutritious.
One of my children's favourite things about picking rhubarb is seeing who can pick the biggest leaf :) They like to pretend the leaves are umbrellas or hats.
After the rhubarb has been picked we cut the leaves off and throw them in the compost pile. The children have a child-sized wheelbarrow that is just perfect for hauling rhubarb leaves to the compost!
- Rhubarb bars
- Rhubarb Cake
- Rhubarbade - like lemonade, but with rhubarb
- Cinnamon rhubarb muffins
- Easy rhubarb dessert
2 cups rhubarb
1 cup milk (or water)
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
- In a bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, lemon juice and oil. (*I'm lactose intolerant so I use water instead of milk. I also tried using coconut oil instead of vegetable oil this time.)
- In another bowl, with a fork, mix together flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and baking soda. (*When a recipe calls for flour we like to make it half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour. If you want to try adding whole wheat flour to your recipe be warned, the whole wheat flour changes the way it cooks! It seems like the more whole wheat flour we add, the longer it takes to cook.)
- Make a well in dry ingredients, pour egg mixture in, stir until just combined.
Gently stir in chopped rhubarb.
- Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes.
- Cool muffins in pan for 5 minutes, then remove to cooling rack.
*Makes 12-15 muffins.
Ingredients for crust and topping:
More Rhubarb Fun!
Do you and your children like rhubarb? We would love to know what kind of yummy treats you make with your rhubarb! Please feel free to leave links to your own rhubarb recipes in the comments. I will pin them to my Rhubarb Pinterest board :) Thank you!
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