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Spiced Rhubarb Bread

We have so much rhubarb in the Northwest, I was happy to get another idea for its uses. I especially like this recipe because it freezes well.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1/2 cups chopped nuts, optional
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a bowl, beat brown sugar, oil and egg. Add buttermilk, vanilla and baking soda; mix well. Combine flour, salt and cinnamon; stir into milk mixture. Fold in rhubarb and nuts if desired. Pour into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Combine topping ingredients' sprinkle over loaves. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until bread tests done.

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