I recently found myself with more strawberries and bananas than I could possibly consume before they spoiled. So I went on a mission to find a way to combine the two into something delicious.
While I came across a few desserts that could use the two separately, it was a recipe for strawberry banana bread that really caught my eye. In truth, I’d never tried a strawberry bread before, but I love the taste of strawberries and bananas together — the combination is sweet, but also tart, and always incredibly delicious. The result was amazing. I almost don’t ever want to make plain banana bread again.
Here’s how to make the tasty treat!
Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe
- 3 overripe bananas
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- Start by preheating the open to 350 degrees F. Meanwhile, grease a loaf pan.
- Peel bananas and put into a large mixing bowl. Using a potato masher or a fork, mash the bananas until relatively smooth. (Some bumps are okay!)
- Melt butter, approximately 20 seconds, then add to mashed bananas and mix the two using a wooden spoon.
- In a separate bowl, crack the egg and beat rigorously.
- Add egg, sugar, and vanilla to the butter/banana and mix.
- Next, add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined (but don’t overdo it!). Set aside.
- Gather strawberries. The number you’ll need will vary depending on the size — I used about 10 medium-sized strawberries. Rinse and slice.
- Measure out 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries, then blot strawberries dry using paper towel. While juicy strawberries are delicious to eat, they can pose a problem inside of a bread loaf; the paper towels will soak up some of the moisture and make it easier to bake the strawberries into the bread. (Feel free to eat the strawberries that are left over, because yum.)
- Gently fold sliced strawberries into the mixture.
- Pour mixture into pre-greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 1 hour. Bread is ready when toothpick or knife is inserted and comes out clean.