Oh scrumptious Strawberry Bread, you can taste sweet summer in every slice! Fabulously moist and packed with so many fresh strawberries, it’s a miracle the bread holds together at all, this healthy recipe is exactly what we need to be eating for every breakfast from now until August.

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I’ve been baking Amish strawberry bread for more than a decade.

Years ago, I took myself strawberry picking and upgraded to the largest carton, which holds well over 10 pounds.

Between all the strawberry recipes there for the baking—Strawberry Oatmeal Bars, Strawberry Cake, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, classic Strawberry Crisp, Strawberry Scones…I could go on—the big box was a GREAT idea!

strawberry bread with cream cheese icing and fresh strawberries

While my strawberry mood changes from summer to summer (is this an Easy Strawberry Cake season or a Strawberry Smoothie season?) the one strawberry recipe I bake every single year is this healthy strawberry bread (as fall’s annual equivalent is Apple Bread).

Between the juicy berries, the shiny glaze, and the wholesome batter, it’s just the kind of simple-yet-splendid breakfast I crave as the weather warms and the days grow long.

slices of fluffy strawberry bread with fresh strawberries

5 Star Review

“Absolute perfection! Strawberry bread for the win!!!”

— Marina —

How to Make Strawberry Bread

I’ve tweaked this strawberry bread recipe over the years.

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.


The Ingredients

  • Strawberries. The sweet, red gems of this scrumptious bread. Their sweetness and juiciness are the stars of this recipe.
  • White Whole Wheat Flour. Using white whole wheat flour is an easy way to boost this bread’s nutrition without impacting the overall taste or texture. The bread is still moist, and it has the added benefit of extra vitamins and fiber.
  • Cinnamon. Adds coziness and warmth that pairs wonderfully with the strawberries.
  • Sugar. For sweetness and moisture.
  • Coconut Oil. Instead of butter, I used melted coconut oil in this recipe. It adds richness and subtle coconut flavor.

Substitution Tip

If you don’t have coconut oil on hand, you can swap it for canola oil instead.

  • Nonfat Greek Yogurt. Ensures the bread is moist and tender (my healthy baking swap for sour cream).
  • Eggs. A critical ingredient that helps the bread hold together and rise.
  • Vanilla. Adds that beloved vanilla flavor and elevates all the other flavors in the bread.
  • Vanilla Glaze. I highly recommend topping your bread with this sweet, vanilla-flavored glaze. It not only tastes delicious, but it also makes your bread look special and beautiful.

Strawberry Bread with Cream Cheese Icing

You can serve your bread with cream cheese icing if you prefer. Use the frosting from my Carrot Cake Cupcakes recipe.

The Directions

Batter being whisked in a bowl
  1. Stir the dry ingredients together in one bowl, and stir the sugar and coconut oil together in a separate bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the sugar mixture.
strawberry bread batter in a bowl
  1. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Fold in the strawberries.
Batter with fruit in a loaf pan
  1. Pour the batter into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Bake strawberry bread at 350 degrees F for 45 to 55 minutes. Tent the bread with foil at about the 30-minute mark.
Bread in a loaf pan with fruit
  1. Let cool completely before slicing.
A loaf of healthy strawberry bread with icing
  1. Whisk the glaze ingredients together until smooth, then drizzle it over the cooled bread.

Storage Tips

  • To Store. Store strawberry bread in an airtight storage container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • To Freeze. Freeze bread in an airtight, freezer-safe storage container for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Meal Prep Tip

For easy, grab-and-go strawberry bread, freeze leftovers as individually-wrapped slices. Then, you can thaw and enjoy them as desired.

a loaf of healthy strawberry bread with icing

What to Serve with Strawberry Bread

a stack of sliced fresh strawberry bread

Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe

  • Loaf Pan. Perfect for making strawberry bread.
  • Mixing Bowls. You can use this set of mixing bowls for storage and so many recipes.
  • Rubber Spatula. My favorite for stirring and scraping batters.

The Best Loaf Pan

This loaf pan is ideal for making any of my delicious quick breads. It helps your bread cook evenly every time!

ultra moist strawberry bread with fresh strawberries

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Happy, HAPPY Strawberry Season!

I hope this bouncy, berryific strawberry bread becomes a part of your tradition too.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use this Recipe for Strawberry Bread Muffins?

Yes, you can use this recipe to make strawberry bread muffins. Since this bread is sticky and moist, I recommend using paper liners in your muffin tin. Bake the muffins at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes.

Can I Make Frozen Strawberry Bread?

Yes, you can use frozen strawberries in strawberry bread. Thaw completely and pat dry before using them in the recipe. If your strawberries are large, dice them into smaller pieces as the recipe suggests.

Can I Swap Almond Flour for the White Whole Wheat Flour?

No, I do not recommend swapping almond flour in this recipe. Since almond flour and regular flour do not react the same in baking, I can’t promise it would turn out correctly. If you’d like to make a bread with almond flour, I’d recommend trying my Almond Flour Bread or Almond Flour Banana Bread.

ultra moist strawberry bread with fresh strawberries

Strawberry Bread

5 from 2 votes
Heathy strawberry bread recipe with Greek yogurt and topped with an easy sweet vanilla glaze! Perfect for breakfast, snacks, and dessert!

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 1 hr

Servings: 8 slices (1 8×4 inch loaf)

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
  • tablespoons coconut oil melted and cooled to room temperature (or canola oil)
  • 1/2  cup, plus 2 tablespoons plain nonfat 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):


Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 messy, yummy pieces of strawberry bread).
  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.
  • TO STORE: Store strawberry bread in an airtight storage container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • TO FREEZE: Freeze bread in an airtight, freezer-safe storage container for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice (without glaze)Calories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 9gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 5gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 73IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg

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  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. 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.

  7. 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 :)

    1. Alaina, this bread is meant to be!! And we had a wonderful weekend, thank you so much for asking. I hope you had a good one too!

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

  9. 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?

    1. 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!

  10. I cant believe i’ve never tried strawberry bread before, this sounds a treat! Looks delicious, is it still considered healthy if i eat the whole thing haha!! Can’t wait to try this out myself

  11. I love your recipes and have signed up to your site:)

    The only problem I have is as an expatriate living on a remote Island in Papua New Guinea we can’t buy/purchase yoghurt or sour cream. We can only buy long life boxed cream and this is on rare occasions.

    Love to hear if I can bake your cakes omitting the yoghurt
    regards Jane

    1. Hi Jane, thank you so much for signing up and reading! Unfortunately the recipes will not come out the same without yogurt. If you have access to regular milk, I’d recommend doing some research into making your own yogurt! If not, I hope you enjoy some of the other recipes you try.

  12. I had leftover strawberry-flavored Greek yogurt and this was delicious! I also used frozen strawberries (winter in Alaska!) and they worked well.5 stars

  13. Hi Erin. This looks and sounds delicious! Is it possible to use coconut yogurt in this recipe? I am guessing the amount would be the same. My stomach does not like traditional yogurt…
    Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!!! You are awesome and we really like your recipes!
    Thanks,
    Lynn M

    1. Hi Lynn! I actually haven’t tested it out with that kind of yogurt. If you decide to experiment, let me know how it goes!

  14. Hi Erin. I was also wondering if you think this recipe would work with a gluten free flour blend and if you think the amounts would be the same. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!!! You are awesome and we really like your recipes!
    Thanks,
    Lynn M

    1. Hi Lynn! Typically when using the gluten free flour blend it’s a 1:1 substitute. I actually haven’t tested it out with that blend. If you decide to experiment, let me know how it goes!

  15. Absolutely fabulous!
    I am now trying it as a banana/strawberry/
    blueberry w/lemon zest. Added almond flour to it, because of the bananas and extra fruit. Little dash of Extra baking soda and an extra punch of salt. To be continued….5 stars