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Strawberry Bread Recipe

A tender, moist and delicious quick bread packed with strawberry flavor. Drizzle with a delicious lemony strawberry icing, so good!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast or Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread, breakfast,, brunch,, strawberry
Servings: 10
Calories: 364kcal
Author: Tricia

Equipment

  • 9-inch loaf pan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries diced (about 12oz)
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour divided (284g)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (222g)
  • 1 cup whole milk (8oz)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil (2oz)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly (2oz)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temperature

For the icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar (115g)
  • 2 large ripe strawberries smashed and strained of seeds
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • additional sliced strawberries for topping

Instructions

To prepare the bread:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or spray a 9-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  • Place the diced strawberries in a small bowl. Gently toss with two tablespoons of the measured all-purpose flour.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together all remaining flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. Make a well in the center and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the milk, oil, melted butter, vanilla and eggs. Whisk until blended. Pour the milk mixture into the flour and fold together with a spatula just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Gently fold in the diced strawberries and any remaining flour in the bowl. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until light golden brown and a toothpick comes out with no wet batter. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely before icing.

To prepare the icing:

  • In a small bowl smash a few ripe strawberries to make a puree. Press the strawberries through a fine mesh sieve. Discard the seeds. Add the powdered sugar and lemon juice to the puree and blend until smooth. Add more lemon juice or powdered sugar as needed for a thick pourable icing.
  • Drizzle the icing over the cooled strawberry bread. Top with a few strawberries then slice and serve.

Notes

  • If you don’t plan to use the strawberry icing, sprinkle coarse sugar over the unbaked bread for a nice crusty top.
  • You can also top the unbaked bread with thin sliced strawberries for extra visual appeal.
  • A simple dusting of powdered sugar on top is also pretty.

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg