May 27, 2022

Strawberry Bread

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
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Bring in strawberry season with this fruit Strawberry Bread! I don't know about you, but I've been eating my heart's fill of freshly picked strawberries!

I decided to turn all of my strawberries into this beautiful strawberry bread and jazzed it up a bit more by adding a beautiful lemon glaze!

strawberry bread on a board with sliced strawberries

This is the best strawberry bread recipe. It's a strawberry loaf cake/quick bread with with strawberry chunks and that lemon glaze on top is key! Because this is a fresh strawberry recipe, the fruit adds moisture to the bread, making it tender and moist.

What's the cherry on top? I mean, strawberry on top - It's SO easy to make.

Besides, who doesn't love strawberry recipes?! If you love fruit breads, try this apple and pear bread or the super yummy mixed berry shortcake!

ingredients needed to make strawberry bread in bowl

Strawberry Bread Recipe

What do you need to make this recipe? Let's talk about how to make strawberry bread.

Ingredients

You'll need:

  • Fresh Strawberries - sliced into chunks, you'll need 2 cups after it's all cut up
  • Sugar - for added sweetness
  • All-purpose Flour - to hold everything together
  • Eggs
  • Sour Cream
  • Baking Soda
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Salt

How to make Strawberry Bread

  • Slice strawberries into small chunks and add to a small bowl. Add ¼ cup of sugar on top and set aside.
  • Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy - about 3 minutes, then slowly pour in oil and continue to mix. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the wet ingredients and fold together until just combined, about 30 seconds - do not over mix.
  • Then add strawberries and all of the juices from the bowl.
batter for the strawberry bread
  • Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick baking spray and add batter. Bake in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then remove from the pan and continue to cool on a plate or cooling rack.
  • Make the glaze by combining powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Drizzle on top of bread once it has cooled.

front view of strawberry bread sliced

Tips for making the BEST Strawberry Bread

  • Use fresh strawberries for this recipe, they yield the most juice and give the bread a lovely texture.
  • Be sure to grease the pan so that the bread pops right out! I use a 9x5 pan and spray it with Baker's Joy or Pam Nonstick Baking Spray. Love them both!
  • I like using the stand mixer, however it isn't mandatory to make this recipe. You can use a hand mixer or even make it by hand.
  • Ensure that your butter and eggs are at room temperature, it ensure that the batter mixes properly!
  • Make sure the bread is fully baked by sticking a toothpick into the center of the bread. If it comes out clean, it's done. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes in the baking pan then turn out onto a plate to cool completely.
a hand placing fruit on top of a loaf

How to Store Strawberry Bread

If storing at room temperature, perhaps on your kitchen counter, wrap in plastic wrap and it'll keep for about 4-5 days.

I recommend storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator so that it doesn't dry out and the glaze doesn't separate and become syrupy.You can also store in the freezer by storing in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

strawberry bread in front of a bowl of strawberries

Recipe Substitutions

  • Make this bread gluten free by using your favorite gluten free flour, I recommend Bob Red Mill's 1-to-1 baking flour. Simply use the same measurements of all purpose flour as listed below.
  • To make this recipe vegan, swap out butter for your favorite vegan butter.

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Strawberry Bread

The best strawberry bread recipe! It's a sweet loaf cake/quick bread with pureed strawberries, strawberry chunks, and lovely lemon glaze!
Serving: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Calories: 388kcal

Equipment

  • 9x5 loaf pan

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Salted Butter room temperature
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ¼ Vegetable Oil
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 cups Strawberries sliced into chunks

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3-4 tbsps Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Zest

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sliced strawberries into small chunks. Place in a bowl and add ¼ cup of sugar and set aside.
  • In a large bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, add room temperature butter and ¾ cup sugar and beat together for 3-5 minutes on medium speed, until butter becomes fluffy and sugar is dissolved. Slowly pour in vegetable oil and continue to mix.
  • Add eggs one at a time and then add vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue to mix for another 30 seconds.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt. Add ½ of the ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold together. Then add remainder of the dry ingredients and fold together until dry ingredients are fully incorporated, about 20 seconds. Do not over mix.
  • Fold strawberries into the batter.
  • Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick baking spray. Add batter and bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow bread to cool for 5 minutes inside of the pan and then on a plate or cooling rack for 20-25 minutes.
  • Make the lemon glaze by mixing together powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Drizzle on top of strawberry bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 461IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword Strawberry Bread, Strawberry Bread Recipe, strawberry loaf cake, strawberry recipe

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  1. 5 stars
    I liked the icing on top, the strawberry and lemon went well together. It was not too sweet and the perfect amount of strawberries in each slice. I’m definitely making this again!

  2. 5 stars
    This is a really good summer dessert. It kind of reminds me of pound cake, the texture was really buttery and soft and moist. It was really easy to make too. I love how you can taste the strawberry chunks in every slice.