Banana Rhubarb Bread


I was at my mom and dad’s house the other day for dinner. (They must have read my blog from my previous post about how I missed eating dinner with them. Thanks Mom!) My mom had made delicious lasagna and rhubarb crumble for dessert. As I was leaving with a full belly in tote my mom and dad asked if I wanted rhubarb. Well I have never cooked with rhubarb before. So the challenge was set. I immediately went to Banana Rhubarb Bread mostly because I had a lot of ripe bananas left at home. Well of course I took some and here are the results of my first attempt at using Rhubarb.  Now if I make this again I will add more rhubarb maybe 3 or 4 stalks instead of 2 ½ stalks. Although this is very tasty like it is I would have liked to taste more rhubarb.

I hope you try this bread it is very moist and it melts in your mouth. Enjoy!

Banana Rhubarb Bread

6 Ripe Bananas

2 ½ stalks of Rhubarb

2/3 Cups of butter melted

1 ½ cups of sugar

¼ cup of water

2 eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla

2 teaspoons of baking soda

Pinch of salt

3 cups of flour


            Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dice the rhubarb into small pieces. In a small sauce pan add water and a ½ cup of sugar then the diced rhubarb. Cook on low to medium heat until the rhubarb is soft. In the meantime take the 6 bananas mash them with a fork or a potato masher and add the melted butter. Then when the rhubarb is soft and has cool slightly add that to the bananas.

            Mix in the sugar, eggs and vanilla into the banana mixture. Sprinkle the salt and baking soda over the mixture and then add one cup of flour at a time until all the flour is added.  Pour mixture into 2 buttered loaf pans. Bake for one hour and then cool on rack. Then all there is left to do is grab your knife and slice and butter it up. 

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9 replies

  1. Just came across this recipes on pinterest. I never thought to put banana and rhubarb together in a recipe. Wow! This recipe is delish! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Sounds lovely, so I have prepared and popped in the oven…. Now searching for how long to bake for, and I find so clues at all! So I shall have to guess! Perhaps you can add some advice…?

    Also that was quite a lot of water to add to the rhubarb to stew it. Assumed I add all the liquid (there seemed to be lots) with the rhubarb/sugar to the banana… (If not then one would loose lots of the rhubarb flavour and sugar, so I assume it was correct to do so?)

    I’ll see how it turns out with my guesstimate re baking time and will make some notes just in case I want to try again sometime in future.

    • I did cook down the Rhubarb until it was thicker, so depends how long you cooked it down. Hopefully it turns out for you. It is one of my favorite breads.

  3. Apologies – I found it now….. One hour…. I had done word search for “minutes”. Please feel free to delete first part of my question above!

  4. Looks awesome! Question: is it necessary to cook the rhubarb first, or can I just throw it in the batter?

  5. It worked! While I don’t have anything to compare it to, I can say it turned out moist and delicious! Try it without the extra step, I think you’ll enjoy it too. Thanks for the great recipe. 🙂

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