Easy Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

Strawberry Banana Bread is a blend of fresh, juicy strawberries mixed with bananas that make this bread soft and moist in every slice. This is quick and easy bread that your family is going to love!

Easy Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

Strawberry Banana Bread

These winter months always have me craving fresh fruits and vegetables. With this quick and easy strawberry banana bread, you know that you are bringing summer back with every bite. It is warm, fresh and SO delicious! You will love this strawberry banana bread recipe and how easily it comes together.

This bread is a simple to make quick bread perfect for breakfast or as a snack! I love banana bread, but when you add fresh strawberries it takes this bread to a whole new level of deliciousness! And when this bread is baking in the oven, it makes your house smell amazing. Stop what you are doing and go preheat that oven!

What do I need to make Strawberry Banana Bread?

  • Butter: Allow to soften on the counter or soften in microwave about 10 seconds.
  • Granulated sugar: Adds sweetness
  • Eggs: beaten
  • Bananas: Use very ripe and mashed with a fork or mixer
  • Flour: Gives structure to the bread.
  • Baking soda: Leavening agent that causes the bread to rise.
  • Salt: Just a pinch
  • Fresh strawberries: Chopped & tossed in flour

How to Make Baked Bread

  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray two 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Large bowl: In a large bowl, using a KitchenAid Stand Mixer with paddle attachment cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Small bowl: In a small bowl, beat eggs using a fork. Add eggs to sugar mixture and beat until combined. Add mashed bananas and mix until combined.
  4. Sift dry ingredients: Sift all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until flour is just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX! Fold in floured covered strawberries.
  5. Bake: Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake at 375*F for 15 minutes. REDUCE heat to 350*F and bake for an additional 30 minutes until edges are slightly brown or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing from loaf pans.

Easy Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

Variations and Substitutions

  • Butter: Salted butter will also work for this. Just leave out the pinch of salt.
  • Sugar: If you love a little more sweetness, substitute white sugar for brown sugar or going healthier try coconut sugar.
  • Bananas: Use frozen bananas by thawing them overnight at room temperature. If there is any liquid from the bananas, simply discard that before mashing in the recipe.
  • Chocolate chips: Who can resist chocolate! Chocolate chips can be sprinkled on top, in the batter or both!
  • Nuts or seeds: I do love walnuts but pecans, sunflower seeds or pecans also make for an added soft crunch.
  • Fresh Local fruit: Use whatever you find that looks amazing at your local farmers market. Try cranberries, blueberries or raspberries change this banana bread into something fresh and fruity!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 Stick) softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries chopped & tossed in 1 Tablespoon of flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray two 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using a KitchenAid Stand Mixer with paddle attachment cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs using a fork. Add eggs to sugar mixture and beat until combined. Add mashed bananas and mix until combined.
  4. Sift all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until flour is just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX! Fold in floured covered strawberries.
  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake at 375*F for 15 minutes. REDUCE heat to 350*F and bake for an additional 30 minutes until edges are slightly brown or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing from loaf pans.

Easy Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

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