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strawberry bread


strawberries (by bookgrl)

If strawberry scones aren’t quite your speed, maybe some delicious strawberry bread? (But seriously. If strawberry scones don’t sound completely delicious to you, I’m not sure we can be friends.) With the first strawberries of the year in our Greenling box, we received a printout of a recipe for strawberry bread. “Strawberry bread?” I thought to myself. “Hm.” I must admit that upon first inspection, it seemed a little odd. Banana bread, sure. Zucchini bread, of course. But strawberry bread? So I hesitated. But I was wrong to do so! After seeing a few tweets about how delicious it was, I made it myself. And boy was it tasty. But it was also chock full of oil and sugar and the recipe may have been halved at one point because it had the very odd requirement of 1 1/2 eggs. So I played with the recipe a bit and came up with a version that still holds on to the delicious flavors and moistness of the original, but with added whole wheat flour and less sugar and oil. The end result was definitely delicious and a whole lot healthier than the original!

03.12.2009: strawberrylicious (by bookgrl)

Strawberry Bread

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pint strawberries, washed and sliced (about a cup)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a loaf pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a large bowl, or the bowl of a mixer, beat together the strawberries, vanilla, eggs, sugar, oil and applesauce. Gradually add the flour mixture to the strawberry mixture and beat until fully combined. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. For extra deliciousness, sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the loaf after it has cooled. Yum!

03.31.2009: strawberry bread (by bookgrl)

8 thoughts on “strawberry bread

  1. hmm, I think I’ll have to bookmark this for when strawberry season comes to Vermont. It’s going to be a while yet sadly.

  2. Thank you for another perfect recipe!

  3. I absolutely cannot wait another month for strawberry season so I can make this bread!!!!

  4. My sister and I went to a local farm and picked more gallons of strawberries than we knew what to do with. After jamming, freezing, making popsicles, and eating a few here and there we were on a hunt for a strawberry bread recipe. We decided to try yours out and absolutely loved it. In our second batch we tried adding some buttermilk which added a little something extra.
    I love your blog and will definitely use it when looking for recipes like this in the future!

  5. This is fantastic–I made a batch today with a minor adjustment (added some yogurt for applesauce, as I didn’t have any in the fridge). Thanks!

  6. yummy!..i want to try this at auntie loves baking,i’m sure this recipe would be added to her recipe book..

  7. Thank you so much for this amazing recipe. I had a bunch of strawberries that were about to go bad and I have too many jams in my fridge as it is. I love the addition of whole wheat flour and the less than 1 cup of sugar. Even at an altitude above 6000 feet this recipe turned out awesome!
    On a side note, I love your blog! One of our dreams is to live in the NE and you make me want to move that much more.


  8. This was absolutely fantastic! My husband ended up with a whole flat of strawberries from a local farm, so I was really looking for something different to use them in. This was the perfect use for them.

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