Rhubarb Nut Bread – An Amish Rhubarb Bread Recipe

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Rhubarb Nut Bread is an old fashioned rhubarb bread recipe with a crumble topping. This Amish Rhubarb Bread recipe makes two loaves, making it a great recipe to share with friends or freeze for later.

My rhubarb plant is in season, so I’m not only making old favorite rhubarb recipes such as Rhubarb Crunch  and Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, but also new recipes like this rhubarb nut bread.

I actually mark new rhubarb recipes all year long while I’m patiently (not really) waiting for my rhubarb plant to come to life. I’ve always loved my Grandma’s Rhubarb Pie recipe as a kid, but these day I’ve become somewhat of a rhubarb connoisseur.

This year, I marked Amish Rhubarb Bread in my What’s Cooking, Teach Cook Book.

Amish Rhubarb Bread Recipe

This quick rhubarb bread recipe is special because it has a crumble topping.  That’s the main reason that I knew I had to make this for my family.

I already have a Classic Rhubarb Bread recipe in my recipe box, but this particular rhubarb bread is so much different with it’s streusel topping baked on top of the bread. That crunchy, sweet covering not only makes it a perfect breakfast option but also a delicious dessert.

The original recipe for Amish Rhubarb bread had a streusel topping made of butter and regular white sugar, but I’ve been tweaking it a bit, and I prefer using brown sugar instead. Both work, and both variations are quite tasty.

Rhubarb Bread with Crumble Topping

The texture of Rhubarb Bread with nuts is very moist, while the flavor is perfectly delightful. Not too sweet, yet not tart like rhubarb tends to be right from the plant.

We eat rhubarb nut bread for breakfast or dessert, and it would also make a delightful rhubarb tea bread served along side a cup of coffee or tea (including our Friendship Tea).

It makes two loaves, so if you don’t think you’ll eat this quick bread within a couple days, be sure to share one loaf or wrap it up tightly in plastic wrap (double-layered) and freeze it for later.

How do I store quick bread?

Rhubarb bread, and most other quick breads, should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. Storing a quick bread in the refrigerator will change the texture since the sugar in the recipe will crystallize in the colder temperature.

More than a few days at room temperature, and the chance of mold increases. If you don’t think you’ll consume the bread in a matter or days, go ahead and wrap twice in plastic wrap, or one layer of plastic wrap and then in a resealable baggie, and store in the freezer.

How long is rhubarb bread good?

Any quick bread should be eaten within a 3 to 4 days. Rhubarb bread, and other breads, are quite moist which means there’s water available to support mold growth quite quickly.

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Ingredient List for Amish Rhubarb Bread

Vegetable Oil

Brown Sugar

Egg

Buttermilk

Vanilla Extract

Flour

Baking Soda

Salt

Rhubarb, diced

Nuts, chopped (optional)

Crumble Topping

Softened butter

Brown Sugar

How to Make Rhubarb Bread with Streusel Topping

  1. Beat brown sugar, vegetable oil and egg together until completely incorporated.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Mix buttermilk and vanilla in a different bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients and wet ingredients alternately to sugar mixture until completely combined.
  5. Stir in chopped nut and diced rhubarb.
  6. Pour into 2 bread pans that have been greased and floured.
  7. Combine brown sugar and softened butter with your fingers or a pastry blender until butter is in pea-sized pieces.
  8. Sprinkle over the top of the loaves.
  9. Bake in a preheated 325 degree F oven until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before inverting carefully to removed rhubarb nut loaves.

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe steps for old fashioned rhubarb bread, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

Notes About Old Fashioned Rhubarb Bread

  • If needed, substitute canola oil for vegetable oil.
  • I recommend chopped walnuts or pecans for the nuts; however, the nuts can be omitted completely.
  • Omit the crumble topping, if desired.  It’s adds a great layer of flavor, so I recommend keeping it!
  • Not familiar with rhubarb? Check out everything you need to know about rhubarb in this helpful post!
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Rhubarb Nut Bread - An Amish Rhubarb Bread Recipe

Rhubarb Nut Bread is an old fashioned rhubarb bread recipe with a crumble topping.  This Amish Rhubarb Bread recipe makes two loaves, making it a great recipe to share with friends or freeze for later. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time36 mins
Total Time46 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: amish rhubarb bread, old fashioned rhubarb bread, rhubarb bread with crumble topping, rhubarb bread with struesel topping, rhubarb nut bread
Servings: 2 loaves
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups diced rhubarb
  • 1/2 cups chopped nuts

Crumble Topping

  • 1 Tablespoon softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans.
  • Whisk together brown sugar, vegetable oil and egg until incorporated.
    Rhubarb Nut Bread is an old fashioned rhubarb bread recipe with a crumble topping.  This Amish Rhubarb Bread recipe makes two loaves, making it a great recipe to share with friends or freeze for later. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Mix buttermilk and vanilla extract in a different bowl.
    Rhubarb Nut Bread is an old fashioned rhubarb bread recipe with a crumble topping.  This Amish Rhubarb Bread recipe makes two loaves, making it a great recipe to share with friends or freeze for later. 
  • Alternately add wet and dry ingredients to brown sugar mixture until combined.
    Rhubarb Nut Bread is an old fashioned rhubarb bread recipe with a crumble topping.  This Amish Rhubarb Bread recipe makes two loaves, making it a great recipe to share with friends or freeze for later. 
  • Stir in rhubarb and nuts.
    Rhubarb Nut Bread is an old fashioned rhubarb bread recipe with a crumble topping.  This Amish Rhubarb Bread recipe makes two loaves, making it a great recipe to share with friends or freeze for later. 
  • Pour evenly between the two prepared loaf pans.
    Rhubarb Nut Bread is an old fashioned rhubarb bread recipe with a crumble topping.  This Amish Rhubarb Bread recipe makes two loaves, making it a great recipe to share with friends or freeze for later. 
  • For crumble topping, use your fingers or pastry cutter to press butter into brown sugar until small pea-sized chunks form. Sprinkle over both loaves.
    Rhubarb Nut Bread is an old fashioned rhubarb bread recipe with a crumble topping.  This Amish Rhubarb Bread recipe makes two loaves, making it a great recipe to share with friends or freeze for later. 
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    Rhubarb Nut Bread is an old fashioned rhubarb bread recipe with a crumble topping.  This Amish Rhubarb Bread recipe makes two loaves, making it a great recipe to share with friends or freeze for later. 
  • Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing the rhubarb nut bread.
    Rhubarb Nut Bread is an old fashioned rhubarb bread recipe with a crumble topping.  This Amish Rhubarb Bread recipe makes two loaves, making it a great recipe to share with friends or freeze for later. 

Notes

  • If needed, substitute canola oil for vegetable oil. 
  • I recommend chopped walnuts or pecans for the nuts; however, the nuts can be omitted completely.
  • Omit the crumble topping, if desired.  It's adds a great layer of flavor, so I recommend keeping it!
  • Not familiar with rhubarb? Check out everything you need to know about rhubarb in this helpful post!

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