Strawberry Bread

Our house has been blessed with a recent influx of weekend visitors, a credit I award entirely to our comfy, queen-sized guest bed and the loaves of fresh strawberry bread I’ve been baking for every new arrival.

This ultra moist Strawberry Bread is made in just one bowl and tastes INCREDIBLE! Made with Greek yogurt, loads of juicy strawberries, and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. Easy and healthy! @wellplated

Of course I’d love to credit our home’s popularity to our magnetic personalities and fine selection of French wines, but let’s be real—I purchase my wine at Trader Joe’s, and just LOOK at the shiny glaze on top of strawberry bread! A single slice would persuade me to come visit too.

This Strawberry Bread recipe is easy and delicious! Moist, fluffy and bursting with fresh strawberries! The sweet vanilla glaze puts it over the top. @wellplated

These fine folks were the first of our summer guests to enjoy this strawberry bread recipe, and this weekend, I’ll be serving a fresh loaf to my best girlfriends. Every year since college graduation, a small group of girls and I have made it a priority to plan a “Girls’ Reunion.” This weekend is our eighth, and we’ll be celebrating here in Milwaukee. In but a few short hours, the girls will arrive, and the shenanigans (and strawberry bread eating) will begin.

A moist and healthy recipe for fresh Strawberry Bread made with Greek yogurt and coconut oil. Our whole family loves it and the sweet vanilla glaze puts it over the top! @wellplated

In our busy lives, it’s easy to say, “We’ll get together soon,” but challenging to make that “soon” become “today.” I can’t say enough how grateful I am that, eight years, four weddings, three babies (plus one on the way), and thousands of miles later, we have kept our Girls’ Reunion tradition alive. Although we keep in touch via email and text, nothing replaces precious in-person time with some of the best women I’ve ever known.

This Strawberry Bread is by far my favorite quick bread recipe! So fluffy and tender, and it’s made with Greek yogurt. Every bite has juicy berries and the vanilla glaze is perfect! Easy, healthy recipe. @wellplated

This Strawberry Bread recipe is ideal for both weekend company and everyday weekday breakfasts and snacks. It’s special enough to serve to guests, but healthy (and EASY) enough to bake on a whim.

Super moist Strawberry Bread over flowing with fresh, juicy berries with a sweet vanilla glaze. Easy, healthy, and our whole family can’t get enough! @wellplated

This Strawberry Bread recipe also has a tradition of its own. I started baking it eight years ago, when I first went strawberry picking and hauled home five pounds worth, to the shock of my new post-college roomie. I hope she still likes strawberry bread as much now as she did then, because she’ll be on our Girls’ Reunion too!

Fresh Strawberry Bread – an easy, healthy quick bread recipe that’s simple and delicious. Super moist, and every bite is bursting with sweet berries. The vanilla glaze puts it over the top! @wellplated

I’ve tweaked this strawberry bread recipe over the years, and today’s version made with Greek yogurt, loads of fresh strawberries, and whole wheat flour is my favorite version yet. It tastes wonderful fresh from the oven, and the loaves freeze beautifully too. Bake a few while strawberries are at their peak, then stow them away for later months when you are craving a taste of summer.

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Strawberry Bread

Moist and fluffy strawberry bread topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. Perfect for breakfast, snacks or even dessert!

Yield: 1 8x4 inch loaf (8 slices)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, plus cooling time

Ingredients:

FOR THE STRAWBERRY BREAD:

  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature (or canola oil)
  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons plain non-fat Greek yogurt, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups small diced strawberries

FOR THE VANILLA GLAZE (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 8×4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper so that you have some overhanging the sides like “handles” then lightly grease again. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the white whole wheat flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, stir together the sugar and melted coconut oil (this will help keep the oil from resolidifying). Stir in the Greek yogurt, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, then stir together by hand with a rubber spatula, just until evenly combined—do not over mix. The batter will be very thick. Fold in the diced strawberries.
  4. Scrape the mixture into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. At the 30 minute mark, lightly tent the bread with foil to prevent it from browning too quickly, then continue baking as directed. Remove the pan from the oven, uncover, then set the pan on a wire rack. Let bread cool in the pan completely before slicing (or slice warm and have a messy, yummy pieces of strawberry bread).
  5. For the vanilla glaze: Whisk all of the ingredients together (powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk) together in a small bowl until smooth. Add more sugar/milk if you desire a thicker or thinner glaze. Remove the bread from the pan and drizzle over the top before serving.
  • Store leftover strawberry bread tightly wrapped at room temperature for up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then allow to come to room temperature before serving.
  • I recommend using all room temperature ingredients so that the batter mixes more evenly and the coconut oil does not re-solidify when it hits the cold eggs or Greek yogurt.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 slice (without glaze)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 228
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Sodium: 119mg
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Protein: 6g

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About Erin Clarke

I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, lover of bourbon, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN...

19 comments

  1. This looks so good! I used to pick strawberries in my Grandpa’s huge garden when I was little. Those are fun memories 

  2. What an awesome tradition you girls have maintained! The strawberry loaf does indeed look incredible, and I LOVE your adorable colander! I saw a small turquoise one at World Market yesterday, and I wanted to buy it so badly. But we have a {boring} colander already, so I decided against it. Now I realize I was wrong to do so. ;-)

  3. Wow delicious! I love your cute colander and this bread looks so scrumptious- like strawberries & cream in loaf form :)

  4. how perfect is this for summer! i really wish i had a slice right now. lovely photos. 

  5. Absolute perfection! Why should bananas have all the fun, right?! ;) Strawberry bread for the win!!!

  6. Great recipe! Just in time when strawberries are in season and freshest. Thanks for sharing.

  7. hey girl this looks so yummy!

  8. Planning to make this tonight…but just remembered I don’t own a loaf pan. Oops. Target here we come! :) Can’t wait to try it!

    And I agree – bananas totally hog the bread limelight.

    Not today, bananas. Not today.

  9. This sounds so delicious! I just took my kids strawberry picking and we brought home 11 pounds of strawberries!! I’ve been having so much fun finding new ways to use them! I think I’ll be making a couple loaves of this tomorrow!
    Such a nice tradition you have with your friends, being part of a military family I know how important those get-togethers with far away friends can be!! Hope you ladies had a wonderful time :)

  10. Love the varieties of food that you combine.. .Very original especially refreshing for Spring and summer.

  11. I cannot thank you enough for the blog . Really thank you! Really Cool.

  12. This bread looks delicious! Question for you- I am trying to eat healthy, so I have been looking for some delicious but healthy breakfasts alternatives, and I would love to add this to my list. Is there any way to cut down on the sugar in the recipe? If so, how much?

    • Hi Adeline! Sugar gives both flavor and texture to baked goods, so I would be careful with how much you take out. I designed this recipe for 2/3 cup sugar, so less than that would certainly be an experiment. You could try doing 1/2 cup and see how it goes, but I wouldn’t do less. You can definitely omit the glaze though, which will take out a lot of sugar. I hope that helps!

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