Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Strawberry Bread


Our strawberry plants are producing a lot less fruit this year. Maybe it's because the plants or older now, or maybe because I thinned out the patch a bit earlier this year. Either way, it's probably a good thing because we still have frozen strawberries leftover from last season that need to be used up.

And because we can only eat so much strawberry jam and drink so many smoothies, I'm always looking for ways to use the strawberries and came across this strawberry bread. It's like banana nut bread, but with strawberries! Maybe next time I'll try a strawberry and banana nut bread since strawberries and bananas go so well together...

I got this recipe from Amber's Delectable Delights and highly recommend it!

Source: Amber's Delectable Delights
Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
- 1 1/4 cups (6 1/2 ounces) flour (I used bread flour)
- 1 cup (7 ounces) sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) mashed strawberries
- 1/2 cup (2 1/2 ounces) vegetable oil


Directions:
- Mix the walnuts, flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and nutmeg together in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the lemon zest, eggs, strawberries and oil.
- Combine the two until well blended.
- Pour everything into a greased 9x5" loaf pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool the bread in the pan for 15 minutes, then move it to a cooling rack.
- Slice and serve!

19 comments:

finsmom said...

I am drooling! Great bread idea! So clever!

Reeni♥ said...

This looks delicious! I like that the strawberries are mashed instead of in hunks.

what elsie sees said...

what great use of all your strawberries! you're becoming a baker!

Patsyk said...

I've combined strawberries with my banana bread with great success! You should definitely try it!

That Girl said...

I'm hoping it's just a bad year for your strawberry plant. Yummy looking bed.

lisaiscooking said...

Your strawberry bread looks delicious! The banana-strawberry version sounds great too.

stephchows said...

I like your idea of a combo bread :) yum!

Sophie said...

MMMMM,...your strawberry nut bread looks amazing!!

Excellent is the word! yummie!

Ravenous Couple said...

ohhh sounds yummy! never had strawberry bread before...we're adventurous cooks but timid bakers :)

branny said...

I am so jealous of your strawberry plants!
I've awarded you w/ the Oh How Lovely Award. Check out my pesto blog update for details.

Jo said...

I wouldn't have thought of adding strawberries but what a great idea! Love the pic of the slice that looks so moist ... yum!

Juliana said...

Strawberry bread? Sounds and looks so yummie...never had it! Should try since strawberries are still in season.

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks wonderful like your blog and love the name of it, when we were hyper as kids my Dad would say we were doing the gagas!! rebecca

sara said...

This looks wonderful. I really love a good strawberry bread.

Chow and Chatter said...

By the way I changed my site address to https://chowandchatter.blogspot.com
To match the name ! Love Rebecca

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Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.....soft and yum bread...Congrats on your award....

Joelen said...

This and your recent recipes all look wonderful! What a great use for strawberries! I've been on a slight commenting hiatus with my busy schedule lately... but it's great to catch up and see what's cooking in your kitchen!

Joanne said...

I love quickbreads. I've never had a strawberry one though. Bookmarked!