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.
- 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
Preheat oven to 350°F with a rack in the middle of the oven. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla, almond extract, and buttermilk. Add the dry ingredients and whisk until combined.
In another bowl combine the strawberries and 1 tablespoon flour. Add the strawberries to the batter (reserving a few for the top) and stir with a rubber spatula until combined.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle the reserved strawberries on top and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar all over the batter. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (be careful not to overbake). Rotate the pan halfway through bake time to ensure even browning. Place the pan on a rack to cool for 15 minutes, then carefully remove from the pan and place directly on the wire rack to cool. Note: I like to run a thin knife between the bread and the pan to help it release from the pan easier.
*You can use vegetable oil, canola oil, or a mild olive oil.
Serving: Serve this bread at room temperature or lightly toasted.
Storage: This bread can be stored tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Bring to room temp or lightly toast before serving.
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Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg