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Rhubarb Streusel Banana Bread

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Rhubarb banana bread with a streusel topping is a sweet, yet tangy treat that is bound to be your new favorite way to bake with rhubarb and bananas.
This vegan banana bread with streusel is the perfect treat for sharing!
The rhubarb adds a tart twist on this classically sweet banana bread while the streusel adds an extra layer of crumbly sweetness that makes this quick bread stand out!

a loaf of banana bread in a glass loaf pan

Rhubarb Banana Bread can be made with either fresh or frozen rhubarb- making this recipe perfect to enjoy throughout the year. The tangy rhubarb pairs beautifully with the sweet and fruity banana bread adding small bursts of tanginess that is mouthwatering.
The streusel topping helps balance the sourness of the added rhubarb by adding a sweet crumbly element that works perfect in this sweet bread.

Rhubarb Streusel Banana Bread is a perfect treat for picnics, or really any kind of traveling! It transports great and does not need to be refrigerated. Keep it wrapped up in some wax cloth to keep it moist and long lasting. (I linked to esty since it’s my favorite place to buy vegan wax cloths!)
If you do refrigerate the banana bread, it will last up to a week. It will last for about 3-4 days on your counter (depending on temperate of your house!)
I would personally be impressed if this bread lasts that long- my family has a difficult time not eating the whole thing the day I bake it! The way it makes the entire house smells is pure heaven!

The best part is that this rhubarb streusel banana bread is really easy to make.

If you are looking for a more traditional banana bread try this banana bread recipe! This sweet plant-based bread is the perfect breakfast treat!

A loaf of banana bread that is being sliced
a sliced loaf of banana bread

Streusel Rhubarb Banana Bread

Rhubarb Banana Bread with a streusel topping is a sweet and tangy quick bread that is a crowd pleaser! With bits of chopped rhubarb in the batter and paired with a streusel topping this banana bread recipe will become your favorite
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CourseVegan Recipes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 10 minutes
Servings8 servings


Wet Mix

  • 4 Large Ripe Bananas
  • 2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Sunflower or Another Neutral Oil*
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Rhubarb, fresh or frozen

Dry Mix



  • Preheat Oven to 340 F or 171C
  • Mash your bananas and add the sugar, oil, and vanilla. Cream together then stir in 1 cup of rhubarb
  • In another large bowl sift your flour and then add the rest of your dry ingredients
  • Create a well in your dry ingredients bowl and pour in your banana mixture. Gently fold to mix- do not over stir*
  • Combine your streusel ingredients in a small bowl
  • Pour your banana bread batter into a loaf pan, sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of rhubarb over the top, then sprinkle the streusel over that
  • Bake for 70-80 minutes. It is done when it is golden brown on top and if you poke a clean toothpick/chopstick it will come out clean *If using frozen Rhubarb cook for 80 minutes


  • Neutral oils that work great is avocado oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, vegetable oil
  • In place of coconut oil for the streusel topping you can use your favorite choice of plant based butter
  • Over stirring or too much mixing will lead to a tougher, chewier bread. To keep it soft and slightly crumbly mix only to combine
  • Nutrition

    Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg

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    By on September 16th, 2021

    About Jessica Flowers

    Jess Flowers is a multimedia specialist who creates vegan recipes using local and wild ingredients. Being plant based for over a decade, it is her mission to share delicious recipes that are made without animal products!

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