Orange-Rhubarb Snack Bread

loosely adapted from The Joy of Rhubarb


½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup orange juice
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
1 cup rhubarb, chopped into ½ inch pieces
1 tablespoon raw sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 350F.Butter a 9×5 loaf pan and set aside. Stir together the orange juice, vanilla and orange zest and set aside.

2. In one bowl beat the sugar and butter until smooth and creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time until just curdled.

3. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg. Stir this into the egg mixture, alternating with the orange juice mixture until the batter is smooth. Stir the rhubarb in carefully with a wooden spoon. Spread the batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle the top with the raw sugar.

4. Bake for the bread for about 50 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This is an excellent snack bread for lunch boxes or tea time. It is also a fun dessert or breakfast!

Naptime Stopwatch

20 minutes prep time, 50 minutes bake time

Naptime Reviews

This was a huge hit with the whole family, even my husband who is not the biggest rhubarb fan!


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