Strawberry Bread

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A strawberry sweet bread with a hint of orange coated in a sweet strawberry glaze and orange zest.

Best ever Strawberry-Orange Sweet Bread with lots of strawberries, strawberry "juice" and a strawberry cream cheese glaze I am all about sweet breads come Spring and throughout the Summer.

Not sure why, but I don’t make them that often in the winter. Besides banana bread – banana bread is a year round favorite in my house.

Sweet breads are a perfect way to use up all the wonderful fruits and veggies that are coming into season. Zucchini bread is one of my favorites, but that will probably make it’s appearance in late summer.

Today? Today it’s all about strawberries! With a hint of orange.

Best ever Strawberry-Orange Sweet Bread with lots of strawberries, strawberry "juice" and a strawberry cream cheese glaze

The perfect breakfast, brunch, or snack. This bread is sure to get eaten quick!

It also has quite the amount of strawberries. Like lots of them!

Some of the strawberries get blender or pureed to basically create a thick strawberry juice that gets mixed into the bread. The rest of the strawberries get chopped up and mixed into the bread so there are plenty of strawberry chunks throughout each bite.

Best ever Strawberry-Orange Sweet Bread with lots of strawberries, strawberry "juice" and a strawberry cream cheese glaze

One thing about sweet breads – I am not a huge fan of nuts in them.

But I know they are super popular and lots of people like them. If you wanted to add about a cup of nuts – say chopped pecans or walnuts, it would work great in this bread. I’ve tried this recipe with chocolate chips too which was also great.

Also, if you aren’t feeling the orange or orange zest – totally feel free to leave that out – or substitute it for another citrus.

Whatever you choose to add in, the base of this bread is so delicious, I’m sure you’ll love it!

Best ever Strawberry-Orange Sweet Bread with lots of strawberries, strawberry "juice" and a strawberry cream cheese glaze

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Strawberry Bread

5 from 2 votes
A strawberry sweet bread with a hint of orange coated in a sweet strawberry glaze and orange zest.
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Strawberry Bread

5 from 2 votes
A strawberry sweet bread with a hint of orange coated in a sweet strawberry glaze and orange zest.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Strawberry Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 203kcal
Author Chelsea
Cost $3.89

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries separated and stems removed
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon white sugar separated
  • 1 and 1/2 cups + 1 tablespoon white flour separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest separated

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup strawberries stems removed
  • 2 ounces cream cheese at room temperature not melted
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional garnish: sliced strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a dark bread pan with cooking spray and then lightly coat with flour. (If using a lighter pan or glass pan, preheat the oven to 350 degrees)
  • In a blender or food processor, combine 1 cup strawberries with 1 tablespoon white sugar. Pulse until mostly liquid, but small chunks can still remain.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Stir together.
  • In another bowl, beat together the remaining 3/4 cup white sugar with the vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and orange juice. Beat in the pureed strawberries.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, but do not over-mix.
  • Prepare the last cup of strawberries by cutting them into small chunks. Lightly stir the strawberries with 1 tablespoon flour.
  • Lightly stir the strawberry chunks in with the rest of the mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into a bread pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.

Glaze

  • Puree the strawberries. Beat the pureed strawberries, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • (Make sure the cream cheese is completely at room temperature or it won't mix well and you might get chunks.)
  • Pour over the mostly cooled bread and then sprinkle remaining one teaspoon orange zest over the glaze.
  • Optionally garnish with extra sliced strawberries.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 203kcal

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40 Comments

  1. Gorgeous bread! Love the strawberry and orange combo! I feel like strawberry/lemon is so popular right now, but I wouldn’t have thought of orange! This would be SO good for breakfast in the morning. Or as an afternoon snack. Or probably any time of the day. 🙂 Pinned!

  2. I’m all about this fresh spring-time vibe! Looks absolutely phenomenal! Pinned for sure 🙂

  3. Yum! That looks beautiful with all the strawberries, this would be wonderful for breakfast and I think the orange and lemon would be perfect. 🙂

  4. This bread looks gorgeous Chelsea! I love strawberries and combining it with orange sounds amazing! I would love a big slice of this – pinning 🙂

  5. This is sweet bread heaven! I love the different ways you incorporated the strawberries. And that glaze is calling my name! Beautiful loaf, Chelsea!

  6. This looks perfect! I am so excited that fruit is finally coming in season again! I am going to try this as soon as we get the ingredients. Last year I had strawberry bread for the first time, and I fell in love with it!

    Thanks so much for sharing. I will be stopping by gain soon, you can count on it!
    ~Kloe ♥

  7. 5 stars
    Chelsea,
    This bread looks amazing! Such a pretty loaf.

    I used to despise nuts in any baked good. But I’ve finally come around and can tolerate them now! And I’m talking just in the last couple of months coming around to be able to tolerate them. I think this bread is perfect without the nuts, though. 🙂 Pinned!

  8. Just the other day I was thinking to myself that it’s a shame I don’t have more recipes for baked goods that include strawberries (other than your run-of-the-mill pies and galettes), and lo and behold, I see your recipe! This looks delicious – perfect for a snack any time of day! Yum!

  9. Chelsea this looks stunning! I love how you’ve piled the strawberries on top and that glaze looks perfect. Pinned for strawberry season. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would for you to stop by and share these and other recipes with us, I’d love to see you there 🙂 Have a great day!

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