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Rhubarb Crumb Loaf
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
This Rhubarb Crumb Loaf is loaded with tangy rhubarb, a hint of orange and packed with a cinnamony crumb top! It's a little slice of heaven!
Course: Dessert, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Quick Bread
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 368 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 lb. rhubarb stalks, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces and leaving about 10 thin stalks for top of loaf
Crumb Topping
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
Crumb Topping
  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir in the butter with a fork until just crumbly. Set aside.

Loaf Batter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time until well blended. Add sour cream, vanilla and orange zest. Beat until smooth, scraping down the bowl when necessary.

  4. With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture reserving one tablespoon to toss the rhubarb with. Remove the bowl from the mixer, and carefully fold the rhubarb into the mixture with a rubber spatula. Spread the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top. 

  5. Top the batter with a sprinkling of the crumbs and then the reserved 10 thin stalks of the rhubarb. (as pictured) Top the stalks with the remaining crumb mixture, pressing down slightly. 

  6. Place loaf pan on a large baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. 

    Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Release from pan and let cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts
Rhubarb Crumb Loaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 284mg12%
Potassium 250mg7%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 585IU12%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.