Fruity and nutty, this moist and delicious Easy Banana Nut Strawberry Bread is absolutely perfect for enjoying anytime of the day. Top with a dab of whipped cream cheese for added richness.
Here’s hoping you all are a fan of quick breads, I know we are. This Easy Banana Nut Strawberry Bread is super moist and flavorful. It’s loaded with bananas and strawberries. Make sure your bananas are super ripe for maximum flavor. You can use fresh or frozen strawberries, which ever you have on hand.
Quick breads are so easy to make and great to eat anytime. They brighten up routine breakfasts, add a punch to lunch, make a perfect morning snack, and add sweetness to dinner. We love this banana strawberry bread topped with a thin layer of whipped cream cheese. Yes, you can ever serve this recipe as a dessert. It’s that versatile.
I wanted to make this recipe for several months. I keep a stack of recipes to make someday in my kitchen and this was at the top of the list. I was waiting until I had some fresh ripe strawberries on hand.
Not sure how, but several months ago I found this amazing recipe blog by Amanda called Running with Spoons. I immediately subscribed for her new posts and have received lovely recipes ever since. When she posted her wonderful recipe for Strawberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread in April, I knew I had to make this bread.
Take a few minutes and spend some time browsing around Amanda’s blog. Her photography is gorgeous. Be sure to read her story in the “About” section where she opening discusses her battles with anorexia. Truly inspiring!
Hubby Steve is a huge fan of nuts in quick breads so I wanted to add a few to this recipe. His favorite nut is walnuts. Not so much for me, I prefer pecans, which is what I used in this recipe because that’s what I had on hand. A handful of nuts makes a tasty mid-day snack so we usually have several kinds around the house.
I truly wish fresh ripe strawberries were available all year. Usually the best ones start showing up in the grocery stores in early spring and last through most of the summer. Any other times if they are available, I usually pass as they are either too expensive or not red and ripe. Besides, I keep my freezer stocked with fresh frozen fruit to use when fresh is not around.
One cup of sliced, fresh strawberries has:
Vitamin C – 84.67 mg 113% DRI (Dietary Reference Intake)
Manganese – 0.56 mg or 28% DRI
Fiber – 2.88 grams or 12% DRI
Iodine – 12.96 mcg or 9% DRI
Folate – 34.56 mcg or 9% DRI
Dietary Fiber – 2.88 grams or 12% DRI
Calories – 46 or 3% DRI
Strawberries are extremely low in calories and a very good source of dietary fiber. They are a good source of copper, potassium magnesium, phosphorus, and biotin. Strawberries have a unique combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients which account for their cardiovascular, anti-cancer, and blood sugar health benefits.
It’s no wonder that fresh strawberries are the most popular berry in the world. Unfortunately, they are quite perishable. Choose strawberries that have a deep red color with bright green caps. Make sure they are firm, not bruised, and free of blemishes and mold.
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If buying strawberries prepackaged, make sure to open the package and remove any spoiled berries before storing in the refrigerator. They will keep for two to three days.
To freeze strawberries, gently wash them and either pat dry or lay on a paper towel to air dry. Store them in the freezer in a tightly sealed container or a heavy freezer zip plastic bag. You can keep frozen strawberries for up to a year.
To make Easy Banana Nut Strawberry Bread, begin by slicing the berries, mashing the bananas, and chopping the nuts. Then whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, add the other wet ingredients. Gently combine wet with dry, then fold in berries and nuts.
Pour into your prepped loaf pan, bake, cool, slice, and devour. That’s it, so easy. This strawberry bread is so delicious, you will want to make again and again.
Hope you make this recipe because it’s:
Easy to make
Bursting with flavor
Whole wheat goodness
Like I said at the beginning, we are a huge fan of quick breads because they are so easy to make and full of flavor. Not that we don’t enjoy yeast breads, because we do. One sure-fire thing all homemade breads, whether quick or yeast, have in common is that they smell amazing while baking. If you weren’t hungry when you put the bread into the oven, you will be once it starts baking.
Make with any berry like blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries.
Sub any nut for the pecans such as walnuts (hubby’s favorite), macadamia nuts, or almonds.
Use any flavored or plain Greek yogurt.
Sub mashed pears or peaches for the bananas.
If you make this quick bread recipe, please let us know. Leave a comment and tell us how you liked it and when you served it. Take a picture and tag it #yourdailyfoodchoices on Instagram! We’d love to see your fruity and flavorful creation.
Until next time,
Linda and Steve
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P.S. Need more information on quick breads or yeast breads? Take a peek at this article on baking with nutrient-rich whole grains.