Go Back
+ servings

Rhubarb Crumb Loaf

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Quick Bread
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 368kcal
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

  • 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

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1.8mg