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Spiced Rhubarb Bread Recipe

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 YIELD:32 servings


  • 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
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. 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. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 137 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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gramychristine User ID: 5429769 19595
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"I inadvertently left the topping off which I discovered as I went to write a review and realized I had left the melted butter combined with the sugar and cinnamon in the microwave. Oops! The bread was delicious without the topping and my husband said he didn't even miss it but since I did leave it off, I am giving this only four stars and will make another batch with the topping. I travel full-time in an RV so one never knows how things will come out or what ingredient I may forget!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 46921
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"Yummy! Note: This is the exact same recipe as Streusel Rhubarb bread, also in the recipe finder, except that one calls for 1/2 cup oil.

~ Theresa"

barb312 User ID: 3176348 44427
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"I made this bread for the first time to bring to a pot luck at work. Several people asked for the recipe. It's tasty, stays moist and is easy to make."

thjadewolf User ID: 1883735 40252
Reviewed May. 17, 2009

"Delicious and different from the usual rhubarb pie. The only slight drawback is that they don't look that impressive because of the melted butter and brown sugar topping- fine for family, but not giving as gifts. I may try a traditional crumble topping next time."

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