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Strawberry Bread

(22 Votes)
MAKES
2 (9-inch) loaves
COOK TIME
1 Hr 5 Min

In a jam for an easy and great-tasting homemade bread? Our Southern-style Strawberry Bread comes to the rescue...and with frozen strawberries baked right in, you can make it any time of year!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (20-ounce) package frozen strawberries, thawed and mashed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups self-rising flour, divided
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 9- x 5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric beater on low speed, beat strawberries, sugar, oil, and eggs until well mixed. Add 2-1/2 cups flour and continue beating until well combined.
     
  3. In a small bowl, toss pecans with remaining 1/2 cup flour then stir into strawberry mixture (see Note). Pour into prepared loaf pans.
     
  4. Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes
  • Mixing the pecans with the flour helps to keep the pecans floating in the batter so they don't fall to the bottom of the bread when baking.
     
  • This bread is wonderful topped with a smear of cream cheese. Strawberry cream cheese is especially good!

Ratings & Comments

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Would mashing fresh strawberries to make 3 cups work for this recipe?

Hello! - Yes, that should work just fine. Enjoy!

What and how much do you substitute to regular flour if not using self rising flour

Hi there! To substitute the self-rising flour use 3 cups of all purpose flour, 1-1/2 teaspoons of salt, and 4-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder.

granny blu, where did you obtain such intereting information?

can splenda be substituted for the sugar as my husband is diabetic and will robinhood flour work to make this? anyone pls reply as I want to try this recipe. L.D

Look for a product called WheyLow, can be found at natural food stores or online. It is much easier to use for baking, has a texture more like sugar & does not raise blood sugar. They have several products including brown sugar & even powdered sugar. Also look for their diabetic version called WheyLow D. I have switched completely to these products for baking since discovering them. Hope this helps.

Self rising flour is only used in the south so we have to add the right amount of baking powder and salt to regular flour Down south they use self rising flour to coat their chicken minute steaks veggies just about everything as it is also used as plain flour in the south but the baking powder and salt is not really healthy and should be used only when needed such as in baking also many times southern cooks will add additional baking powder and salt to a recipe on top of using self rising flour

Actually, grannyblu, I take offense to your post. I'm a real southern cook and neither I nor anyone I know uses self-rising flour to coat chicken, minute steaks or veggies. We are quite literate and fully understand the difference in all-purpose and self-rising. As for baking powder and salt not being healthy, I will agree that salt used only for seasoning should be used sparingly, but suggest you study up on the chemistry of baking. Baking soda is a leavening agent and salt controls yeast growth and strengthens gluten when baking bread. Maybe you should educate yourself before disparaging every cook below the Mason-Dixon line.

How much baking powder and soda do I add to make 3 lbs. of flour into 3 lbs. of self-rising flour?

I meant 3 cups of flour, not 3 lbs.!!!

Add 4-1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1-1/2 tsp. salt to 3 cups of flour.

Can I make with Fresh Strawberry or any type of Fresh Berry(blueberry, raspberry etc. .

We have not tried these ingredients in our Test Kitchen, so we can not guarantee the results. If you decide to try it, please make sure you have equal amounts of the fruit to substitute to give it enough moisture. Thank you for your question!

Sounds delicious. But what are the nutritional values? Being a diabetic I would like to know calories, carbs, cholesterol, etc.

Find another site that caters to your specific requirements and be happier and blessed.

Can I use other fruit like banana,papaya or mango to substitute strawberry.

Made this today. Used fresh frozen strawberrys. This bread was great, will make it again.

This is the best quick bread ever. Have had a lot of requests for the recipe.

Is it unsweetened frozen strawberries?

a cup of oil seems like a lot , can anything be substituted or can I use half applesauce and half oil?

yes, jojoc, you should be able to substitute 1/2c applesauce for 1/2c oil.

Chef, you can try this recipe with 3 cups fresh raspberries. You won't need to mash them. Be sure and let us know how it turns out!

I have not tried this recipe has I don't have strawberries on hand. However I do have raspberries. How many fresh raspberries would be needed in place of the frozen strawberries mentioned in this recipe? Also would the fresh raspberries still need to be mashed? Thanks.

Super Great!!! Rave reviews from my family!!! A moist, delicious bread! I want to try it next with raspberries. Thanks!!!

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