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Strawberry Bread

Quick breads are recipes that are made with baking soda or baking power rather than yeast. This strawberry bread comes together quickly with baking powder as the leavening agent. Bake with frozen strawberries to enjoy this strawberry bread recipe year round!

Strawberry bread sliced overhead photo on white plate

Make this easy strawberry bread recipe–a traditional quick bread– for a breakfast treat or a sweet bite with a cup of tea. Sometimes a slice of bread with a bit of fruit mixed throughout is just what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.

We often bake banana bread which is also a type of quick bread, and this strawberry bread is created along the same lines.

Most quick breads– including this strawberry quick bread– can be made as a loaf of bread in a baking tin that is generally 8 by 4 inches (or thereabouts), or the same batter can be divided into muffin tins. Use a muffin tin along with paper muffin cups or bake in silicone muffin baking tray.

What makes this bread a quick bread recipe?

Quick breads are exactly as they sound– bread recipes that come together in a short period of time. Quick breads do not use yeast as a leavening agent so there is not waiting period for the bread to rise.

The method of baking quick bread is to first combine the dry ingredients like flour, salt, and baking soda in one bowl and the wet ingredients like eggs and buttermilk in a separate bowl.

You’ll enjoy this collection of quick bread recipes.

Baking with frozen strawberries

I baked with frozen berries for this strawberry bread, keeping them frozen until I mixed them into the batter. This method worked but did leave extra moisture in the baked bread.

If you choose to thaw your strawberries before baking, let them drain in a colander that is resting over top of a bowl. After 30 to 60 minutes, take the liquid that has dripped into the bowl and bring it to a boil on the stove top. Reduce the liquid until it is about half or even a quarter of what you started with. This step intensifies the strawberry flavor and removes excess water. Then add this reduction back into your berries and continue with the recipe.

Other strawberry dessert recipes

  • I love strawberry desserts, too, and think you’ll love this easy method of macerating strawberries to bring out their juices and flavor.
  • Baking with fresh strawberries is so nice when strawberries are in season. Try these strawberry scones for Mother’s Day.
  • Have you made cookies with a strawberry flavor? These pink pudding cookies are perfect for so any occasions– Valentine’s Day, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mother’s Day, and baby showers.
  • Summer ice cream is made into something special by roasting strawberries in this strawberry ice cream recipe.

Baking with fresh or frozen berries

Next time I’ll use fresh berries to see if it makes a difference. The only change I made to the original recipe for this strawberry quick bread was to add a thin layer of sugar sprinkled on before baking. It make the top nice and crusty which was a good balance to the moist bread with strawberries.

Recipe source- Saveur Magazine

Start with a strawberry bread recipe from Saveur magazine. I found their recipe online and look forward to making it again with different fruits throughout the year. Change it up and use blueberries, peaches, or even mangoes for a different twist. You’ll also enjoy this cherry bread recipe which is made with frozen berries and can be traditional or gluten free.

Yield: 12

Strawberry Bread from Saveur

Sliced strawberry bread on white plate

Easy strawberry bread comes together in no time with strawberries throughout

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups strawberries, chopped
  • 1 TB sugar for dusting the bread before baking


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a loaf pan with baking spray.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. In another bowl mix the sugar, oil and eggs.
  4. Next mix the wet and dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Add the strawberries and stir gently.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with sugar over the top.
  6. Bake for 70-75 minutes. (note that original recipe calls for 60 minutes but I found that too brief)
  7. Let cool before serving.


Fresh or frozen berries are fine for this recipe

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g

This data is provided by Nutritionix and is an estimate only.

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Post originally published March, 2014. Updated in May, 2018.


Sunday 21st of February 2021

I’ve scrolled through these comments to find info on who has actually baked this bread and see if there were additional tips. I’m perplexed why people leave reviews on the ’appearance’ of a baked good or any product for that matter. Reviews are for when a product has actually been tried, pros vs cons, good vs bad.

nicole Landry

Friday 18th of October 2019

Can you freeze this bread? Thanks!

Holly Baker

Sunday 20th of October 2019

I haven't frozen this exact recipe but often freeze other quick breads. the texture may be slightly different after defrosting since you are freezing cooked fruit in the bread, but I would think it would work just fine. Let me know if you try it!


Friday 5th of July 2019

Does this have to be stored in the refrigerator?

Abbe@This is How I Cook

Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

I was just thinking of a strawberry bread and this sounds perfect! I'm so glad you reposted it!

Abbie @ Needs Salt

Sunday 9th of March 2014

This bread looks so tender and delicious. Perfect for spring! (I can't wait for strawberry season!) Pinning.

Holly F

Friday 14th of March 2014

Yes, I am ready for strawberry season too but we are spoiled with beautiful strawberries at the grocery store already. I know they come from miles away but they are so pretty and tempting to buy now!

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