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Strawberry Banana Bread

With only one bowl and a few simple ingredients, you can have this Strawberry Banana Bread with Almond’s baking in the oven in no time flat!

Strawberry Banana Bread on a platter  with strawberries and almonds as garnish.

Before I delve too far into this recipe I need to tell you that this Strawberry Banana Bread tastes great with, or without, the nuts.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making strawberry banana bread is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” text (found below) to be taken directly to the recipe. 

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Vertical title text image of a slice of strawberry banana quick bread on a white plate with rosebuds.

The ingredient list:

  • over-ripe bananas
  • strawberries
  • butter
  • egg
  • sugar
  • almond extract (vanilla may be substituted)
  • all-purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • slivered almonds (optional)

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

  • large mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • wooden spoon
  • fork or a pastry blender (for mashing bananas)
  • paring knife
  • cutting board
  • standard loaf pan
  • baking spray
  • cooling rack

Nuts or no nuts. The choice is yours!

If you’re not a fan of almonds (or nuts in general), you are by all means welcome to leave them out of this recipe entirely.

I promise I won’t tell, and you’ll still enjoy the flavor of this deliciously easy bread.

However, you’re a fan of nuts, then by all means…add them. The texture and crunch they provide are a nice contrast to this super moist bread.

You’ll also notice that I’ve used almond extract in this recipe. If you’ve decided to make this Strawberry Banana Bread without the nuts, please feel free to substitute vanilla extract in place of the almond extract.

A vertical closeup photo of a slice of strawberry banana bread on a plate and the entire loaf in the background.

How this recipe came to be:

The produce department in the springtime gets me so excited!! I go crazy seeing all the seasonally plump and colorful fruits and berries, that it sets my mind to racing when I think of all the different ways I can use them in my cooking and baking.

I made this Strawberry Banana Bread for my mom this past weekend. She came over for dinner, and we played a few games of cards (Russian Rummy, to be exact) beforehand.

Since my mom is also a huge strawberry lover, I knew she would enjoy the flavor of this bread. I served each slice with a scoop of strawberry ice cream (not shown) making this delightfully easy quick bread that much more special! 

A slice of strawberry banana quick bread on a cute plate with little rosebuds.

Why this quick fruit bread recipe works:

I consider this type of easy recipe a “dump recipe.” The reason is that all of the ingredients are dumped into a single bowl and then mixed.

There are no difficult or confusing steps, and the cleanup is a breeze.

You don’t need to be a skilled baker to have success with a dump recipe, and the outcome is always a winner.

I urge you, if you’ve been afraid of baking in the past, please try this recipe. I promise you’ll be delighted with the results!

Can this strawberry banana bread be frozen after baking?

Yes!

Wrap it well in plastic wrap (slices or an entire loaf) and keep it in the freezer for up to three months.

A sliced loaf of strawberry quick bread on a plate with fresh strawberries and almond garnish.

Want more fruit and berry recipes?

Blood Orange and Blueberry Salad – 

Blood Orange and Blueberry Salad

Blueberry Basil Bruschetta – 

Blueberry Basil Bruschetta

Caramelized Nectarine Upside-Down Cake –

Nectarine Upside Down Cake

Mahi-Mahi with Nectarine Avocado Salsa – 

Mahi Mahi with Fresh Nectarine and Avocado Salsa

So there you have it, from appetizer to dessert, the produce department is where it’s at you guys!

Be there or be square! LOL!

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s strawberry quick bread recipe.

5 from 2 votes
Strawberry Banana Bread with Almonds
Deliciously Easy One-Bowl Strawberry Banana Bread with Almonds
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
With only one bowl and a few simple ingredients, you can have this Strawberry Banana Bread with Almond’s baking in the oven in no time flat!
Course: Breakfast or Dessert
Cuisine: quick bread
Keyword: strawberry banana bread, banana bread, strawberry bread, fruit bread
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 236 kcal
Renee – Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas very ripe
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup toasted slivered almonds reserve 2 tablespoons for topping
  • 1 – 1½ cup fresh strawberries hulled and diced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas.
  3. Stir in the melted butter, beaten egg, and almond extract.
  4. Stir in the brown sugar, salt, baking soda and flour until combined.
  5. Stir in almost all of the toasted nuts (reserving 2 tablespoons for topping).
  6. Gently stir in the diced strawberries.
  7. Spoon the batter evenly into a standard size loaf pan

  8. Top the batter with the remaining almonds.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove the pan to a cooling rack for 15 minutes. Remove the loaf from the pan after 15 minutes and allow the loaf to cool on a wire rack until completely cooled.
  11. Slice and serve.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

large bowl
wooden spoon
pastry blender for forks (for mashing the bananas)
paring knife (for dicing strawberries)
loaf pan
baking spray
cooking rack

Nutrition Facts
Deliciously Easy One-Bowl Strawberry Banana Bread with Almonds
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 407mg18%
Potassium 219mg6%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 231IU5%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quick and easy one-bowl strawberry quick bread recipe as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

A vertical title text photo collage of strawberry banana quick bread with almonds as garnish on top.

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Recipe Rating




Lisalia

Saturday 6th of June 2020

Yummy! What a delicious variation on regular banana bread. So moist.

Renée

Sunday 7th of June 2020

Thanks, Lisalia. Glad you like it, and yes, it's a super moist bread! Take good care, Renee

Erica Schwarz

Saturday 6th of June 2020

Tried this recipe and we really liked it. I wasn't sure about the nuts, so I made two smaller loaves - one with and one without. Have to say, I preferred the crunch! Thanks for the recipe.

Renée

Sunday 7th of June 2020

Making two loaves was very smart of you, Erica. I prefer the crunch as well. Thanks for the rating and commenting. Nice to hear from you. Take good care, Renee

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Sunday 2nd of April 2017

I'm seriously obsessed with this! Cannot wait to try it!

comfortablydomestic

Friday 31st of March 2017

Quick breads are always a crowd favorite around here. I love the strawberry and banana combination!

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