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Strawberry Banana Bread

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.

Three slices of strawberry banana bread next to some loose strawberries.

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.

Creamed butter and sugar for strawberry 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. ^^^

Adding eggs into the creamed butter and sugar for strawberry banana bread.

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.

Creamed butter, sugar, and eggs.

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 ;).

Adding almond extract to the batter for strawberry banana bread.

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.

Bananas mixed into the batter for strawberry banana bread.

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.

Adding strawberries to batter for strawberry banana bread.

Speaking of which, add those next!! So yummy. So summery. Too bad it’s snowing outside!

Scraping down the mixing bowl for strawberry banana bread.

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.

Smoothing the batter out in a loaf pan for strawberry banana bread.

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!

Close-up of cut side of the loaf of strawberry banana bread next to a few loose strawberries.

And when you take it out, take a deep breath. DEEP BREATH. And breathe in that glorious strawberry banana bread goodness. Ohhhhh yeahhhhhh. 

Knife slicing a loaf of strawberry banana bread.

Make sure you wait for it to cool before you slice it.
JUST KIDDING. I never wait.

Loaf of strawberry banana bread being sliced, three pieces are already sliced.

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!

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Three slices of strawberry banana bread next to some loose strawberries.
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Strawberry Banana Bread

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. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 slices
Calories 240 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

  2. Cream butter and sugar together for 1-2 minutes. 

  3. Add 2 eggs and cream together again for 1-2 more minutes until it's light and fluffy. 

  4. Add the almond extract and mix in thoroughly.

  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix until almost combined but there are still streaks of flour in the batter. 

  6. Add the bananas whole and mix until broken up and combined in the dough. About 30 seconds.

  7. Add the strawberries and mix until evenly distributed. About 30 seconds. 

  8. 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. 

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Potassium 121mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 5.8%
Vitamin C 10.6%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather
    April 14, 2018 at 10:49 AM

    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?

  • Reply
    eatcleanicki ????
    April 5, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    Big Banana bread fan here! This looks fantastic!!!

    • Reply
      Alli
      April 5, 2018 at 12:34 PM

      Wonderful! Thanks!

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