Have you ever tried this fresh strawberry bread recipe with buttermilk. This quick bread recipe comes together in just 10 minutes. If you love fruit breads, you’ll also love our cherry bread. I was so excited to test out this fresh strawberry bread recipe the other day. After all, I am a huge fan of strawberries, especially in cakes and all kinds of desserts. There’s just something about it that makes me feel at home. When my strawberry bread came out of the oven, I could not wait for slice it and try it. I mean, it made my house smell so good.
Making strawberry bread quickly
One of our most popular recipes is our glazed cherry bread. And it never fails that every time I share a picture or video of that quick bread on Facebook, someone says, “This would be amazing with strawberries!”.
So…without further ado, we’ve taken that much-loved cherry bread and turned it into a quick bread recipe using fresh strawberries. And you were right…it is fantastic!
Bread with Fresh Strawberries
Fresh fruit can be tricky to work with because it adds a lot of moisture to the bread. Finely diced strawberries worked beautifully in this recipe, though. We used about 2 cups of small strawberry pieces. I usually say the more fruit, the better, so at times we’ve added about 2 1/2 cups of fruit.
And it totally works, but the bread can be so moist that it almost falls apart with that much fruit. Is that really a problem? You decide. Anywhere between 2-2 1/2 cups of fruit should work just fine.
Remember as with all quick breads to not over mix the batter. Mix the wet ingredients well, then mix in the dry ingredients just until they are combined. Then gently fold in the strawberries. Also read vegetables that boost blood production in your body
The exact baking time will depend on not only the size and shape of the pan, but also if the pan is glass or metal. It should take *about* 50-55 minutes to bake. Be careful not to open the oven too much when it is baking or the bread could fall in the middle. Peek in with the oven light on until it “looks” done, then test it with a toothpick.
Grease and flour the loaf pan (or use cake release) so that the bread comes out from the pan easily. Allow the bread to cool in the pan about 15-2o minutes and turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely. You find out Creative Ways To Make That Perfect Cup of Coffee here.
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1/2 cup oil
• 1 large egg
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder** (see notes)
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 2 cups diced strawberries
• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• For the Glaze:
• 2 cups powdered sugar
• 2 tablespoons melted butter
• 1/3 cup finely diced strawberries
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract
• 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk** (optional)
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Preparation for making strawberry bread:
• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
• In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, milk, oil, egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
• In a small bowl, toss together the strawberries and the 2 tablespoons of flour to coat the strawberries. Fold the floured strawberries gently into the batter.
• Pour the bread batter into a greased 9″x5″ bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the bread should come out clean. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes, then remove the bread to a wire rack to cool completely.
• To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, diced strawberries and extract in a small bowl. Mix until it is smooth.
• Once the bread is cool, spread the glaze on top of the bread. Slice and serve.