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Rhubarb Cinnamon-Nut Bread

Rated as 4.89 out of 5 Stars

"Rhubarb, cinnamon, and nuts create the perfect combination in this delightful, spring-worthy bread. It keeps up to 3 days, wrapped and at room temperature, or frozen up to 3 months in a zip-top plastic bag."
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9 h 45 m servings 267
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x5-inch loaf)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Stir together 1/3 cup sugar, pecans, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining 1 cup sugar in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat egg with a fork; stir in milk and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir until just moistened; batter should be lumpy. Fold in rhubarb.
  4. Spoon 1/2 of the batter into prepared pan, then sprinkle with 1/2 of the cinnamon mixture. Repeat with remaining batter and cinnamon mixture. Using a table knife or thin metal spatula, cut down through batter and pull up in a circular motion to marble the cinnamon mixture.
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool 10 minutes. Remove bread and let cool completely on rack, at least 30 minutes.
  6. Wrap bread with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature, 8 hours to overnight, before slicing. You don't have to wait overnight, but the bread is much easier to slice and has a better texture if you do.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Lining the pan with parchment paper (with the ends 1 inch over the pan's long sides) makes it easy to lift the bread out.
  • Substitute walnuts for the pecans if desired.
  • You can use fresh or frozen (thawed) rhubarb. Also, blueberries or raspberries work great in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 267 calories; 10.4 40.6 3.9 17 153 Full nutrition

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Made exactly as stated, and ended up with a beautiful loaf of delicious bread! I can't wait for breakfast tomorrow morning. This is going to go great with a cup of coffee!

Absolutely fabulous!! I was looking for a nice recipe to use some of my friend's home grown rhubarb, and I am SO glad I tried this one! I didn't have any white sugar left, so I used brown inste...

I baked the bread in mini loaf pans to give to several neighbors. My family ate it all up before I could give it away. Mini loaves baked in 36 minutes. Will make again. Apples would work well in...

I’m going to make this again today. My husband loved it

It was delicious--moist and so good with the cinnamon and nuts. I would make no changes.

Made it per recipe. Used thawed, previously frozen rhubarb. Came out moist and delicious.

this is an outstanding bread. Not too sweet (except for the topping), and stays moist for a few days. Very, very good. I will make this many times again in future!

The loaf turned out just as pictured and got rave reviews at the coffee hour to which I brought it. I did need to bake it another 20 minutes, perhaps because I used a Corning Ware baking dish. ...