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Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Bread

Once strawberry-picking time arrives here each summer, my husband and I look forward to this bread. Since only fresh strawberries will do, I have been thinking of trying a different kind of berry so we can enjoy it more often. Baking is great fun for me. I have to admit, though, sweets are my weakness. On occasion, a bag of chocolate chips makes it to the batter! —Suzanne Randall, Dexter, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (12 slices)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted, divided

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well.
  • In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in strawberries and 1/2 cup nuts.
  • Pour into a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining nuts. Bake 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 199 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Gail
    Jun 22, 2020

    I can see why some people add extract, because even with 1 1/2 cups of strawberries, the strawberry flavor doesn't really stand out. I omitted the nuts cuz I don't like them. Other than these 2 things, I followed the recipe. The cinnamon was a nice addition! My husband really liked it.

  • 2124arizona
    Sep 2, 2019

    This bread turned out nicely!! I added some strawberry extract with the vanilla for some extra berry flavor!

  • Loiscooks
    May 2, 2018

    Nice bread recipe. Very moist. I followed the recipe with the exception of adding a few more strawberries. I will make this again.

  • Maria S
    Jul 25, 2016

    Baked this yesterday with strawberries that were in the fridge for a few days. It turned out great!! Didn't add nuts and I did use one cup of strawberries. I baked it in three mini loaf pans so it was done in about 40 minutes. Delicious!! Would definitely be baking this again!

  • jinlorenza
    Jun 2, 2016

    This bread is sooo good! It is so moist, with a great flavor. I love the cinnamon in it. I don't put the nuts in. I make it for my family and friends and they all love it! I also make a sugarless version, replacing the sugar with agave sweetener and increasing the flour to 2 cups, and it is still really yummy! I definitely agree with reducing the cooking time, as mentioned in other reviews. I also bake mine in smaller loaf pans, to help it bake more evenly.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Apr 30, 2016

    I made this delicious bread today. This is a keeper. I made a few adjustments after reading the reviews. I used 1 1/4 cups finely diced strawberries and I set my timer for 47 minutes. It was done. I'm glad I didn't overcook it. It is always easier to add time, if needed. I used pecans instead of walnuts. Don't leave the nuts off the top. It makes this bread delicious.I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home.

  • manga
    Apr 13, 2016

    I gave it 4 stars as the recipe is written. It needed more strawberries. I put in 1 cup, but I think it needs at least a cup and a half berries.

  • SweetPea3-0
    Jul 6, 2015

    I read the reviews before making this recipe, and I took everyone's advice on using 1 cup of berries. I also mashed up about a quarter cup of berries and threw that into the mix, and I omitted the nuts. I made the recipe as muffins instead of bread, with a streusel topping. They turned out so good! I am definitely making them again. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Tiffany0225
    Jul 12, 2013

    Overall taste of the bread was good, but it definitely needs more berries. I also thought the recommended bake time was too long. I baked mine for 60 minutes and it was a tad over done, but not burnt.

  • nramsey
    Jul 9, 2013

    After reading other reviews, I was disappointed with this bread. Just thought it was okay. It did not slice well...very crumbly.