Rhubarb Banana Muffins, are just the ticket for a road trip. Rhubarb season is just about over but I think we have time for another recipe that includes rhubarb and who knows it may not be the last. I picked a bundle of rhubarb, and got a little carried away with adding it to this and that. That’s ok because even though rhubarb may be a bit tart and sometimes stringy, it has it’s fair share of nutrients tucked away in that long pretty red stalk. In case you didn’t know rhubarb leafs are poisonous so don’t eat them or give them to any animals to eat, but you can add them to your compost.
I plan on dividing my rhubarb plants after they are done producing this year. Every few years it’s a good idea to either dig up half your plant and move it elsewhere or even dig out the middle and give it away to another fellow rhubarb lover. This allows the part of the rhubarb plant left in the ground to have somewhat of a rejuvenation, giving it some more growing room for next year. Another rhubarb tip which is hard to follow is, if someone gives you a rhubarb plant or you buy one from your local nursery, the first year it’s in the ground, you’re not suppose to pick the rhubarb. This allows the plant to send down its roots and get established and not spend its energy on producing more stalks of rhubarb. So you see a rhubarb plant might also be a source of teaching you patience.
Yield: 1 dozen muffins