It’s rhubarb season. Hello, rhubarb! (This makes me so happy you guys).
I went to our local market yesterday and scored some totally awesome finds. From locally grown asparagus & gorgeous carrots to locally grown, sweet raspberries and delicious tangy rhubarb. And it all came in plastic free packaging which makes me so happy, yay! I came home, unpacked everything and thought to myself – I must make something, TODAY.
Soft, doughy, yeasty muffin topped with sweet raspberries, tart rhubarb & buttery crumble. Consider me hooked.
They taste amazing on their own, but taste even better slathered in (dairy-free) butter. Breakfast of champions, I tell you.
This recipe makes 8 delicious muffins and the ingredients list is really simple, with the basics being flour, sugar, oil, yeast and plant milk. If you’re not a big rhubarb fan, you can just leave it out or you could easily sub in blueberries, cherries or even more raspberries!
Raspberry & rhubarb vegan yeast breakfast muffins
For the muffins
- 2 cups plain flour
- 3/4 cup lukewarm plant milk
- 8 g (1 sachet) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup soft brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
For the crumble
- 1/4 cup plain flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- pinch of salt
- 20 g dairy-free butter
For the topping
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/2 rhubarb stalk, sliced
For the dough
- Heat the milk in a small small saucepan or microwave. It should be lukewarm, but not hot.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar, yeast, salt and lukewarm milk and knead for 3 minutes. Add the oil and knead for further 2-3 minutes.
- Shape the dough into a ball, sprinkle the bowl with flour and place into a bowl. Cover with cling film and place in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
- Line a muffin tray with paper cases. Once the dough has doubled in size, using two spoons, gently scoop the dough from the bowl and into the paper cases. Squeeze in a couple of rhubarb slices and strawberries on top of each one
For the crumble
- To make the crumble, simply rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips to make a light breadcrumb texture, then add the sugar and a pinch of salt.
- Sprinkle each muffin with the buttery crumble and place the muffins aside for the last 15 minutes. This will give them a chance to rise slightly. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 degrees / gas mark 4.
- Bake for 25 – 35 minutes, until the top of the muffin is golden brown.