Fresh Strawberry Bread

This Fresh Strawberry Bread celebrates strawberry and lemon in one delicious and easy quick-bread loaf!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword quick bread, strawberry bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
cool 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar ( I use 3/4 brown and 1 white)
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 3 cups chopped strawberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans* optional


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch salt


  1. Place rack in center of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Line two 8x5x2 1/4x2 1/2  inch loaf pans with parchment paper and generously grease.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar(s). Stir.

  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla, oil and lemon rind together. Add the strawberries and pour into the dry ingredients. 

  5. Fold (with spatula by hand) until all ingredients are blended.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  7. Allow loaves to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out onto rack to cool.
  8. After the bread has completely cooled, whisk together lemon juice, powdered sugar and salt and drizzle over Fresh Strawberry Bread. 

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