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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!