The Best Fresh Strawberry Bread (+Video)

Strawberry Bread is a fresh and easy sweet bread! Serve it sliced with sweetened strawberries and whipped cream!

A FRESH SWEET BREAD RECIPE

I first tasted this bread when my husband and I went out to dinner quite a few years ago. The restaurant served it as a base for strawberry shortcake. This bread was on the bottom, macerated strawberries on top of that and then fresh whipped cream set the whole thing off. I knew, when I went home, that I would have to try to recreate this strawberry quick bread recipe!

a stack of three slices of strawberry bread laid in front of more slices of strawberry bread laid out on a platter.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How to make fresh strawberry muffins?

It’s very simple to use this recipe to make strawberry muffins. This recipe will make about 8-10 muffins. Prepare as written. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

What is the best way to serve strawberry bread?

It’s absolutely delicious as-is but we love to use it as a base for a slightly different version of strawberry shortcake. We top a slice with sweetened strawberries and whipped cream. So good!

Is this bread super sweet?

This strawberry quick bread isn’t overly sweet. It has a nice contrast of flavor with the cinnamon since it really brings out the strawberry flavor. If you would like it to be sweeter, you could always make a simple glaze for the top by mixing together powdered sugar, milk and a little strawberry extract.

Can strawberry bread be frozen?

Yes. It freezes really well. Just wrap the bread well in plastic wrap then in aluminum foil. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

strawberry bread cut into slices on a white platter with a small bottle of milk in the background.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • eggs
  • pure vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • ground cinnamon
  • sour cream
  • walnuts or pecans
  • fresh strawberries

HOW TO MAKE FRESH STRAWBERRY BREAD:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees and place the oven rack in the middle position. Spray the bottom and sides of an 8-cup loaf pan (9x5x3 inch) with nonstick cooking spray. I like the nonstick spray that has flour in it. In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until softened, about 1 minute.

butter that has been creamed with an electric mixer in a clear bowl.

Add the sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

eggs added to butter and sugar mixture in a clear bowl.

Stir in the vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. 

vanilla extract added to sugar butter batter in a clear bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon. 

flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon in a clear bowl.

With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture (in three additions) and sour cream (in two additions) alternately, starting and ending with the flour. Mix only until combined.

flour being added to butter mixture in clear bowl.

Gently stir in the chopped strawberries and walnuts.

strawberries and walnuts added to batter in a bowl.

Pour the batter into your baking pan and bake for about 1 hour, or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

strawberry bread batter added to loaf pan.

Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan.

loaf of strawberry bread shown on a platter.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

slices of strawberry bread layered on a white platter.

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slices of fresh strawberry bread.

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The Best Fresh Strawberry Bread (+Video)

Strawberry Bread will be your new favorite, easy sweet bread! Made with fresh strawberries. Serve it sliced with sweetened strawberries and whipped cream!
Course Breads, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Best Strawberry Bread, Fresh Strawberry Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 398kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup granulated white sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 1 ½ cups chopped fresh strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees and place the oven rack in the middle position.
  • Spray the bottom and sides of an 8-cup loaf pan (9x5x3-inch) with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until softened.
  • Add the sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  • With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture (in three additions) and sour cream (in two additions) alternately, starting and ending with the flour.
  • Mix only until combined (don’t overmix).
  • Gently stir in the chopped strawberries and walnuts.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared pan and bake about 1 hour, or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan.

Video

Notes

  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • This bread can be frozen. See my notes above. 

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2.2mg

Originally published: May 2013
Updated and republished: April 2022

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