Strawberry Bread

Have fresh garden strawberries? Try this fresh strawberry bread with melt-in-your-mouth strawberry glaze. This quick bread recipe comes together in just 10 minutes. If you love fruit breads, you’ll also love our cherry bread!

Strawberry Bread

Quick Strawberry Bread

One of our most popular recipes is our glazed cherry bread. And it never fails that every time I share a picture or video of that quick bread on Facebook, someone says, “This would be amazing with strawberries!”. So…without further ado, we’ve taken that much-loved cherry bread and turned it into a quick bread recipe using fresh strawberries. And you were right…it is fantastic!

Bread with Fresh Strawberries

Fresh fruit can be tricky to work with because it adds a lot of moisture to the bread. Finely diced strawberries worked beautifully in this recipe, though. We used about 2 cups of small strawberry pieces. I usually say the more fruit, the better, so at times we’ve added about 2 ½ cups of fruit. And it totally works, but the bread can be so moist that it almost falls apart with that much fruit. Is that really a problem? You decide. Anywhere between 2-2 ½ cups of fruit should work just fine.

Remember as with all quick breads to not over mix the batter. Mix the wet ingredients well, then mix in the dry ingredients just until they are combined. Then gently fold in the strawberries.

pro tip

Remember to toss the strawberries with flour so that they don’t all sink to the bottom of the loaf.

The exact baking time will depend on not only the size and shape of the pan, but also if the pan is glass or metal. It should take *about* 50-55 minutes to bake. Be careful not to open the oven too much when it is baking or the bread could fall in the middle. Peek in with the oven light on until it “looks” done, then test it with a toothpick.

Grease and flour the loaf pan (or use cake release) so that the bread comes out from the pan easily. Allow the bread to cool in the pan about 15-2o minutes and turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Strawberry Glaze

We used ⅓ cup of freshly diced strawberries in this powdered sugar glaze. A couple of tips about the glaze:

  • Allow the bread to cool completely before you add the glaze or it will melt everywhere.
  • We didn’t need any milk or cream to make the glaze spreadable, but it may depend on the juiciness of your strawberries. The glaze will be very thick and look like it is not mixing up, but if you keep mixing, it should create a nice creamy pink glaze as shown below. If it doesn’t, add milk or heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time. The glaze will soften as it sits too since the sugar pulls out juices from the strawberries. Keep this in mind when adding milk and don’t add too much!
  • If you’d like less calories per slice, make ½ a recipe of the glaze and just drizzle it overtop. We make enough to make it a thick icing because…well..we love frosting!
  • Because of the fresh fruit in the glaze, you’ll want to store the bread in the refrigerator.
Strawberry Bread

How to Make Strawberry Muffins

You can make strawberry muffins with this recipe! It makes about 12 muffins. Bake at 350º Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.

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strawberry quick bread
strawberry quick bread

Strawberry Bread

4.75 from 640 votes
Have fresh garden strawberries? Try this fresh strawberry bread with melt-in-your-mouth strawberry glaze. This quick bread recipe comes together in just 10 minutes. If you love fruit breads, you’ll also love our cherry bread!
Servings 10
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients
 

For the Bread:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder** (see notes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

For the Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup finely diced strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk** (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, milk, oil, egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • In a small bowl, toss together the strawberries and the 2 tablespoons of flour to coat the strawberries. Fold the floured strawberries gently into the batter.
  • Pour the bread batter into a greased 9″x5″ bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the bread should come out clean. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes, then remove the bread to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, diced strawberries and extract in a small bowl. Mix until it is smooth.
  • Once the bread is cool, spread the glaze on top of the bread. Slice and serve. 

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Notes

*I often add an extra teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract to the bread batter (along with the wet ingredients) for an extra boost of flavor. I do this especially if I’m not putting the glaze on top. The bread has the most flavor when you add the strawberry glaze!
*We have added up to 2 ½ cups of diced strawberries to the batter. The bread stays together the best when you use about 2 cups.
**We like the strawberry bread as written, but if you’d like a higher rise on the bread, reduce the baking powder to 1 teaspoon and add ½ teaspoon of baking soda. This will change the  texture slightly, but some like it a little better.
**We didn’t need any milk or cream to make the glaze spreadable, but it may depend on the juiciness of your strawberries. The glaze will be very thick and look like it is not mixing up, but if you keep mixing, it should create a nice creamy pink glaze as shown below. If it doesn’t, add milk or heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time. The glaze will soften as it sits too since the sugar pulls out juices from the strawberries. Keep this in mind when adding milk and don’t add too much!
***Many people find that they can make half of a recipe of glaze and it is plenty. If you don’t like a lot of glaze, halve the ingredients.
****The calories shown are based on the bread being cut into 10 pieces (and all of the frosting used), with 1 serving being 1 slice of bread. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 19.7mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Calories 394
Keyword bread, cherry, dessert, quick bread, strawberry

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Tools to Make This Cake

  • 9×5 Loaf Pan: These are the pans I use for quick breads, yeast breads, fried mush and more!
  • Ninja Express Chop: Mini food processor, for finely dicing strawberries. This is one of my most-used kitchen tools!

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Heather Peterson
4 years ago

You may want to edit the recipe. “To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, diced cherries and extract in a small bowl. Mix until it is smooth.” I am sure you meant diced strawberries and not diced cherries.

Ramona Gilbert
4 years ago

Can you use self rising flour instead of the all purpose & baking powder? I’ve never used all purpose.

Carol
4 years ago

Wondering how this would freeze if I left the icing off.

Charlie v
4 years ago

5 stars
I had to add a little milk to the glaze. It was too thick without it. Very good bread–going to try the Cherry Bread this weekend.

Pamela
4 years ago

5 stars
This is wonderful! So moist and delicious. I didn’t have enough strawberries to make the glaze, so I just served it with cool whip! Great recipe. I’ll try it with the glaze next time, because there will be lots of next times. thank you! Pam

Anonymous
4 years ago

5 stars
Hi !!!
Can I use frozen strawberries??? If so , do I need to thaw them ? Thank you

Susy
4 years ago

Would doubling the ingredients make it work in a 9×13 cake pan?

Shelly
4 years ago

Would this work in a pampered Chef bread tube?

Brandy
4 years ago

I called myself following the recipe to the T, but I must have done something wrong because my batter was way too thick. Looked like a glob of biscuit dough!

Colette
4 years ago

Wondering how this would be using thawed, (previously frozen) blueberries?? Any comments??

Patricia Ansley
4 years ago

OMG! I just ate a slice (actually 2; 1 warm, 1 cool) and it is wonderful. I did not glaze mine as I am personally not too fond of gooey, wet cakes/bread. I will make it with glaze for my family. My 91 year old mother is crazy over strawberries so I’ll surprise her with a loaf. Yep, I made it in my loaf pan, 4×10 and that was a perfect size and 55 minutes was spot on. I’m curious, for cherry bread, what type cherries do you recommend? I can see it with fresh, maraschino or even canned cherries… Read more »

Kathy
4 years ago

Can you use coconut oil as the oil called for?

Vivian
4 years ago

5 stars
This was an Awesome recipe.
Thank you for all the tips & hints. Once you make it
Everyone will Want it all the time!

Christina
4 years ago

5 stars
This should come with a warning “too good to stop eating!” Followed recipe as written and it’s awesome! Thank you for sharing!

Raven
4 years ago

5 stars
This was wonderful with our fresh picked strawberries used coconut oil and half whole wheat flour and turned out great!

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