Rhubarb Bread

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This Rhubarb Bread recipe is a great classic quick bread that is easily made. Served warm with a pat of butter, this quick bread featuring rhubarb is a great breakfast or snack option.

This quick rhubarb bread is a great breakfast or snack option.

Rhubarb Bread with Buttermilk

Our Rhubarb Bread recipe uses buttermilk which is an ingredient that we don’t always have in our refrigerator.

Do not fret. There’s an easy remedy to not keeping buttermilk on hand.

Can I make buttermilk?

Yes, and the process is simple.  Make buttermilk by simply using lemon juice and milk! Our friend, Marybeth, explains how over at My Fearless Kitchen. Mix one Tablespoon of lemon juice with one cup of milk. Stir and let sit for several minutes and you have buttermilk!

This quick rhubarb bread is a great breakfast or snack option.

Rhubarb Quick Bread

Who doesn’t love a good quick bread? You essentially mix all the ingredients in one bowl, pour it into a bread pan and the result is the perfect snack or breakfast. This Amish Rhubarb Bread is no exception.

We love our rhubarb plant that grows each spring. If you are not familiar with rhubarb, you cut off the leaves and just use the stalks. If you try to eat it alone, you would be in for a surprise. It is extremely tart and requires a lot of sugar to sweeten it up.

We are always looking for new rhubarb recipes outside of the typical rhubarb pie or cobbler. This Rhubarb Bread recipe comes from our favorite Pot O’Gold cookbook. The original submitter of the recipe says it is good hot or cold, with or without butter.

This quick rhubarb bread is a great breakfast or snack option.

How to Freeze Rhubarb

Buttermilk rhubarb bread is a great recipe for using up frozen rhubarb. We try to freeze some of this summer garden staple so that we can enjoy it year round.

Cut the rhubarb into 1-inch pieces and either blanch it in boiling water for about 1 minute OR just freeze it raw. Spread the pieces on a cookie sheet in one layer and put in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Once frozen, transfer to freezer storage bags or containers and put in the freezer. It will keep for up to one year.

When pulling it out of the freezer to use, you do not have to thaw the rhubarb but you can. If you use it from frozen, you might want to add a few more pieces to the recipe as it will shrink as it thaws.

This quick rhubarb bread is a great breakfast or snack option.

How to Make Rhubarb Bread

Full recipe and ingredient list for Amish Rhubarb Bead is at the bottom of this post in the recipe card.

  1. Prepare two bread loaf pans by greasing and flouring all sides.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients in the order listed in the recipe card below.
  3. Pour batter into the prepared pans – divide evenly between the two.
  4. Bake for 40-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the loaf.
  5. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing bread from pans.

This quick rhubarb bread is a great breakfast or snack option.

Notes on Making Rhubarb Quick Bread

  • This is a Rhubarb Bread recipe with buttermilk.  This is an ingredient that many people don’t always have in their refrigerator. You might be asking “Can I make buttermilk?” or “What can be used in place of buttermilk?” You can make buttermilk by simply using lemon juice and milk!  It’s basically one Tablespoon of lemon juice to one cup of milk. Stir and let sit for several minutes and you have buttermilk!
  • You can use fresh or frozen rhubarb in this recipe.
  • Want a fancier version? Try our Rhubarb Nut Bread which has a sweet, crunchy topping.
  • This rhubarb quick bread can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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This quick rhubarb bread is a great breakfast or snack option.

Our Favorite Rhubarb Recipes

We have several rhubarb recipes on the blog, see our roundup of our recipes and some from our friends here.

Grandma’s Rhubarb Pie

Grandma's Rhubarb Pie is rustic but so delicious.

Rhubarb Muffins with Applesauce

Rhubarb Muffins with applesauce are easy to make and a perfect way to use that tart rhubarb so plentiful in the spring.

Rhubarb Streusel Dessert

Grandma's Rhubarb Streusel Dessert is made in a standard 9-x-13 inch baking pan with fresh rhubarb.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

This three ingredient Strawberry Rhubarb Jam with Jello is the perfect way to make a yummy refrigerator jam in less than 15 minutes. This flavorful jam is pectin-free and goes perfectly on toast or ice cream.

Rhubarb Crumble

Trying to decide how to use up that spring rhubarb? Look no farther than Rhubarb Crumble with Oats.  This old fashioned recipe is just like Grandma used to serve. 

Old Fashioned Rhubarb Cake

Old Fashioned Rhubarb Coffee Cake Recipe features a homemade cake filled with delicious rhubarb and a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping.  This will quickly become one of your favorite coffee cake recipes.

Rhubarb Spoon Cake

Old Fashioned Rhubarb cake can be made with fresh or frozen rhubarb.  This rhubarb recipe with sour cream has a cinnamon sugar topping.

Rhubarb Bread

This Rhubarb Bread recipe is a great classic quick bread that is easily made. Served warm with a pat of butter, this quick bread featuring rhubarb is a great breakfast or snack option.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: amish rhubarb bread, buttermilk rhubarb bread, quick bread with rhubarb, rhubarb bread, rhubarb bread with buttermilk
Servings: 18
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 2/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups diced rhubarb
  • 2 1/2 cups unsifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cups nuts pecans or walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Prepare 2 loaf pans by greasing and flouring all sides.
  • Mix all ingredients in order listed until fully incorporated and smooth.
    This quick rhubarb bread is a great breakfast or snack option.
  • Pour into prepared loaf pans.
    This quick rhubarb bread is a great breakfast or snack option.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    This quick rhubarb bread is a great breakfast or snack option.
  • Let cool in pans for 5 minutes before inverting pan to remove bread.
    This quick rhubarb bread is a great breakfast or snack option.

Notes

  • This is a Rhubarb Bread recipe with buttermilk.  This is an ingredient that many people don't always have in their refrigerator. You might be asking "Can I make buttermilk?" or "What can be used in place of buttermilk?" You can make buttermilk by simply using lemon juice and milk!  It's basically one Tablespoon of lemon juice to one cup of milk. Stir and let sit for several minutes and you have buttermilk!
  • You can use fresh or frozen rhubarb in this recipe.
  • This rhubarb quick bread can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Try our favorite Rhubarb Dream Cake recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

This quick rhubarb bread is a great breakfast or snack option.

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8 Comments

    1. Yes, you can. Just make sure it’s defrosted and pat it dry to get as much of the extra moisture off as you can.

  1. Just this morning I was wondering what to do with all this rhubarb, I have at least 4 big plants. Thanks for recipe!

  2. I’ve made this recipe several times and it is delicious! But the bread never keeps it’s shape when cut into pieces, it literally just falls apart into crumbs. Would adding another egg help?

    1. Hmmm…you could definitely try another egg to see if that helps! Glad you still enjoy it even if it’s a bit messy!

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