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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GiGi
1 year ago

5 stars
Easy to make. Mine took 70 minutes as the middle was not cooked after testing with the toothpick. Made mine in a 14” by 7” aluminum bread pan and recipe fit perfect without changing a thing. Frosting is easy and love the way the color changes from the strawberries! I did have to add a few drops of milk to mine to get the right consistency and boom… tasted delicious! Trying the cherry bread next! So happy I found your site!

Lucy
1 year ago

How long does this bread last in the fridge? I made it without the glaze

Maryellen
1 year ago

5 stars
One of my favorite Pinterest recipes! Thanks

Laure
1 year ago

5 stars
Delicious cake and susprisingly easy to make. Great to use all summer strawberries

Rebekah
1 year ago

5 stars
This bread was amazing! I made it with fresh strawberries from my garden and we use Einkorn flour and it turned out fabulous. Thanks for the recipe.

Kayla
1 year ago

5 stars
I used self rising flour and it turned out amazing for anyone wondering! 🥰

Tanya
1 year ago

4 stars
Hey I had a quick question. How does one avoid strawberries from getting runny in a cake. Mine left a little bit of water here and there despite adding flour to them beforehand. Or is that normal?

Sharon L Johnson
1 year ago

4 stars
I am compiling a cookbook for my daughter who has Celiac disease and Type One Diabetes. Minus the glaze, this is going in her book! It adapts well to gluten free flours. In fact, just a little coconut flour mixed with the rest of the flour helps absorb the extra moisture of ripe strawberries. The strawberries from our garden are extra juicy! This also tastes OK with Stevia instead of regular sugar. Thank you for this simple and adaptable recipe!

Shirley Mount
1 year ago

5 stars
My 14 year old granddaughter loves to cook. She made this today with self-rising flour and it is delicious! She did not make the glaze and it was not needed. We loved it!!

Allison P
1 year ago

I ❤️ This recipe! Thank you! Do I need 4 cups of flour or 2?

Arlene Murphy
1 year ago

5 stars
Loved the strawberry bread

Courtney
1 year ago

Looks delicious! Can you substitute oat milk for milk requirements?

Amber Trodick
1 year ago

5 stars
super soft , smooth amazing cake would recommend

Tammy
1 year ago

5 stars
Awesome recipe! This recipe was easy to follow and the result was delicious!

Victoria
1 year ago

Can I freeze this bread after baking and pull it out for another time?

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