Last updated July 18, 2019 by Lisa Richards, CNC

Rhubarb Muffins

Recipe for Candida diet Rhubarb Muffins

Found seasonally at your local farmers market, rhubarb is a truly special ingredient. It is a vegetable, but it is often used as a fruit in baked goods and desserts. These Rhubarb Muffins are a delicious example!

Although rhubarb leaves should not be eaten, the edible stalks have a vivid pink color and distinctively tangy taste. Look for dark pink to red stalks which are sweeter and have a more intense flavor. Whether market-fresh or frozen from the grocery store, both kinds of rhubarb can be used with equally delicious results. If using frozen rhubarb, be sure to thaw it out completely, then squeeze out the excess liquid before using it in your recipes.

Our tangy, lightly sweet rhubarb muffins are hard to resist. They are made with Candida Diet friendly flours like quinoa, psyllium husk, and buckwheat. They include antifungal ingredients like coconut oil to promote healthy digestion, as well as gut-friendly probiotic yogurt. They’re an excellent source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

These muffins are studded with tangy, fresh rhubarb, while the cinnamon adds a sweet, fragrant flavor and makes them perfect for a healthy snack or grab-and-go breakfast.

4.24 from 84 votes
Recipe for Candida diet Rhubarb Muffins
Rhubarb Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 144 kcal
Author: Lisa Richards
  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 cup light buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp. psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup oil, light olive or coconut, melted
  • 3/4 cup almond milk or non dairy milk of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp. alcohol free vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered stevia
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh rhubarb, ends trimmed, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add quinoa flour, light buckwheat flour, psyllium husk powder, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda, whisk to combine, set aside.
  3. In a another large bowl, add eggs, unsweetened plain yogurt, oil, milk, vanilla and powdered stevia, whisk to combine.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Gently fold in the rhubarb pieces.
  5. Spoon muffin batter into the prepared pan and bake 20 minutes or when the tops feel firm when lightly touched. Cool, serve.

These muffins are a tasty, seasonal dish that will do wonders for your gut health. Our Ultimate Candida Diet program contains more than 100 gluten-free, sugar-free recipes just like this one, plus plenty of valuable advice on symptoms, treatment options, and more. You can find out more here.

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  1. Lucee says:

    5 stars
    I love the texture! Mots of my gluten free baking has ended up wit the texture of a brick, but this was great.

  2. Maria says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe! Thank you:)

  3. Steve says:

    Can you use coconut yogurt here?

    1. Lisa Richards, CNC says:

      Yes that should work ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ashley Briscoe says:

    Can you substitute quinoa flour with something else like almond flour?

    1. Lisa Richards, CNC says:

      Yes you can ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ket Kwan says:

    5 stars
    Yummy recipe! I see the kcal are noted, could you please provide the rest of the nutritional information for this recipe as well?

  6. Dani says:

    what can you substitute for the rhubarb? Grocery stores aren’t carrying this right now.

    1. Lisa Richards says:

      If you follow the recipe above, it should be very mild ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Jessie says:

      5 stars
      I tried it with frozen raspberries and it was great!

  7. Gill Barker says:

    5 stars
    Super pleased with this recipe. The muffins are as light as a feather. Quinoa flour is an acquired taste, it’s got a bitterness to it. To remove that you can toast the quinoa flour in the oven to lighten the taste. You can do it in batches, cool it, then store as normal. I have another batch in the oven right now with rhubarb and raspberries. Thank you.

  8. Sumeyye says:

    5 stars
    hey there,
    I liked the recipe and I would like to cook it asap but I couldn’t find fresh rhubarb in my hometown. but there is rhubarb roots. is it still works or should i cook it without rhubarb?

  9. Karin says:

    5 stars
    I have made these muffins many times using different fruits. Always delicious.

  10. Cindy says:

    5 stars
    These are so light & fluffy & delish! What is the best way to store them?

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