I do not know why, but for whatever reason, I feel obliged to post a carrot-related recipe around Easter time 🤣. Perhaps it is the association with bunnies that makes carrots so popular this time of the year?! But then, they should always be popular because they are absolutely gorgeous and have amazing health benefits 🙌🏻. So, for your Easter brunch (or really any time of the year – irrespective of festivities) I am bringing you these utterly delicious Rhubarb Carrot Streusel Muffins.
I absolutely love rhubarb – it is one of my favorite fruits this time of the year. Rhubarb becomes available pretty early on in the season and you have to adore its taste 🥰. I stumbled across the combination of rhubarb and carrot and albeit it may sound odd at first (it did to me) – they very much complement each other.
Whereas rhubarb is a bit more firm and tart, the carrot provides excellent sweetness. Together, this is a combination not to be underestimated!! I, of course, kept these muffins completely gluten-free for you and they are also vegan, so they can be enjoyed by loads of different dietary requirements across the board 🙌🏻.
Why are these Rhubarb Carrot Streusel Muffins good for me?
I have not raved about carrots in a little while, so allow me. This little root vegetable is not only crunchy, tasty, and slightly sweet. It is also super versatile in terms of usage as you can eat it both in a savory or sweet kind of way. What many people forget is that carrots come in a range of colors – from yellow to deep purple. The orange variety is the most common one though. Carrots are high in vitamin A, K1, potassium, and biotin. The abundant amount of vitamin A is super important for your immune system, as well as your eye health. People with less vitamin A in their bodies are more likely to experience night blindness.
Carrots are, of course, also super high in antioxidants. One of these antioxidants is called “carotenoid”. Carotenoids protect against degenerative eye diseases. Together with vitamin A, this makes carrots a “double-whammy” for your eyes (in the most positive way possible 😂). Lycopene and polyacetylenes can also be found in the orange and red varieties of carrots. They have been shown to decrease your risk of cancer and heart disease. For something that is rather readily available and not overtly expensive – I find carrots are a really great nutrient-dense choice 🙌🏻.
How can I adjust this Rhubarb Carrot Streusel Muffins recipe to my Dietary Requirements?
This recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan. Due to sorghum flour and oats being a grain, it is not suitable for the paleo lifestyle. If you want to make this recipe nut-free, simply swap the cashews in the streusel for more oats.
Other Carrot and Rhubarb Recipes on the Blog
There are so many other delicious carrot and rhubarb recipes on the blog!! Do not miss out 😋:
- Gluten-free Carrot Cake with Vegan Buttercream Frosting
- Rhubarb Streusel Cake
- Carrot Cake Pancakes with Vanilla Frosting
- Baked Carrots with a Curry Dip
- Strawberry Rhubarb Pink Jello
And that is it for this week 🤗. I hope you enjoy these delicious muffins as much as we have done in our household 🥰. As always, I love hearing from you!! Feel free to let me know how you get on with the recipe in the comments and/or leave a star rating. This recipe is inspired by my Strawberry Banana Muffins recipe. Happy baking everyone 🐰.