Since rhubarb has a lemony tartness many people use it in recipes that require large amount of sugar. I am a bit of a health nut and didn't want to make a sugary rhubarb dessert. This is when I turned to my best source for recipe ideas. After googling "Healthy Rhubarb Bread" I decided to get more specific and search the internet for "Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Rhubarb Bread Recipe". I figured that a recipe with bananas in it would help cover the rhubarb's tartness without using as much sugar. If I was making this recipe for myself I would have halved the sugar but I was making it for my family too so I thought it best to leave the recipe alone.
It's a slightly altered recipe from SnoWhite from Finding Joy in My Kitchen
It is a tasty recipe so I thought I'd share it.
- 1 C sucanat or sugar
- ½ C honey
- 2/3 C plain yogurt (slightly heaping)
- 3 medium bananas, mashed
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 C spelt (or flour of your choice)
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- Splash of milk (if needed)
- 1 ½ C chopped rhubarb
Cream together the sugar with yogurt. Add in honey, mashed bananas, eggs and vanilla. Mix.
Pour in flour, salt and baking soda. Stir well.
If batter is overly thick, add in a splash or two of milk (up to 1/2 C) to thin slightly. The batter will be thick, but shouldn’t be like cement :)
Stir in chopped rhubarb.
Pour into 2 lightly greased 8-inch bread pans.
Bake at 350 for until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (about an hour then check it every 5 minutes). If I remember correctly my loaves took around 70 minutes.