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Strawberry Banana Bread

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

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

Before we get too far into this recipe I need to tell you that this banana with strawberry quick bread tastes great with, or without, the nuts.

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The ingredient list:

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  • 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:

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, which sets my mind 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.

Additional fruit and berry recipes?

*Blood Orange and Blueberry Salad (shown below)

Antioxidant-Rich Blood Orange Salad with Blueberries and Feta is layered with wonderful flavors, colors, and textures. Eating healthy never tasted so good!

Blood Orange and Blueberry Salad

*Blueberry Basil Bruschetta (shown below)

If you have 10 minutes and only five ingredients, you can serve these Blueberry Basil Bruschetta and be blown away by how easy and delicious they are.

Blueberry Basil Bruschetta

Caramelized Nectarine Upside-Down Cake (shown below)

Summertime’s delicious bounty of fresh and juicy nectarines comes alive in this recipe for caramelized Nectarine Upside-Down Cake. 

Nectarine Upside Down Cake

Mahi-Mahi with Nectarine Avocado Salsa (shown below)

Healthy Seared Mahi Mahi with Nectarine-Avocado Salsa is the perfect summertime meal that will help you beat the heat, and keep you feeling light on your toes.

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.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

Strawberry Banana Bread with Almonds

Strawberry Banana Bread

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
With only one bowl and a few simple ingredients, you can have this Strawberry Banana Bread baking in the oven in no time flat!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Breakfast or Dessert, brunch, Dessert
Servings 10 slices
Calories 236 kcal

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, optional reserve 2 tablespoons for topping
  • 1 – 1½ cup fresh strawberries hulled and diced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas.
  • Stir in the melted butter, beaten egg, and almond extract.
  • Stir in the brown sugar, salt, baking soda and flour until combined.
  • Stir in almost all of the toasted nuts (reserving 2 tablespoons for topping).
  • Gently stir in the diced strawberries.
  • Spoon the batter evenly into a standard size loaf pan
  • Top the batter with the remaining almonds.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 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.
  • Slice and serve.

Notes

Tools and equipment:
large bowl, wooden spoon, pastry blender for forks (for mashing the bananas), paring knife (for dicing strawberries), standard size loaf pan, baking spray, cooling rack

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 407mgPotassium: 219mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 231IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
Keyword banana bread with strawberries, strawberry banana bread, strawberry banana quick bread, strawberry bread
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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

Brandy | Nutmeg Nanny

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!

Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

Wednesday 29th of March 2017

LOVE this twist on banana bread!