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Strawberry Bread, with fresh strawberries, as seen on Taste of Southern.

Strawberry Bread Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Follow our complete, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to make this moist and delicious Strawberry Bread recipe. We are using fresh picked berries while they’re readily available and in season.



  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 cups + 2 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour, separated
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 ΒΌ cups Vegetable Oil
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Fresh Strawberries, diced, drained, tossed in Flour


Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

  1. Lightly grease two loaf pans. Approx. 8-1/2 x 4-1/2
  2. Remove tops from berries, rinse well. Set aside.
  3. Sift the flour.
  4. Measure level cups of flour, place in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add the sugar.
  6. Add the salt.
  7. Add the baking soda.
  8. Whisk together to combine.
  9. Place the oil in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  10. Add the eggs.
  11. Add the vanilla extract.
  12. Whisk together until combined.
  13. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring gently to combine.
  14. Dice the strawberries, toss with 2 Tablespoons of reserved flour.
  15. Fold the berries into the batter.
  16. Spoon the batter, divided evenly, into the loaf pans.
  17. Bake in 350F degree oven for 60-70 minutes, or until done. Test with toothpick.
  18. Remove baked bread from the oven. Place pans on wire rack. Cool for 10 minutes.
  19. After 10 minutes, run a thin knife around inside edges of pan. Turn bread out on wire racks.
  20. Let the bread cool completely before slicing and serving.
  21. Enjoy!


It’s best to dice the berries rather than chop them. And, be sure to coat the diced berries with a bit of flour before adding them to the batter. This will keep the berries from just sinking to the bottom of the pan.

Tap your loaf for a bit of a hollow sound, and test it with a wooden skewer or toothpick to be sure it’s done before removing it from the oven. Under baked bread may be a bit soggy.

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