Grab some fresh strawberries and whip up a loaf of this delicious Strawberry Bread! This bread bakes up soft and moist, it is filled with diced strawberries, and flavored with vanilla and a splash of almond extract. Enjoy a thick slice with a cup of coffee or tea. This Strawberry Bread walks that fine line between bread and cake and it is one of the tastiest ways to use up some beautiful summer strawberries. A thick slice slathered with strawberry jam is pure perfection. Use fresh strawberries for this recipe. The sweeter the better! Feel free to hull them before chopping.
Toss diced strawberries with flour to keep them from sinking down into the loaf while baking. Don’t overbake. Keep a close eye on this near the end of bake time and pull it out of the oven as soon as a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Sprinkle the top of the loaf with granulated sugar before baking. This creates a wonderful sweet/flaky/crunchy crust on top of the bread.
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup oil*
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 1 ½ cups diced fresh strawberries
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour, for the strawberries
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, for topping