This Strawberry Banana Bread recipe has the perfect combination of tartness, sweetness, and moistness – for the very best banana bread!

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This is such a great banana bread recipe that you can make for your friends and family to enjoy as a snack, for dessert or even for breakfast with a glass of milk.

2 baked loaves of Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

And of course, if you’re in the mood for a little twist on my sour cream banana bread recipe, this strawberry banana bread is a great one to try! I love to make, bake, and freeze a few loaves for a rainy day (or to give away).

It’s very easy to put together, quick to prepare by hand (just use a giant wooden spoon)!

Just be prepared– everyone’s going to love it!

banana bread batter with strawberries

Ingredients for strawberry banana bread

  • Flour
  • Baking soda + salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Sugar
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Banana
  • Eggs
  • Cooking oil

strawberry banana bread batter

Best banana bread

This banana bread recipe is actually 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! You can fill 1 large loaf pan, or make two smaller loaves.

2 loaves of strawberry banana bread

Is there a difference between banana bread and banana cake?

There is a difference between banana cake and banana bread.  A traditional banana cake is made like a butter cake with the addition of mashed banana (and my recipe has buttermilk). Banana bread has a firmer more dense texture than banana cake and is great for popping a slice in the toaster.

Moist Strawberry Banana Bread

Banana bread, my favorite, and sweet strawberries? Perfection.

For breakfast add Storyville coffee, and a bowl of granola.

baked loaf of strawberry banana bread

Extra tips for making strawberry banana bread

  1. You can use frozen strawberries if you don’t have fresh. Make sure to thaw and drain beforehand. Also, you will need to add 1-2 extra tablespoons of flour to the batter.
  2. Substitute the strawberries with blueberries or raspberries, or mixed berries. It’s delicious.
  3. The last 10 minutes of baking time, tent the loaf pan with foil. The tenting tip helps to prevent the top from burning while baking the bread through.
  4. If you love an almond flavor, replace the vanilla extract for almond extract. DELISH!

Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

How long does strawberry banana bread keep?

Cool the bread and enjoy right away. If you need to store it, put in an airtight container and you can store it for around 4 days.

We love to freeze any leftover loaves (if there are any), by wrapping it tightly in foil, and then placing it in a freezer Ziplock bag.

This bread is 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!

2 smal loaves in pans of strawberry banana bread

April blossoms

Since it’s April, I can’t help but think about blossoms that are starting to bloom. Take a peek here at my old house, and the beautiful pink and white table that is perfect for spring.

“It is true, as they say, that the blossoms of spring are all the more precious because they bloom so briefly.” –Murasaki Shikibu

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Healthy Banana Bread with Medjool Dates

Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Copycat Starbucks Banana Bread Recipe

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Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

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! Makes 2 loaf pans or 4 small pans.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cooking oil


  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl (except berries); stir by hand.
  • Add the berries last, gently mixing into 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.


previous posted JUN 2016
Cuisine: American
Course: Bread
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slices of strawberry banana bread with a cup of coffee