Straightforward Glazed Strawberry Bread – Sally’s Baking Dependancy

This glazed strawberry bread tastes like summer season in a loaf pan! It’s tender, moist, and chock-full of juicy berries. The cake-like crumb and creamy, dreamy vanilla icing make for a deal with that’s certain to fulfill your candy tooth. The recipe is fast and simple, and there’s no mixer required!

sliced and glazed strawberry bread with lots of strawberries inside sitting on cutting board.

If you end up with an overabundance of contemporary strawberries (considered one of my very favourite issues to have!), and also you’re undecided methods to use all of them earlier than they go unhealthy… you may make this reader-favorite strawberry cake, however… possibly you don’t really feel like placing within the effort to make a layer cake. Belief me, I get that!

Enter this recipe for glazed strawberry bread: a fast bread with a young, cake-like crumb that’s bursting with contemporary strawberry and vanilla flavors. I initially revealed this recipe in 2014, and have made a pair changes based mostly on reader suggestions. The bread slices maintain form higher through the use of much less buttermilk, and the bread rises taller utilizing a barely smaller loaf pan and a mixture of baking powder AND soda. The recipe within the recipe card beneath displays these small tweaks.

Right here’s What You’ll Love About This Glazed Strawberry Bread

  • Fast and simple to make—no mixer required
  • Wonderful manner to make use of up leftover contemporary strawberries that didn’t make it into your strawberry shortcake
  • Cake-like texture stays moist for days
  • Additional dessert-like with a topping of creamy vanilla icing
  • Make-ahead pleasant: this strawberry bread tastes even higher on day 2
  • Freezes nicely, so make it when berries are in season and inventory your freezer, so you may get pleasure from that peak strawberry taste lengthy after their brief season ends!
strawberry bread with lots of strawberries inside and vanilla glaze on top sitting on cutting board.

Components You Want & Why

  • Flour: All-purpose flour is the bottom of in the present day’s fast bread.
  • Baking Powder & Baking Soda: My group and I examined this recipe a number of occasions with various ratios of those two leaveners, and the hands-down winner was the fastidiously measured mixture of each you’ll see within the recipe beneath.
  • Salt: Taste enhancer/sweetness balancer—a baking recipe superhero!
  • Egg: An egg supplies construction and binds all of the elements collectively.
  • Sugar: Use a mixture of granulated sugar and brown sugar to sweeten this cake-like bread.
  • Buttermilk: This energy ingredient is what makes my chocolate cake so darn moist, and it serves the identical function on this strawberry bread. The lactic acid in buttermilk permits the baking soda to supply carbon dioxide. Don’t have buttermilk? Save your self a visit to the shop and see my recipe Be aware beneath for a DIY possibility.
  • Oil: I want to make use of oil in my fast breads, like in lemon poppy seed bread and cinnamon swirl fast bread, due to the unparalleled moisture it supplies. Recently I’ve been making this strawberry bread with melted coconut oil, and it doesn’t make the bread style like coconut. However in the event you dislike coconut and may simply detect it in baked items, play it protected and use a impartial vegetable oil.
  • Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Bean Paste: I like the combo of strawberries + vanilla, like on this strawberry vanilla crisp. Pure vanilla extract works splendidly, however I like to make use of vanilla bean paste right here. You will discover it subsequent to the vanilla extract within the grocery retailer baking aisle, or you may order it online.
  • Contemporary Strawberries: Chop the berries and gently toss them with slightly flour, to stop them from sinking to the underside. I don’t suggest utilizing frozen strawberries on this recipe, as a result of they will leak numerous moisture and switch the bread into mush with an unappetizing purplish hue! Save the frozen berries for smoothies and strawberry sauce.
ingredients in bowls on counter including strawberries, buttermilk, flour, egg, brown sugar, sugar, melted coconut oil, and vanilla bean paste.

A Fast Comparability

I need to present you a side-by-side comparability. When retesting this recipe, my group and I attempted it utilizing solely baking powder. The crumb seemed plush and lightweight, however the bread tasted very gummy and the flavour fell flat. Then we used a mixture of baking powder AND baking soda. The bread doesn’t rise fairly as a lot, nevertheless it develops a ravishing coloration and nearly caramelized-like taste. It was additionally moist and tender, with out tasting gummy. By way of style, the baking powder + soda combo was a transparent winner!

two slices of strawberry bread comparing baking powder and baking powder + baking soda versions.
Use a mixture of baking powder and soda for tastiest outcomes.

Tips on how to Make Strawberry Bread

The steps to place all of the elements collectively are as simple as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Whisk collectively the dry elements.
  2. Whisk collectively the moist elements.
  3. Mix the moist with the dry, and gently fold within the chopped strawberries.

I like to recommend baking this strawberry bread in a 1-lb. (8×4-inch) loaf pan like this one or this one. If all you’ve got is a 9×5-inch loaf pan, which is what you utilize for banana bread and pumpkin bread, you need to use it, however count on the bread to be slightly shorter.

Coating the chopped strawberries in flour helps forestall them from sinking within the bread:

flour-dusted strawberries in glass bowl.

Anticipate a creamy and thick fast bread batter with LOTS of strawberries:

vanilla bean and berry batter in bowl and shown again in loaf pan.

The bread takes not less than an hour to bake. Start checking at 55 minutes, although, simply in case your oven works further exhausting!

strawberry bread in loaf pan and shown again on wooden cutting board.

Vanilla Icing

Again in 2014 once I first revealed this recipe, the vanilla icing was an afterthought and but now I can’t think about the strawberry bread with out it! It soaks down into every slice, making the bread much more moist and tender… and it makes the highest of the bread soften in your mouth.

We’re utilizing my traditional vanilla icing recipe, solely halved to make simply sufficient for the bread (like this cinnamon swirl banana bread!). It’s tremendous easy. Seize some confectioners’ sugar, heavy cream or milk, and slightly vanilla extract/vanilla bean paste, and whisk all of it collectively.

Drizzle over the bread earlier than serving.

strawberry bread slices on white speckled plate with strawberries around it.