Rhubarb Walnut Streusel Bread


My mum brought me a big bag of rhubarb stalks the other day, so I quick poured through the family cookbook (a 10 pound binder, I swear – check out my biceps) until I found a rhubarb bread recipe. It was a standard rhubarb bread recipe, so I did some Googling and concocted a Frankenstein of recipes that created one delicious triumph!

Yield: 2 loaves

What You’ll Need: Bread

  •  1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cups veggie oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp  baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk or whole milk
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups rhubarb (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • splash of orange juice

What You’ll Need: Streusel

  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 Tbsp firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 Tbsp butter (or slightly more)
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup walnuts (finely chopped)

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup walnuts (finely chopped)
  • sprinkle of sugar


    What to Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix brown sugar, oil, and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, dissolve baking soda in milk. When fully dissolved, pour into the sugar mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt and gradually add to batter. Stir in the rhubarb, vanilla, and orange juice.
  5. Pour ¼ of batter into each greased loaf pan (using ½ of total batter). Set aside the pans and batter.
  6. In a small bowl, combine all streusel ingredients except walnuts. Sprinkle ½ of streusel on each pan of batter (using all the streusel). Gently press streusel into batter.
  7. Sprinkle ½ cup of walnuts into each pan.
  8. Pour the remaining batter into each loaf pan. Sprinkle another ½ cup of walnuts on top of each pan of batter.
  9. Sprinkle top with sugar.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 60 minutes.

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