Easy Strawberry Bread Recipe

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This easy strawberry bread recipe is low-sugar and full of fresh strawberries. It’s an easy strawberry bread to put together and everyone’s favorite!


I am so excited to share this strawberry bread recipe with you! It’s a simple bread that can be served as a simple breakfast or made for a party. There is only half a cup of sugar in a loaf which means that it’s not overly sweet and you can really enjoy the taste of the strawberries.

We love strawberries around here! A few years ago I planted a whole bed of strawberries but realized very quickly that it wasn’t enough. Most of them don’t ever make it to the kitchen… The kids just gobble them up right there in the garden.

Strawberry Bread Recipe…

This easy strawberry bread recipe is low-sugar and full of fresh strawberries. It's an easy strawberry bread to put together and everyone's favorite!

Good thing that we live in berry country! There are a ton of strawberry farms around us and we made it a tradition to go pick strawberries every spring. I hand each of my kids a gallon bucket and they know that they can’t get back in the car if the bucket isn’t full.

With the treasure, I usually make sugar-free strawberry jam and low sugar strawberry jam. I freeze some of the strawberries for later and use some of the berries in baked goods. One of my favorites is this simple strawberry bread.

A bowl of strawberries.

Ingredients For a Simple Strawberry Bread…

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Strawberries
  • Optional: chocolate chips or walnuts.
  • Also optional is a glaze. To make the glaze, you’ll need: confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.

Kitchen Tools…

  • Cutting board and a knife. A simple strawberry huller makes the job even easier if you have one.
  • Mixing bowl and a KitchenAid hand mixer to mix the batter but you can do it in a stand mixer as well.
  • 9×5 loaf pan to bake the bread in. You’ll see me using a disposable pan here and that’s because I bake this bread for the farmer’s market. I double the recipe and then divide the batter between three disposable loaf pans. They are a little bit smaller than a regular loaf pan so I can get three loaves from a double batch. If you aren’t doubling the recipe, use a regular loaf pan.
  • Butter your pan(s) or line it with parchment paper.

How to Make Strawberry Bread…

Diced strawberries ready to be added to the batter.

Step one – dice the strawberries. Start by washing your strawberries well with cold water. Then remove the core and dice them. You are going to need 1 1/2 cups of diced strawberries for one loaf of this strawberry bread.

Mixing the wet ingredients.

Step two – mix the wet ingredients. In a bowl, cream one stick of butter and 1/2 cup sugar. The butter should be soft at room temperature (if you need to soften it quickly, cut it and place it in the microwave for 45 seconds). Next, add two eggs, one at a time, and mix them in.

Adding the dry ingredients.

Step three – add the dry ingredients. Add 1 3/4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and mix them in until combined. I like sifting these dry ingredients right into the bowl.

Mixing the dry ingredients with the wet.

Step four – add milk and vanilla. Add 1/2 cup of milk (I use whole milk) and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix them into the batter.

Adding the strawberries.

Step five – add the strawberries. Now, add the chopped strawberries and with a spatula, fold them in. If you choose to add chocolate chips or walnuts, go ahead and add them now as well (3/4 of a cup will do).

Transferring the batter into bread pans.

Step six – bake the bread. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or butter it well and add the batter…

Easy strawberry bread after baking.

Bake in a 350 degree F preheated oven for about an hour. To check if the bread is ready, you can insert a wooden toothpick in the center of it. If the toothpick comes out dry, the bread is ready. Remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, remove it from the pan and set it on a cooling rack to cool.

Serving strawberry bread.

How to Serve Strawberry Bread…

  • As breakfast – strawberry bread can be a really nice and simple breakfast. A slice with your morning coffee works great. Or you can serve it with some fresh fruit and a slice of cheese.
  • As a snack – I send a slice of strawberry bread with my kids to school, just as a mid day snack. I like having it with my afternoon coffee.
  • With a glaze – this bread should be served at room temperature with or without glaze. If you choose to top it with a glaze, mix 1/2 cup of confectioner’s sugar with 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of milk. Drizzle the glaze on the bread before serving it (you can also dice fresh strawberries right into the glaze like in this recipe).

Frequently Asked Questions…

Can I double this recipe?

Yes! You can double or even triple it. As I said before, I usually double it and then divide the batter between three disposable loaf pans to make slightly smaller loaves.

Can I use frozen berries?

You can use frozen berries but make sure that you add them to the batter while they are still frozen (don’t let them thaw) and stick the bread in the oven right away.

Can I use other berries?

Definitely! Go for it. You can use this simple batter and add any berries you want or a mix of berries.

Can I add nuts or chocolate chips?

Yep. Walnuts and chocolate chips work great in this bread. I’d say keep it to a total of about 3/4 of a cup.

Can I freeze this bread?

Yes! This strawberry bread freezes really well. Just wrap it well with food wrap and stick it in the freezer for up to a year. If you find yourself with a whole lot of strawberries in the spring, this is a great way to preserve them for later.
To thaw the bread, take it out of the freezer and leave it on the kitchen counter overnight. You can serve it in the morning at room temperature with or without the glaze.

How should I store this strawberry bread?

It can stay on the kitchen counter for a few days or you can store it in the fridge (it will last up to two weeks in the fridge).

Can I make this recipe as muffins?

Yes! You can use the same recipe and bake it as muffins. Baking time will change of course. I want to say that it will probably take around 30 minutes. If you are making muffins, I suggest that you sprinkle sugar on top of the batter before baking it. The sugar gives the muffins a crusty top.


That’s it friends! I hope that you’ll give this recipe a try. It’s simple and delicious and full of wonderful strawberries. It tastes like summer in a loaf!

Other Quick Bread Recipes…

Other Berry Recipes…

Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Simple, delicious, and low sugar strawberry bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips or walnuts or both (optional)

GLAZE (OPTIONAL)

  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time and mix them in.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix them in.
  4. Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  5. Add the strawberries, and chocolate chips and/or walnuts (if you choose to add them) and use a spatula to fold them in.
  6. Butter a loaf pan well or line it with parchment paper and add the batter.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes for about an hour or until the bread is ready. To check if the bread is ready, you can insert a wooden toothpick in the center of it. If it comes out dry, the loaf is ready.
  8. Remove from the oven and let the bread rest in the pan for a few minutes. Then, remove it and set on a cooling rack to cool.
  9. Serve at room temperature with or without a glaze. To make the glaze, mix the sugar, vanilla extract, and milk in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle on the bread when it's cool.

Notes

Frequently Asked Questions...

Can I double this recipe? Yes! You can double or even triple it. As I said before, I usually double it and then divide the batter between three disposable pans to make slightly smaller loaves.

Can I use frozen berries? You can use frozen berries but make sure that you add them to the batter while they are still frozen (don't let them thaw) and stick the bread in the oven right away.

Can I use other berries? Definitely! Go for it. You can use this simple batter and add any berries you want or a mix of berries.

Can I add nuts or chocolate chips? Yep. Walnuts and chocolate chips work great in this bread. I'd say keep it to a total of about 3/4 of a cup.

Can I freeze this bread? Yes! This strawberry bread freezes really well. Just wrap it well with food wrap and stick it in the freezer for up to a year. If you find yourself with a whole lot of strawberries in the spring, this is a great way to preserve them for later.

To thaw the bread, take it out of the freezer and leave it on the kitchen counter overnight. You can serve it in the morning at room temperature with or without the glaze.

How should I store this strawberry bread? It can stay on the kitchen counter for a few days or you can store it in the fridge (it will last up to two weeks in the fridge).

Can I make this recipe as muffins? Yes! You can use the same recipe and bake it as muffins. Baking time will change of course. I want to say that it will probably take around 30 minutes. If you are making muffins, I suggest that you sprinkle sugar on top of the batter before baking it. The sugar gives the muffins a crusty top.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 5g

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