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We haven’t even planted our garden yet. This crazy spring weather has had us waiting – not wanting a surprise snow storm to ruin the plants. So the space looks pretty empty out there – except for the strawberry plants.

A few years ago, my in-laws gave us a few strawberry plants, transported from their garden. Ever since we planted them, they have multiplied like crazy. But I look out my kitchen window to the garden and see those plants growing, and I get so excited for what is in store. There is nothing like going out into your backyard and picking and eating a strawberry straight from the plant. I am eagerly awaiting those little berries to grow and ripen!

Even though we don’t have any strawberries coming from the garden, we have been buying berries at the store like crazy lately. I love this time of year when the strawberries are super sweet – and cheap! So when I saw this recipe for strawberry bread in this month’s Cookbook of the Month – The Reluctant Entertainer – you can bet that I would be making this recipe!

This recipe makes enough for 2 large loafs. I decided to make 1 large loaf, and use my mini loaf pans instead of the second loaf. I have to say that we liked the mini loafs better than the large loaf. For some reason, in the large loaf, the strawberries made the bread a little bit mushy – but maybe if I would have cut the strawberries smaller, this could have been avoided. But the mini loaves were just perfect. I loved that this recipe has cinnamon in it – that hint of cinnamon gave the bread that little extra hint of something special. This bread totally screams springtime to me!

Recipe Rating: 8.5 out of 10


Best Strawberry Bread | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Best Strawberry Bread
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Fresh strawberries make this the best strawberry quick bread there is!
Serves: 6 small loaves or 2 large loaves
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 2½ cups sliced strawberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray loaf pans lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients except strawberries and mix together with a wooden spoon. Stir in the berries.
  3. Place the batter in the prepared pans. Bake 35 to 45 minutes for small loaf pans or about 60 minutes for large loaf pans. Cool 10 to 15 minutes before removing from pan.
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  5. From The Reluctant Entertainer


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38 Responses to Best Strawberry Bread {Cookbook of the Month Recipe}

  1. teresa says:

    i LOVE baked goods with strawberries in them. this is such a gorgeous bread, can’t wait to try!

  2. Amber says:

    I know what I’m making tonight!

  3. grace says:

    strawberries don’t find themselves in baked goods often enough for my tastes. they’re so pretty and tasty, it’s a shame! lovely bread indeed.

  4. Tasha says:

    Strawberry bread sounds delicious! And pretty too!

  5. Joanne says:

    I am loving the berries that are available right now also! I made some strawberry bread with them last year but I’m always looking for new recipes! This sounds delicious!

  6. Do you think this recipe would work with frozen strawberries? We have also been taking advantage of all the cheap and yummy berries at the supermarket lately and weren’t able to eat the last basket quickly enough, so I cut the tops off and froze the berries with the hope of making something great with them later. I could still slice the strawberries once they defrost, but they are going to be a bit more mushy at the start than fresh berries. Maybe I will just have to experiment.

  7. Mrs. L says:

    Love the idea of the mini loaves, perfect to give as gifts!

  8. This bread looks wonderful and you’ve inspired me to plant strawberry plants next year.

  9. Holly says:

    This bread sounds fantastic! I’ve been in a strawberry phase bigtime lately! : )

  10. Katrina says:

    This bread looks fantastic!

  11. Love the idea of a strawberry bread…can’t wait to try it.

  12. Sarah says:

    I made this bread the other day and it is absolutely delicious! My husband has already requested that I make a second batch. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe!

  13. These mini strawberry breads look really good!

  14. Janene says:

    Made this tonight. Delicious!

  15. Such a cute little thing! It should be perfect for gifting too

  16. Kathryn says:

    Those definitely scream springtime! I can taste them now 🙂 And I’m jealous that you have a garden- I just have a balcony, but I’m trying to do some potted flowers this year. Next year (if I’m brave) I’ll move onto herbs.

  17. Cookie says:

    I’m seeing lots of yummy strawberries at the market now and can’t wait to make this!

  18. Lisa says:

    Is the batter supposed to be thick? Mine was so thick that I was able to grab it with my hands and place it into the loaf pans. hey’re cooking now, so I guess we’ll see if they turn out good.

  19. Lisa says:

    Turned out awesome. The second batch was a little less thick. I used a dry goods measuring cup when I added the oil in the first batch and I think I put too little. The second was perfect and moist. I love that it is not terribly sweet.

  20. Shari says:

    What a wonderful gift-giving mini loaf to share with family and friends. I reduced the sugar making it(1-1/2 cups ),and increased vanilla to ,(2 tsp.) and added just a bit more cinnamon. After mixing the batter, add the freshly cut strawberries, and let it sit for about 3-4 minutes. Gives the juice from the berries a moment to blend in with the batter which is a bit thick anyhow. Fold in the berries carefully. I added about a cup of chopped walnuts, and used 6 mini loaf pans. Pour a cup of coffee and ENJOY!!

  21. Lz says:

    I can’t wait to try this! Meijer had strawberries BOGO (2 quarts for $2.50 total) on Saturday- granted my son has been eating them like crazy- I don’t want them to go bad!

    Sounds sooooooo yummy!

  22. Debbie Sanford says:

    This is a great recipe- my daughter and I have made it a total of 5 times- including 2 double recipes. We used a Kitchen Aid mixer to mix the batter and that worked much better than mixing it by hand- it was much easier to incorporate the oil. Everyone who has tasted it really loves the bread and it freezes well wrapped in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.

  23. kathy says:

    I just made this for the first time and it is delicious. I did make a change though, instead of 1 cup oil I used 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup pureed banana, it is very moist and incredible, next time I will try 1 cup banana and no oil at all to see if it as good.

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  25. Connie says:

    We have a large strawberry patch and i pick constantly during June. I put the berries through a short chopping process to get the pieces small and blend them in last. I added a 1/4 tsp of baking powder simply because the batch is large and the loaves will rise better. It’s in the oven now and smellin good….!

  26. Denise says:

    I made these with raspberries (had raspberries on the edge) and then threw a 1/2 cup of 60% cacoa chocolate chips… cause what could be better than chocolate and raspberries, am I right? OMG they were yummy!

  27. carol says:

    made this bread and it was delicious very moist

  28. Jay says:

    I recently just pureed all my strawberries because they were about to go bad. Can I use the strawberry puree I have? If yes how much should I use? Thank you!:)

    • Deborah says:

      Oooh, I’m afraid I haven’t tried using pureed berries, so I have no idea how they would work out. I’d be afraid that it would be too wet with pureed berries. If you try, please let me know if it works!

  29. jam says:

    Hello i did end up using the strawberry puree, i used 2 cups and a little more, it came out great!!! i didnt have any leftover berries to add to the batter but if you add some chopped berries it would be even better!

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