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Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

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Get ready. Everyone in the house will love the flavor of this Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe. Not only is it soft and delicious, but it’s loaded with fruity flavors and tastes. Making bread is perfect for having sweet treats on hand at all times.

The next time you need to use those bananas, be sure to have this simple dessert bread recipe handy. It’s so good and easy to make!

Forget about what you might have heard. Making homemade bread isn’t hard to do at all. This bread recipe is made in your oven and will have your house smelling all the smells!

Slice, and enjoy. It’s excellent for pairing with tea, coffee, and good company—the options on endless on how to enjoy this sweet bread. Make this for brunch!

Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

There’s just something so calming about making a loaf of homemade bread. Maybe it’s the mixing, the stirring, or the sweet smells that start coming out of the kitchen.

I know that when the boys in the house crave a bread recipe, this one is usually at the top of their list. This means that I get to make it, and they love hopping in to help!

Since the bread tastes like bananas, and the topping tastes like strawberries, it’s the perfect way to combine two of the best sweet tastes to have one epic flavor. This bread is literal perfection from the moment it comes out of the oven.

How do I keep homemade bread from sticking to the bread pan?

Keeping bread from sticking to the bread pan can be a tricky endeavor. There are, however, several techniques that can be utilized to make sure that your freshly baked bread does not stick.

Greasing and flouring the surface of the bread pan before adding the dough is an effective method for ensuring that the bread will not stick.

Additionally, providing extra insulation between the surface of the pan and your unbaked dough with a parchment paper lining is also an effective strategy; this will create a physical barrier preventing any sticking or burning on the bottom of the loaf.

Using these simple methods guarantees peace of mind when pulling out those perfect slices post-bake!

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Banana Strawberry Bread Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

You know that meal planning is something that I rave about, right? It’s a fast and easy way to create meals for the family, and it helps us all learn to communicate better, too!

Keeping it simple is the name of the game, and that’s what I like to do!

Main Dish: Boneless Pork Chops and Broccoli Recipe

Vegetable Side: Pan Fried Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

Starch Side: Oven Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Orange Mocktail Recipe

Best Bread Recipes:

Once you make this Homemade Strawberry Bread Recipe, keep up with that want for baking bread! There are so many flavors and so little time!

The good news is that I’ve gathered some of my favorite bread that I am so happy to share with you!

This Amazing Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe is one of my favorites to make during the holidays.

IThis Super Delicious Unicorn Bread Loaf Recipe is the best if you need a simple option!

This Pumpkin Bread is delicious – and gluten-free! Enjoy!

Use a cake mix and make this Cinnamon Banana Bread recipe! Fast and delicious!

I love the citrus flavor of this Blueberry Lemon Bread!

The kids will want another bite of this Nutty Chimp Bread (Monkey Bread Redo!)!

When baking bread, you will love this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe!

How do I store leftover dessert bread?

To ensure the freshness of leftover dessert bread, it is important to store it carefully. Before storing, allow the bread to cool completely before wrapping it in parchment paper or an airtight container.

In addition, placing the bread in a cold area of your refrigerator, such as the vegetable drawer, will further preserve its quality. It is also wise to use a container deep enough for all the slices of the dessert bread or place wax paper or other material between each slice.

Dessert bread can stay fresh for 1-4 days when stored correctly and for additional time if frozen.

As a general rule, inspect dessert bread before ingestion, as the taste will indicate whether it is safe to consume.

Should banana bread be moist?

Banana bread has become a staple in many homes, but the question remains – should it be moist? Some argue that dry banana bread is a sign of overbaking or underripe bananas, while others prefer a denser texture that is less squishy.

However, the majority seem to agree that moist banana bread is the way to go.

Not only does it provide a pleasing texture and flavor, but it also helps to keep the bread fresh for longer.

Whether you add nuts, and chocolate chips, or stick to the classic recipe, one thing is for sure – a moist banana bread is sure to please.

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What other ingredients can I add to banana bread?

Banana bread is a classic baked good that can be found in many homes around the world. Known for its delicious flavor and moist texture, this bread makes for a perfect breakfast or snack.

But have you ever wondered what other ingredients you could add to enhance the flavor and take it to the next level? From chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans, to chocolate chips or even shredded coconut, the possibilities are endless.

You can also swap out some of the flour for oats or add in some spices like cinnamon or nutmeg for an extra kick of flavor.

Get creative and experiment with different ingredients to find your perfect banana bread recipe.

How ripe should bananas be for banana bread?

Banana bread is a classic treat that is easy to make and loved by many. One of the key ingredients for making great banana bread is, of course, ripe bananas. But how ripe should they be exactly?

The answer may surprise you. While most of us tend to reach for the brownest, mushiest bananas we can find in our fruit bowl, the truth is that slightly underripe bananas (with just a touch of green left on the skin) are actually the best for making banana bread.

These bananas are firmer and sweeter than fully ripe bananas, and their flavor is more pronounced in the finished product.

So next time you’re making banana bread, resist the temptation to use the most overripe bananas you can find, and go for ones that are just starting to turn yellow instead. You won’t be disappointed!

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Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe is one that you will love. Homemade bread topped with a sweet strawberry frosting will have you wanting one more slice!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large room temperature egg
  • ¼ cup of oil
  • 1 tsp. banana extract
  • ¼ cup of sour cream
  • 2 medium very ripe mashed bananas 
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • ⅔ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large room temperature egg 
  • 3 tbsp. flour (divided into 2 tbsp. and 1 tbsp.)
  • 1 cup of diced strawberries 

Icing

  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp softened butter 
  • 1 tsp. strawberry extract
  • red food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9X5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray. Add parchment paper to the pan as well. Make sure that it covers the bottom of the pan and goes up the sides. Have the paper extend about 4 inches over each side to help you lift the baked bread easily out once done.
  3. Grab a bowl and mix the sugar, eggs, oil, sour cream, and banana extract. Add the mashed bananas and mix well. Set the bowl aside.
  4. Mix the baking powder, baking soda, flour, and salt in a different bowl. Combine the dry mixture with the wet mixture bowl and stir.
  5. In a mixing bowl, use a mixer and combine the sugar and cream cheese. It should be creamy. Then add 2 T of the flour and mix until it is smooth.
  6. Add the rest of the flour (1 T) to the strawberries and fold them into the cream cheese mixture.
  7. Pour 1/2 of the batter into the loaf pan. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of that, and then add the other 1/2 of the batter. Spread out so that it's even.
  8. Put in the oven and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Take the loaf pan out of the oven and put it on a cooling rack to cool.

Icing

  1. Mix the butter, powdered sugar, strawberry extract, and 1-2 red food coloring drops. The mixture should be smooth. Use a #5 decorating tip on a piping bag and pipe across the top of the cooled bread, or just drizzle it on top using a fork.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 4g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/26/2023

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Erica Valentin

Tuesday 28th of February 2023

oooooo This looks divine!!!!!! I'm definitely trying this recipe!

Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

I think this would be an amazing combination of flavors. Pinned. This post will be a feature this week! #HomeMattersParty

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Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

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Beth

Monday 20th of February 2023

LOVE this flavor combination, Kelli! We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party! Pinned and shared! Creatively, Beth

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