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Rhubarb Bread

March 14, 2020 (Last Updated: June 16, 2020)

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This moist rhubarb bread can be made with fresh or frozen rhubarb. It’s perfect for breakfast or for snacking and makes a lovely treat. This is a simple bread recipe flavored with fresh orange and cinnamon. 

A loaf of rhubarb bread in a glass loaf pan.

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.

Rhubarb stalks being cut into small pieces on a wooden cutting board.

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.

quick bread dough with chunks of rhubarb in a glass loaf pan.

Can I freeze this bread?

Yes, this bread can be frozen. 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. 

A slice of bread made with chunks of rhubarb on a white plate.

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Slices of bread on a white platter with a white coffee cup in the background.

Tips for making this bread:

  • Cut rhubarb into small pieces
  • Do not overmix batter
  • Make certain your oven is preheated before baking
  • Allow bread to cool before slicing
  • Store fully cooled bread in an airtight container or bag for up to 3 days

 

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Slices of homemade rhubarb bread.

Rhubarb Bread

Kathy
Quick bread with small bits of rhubarb
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Course Baking, Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices
Calories 235 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray loaf pan with a nonstick cooking spray.
  • 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 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.

Notes

Tips 

  • Cut rhubarb into small pieces
  • Do not overmix batter
  • Make certain your oven is preheated before baking
  • Allow bread to cool before slicing
  • Store fully cooled bread in an airtight container or bag for up to 3 days

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 73mgPotassium: 218mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 95IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 1.6mg
Keyword Rhubarb Bread
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This post was originally published in May of 2019. 

 

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Anna Wilson
    June 27, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    5 stars
    I make this for all my bed and breakfast guests, and I get rave reviews all the time! Thank you so much!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 27, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks, Anna!
      Lucky guests to get homemade bread! 🙂

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