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Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry banana bread takes a classic recipe and adds fresh berries!

This recipe makes a moist and sweet quick bread from fresh sliced strawberries, ripe bananas, flour, sugar, and baking ingredients. The bread has a moist and soft texture with a hint of sweetness from the added fruit.

Serve as a snack or for brunch to feed a crowd. A slice tastes delicious with butter.

Strawberry banana bread loaf with slices cut out. Fresh strawberries beside it.

Quick Bread with Fresh Strawberries

  • Strawberry banana bread (aka quick bread) is a wonderful afternoon snack or brunch idea.
  • This recipe is versatile. Strawberries can be swapped with any fresh berries including blueberries, raspberries or blackberries.
  • Leftovers can be sliced and frozen for quick grab-and-go snacks.
  • Take this easy recipe to a potluck in smaller pieces (cut each slice in half) and watch it disappear – the crowd will love it.
  • Nothing is easier than a simple recipe with budget-friendly ingredients.
Bowl of wet ingredients, bowl of dry ingredients, bowl if sliced strawberries, bowl of ripe bananas.

Recipe Ingredients

FRUIT: Ripe bananas are the perfect addition to this recipe. They will be soft and mushy with lots of brown spots, the browner the better. Fresh strawberries are chopped small and compliment the bananas perfectly.

BATTER: A simple combination of all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, spices, butter, milk, and eggs creates the base of the recipe.

Four images, first is steel bowl with creamed butter and hand mixer. Second is batter with strawberries dumped on top and spatula. Third is glass loaf pan with batter and slices of strawberries on top. Four is baked banana bread in glass loaf pan with strawberries on top.

How To Make Strawberry Banana Bread

Make ahead, heat slices in the oven (or toaster) and serve!

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Mash bananas and slice strawberries.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar with a hand mixer.
  3. Add in eggs and milk according to the full recipe instructions below.
  4. Mix wet and dry ingredients, fold in strawberries, and pour into greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake until the top is golden and a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
  6. Let cool, then slice and serve. Enjoy!

Storing Leftovers

Keep this banana bread in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. I recommend the fridge, as this bread can get quite moist when left at room temperature.

Warm it up in the microwave, or add slices to the toaster for a crispier treat. Spread on the butter – it tastes delicious!

Close up of strawberry banana bread in glass loaf pan with fresh strawberries surrounding it.

Recipe Tips

  • Don’t overmix the batter. Just mix enough for it to be combined. Too much mixing will create a denser bread.
  • Use really ripe bananas. They will be easier to mash and sweeter in taste. There’s a noticeable difference when using really ripe bananas versus the green unripe ones.
  • Slice strawberries into small pieces for inside the bread. Slice thin for the topping. You’ll get a more even texture.
  • Let bread cool completely before slicing. Use a bread knife with a serrated edge if possible. This will produce cleaner slices.
  • Cut each slice in half if you’re serving a crowd. It’s the perfect size for a quick snack.
  • Leftover slices taste delicious when toasted in the oven (or a toaster) with a dollop of butter on top.
One slice of the loaf with butter and a knife on a white plate. Rest of loaf in background with fresh strawberries.

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Strawberry Banana Quick Bread

This recipe makes a moist and sweet quick bread from fresh sliced strawberries and ripe bananas.
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Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 350°F. Spray the loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
    Glass loaf pan and non stick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon.
    In a separate large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar together with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the milk and eggs to the butter mixture and beat again.
    Two images of steel bowl with wet ingredients and hand mixer.
  • In a small bowl, mash the 3 overripe bananas with a fork.
    Two images of ripe bananas, first is just bananas, second is mashed bananas with a fork.
  • Add in the mashed bananas to the wet ingredients.
    Two images of steel bowl with wet ingredients inside.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl and mix together until just combined (don't overmix).
    Two images of white bowl: wet ingredients poured on top of dry ingredients, then mixed together to make batter.
  • Fold in 1 cup of sliced strawberries. Don't overmix.
    Two images of white bowl: first with batter and strawberries dumped on top, second with strawberries folded into batter.
  • Pour the batter into greased loaf pan and top with extra sliced strawberries (about ⅓ cup). Bake for 50-70 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center.
    Two images of glass loaf pan: Wet batter with strawberries on top, and baked banana bread topped with strawberries.
  • Let cool then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Cut into slices with a bread knife, serve and enjoy!
    Uncut strawberry banana loaf on a cooling rack.

Recipe Notes:

  • Keep this banana bread in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. I recommend the fridge, as this bread can get quite moist when left at room temperature.
  • Don’t overmix the batter. Just mix enough for it to be combined. Too much mixing will create a denser bread.
  • Use really ripe bananas. They will be easier to mash and they’re sweeter in taste. There’s a noticeable difference when using really ripe bananas versus the green unripe ones.
  • Slice strawberries into small pieces for inside the bread. Slice thin for the topping. You’ll get a more even bread texture.
  • Let bread cool completely before slicing. Use a bread knife with a serrated edge if possible. This will produce cleaner slices.
  • Cut each slice in half if you’re serving a crowd. It’s the perfect size for a quick snack.
  • Leftover slices taste delicious when toasted in the oven (or a toaster) with a dollop of butter on top.
Nutrition
Sodium: 54mg | Calcium: 53mg | Vitamin C: 12mg | Vitamin A: 309IU | Sugar: 17g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 211mg | Cholesterol: 48mg | Calories: 214kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fat: 9g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 32g | Iron: 1mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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Recipe Rating




Kate

Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

The recipe is good but there is a mistake. Step 2 says to include the brown sugar with the dry ingredients but then step 3 says to cream butter and sugar together. I don't think it affected it too much but I'll have to try to remember to do that next time.

Andi

Wednesday 4th of May 2022

Thank you for letting me know! I've fixed the error in the recipe. :)