Strawberry Bread Recipe

glazed sliced strawberry bread with whole strawberry garnish

Breakfast, Dessert | April 19, 2019 | By

Strawberry Bread recipe ~ moist, lightly sweet bread loaded with fresh strawberries and topped with a simple cream cheese glaze.

This Strawberry Bread is a simple to make quick bread, meaning no yeast or kneading and it takes full advantage of the abundant crop of Florida strawberries coming north this time of year.

Keep the recipe on hand in early June too when bright red, sun-sweetened homegrown berries can’t be beat. Because the bread isn’t overly sweet, a thick slice is delicious with morning coffee and equally good for dessert in the evening. Bonus: it whips up in less than 10 minutes.

glazed bread sliced on cutting board

Fresh berry bread is underrated in my book. I make it all year including banana bread and when blueberries are in season and the garden is overflowing with zucchini, I switch to this recipe.

Strawberry Bread Ingredients:

  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar
  • milk
  • vegetable oil
  • egg
  • plain Greek yogurt
  • vanilla
  • all purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • strawberries

Cream cheese glaze:

  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • milk
  • confectioners sugar
  • vanilla

sliced bread drizzled with cream cheese glaze

How to make Strawberry Bread:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees then grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan.

In a medium bowl whisk the sugars, milk, oil, egg, Greek yogurt and vanilla together then in another bowl combine the 2 cups of flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

strawberry bread 2 step collage showing blending wet ingredients

strawberry bread ~ blending dry ingredients

Add the dry ingredients to the wet, stirring gently just until it’s combined. It’s important not to overmix the batter because it will make it dense and rubbery.

strawberry bread ~ blending dry and wet ingredients of battery

In another small bowl gently toss the diced strawberries with the 2 tablespoons of flour to coat them then fold the berries into the batter again, with minimal stirring.

collage showing flour added to diced stawberries before adding to the bread

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

overhead view of baked bread in bright blue baking bread pan golden top before glazing.

TIP #1: Tent the bread with foil at 40 minutes if you see it getting too dark.

TIP: #2: Check for doneness at 50 minutes.

glazed strawberry bread before slicing garnished with fresh berries

Let the bread cool 15 minutes on a wire rack then remove it from the pan. To make the cream cheese glaze while the bread is cooling, blend the glaze ingredients and drizzle it over the top of the bread.

This bread goes really well with a hot cup of coffee in the morning but also makes a really dessert.

Enjoy!

pinterest pin showing sliced bread garnished with fresh berries

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glazed sliced strawberry bread with whole strawberry garnish

Strawberry Bread Recipe

Strawberry Bread ~ easy, quick bread recipe without yeast or kneading but plenty of fresh strawberries and topped with a cream cheese glaze. 
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CourseBreakfast, Dessert
CuisineAmerican
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Servings8
AuthorA Gouda Life

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour + 2 tablespoons for berries
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 heaping cups strawberries diced

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 2 ounces cream cheese room temp
  • 1 tablespoon butter room temp
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees then grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the sugars, milk, oil, egg, Greek yogurt and vanilla together. In another bowl combine 2 cups of the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet, stirring gently just until it’s combined WITHOUT OVERMIXING.
  • In another small bowl gently toss the diced strawberries with the 2 tablespoons of flour to coat them then fold the berries into the batter gently stirring just until they're combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  • Tent with foil at 40 minutes if the bread is getting too dark.
  • Check for doneness at 50 minutes.
  • Let the bread cool 15 minutes on a wire rack then remove it from the pan. While the bread is cooling, blend the glaze ingredients in a bowl and drizzle it over the top.

Comments

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    Ray
    April 20, 2019

    A wonderful treat. Great with coffee or your favorite after dinner beverage. I spread a little butter on mine as an added treat.

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      Bernie
      April 23, 2019

      This bread really is a treat. My favorite with a big cup of fresh coffee. Butter makes everything better 🙂

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