The best Rhubarb & Banana Muffins – Thermomix & Regular recipes


On my never ending quest to use up bananas and sneak them into the fussy one it’s a weekly goal, (to amuse myself really), to come up with new ways of doing banana bread.  Contrary to her belief that she hates bananas my fusspot is actually quite happy with plain old banana bread (this is her favourite version) but I get bored with it and I like to bring you new cakes too!

So there was some left over rhubarb in the fridge, the usual browning banana in the fruit bowl and lunch boxes to be filled.  I gave these a whirl and my taste testers gave them the big thumbs up, happy & yummy days!  (I did have to break my “cleanse” to try them too, was worth it!). The finer you chop the rhubarb the less it can be detected by the stringy vegetable police.

The recipe makes 12 muffins and I’ve got both Thermomix & regular versions of the recipes for you.  I used plain gluten free flour for Miss E but any plain flour works.  Here you go….

Rhubarb & Banana Muffins – Thermomix


  • 160 g rhubarb, roughly chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 50 g butter
  • 280 g plain flour (I used gluten free)
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with patty cases
  2. Put the rhubarb into the TM bowl and chop speed 6 / 3 seconds. Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter 80 C /Speed 3 / 2 minutes
  4. Add the banana, eggs & milk and combine Speed 5 / 5 seconds
  5. Add the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder & nutmeg and mix Speed 4 / Reverse / 4 seconds
  6. Add the rhubarb and combine Speed 7 / Reverse / 7 Seconds
  7. Scoop into the patty case so that they are 3/4 full
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 - 22 minutes or until they are firm
  9. Cool on a cooling rack but really yummy if you eat them when they are still warm
  10. Can be frozen

Just in case you wanted to know this was the consistency of the rhubarb before it got mixed and baked. The girls could see it but surprisingly didn’t complain about it and then once tasted they went back for more. Yay!rhubarb-muffins-method-web

Rhubarb & Banana Muffins – Regular version

What you need:

1 C rhubarb, finely chopped

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 ripe banana, mashed

2/3 C milk

1/4 C melted butter

2 C plain flour (I used gluten free)

1/2 C brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp nutmeg

What you do:

Preheat oven to 200 C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with patty cases

In a large bowl mix together the egg, butter, milk and banana

Add in the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and nutmeg and combine

Add the rhubarb so that it’s just mixed through

Scoop out batter into prepared muffin tin filling the holes to about 3/4 full

Bake in the oven for 20 – 22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean

Cool on a rack but these are really good eaten warm too!

Can be frozen.


14 comments on “The best Rhubarb & Banana Muffins – Thermomix & Regular recipes

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    May 21, 2015 at 5:28 am

    I love rhubarb but I always feel compelled to make it into crumble. I bet it would make a cracking combination with the banana – yumbo!

    • Vicki
      May 21, 2015 at 8:17 am

      It really works Sammie! I’m a bit partial to rhubarb syrup in some prosecco these days too!

  2. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    May 21, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Yum! Another awesome flavour combination! Gosh you’re the queen of muffins!

    • Vicki
      May 21, 2015 at 10:10 pm

      Thanks Lucy, I seem to have a thing for muffins at the moment!

  3. Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    May 21, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Oh Rhubarb – I havent had that for so long. Now I am really craving it xx

    • Vicki
      May 21, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      I’m loving rhubarb at the moment, these went down a treat thankfully!

  4. Tickle Fingers
    May 22, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Yum, rhubarb and banana – great combo – can’t wait to try these. #FabulousFoodieFridays Over from

    • Vicki
      May 22, 2015 at 9:32 am

      I do hope you like them!

  5. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    May 22, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Rhubarb recipes always remind me of the when I was a kid and we’d help Mum harvest our rhubarb plants. I haven’t had it in sooooo long, can’t wait to try these muffins!

    • Vicki
      May 22, 2015 at 9:33 am

      I’m a big rhubarb fan, wouldn’t touch it as a child but then again wasn’t given it in these muffins either! My girls loved these thankfully!

  6. Jo @ You had us at hello
    May 22, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    It’s like you knew what was in my kitchen that needed using up!!! Perfect!!!! Will give a whirl right now – thanks lovely xx

    • Vicki
      May 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      My pleasure x

  7. Dannielle@Zamamabakes
    May 22, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    ‘The Stringy Vegetable Police’! You just made me giggle out loud because I have 3 of those here too!
    Rhubarb Rhubarb Rhubarb, loving the sounds of these little treasures.
    Thanks for joining in with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays fun.
    Have a beautiful weekend lovely! xx

    • Vicki
      May 23, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you for hosting and I hope you have a great weekend too. x

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