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Rhubarb Bread Recipe

Rhubarb Bread

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"Great way to use summer rhubarb."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 5x9-inch loaf pan.
  2. Mix brown sugar, vegetable oil, egg, buttermilk, flour, baking soda, salt, and rhubarb, in exact order and stirring after each addition, together in a bowl until batter is just combined; pour into the prepared pan.
  3. Combine white sugar, butter, and cinnamon together in a bowl until crumbly; lightly press onto batter.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean, about 1 hour.
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May 21, 2014

We are well into our kitchen/bathroom/laundry room remodel and not only am I missing home-cooked food, I am missing the experience of cooking and baking in general. We have returned to Naples and further traveling after a very brief "pit-stop" home, just long enough to check on things and to gather up some rhubarb from my yard to pack in my suitcase. If I can't be home for all the benefits of spring, at least I can take some with me! While this rhubarb bread recipe is a fairly standard one, I'm happy to be the first to review it and report that it does not diminish the fact that they (I baked this as muffins) delivered all I hoped they would. It is a great recipe. They are flavorful, moist, with just the right amount of rhubarb and spice and no distracting or "creative" add-ins. The topping is generous, stays put on the muffin and is delightfully crispy-crunchy. Mostly, they were the little taste of good, home baking Hubs and I have been missing. (One recipe produced 16 standard sized muffins. Bake at 350 degrees, about 25 minutes)

Jun 01, 2014

I altered slightly to suit our tastes, I halved the sugar and oil, added 1 tsp vanilla, used 1 cup each whole wheat flour, ap flour and oatmeal, for leavening 2 tsps baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda, used 2 cups rhubarb and dusted the tops of the muffins with cinnamon sugar. Baked at 375 for 22 minutes, made 15 muffins, very tasty!


10 Ratings

Jun 30, 2014

This is so delicious! First of all, I absolutely hate rhubarb but after using this recipe, I've definitely found a use for it! I made this recipe exactly as it is written, but next time I'm going to add at least 1/2 cup more rhubarb. It's perfectly fine as is, but I think that that extra little bit of rhubarb could make it even better. The crumble is a nice added touch, though I personally find it a little too sweet, that's a matter of personal preference however. Everybody loves is and even though I made it about an hour ago, half of it's already gone and my family is demanding I make a second one. The only discrepancy I found in this recipe was the fact that it said to bake it for 1 hour. I had to bake mine for about an hour and 20 minutes for it to actually come together. It is still surprisingly moist considering the length of time that it baked for.

Feb 17, 2015

I wanted to freeze some of these so I made muffins and baked them for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. This recipe makes delicious muffins/bread! The ones that came out of the freezer defrosted perfectly at room temperature and were as tasty as when they were first made. Also, when I made these, I ran out of white flour and had to use mostly whole wheat and it worked well for me.

Aug 18, 2014

Had some extra rhubarb and tried this out and it was delicious! I made muffins instead of bread and cut the baking time down to 20-25 minutes. I agree with others though that some more rhubarb would have been great too.

May 29, 2014

Great, will probably add 2 cups rhubarb next time!, also made into muffins!

Apr 06, 2015

This was really good as is. I cut back on the sugar ONLY because neither of us like a real sweet bread/muffin. When I make this again, I'm going to omit the topping and use the amount of sugar in the recipe to see if the topping added that much sweetness. both hubby and I thought it was fine with 1 Cup of brown sugar in the mix and the sugar topping. Thank you for a very good rhubarb recipe.

Mar 09, 2015

I've been making this bread recipe for years and it always is a big hit. It also freezes well.


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  • Calories
  • 395 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 291 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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