Delicious homemade rhubarb bread!
Have you ever had rhubarb bread? I just started making this delicious quick bread and it’s a new favorite in my house! I’ve made rhubarb muffins before, but never rhubarb bread.
What is rhubarb?
Rhubarb is a perennial plant that is one of the first plants to grow right after the snow melts. Technically rhubarb is a vegetable, but for culinary purposes it is treated more like a fruit.
The stalks of the rhubarb plant are edible. The leaves are not! Rhubarb is very tart and is usually mixed with sugar to offset the tartness.
What color is rhubarb?
Rhubarb can vary in color from bright red to a light green. Many stalks are a combination of reds and greens. The color does not change the taste of the rhubarb.
What ingredients do I need to make rhubarb bread?
- baking powder
- orange peel
- fresh squeezed orange juice
Can I use frozen rhubarb?
Yes, you can use fresh or frozen rhubarb when making this bread. When I freeze rhubarb, I cut it into small chunks. Add the chunks of frozen rhubarb directly to the dough. You may need to increase baking time by 5 minutes.
Can I freeze a loaf rhubarb bread?
Yes, you can freeze this bread. Allow bread to fully cool and then slice. Place sliced bread in its original loaf shape into a freezer safe bag. You could also wrap the sliced loaf with plastic wrap and then wrap in foil. Bread is best if used between 2-3 months. It’s okay if it’s frozen longer, but the bread may dry out a bit.
You can also freeze the bread without pre-slicing. I like the ease of pulling a loaf out of the freezer and already having it sliced.
If you are looking for other rhubarb recipes you might want to try Rhubarb Sauce, Rhubarb Upside Down Cake, Spiced Rhubarb Collins and Rhubarb Crisp. Some other delicious quick bread recipes include Banana Muffins, Blueberry Lemon Bread and Cranberry Apple Bread.
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Quick bread with small bits of rhubarb
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/2 cup orange juice fresh squeezed
- 1 Tablespoon orange zest
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups chopped rhubarb
In a large bowl, combine sugar, eggs, oil, orange juice and orange zest.
Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together. Add to wet mixture and combine.
Stir in chopped rhubarb.
Place mixture in a greased loaf pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes.
Allow bread to cool for 10-15 minutes on a baking rack and then remove from pan and let bread cool completely before slicing.
Can use fresh or frozen rhubarb.