Rhubarbanana Bread

Recently I was wondering if bananas would go with rhubarb… surely they would add sweetness and take away some of the sharp edge of the rhubarb? Well, only a day or so later Christina (from My Hesperides Garden ) commented on my post Dreaming of Crumble and suggested adding banana. Thanks Christina!

Well the crumble hasn’t evolved yet, but my banana bread has been adapted! Try this – it’s really tasty! πŸ˜‰

Rhubarbanana Bread


  • 150g (1 cup) plain flour
  • 75g (ΒΎ cup) ground almonds
  • 75g (1/3 cup) brown sugar
  • 75g (1/3 cup) white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Β½ tsp baking soda
  • ΒΌ tsp salt
  • 1 cup roughly mashed ripe banana, (2 large or 3 small bananas)
  • 75g (1/3 cup) butter, room temperature (75g)
  • 2 tbsps milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small banana cut into bite sized chunks
  • 2 sticks young rhubarb, sliced (about 100g-125g or 1 heaped cup)

Preheat oven to 190Β°C and grease and flour a loaf tin or similar baking tin (I used a 500g/1 lb tin and had enough for a few cupcakes too).

Sieve flour, salt, ground almonds, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda together. Mash bananas and butter together, and mix in milk and eggs.Β  Combine with the flour mixture.Β  Fold in the banana chunks and rhubarb slices and pour into cake tin.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until set.Β  Cool a little before removing from the tin.


Good served warm (with cream!)


And it stays nice and moist for a couple of days. (Probably longer, but we ate it too quickly! πŸ˜‰ )


(Another rhubarb cake recipe coming soon!)

How do you like your rhubarb?

37 thoughts on “Rhubarbanana Bread

  1. oooh yummy, i have some ready to harvest, can’t wait to make this … how do i like my rhubarb, every way you can think of even stalks dipped in sugar lol
    thank you much πŸ™‚

      • my pleasure, keeping that recipe close by πŸ™‚
        i am sure i will love it, let you know when get a chance to make it.

        i do have recipe for that cake somewhere also that i mentioned, it is good and will post hopefully soon. too many sites going and farm work is kicking into gear πŸ™‚

  2. All to often I have bananas in need of a recipe! Adore the paired with spring rhubarb, an inspired treat!

  3. Thanks for the link Cathy, I’m glad you liked the combination. I also add toasted hazelnuts to the crumble mix to top rhubarb and banana. I’ll give your loaf a try, it sounds and looks delicious. Christina

    • You’re welcome – thanks for the inspiration! That crumble topping sounds good too. I’ve used other nuts in crumbles, but not tried hazelnuts yet. πŸ˜€

  4. I would never have thought to put rhubarb and banana together, but I’ll be making this cake soon – the name alone will make it worthwhile!

  5. Sounds an interesting combo Cathy. Plenty of bananas in the house and off to the allotment in the morning where there may be some rhubarb to pick. Could well be a possibility πŸ™‚

  6. I must have known you would post a recipe with bananas in it, because I bought some a few days ago. When I get some rhubarb on saturday I do have to try it out πŸ˜‰

    • Hmmm, what could be better… Well, how about rhubarb with chocolate, or rhubarb and banana with chocolate… πŸ˜‰ You must try this Sheryl!

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  8. My mother used to make a deep dish pie with Rhubarb/Strawberries and place a simple crust on the top. Your recipe sounds interesting and makes we think that perhaps a banana nut bread made by adding cranberries & nuts would be nice. Keep baking…

    • That sounds like a delicious combination too Mary. I have had walnuts in a banana bread before, and they went quite well. Strawberry season is around the corner too! πŸ˜€

      • Yes that is my favorite too I know around here they pair Strawberries and Rhubarb a lot now I would add Choc. to Banana πŸ™‚ My Pear tree is loaded with blooms hope rain and colder temps don’t keep bees away 😦

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