Strawberry banana bread that is moist, flavorful and turns out every single time! Smooth texture with small chunks of strawberries, this strawberry banana bread will be a family favorite for sure.
This strawberry banana bread is based on my grandmother’s classic recipe, just like my chocolate chip banana bread recipe! There is nothing better than old family recipes. I love the combination of strawberry and banana, this is the perfect spring or summer twist on classic banana bread.
Since there is less butter than sugar in this recipe, it won’t cream together totally. It will be crumbly like this photo. ^^^
Once you add the eggs, then you can really cream it together. I add them one at a time, mixing a little in between each addition.
This is where you really go to town creaming the ingredients, the eggs should mix in and then be light and fluffy. It can take a while, about 2 minutes. Which doesn’t seem like a while but it is when you have to hungry kids who woke up early from naps dancing around the tripod that is precariously holding your heavy camera above the batter bowl. Ha. The risks I take for you all ;).
Now, if you don’t have almond extract, you can sub vanilla. But almond extract is what really sends this banana bread over the top. It’s the perfect accent to the strawberries and bananas.
I add the bananas after I add the dry ingredients in this version of strawberry banana bread. It leaves them a little chunkier which I liked paired with the chunks of strawberries.
Speaking of which, add those next!! So yummy. So summery. Too bad it’s snowing outside!
Make sure you scrape down the bowl before you pour it into the loaf pan, that just ensures that everything is all mixed up well together.
When you pour it into the loaf pan, smooth out the top. This makes sure it will rise evenly and look wonderful when you take it out of the pan!
Pro tip: Your knife will get super hot cutting hot bread. So slice carefully and use a hot pad to guard your holding hand. Can you tell I do this a lot? Patience is a virtue I’m still working on. HA. Check out the handy video and grocery checklist recipe card below!
Strawberry Banana Bread
- 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 bananas ripe
- 1 cup strawberries diced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream butter and sugar together for 1-2 minutes.
- Add 2 eggs and cream together again for 1-2 more minutes until it’s light and fluffy.
- Add the almond extract and mix in thoroughly.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix until almost combined but there are still streaks of flour in the batter.
- Add the bananas whole and mix until broken up and combined in the dough. About 30 seconds.
- Add the strawberries and mix until evenly distributed. About 30 seconds.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan (see note) and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs on it.
Perfect recipe. So delicious and easy!
So glad to hear this, thank you!
Well this is delicious! Maybe I’m weird but one of my big hang ups with making banana bread is mashing the bananas. That extra step just makes me not want to do it. So mixing them in whole is a revolutionary idea for me! So great!
Any ideas on why my quick breads always seem to sink a little in the middle?
eatcleanicki ???? says
Big Banana bread fan here! This looks fantastic!!!