The most soft, dense, and delicious banana bread, studded with juicy, red strawberries. This strawberry banana bread is a variation of my very popular banana bread with sweet buttermilk glaze recipe. When it comes to movies, sequels are almost never as good as the originals. But when it comes to these banana breads, I can't decide which I like best! However, this one is served with my scrumptious whipped strawberry butter.. tipping the scales slightly in its favour.
how to make strawberry banana bread
Making this bread is really easy, you don't need any fancy equipment. Start by greasing your loaf pan and preheating your oven to 350°. Melt the butter then let it cool a bit. You don't want it to be hot when you mix it with the egg later. Scrambled egg bits in a strawberry banana bread are not quite what we're going for.
Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl, then set aside for now.
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, melted butter, and the egg.
Stir the dry ingredients into the bowl with the butter mixture. It will start to form large crumbles. Now that the flour is being mixed in, you have to be careful to protect the tenderness of the bread by not over-mixing the batter.
Add in the buttermilk, vanilla, and mashed bananas. Stir until everything is just fully incorporated, still being careful to not over-mix.
Toss your chopped strawberry pieces with a tablespoon of flour. This helps them to stay suspended in the batter and not sink to the bottom of the loaf pan while baking.
Carefully fold the floured strawberry pieces into the batter until they seem evenly distributed throughout.
Pour the batter into your greased loaf ban. Bake it until an inserted toothpick comes out almost clean, about an hour. Be careful not to over-bake or you will lose the soft and dense texture. Allow the bread to cool in its pan.
Whipped Strawberry Butter
While the strawberry banana bread is cooling, it is the perfect time to make the whipped strawberry butter. This addition is totally optional, however, I highly recommend it. Fresh strawberries are reduced down to be an intense pop of berry flavour in the fluffiest of butters. I could (and have) eaten it off of a spoon. The combination with this bread is absolutely heavenly. Check out that post for my recipe.
Time to slice into your beautiful loaf. Strawberry banana bread makes an excellent, quick breakfast, or an anytime snack. I'm snacking on a slice slathered in strawberry butter right now as I'm typing this, and mmmmmm is it good!
If you're looking for a more classic version of this loaf, check out my popular banana bread with sweet buttermilk glaze for the same delicious, tender banana bread. No strawberries, but it is studded with walnuts and coated in a glaze similar to old fashioned donuts.Print
The most soft, dense, and delicious strawberry banana bread, paired with a whipped strawberry butter. This bread is an absolute treat.
2 cups (300 g) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 large egg
½ cup (113 g) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
2 tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 very ripe bananas
1 ½ cups (270 g) strawberries, chopped
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
whipped strawberry butter, for serving
Grease a loaf pan and preheat oven to 350°.
Melt butter and set it aside to cool a bit (can't be too hot when mixing with egg).
Mix together baking soda, salt, and 2 cups flour in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Mix together sugar, melted butter, and egg in a large bowl.
Stir dry ingredients into the large bowl. It will start to form large crumbles (be careful not to over-mix).
Add buttermilk, vanilla, and mashed bananas. Stir just enough to fully incorporate.
Toss chopped strawberry pieces with 1 tbsp flour. Gently fold the floured strawberry pieces into the batter until they are evenly distributed.
Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan. Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out almost clean, about an hour. Be careful not to overcook. Allow the loaf to cool in its pan.
While the loaf is cooling, make a batch of my whipped strawberry butter. Visit that post for the recipe.
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