Raspberry Strawberry Bread: Give it Away as a Treat!

When it comes to living out our passions, we have to figure out what makes us tick or what inspires us. And then as we learn to let go of the imperfect, which often robs us of our potential, we embrace the freedom to be ourselves and move forward with confidence and clarity.

One of the simple things I love to do is bake bread. And then give it away!

I went to my strawberry patch last night, as it’s growing thinner now, and picked these beauties. I just love how the little white blossom fell into the bowl right as I was finishing up.

My daughter helped wash, stem and slice up the strawberries and we added some raspberries to create a more unique flavor.

Mixed together and tossed it in the oven.

I love making extra loaves for my neighbors.

And then a large loaf for my family.

Hospitality is about helping others to feel warm and welcomed. It’s not about being the perfect family or entertainer. And to me, on this night, it was also about sharing a loaf of bread with our neighbor.

When’s the last time you baked for a friend or neighbor?

Raspberry Strawberry Bread

Delicious with any kind of berry! Remember each oven is different, so make sure and UNDER-SET your timer, so you don’t over bake the bread!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cooking oil

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl (except berries); stir by hand.

Add the berries last, gently mixing in to the batter.

Spray and fill loaf pans (4 small or 2 large).

Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes in small loaf pans, or around 60 minutes in 2 large loaf pans.

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** True confessions: When I made this bread I forgot one simple step. Make sure and add the berries at the last, and then mix the batter by hand. It’s much better with chunky bites of fruit!

13 comments on “Raspberry Strawberry Bread: Give it Away as a Treat!”

  1. This recipe sounds good enough for dessert – and a little scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side!

  2. I love banana bread, but I’ve never tried strawberry bread. We’ve been enjoying the strawberries from out first garden so much, but they’re almost too good not to eat straight from the plant!

  3. YUM!! I love handing out goodies to others! I made some muffins to go along with some other items for a couple we met at baggage claim last week- they’re here adopting a sweet little guy…so fun hearing their story over lunch.

  4. I can smell the wonderful aroma already :) We have a big local strawberry farm and I am hoping that they have plenty good strawberries left so that I can make this. BTW I have been meaning to tell you how much I love your stone loaf pan…was it made by a local potter?

  5. That looks soooo good! I love taking treats to friends. Last week I took a mini pink lemonade cake to my friend. Nothing beats having your very own birthday cake on your birthdaay! I always keep a stash in my freezer!

  6. MMMM I love the fact you mixed the berries. Can’t wait to try it.

  7. I think that I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time to think about bringing a treat to someone, I haven’t really made any treats. I want to buy a mini loaf pans, how fun!!

  8. Your strawberry bread is one of my all time favorites! The addition of raspberries is brilliant! Love those berries!

  9. Just a big thank you for posting this recipe! I saw it yesterday and immediately went to get my strawberries and raspberries and it was a big hit at Bunco last night!!

  10. I made this bread tonight and it was literally the BEST recipe for strawberry bread I have ever made! I added extra strawberries to mine because I was low on Raspberries. The bread turned out scrumptious, and the house smelled amazing! Thanks for posting the recipe! <3

  11. Does this freeze well?

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