This sweet and hearty Strawberry Banana Bread is packed full of fresh fruit. It’s perfect to make in the summer when berries are in season and at their sweetest!
Another fresh strawberry inspired treat for you today!
Nick has had some kind of flu since last Wednesday, so everything in our house has been out of commission. No cooking, no cleaning (well, except my excessive lysoling), no blogging.
Just lots of movie watching and taking it easy. He’s finally mostly better and I’m finally catching up on all the chores I’d been putting off.
I made this banana bread last week before the flu rolled in and we basically housed it in 2 days, it was so good! It came out super moist and delicious.
Banana bread has always been a favorite. I seem to always have brown bananas on the counter, just asking for fruit flies, so banana bread is the perfect way to use them up.
With all the amazing fresh strawberries we’ve been getting, I thought it would be delicious to add some to a batch of banana bread. It definitely made my favorite comfort food much more summery!
I used some whole wheat flour in here, like I usually do, to make it just a tad healthier. I always like my banana bread to be more like breakfast than cake. But I did leave mostly all purpose flour in the recipe, because nice fluffy banana bread is the best!
Adapted from Simply Recipes.
- 4 very ripe bananas
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup diced fresh strawberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher or fork. Mix butter into the mashed banana.
- Mix in the sugars, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flours and mix to combine. Gently fold in the strawberries.
- Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan.
- Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack.
- Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Army Amy says
I love how pretty it looks when you slice into it!
I modified this a bit. With all the bad press with wheat, I decided to use all of the all purpose flour. It looked a bit thick. So I added 1/4 cup of banana yogurt. My husband said that it is the best I have ever cooked in 10 years. Turned out amazing!
Awesome!! Glad you liked it!
Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says
We have been loving the strawberries this season..they have been so sweet! My kids inhale them…Sometimes I go to the grocery store 3 times a week just to pick up strawberries 🙂 Bread looks great and so moist…a definite must try (if our strawberries ever last long enough for me to back with them 🙂 )
Lillian Fuerst says
This was awsome I love strawberries and made 3 loaves last week and have 2 more in oven I froze the last ones for when i see my kids They live in NY and Florida Thank you for a healthy easy recipe :):):)
Yay! Glad you liked it! It’s one of my faves!
I don’t have whole wheat flour would substituting for regular flour be ok and not make a difference in how banana bread rises and bakes?
You can definitely use regular, all-purpose flour!
My family doesn’t eat wheat, so instead of all-purpose flour we used a gluten-free flour mix that was made of rice flour, can’t hum gum, etc.
Turned out just fine with the gluten free option! This is a special treat since it has REAL sugar in it. (We try to stay away from sugars. We like the paleo diet.)
Made this today – it’s delicious and so moist! I used 2 large bananas instead of 4 and added a splash of milk. Also, used regular flour and not the whole wheat. I baked it in 3 mini loaf pans so only took about 30 minutes. Would definitely bake this again! Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks, Nancy! Glad you liked it. 🙂
Hi Jess! I bake and sell banana bread. Is it ok if I bake and sell this one too? And if I reblog on my blog?
Sure! Please link back to this page in your blog post! 🙂 You are welcome to repost the recipe OR the photo, with a link to my site. Please do not repost both. Thanks for checking!