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Peach Rhubarb Muffin Recipe with Cardamom

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I’m really excited to share this peach rhubarb muffin recipe with cardamom!  These peach & rhubarb muffins are sooooo delicious – and each mouthful tastes like a little burst of summer…

Peach Rhubarb Muffin Recipe with Cardamom

Full disclosure: I am NOT a fan of rhubarb, but I have a massive rhubarb growing determinedly beside my house, left by the former owners.  This was it in a previous year – it’s tripled in size since this photo was taken!

Large Rhubarb Plant

I do nothing to help it flourish, but still it still thrives and so I feel compelled to use it up.  I’ve made rhubarb simple syrup, rhubarb jam… but I don’t usually like rhubarb baked into desserts.  However, my Mom has a really good, basic muffin recipe that I decided to adapt.  With the addition of peach and cardamom, suddenly the rhubarb in these muffins is truly delicious!

Peach Rhubarb Muffin Recipe

Find the ingredients and peach rhubarb muffin recipe below!  And if you’re wondering why I’m not using my fancy new kitchen – choosing instead to bake at my Mom’s – it’s because I haven’t yet figured out how to use my new oven, lol.

Peach Rhubarb Muffin Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups chopped fruit (approximately 1 peach & 4 small stalks of rhubarb)
  • 1 cup yogurt (I used plain)
  • 1 stick (4 oz) of butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar (extra for dusting)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom (freshly ground)
  • 1/8 tsp ground vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


(Makes 12 muffins)

Notes on Rhubarb Muffin Ingredients:

  • I chopped my fruit into fairly large chunks, for a juicy burst of flavor.
  • I used 1.5 cups of fruit total, which was one whole peach, topped up with chopped rhubarb.  You can adjust this fruit content if you prefer.
  • I used both ground vanilla and also vanilla extract for more depth in the flavor – you can definitely just use one or the other (or even sub in vanilla flavored yogurt)!
  • Use more cardamom if it’s pre-ground.
  • If you’d like to grow rhubarb, it’s SO easy! You can find seeds online or even transplant from someone else’s plant.

What is Cardamom?

If you haven’t used it before, cardamom is complex, sweet, and somewhat floral/herbal spice.  Sweet bread flavored with cardamom (called “Pulla”) is a staple for Finnish people, so being half-Finn myself, cardamom is a very comforting flavor for me!  It’s sweet and spicy at the same time, but still very soft.  It pairs beautifully with baked goods and lends these muffins an unexpected flavor.  Freshly ground is best – if using pre-ground cardamom, add a bit more than the recipe suggests.

Easy Rhubarb Recipe

How to Make Peach Rhubarb Muffins:

  1. Melt the butter.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt) in a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, butter, yogurt, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, folding gently with a rubber spatula.
  5. Gently mix in the fruit mixture, cardamom, and powdered vanilla.
  6. The dough should be lumpy and just barely mixed (see photos below).
  7. Scoop dough into muffin cups and sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake muffins at 375°F (190°C) for 15-18 minutes (until a knife inserted comes out clean).

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I hope you enjoy this peach rhubarb muffin recipe with cardamom!  If you’ve never tried it, once you sample cardamom you’ll want to add it to all of your baking.  Now that I’ve made these delicious peach rhubarb muffins, it’s time to find new ways to use up all of my rhubarb.  I’ve already made more jam – adding cardamom to my favorite rhubarb jam recipe as well.  It turned out so delicious – I really should bake my own Pulla to top with the rhubarb cardamom jam.  Okay, there may actually come a time when I’ll have to admit that I’ve grown to like rhubarb and appreciate my bountiful crop of this sour little weed.

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Today some of my friends have joined me to share their summer recipes with you.

You can visit their full article and recipe by clicking on the links below the images.

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Best Fruit and Honey Parfait Recipe at Grace in My Space

Strawberry Mojitos at Maison de Cinq

Raspberry Lemon Cake at My Sweet Savannah

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  1. June 29, 2022 / 11:19 am

    Oh what a delicious combination…I’ve never put peach and rhubarb together and I don’t even know why! I definitely need to change that!!

  2. June 29, 2022 / 3:49 pm

    Not only do these look beautiful they sound absolutely delicious! I would have never thought to pair rhubarb with peach– I always just think strawberry. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try for myself!

  3. June 29, 2022 / 8:42 pm

    These sound amazing! It’s always fun to try new fruit combos and cardamom is one of my favorite spices!

  4. Robert Hooke
    July 19, 2022 / 9:06 am

    Wow, fantastic combination, and it looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe. If you have more recipes, please share them with us.

    • July 19, 2022 / 1:19 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment! I’m definitely working on sharing more recipes, especially since my kitchen renovation is almost complete!

  5. Happy baker
    August 17, 2022 / 9:50 am

    Very excited to find this recipe. Love those flavours, except for the cardamom. Leaving it out , will it make the muffin bland.
    Also can frozen and thawed fruits be used when fresh not available.
    Also can these muffins be frozen.
    Looking forward to your response.

    • August 17, 2022 / 1:47 pm

      You’re welcome to substitute the cardamom. Leaving it out entirely, yes, you may find these a bit bland, yes. Using frozen fruit should be no problem – use it frozen, not thawed. And these muffins can be frozen – let them cool and store in an airtight container. You can also individually wrap them before putting in an air tight container. They will keep 2-3 months in the freezer.

  6. Cathy Boden
    August 19, 2022 / 1:10 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I have over 200 peaches on my Oregon coastal peach tree! And my rhubarb is very happy this year.
    My question is that a stick of butter is 8 oz, and your recipe says “a stick of butter or 4 oz”? So how much butter should I use?
    Thank you!

    • August 20, 2022 / 2:49 pm

      Good question! You and I might be buying our butter in different sizes. I buy the blocks of butter divided into four sticks, which are 4 oz each (or 1/2 cup). So if your butter is one of those larger, half block type sizes use half. So 4 oz or 1/2 cup is the official measurement.

      And oh my gosh I am so jealous of your peach tree! That’s incredible – I LOVE peach anything.

  7. Laurie R Foote
    June 25, 2023 / 5:19 pm

    Does recipe really call for a tablespoon of baking powder? Excited to try recipe.

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