Strawberry Bread

Strawberry bread makes a versatile breakfast bread, anytime snack, or a decadent dessert.

This recipe for strawberry quick bread turns out sweet, moist, and oh-so-delicious. It’s loaded with berries, and a light powder sugar glaze makes the perfect topping.

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Our Favorite Quick Bread!

  • Our copycat recipe from Panera uses Challenge Butter to get that bistro-quality flavor and soft, moist texture!
  • This bread uses simple ingredients you likely have on hand.
  • Challenge Butter is farmer-owned and made the old-fashioned way from fresh cream from happy cows! It adds delicious flavor while making for an extra moist loaf.
  • Make this easy quick bread recipe to serve with tea or coffee!

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This recipe has been sponsored by Challenge Butter.

How to Make Strawberry Bread

A quick overview, here are the step for making the strawberry bread recipe below.

  1. Cream: Cream sugar and butter, add eggs and cream. Combine the dry ingredients.
  2. Mix: Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and fold in fresh berries.
  3. Pour: Batter into a metal pan and top with more berries
  4. Bake and Cool: Before slicing.

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Pro Tips For Perfect Quick Bread

  • If using frozen berries, toss them in the dry mix before adding them to the batter to keep them from sinking to the bottom.
  • Use unsalted butter in baking and add your own salt.
  • Don’t over mix, or the bread will be too dense.
  • Let the eggs come to room temperature before use.

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Save a Loaf for the Freezer!

  • Store strawberry bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • Wrap whole loaves or slices in plastic wrap and place them in zippered bags for up to 8 weeks.
  • Use strawberry bread to make this favorite bread pudding recipe that can be made in advance and served hot or cold!

Our Favorite Quick Breads

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Strawberry Bread

Moist and sweet strawberry bread with a delicious glaze makes for a great breakfast, snack, or even dessert!

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour

Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×4-inch baking pan.

  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt with a whisk. Set aside.

  • In a separate medium bowl, cream sugar and butter together. Add eggs, cream, and lemon juice. Mix well to combine.

  • Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture and stir just until combined. Do not overmix.

  • Set aside 2 tablespoons of strawberries for topping the bread. Toss the remaining strawberries with 1 tablespoon flour. Remove any excess flour and very gently fold them into the batter.

  • Spread the batter into the baking pan and top with reserved strawberries.

  • Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.


  • Once the bread has cooled, combine the glaze ingredients in a bowl until smooth.

  • Drizzle over the top of the bread and let set.

  • If using whole berries like blueberries, toss them in flour first so they don’t sink to the bottom of the batter.
  • Ensure the butter and eggs are softened before mixing and cream until light and fluffy before adding other ingredients.
  • Avoid overmixing the batter or the bread will be tough and chewy.
  • The pan can be greased or lined with parchment paper.
  • Use a metal baking pan for the best results.
  • Be sure not to over bake the bread, a toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean.
  • Cool completely before slicing.

Calories: 315 | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack Cuisine American

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