Rhubarb Bacon Muffins or Loaves, your choice

OMG, another rhubarb adventure!  (I’m starting to miss my sewing room.)

rhubarb bacon muffins or loaf

I was raised frugally.  It’s the Dutch blood, parents growing up during the war, you know, (please don’t be offended if you’re Dutch.)

Then, I married and raised my children on one income.  More penny-pinching.  Totally worth it, btw.

So I saved bacon fat.   And used it.  So now, I still do.

But, if you don’t use it, you waste it.  I saute veggies in it, yummy. 

And today, it’s Rhubarb Bacon (fat) Muffins or Loaves, your choice.

Rhubarb Bacon Muffins or Loaves, your choice
Serves 18
Really moist, and tasty
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  6. 1/2 cup melted bacon fat
  7. 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1 cup sour milk or milk kefir
  10. 1 tablespoon vanilla
  11. 2 cups chopped rhubarb
  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, add the brown sugar to the melted bacon fat and mix until smooth. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla. Mix well. It might look curdled, that's ok.
  3. Dump it into the flour mixture, and mix only until it's combined, don't over mix. Fold in the rhubarb.
  4. Spoon into paper-lined or greased muffin tins, filling to the top, or into 2 greased and lined loaf pans.
  5. Bake at 350 F, 20- 25 min for the muffins and 40-45 for the loaves.
  6. Remove from the oven when a toothpick comes out clean and cool for a few minutes in the pans before moving to a rack.
  1. I sprinkled a bit of nutmeg on top before baking.
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5 thoughts on “Rhubarb Bacon Muffins or Loaves, your choice”

    1. My first father in law did, too, and loved it. btw, would you be growing trumpet vine or bush at your place that you’d share with me. My hummingbirds would love it, or so I read.

  1. If I don’t have bacon fat can I substitute for shortening or margarine??? These look absolutely delicious! !!!

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