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Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Bread bursting with fresh strawberries and topped with a sweet sugar glaze. This strawberry quick bread recipe is one of our favorite spring and summer desserts that can be served at a brunch, for an afternoon coffee snack, bridal showers, or an after dinner treat.

Our strawberry bread is made with Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, and coconut oil for a rich flavor profile and soft crumb that stays moist long after it is baked. A strawberry bread loaf is a cross between a quick bread and a pound cake, with a dense consistency that is sliceable and flavor filled.

We are sharing our best tips for baking the best sweet bread loaf and a delicious sugared glaze that finishes it beautifully. If you love quick breads, be sure to check out our blueberry banana bread, lemon almond bread, or our cinnamon spice apple bread.

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Strawberry bread can be made with or without the sugar glaze, but it does finish the bread beautifully while also giving it an extra punch of sweet. It is a simple icing that will hold its structure and not melt into the bead.

What is quick bread?

Quick breads are breads made without the use of yeast. They rely on leavening agents like baking soda and baking powder to give the bread its rise, rather than yeast that is used in true bread recipes. Quick breads are easy to make and don’t require much time because they don’t need to be kneaded, or given time to rise.

These bread loaves also have a much denser texture, similar to brownies, pound cakes, and muffins. They can be savory or sweet, and can incorporate bits of fresh or dried fruits, nuts, and seeds.

What is the method for making quick breads?

Quick breads are made by blending, cutting, or creaming the ingredients together. Each method is unique and will yield different texture and consistencies in your final bake. Here is a quick breakdown of each method, and where it would be most appropriate to use them.

The blending method

The blending method is used when making muffins, crepes, waffles and similar recipes. It combines the wet ingredients in one bowl, and the dry ingredients in another bowl. When the separate ingredients are thoroughly mixed they are combined and blended together.

The creaming method

Creaming the ingredients is when the fats and sugars are beaten together incorporating air into the mixture. This will lighten the mix, as well as increase the volume. Eggs are then emulsified into the fat and sugar bowl, at which point the dry ingredients are gently folded in.

Creaming is used for a variety of recipes that require a moist and tender crumb like muffins and some breads.

The cutting or biscuit method

The cutting method is also known as the biscuit method, because it is most commonly used to make recipes like biscuits, scones, or other foods that have a dense, flaky texture. The dry ingredients including the leavening agents are sifted together into a bowl at which point the fat, usually cold butter, is cut into the mixture. The liquid is added until a thick, dense dough like consistency is achieved.

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Strawberry bread bursting with fresh strawberries

How do you add fresh fruit to quick breads?

Our strawberry bread uses fresh strawberries for a delicious, fresh flavor and soft bites of the sweet berry as you eat it. Adding fresh fruit to quick breads is a very simple process, but does require a few steps of preparation and care when mixing to ensure they don’t break apart and bleed into your bread. Here are some important tips for adding fresh fruit to your quick bread.

Coat the berries in flour to prevent bleeding and sinking. The density of most fruit will lend it to sinking to the bottom of mixtures like muffins, breads, and crepes. Coating fruit in a light dusting of flour will give some ‘grip’ to the fresh chopped bits, which will help them stay in place during the baking process.

Flour will also keep the fruit from breaking apart and ‘bleeding’ into the batter when you are mixing everything together. To keep the bread from changing color, be sure to very gently mix the fruit just before baking, and coat the fruit in flour first.

Consider topping the batter with fresh fruit bits just before baking to add color and flavor intensity. If you want the fruit to stand out in your bread, drop some fresh chopped fruit over the top of your prepared batter right before placing the pan in the oven.

Make sure your fruit is chopped up small enough to prevent sinkage. Large chunks of fruit will be very heavy due to the moisture that they contain. Chopping the fruit small will help lighten their weight and minimize sinking through the batter.

Split the batter in half when pouring it into your loaf pans, and layer the fruit as you go. This will yield a noticeable layer of fresh fruit running through the middle of your bread, ensuring that the fresh fruit isn’t concentrated at the top or very bottom.

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How do you make a sugar glaze?

Strawberry bread topped with a sugar glaze is the ultimate dessert quick bread. A sugar glaze is simple to make and finishes the loaf with a lovely flair and pop of sweet.

  • In a small bowl add powdered sugar, pure vanilla extract, and a few tablespoons of heavy cream.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until they are smooth and pourable. Adjust the ingredients if needed until the right consistency is achieved.
  • Once the strawberry bread has cooled, drizzle the glaze over the top.
  • Use a small spoon to dip and drizzle the glaze, or ladle it into a small plastic bag. Cut the tip off a corner and drizzle over the bread.

How do you increase the moisture in quick breads?

Quick breads are dense and cake like with high amounts of moisture that create soft, sponge like texture. if you are looking for ways to create even higher amounts of moisture, or maintain a soft, moist bread after it has baked; here are our tips and tricks.

  • Increase the fats in your quick bread batter. Fats add moisture and slow the development of gluten which will keep your bread soft and fluffy. Adding butter, milk, coconut oil, yogurt, and sour cream will all add moisture to your quick bread.
  • Be careful not to bake the bread too hot. Baking the bread at high temperatures will result in uneven baking and a drier texture. Bake your quick bread at the lowest temperature until the middle is done and the top and edges are lightly browned.
  • Wrap your strawberry bread tightly in plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out and becoming stale. Store it in a cool, dry area on your counter.
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Recipe Strawberry Bread

The method for how to make strawberry bread is simple and straight forward. Using the blending method, combine the dry and wet ingredients separately, then mix everything together for a delicious batter. Fill with fresh chopped strawberries and bake in a loaf pan.

Drizzle your loaf with a simple sugar glaze and you have the perfect dessert bread that everyone will love.

Strawberry Bread
Yield: 12 servings

Strawberry Bread

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Strawberry bread bursting with flavors of fresh chopped strawberries and topped with a  sweet sugar glaze.


  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1/4 Cup coconut oil
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 Cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup strawberries, chopped
  • Glaze:
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Lightly grease the 9 x 5 bread pan
  3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking salt and set aside
  4. In an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar
  5. add in egg and coconut oil, mix until thoroughly combined.
  6. Next, add in the yogurt and vanilla extract, mix until combined
  7. Finally start adding in the dry ingredients a little at a time, mixing between additions.
  8. Mix until just combined (do not over mix)
  9. Remove bowl from electric mixer.
  10. Stir in strawberries (coat the strawberries in flour before adding in)
  11. Pour batter into bread loaf pan.
  12. Bake for 30 minutes loosely covering the bread with tin foil to ensure the top doesn't burn.
  13. Remove the tin foil and continue baking an additional 20 minutes.
  14. Please note it may take a longer or shorter amount of time depending on your oven. Keep an eye on the bread and keep testing with a toothpick to ensure it is completely done.

The glaze:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients until they are combined. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk or cream. Put the glaze in an icing bag and cut the tip off in order to frost the completely cooled bread loaf.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 385Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 60mgSodium 378mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 1gSugar 27gProtein 5g

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April J Harris (@apriljharris)

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Your Strawberry Bread looks and sounds delicious! Pinned and will tweet. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.


Wednesday 25th of March 2015

Oh yum! My daughter loves strawberries and they are in season!


Wednesday 25th of March 2015

She would love them in this bread Jennifer! It's so good!


Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Strawberries have started circulating here! This bread must be full of flavors!


Wednesday 25th of March 2015

Thank you Katerina! This bread is very flavorful and tasty. It's also moist with strawberries. We couldn't stop eating this loaf!

Heidy@ The McCallums Shamrock Patch

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

I am loving this recipe idea, I'm coming to your house to have some lol


Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Yay! You come, I promise we will feed you all the strawberry bread you can eat! Maybe a few other things too. lol

KC the Kitchen Chopper

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

I could easily go the way of the "bread and cheese" eater too. I try to abstain, but this strawberry bread could push me over the edge!


Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Thanks for stopping by KC! This strawberry bread vanished so fast I''m pretty sure you would love it!

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