Fresh Strawberry Bread

by Jamie on June 2, 2010

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Less than six months ago very few of my co-workers knew of my blog; however, the cat made its way out of the bag and now pretty much everyone knows. I don’t really know why I did not tell people, I guess I’m kind of weird {read: anxious} like that and did not want anyone to judge my work.

Now that My Baking Addiction is common knowledge in my workplace, my coworkers seek me out to make their cakes, cupcakes and even search for recipe ideas. My coworker Janet also loves to bake and approached me asking for recommendations for a strawberry quick bread recipe. Her son is getting married this summer and she is interested in baking and serving a variety of breakfast items to their wedding guests. Her son loves strawberries, so she definitely wants to incorporate this fruit into her breakfast menu.

I had never made strawberry bread, so of course I was compelled to get into the kitchen start experimenting. I just so happened to have a pound of stunning organic strawberries in the fridge…if you have never experienced an organic berry, definitely pick them up sometime, the flavor is truly amazing. I cannot wait until organic berries are readily available at my local farmers market!

After a little trial and error, I came up with a super moist, semi-dense, flavorful bread bursting with strawberry flavor. This strawberry bread is perfect for breakfast and is quite brilliant when lightly toasted and smeared with a little cream cheese. I love the texture of this recipe base and have plans to incorporate some wild blueberries into it in the very near future.

Have a delectable day, thanks so much for stopping by My Baking Addiction!

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Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread

June 2nd, 2010

Yield: 1 loaf


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups strawberries, rinse, dried and chopped


1. Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

2. With electric mixer cream butter, sugar and cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla.

3. In separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Blend flour mixture with butter mixture just until blended. Add buttermilk and only stir until just combined; do not over mix.

4. Carefully fold in strawberries. Dough mixture will be thick.

5. Bake in a 350°F oven for 50 to 60 minutes.

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avatar Gina June 24, 2010 at 10:23 am

This bread was easy to make and delicious. I used 2 cups of strawberries because I had a lot of them to use up. My only problem was that it overflowed and looked a little messy. I will definitely make it again but in an 8×8 pan next time. These would also make excellent muffins. Great recipie


avatar Amanda June 25, 2010 at 5:55 pm

I’ve never had strawberry bread before but it looks right up my alley. I may have to give this a try it looks delish.


avatar Kathy @ The Sugar Queen June 26, 2010 at 2:27 pm

I’m going to make this! It looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!


avatar Mims June 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Made this recipe with the strawberries. DELICIOUS, moist and delectable. The cream cheese makes it the bomb!!! Next time I will cut the strawberries smaller…and I just used non-stick spray instead of butter/flouring the pan. I just recently substituted blueberries instead of strawberries. YUMMY!!! Great as a breakfast treat. My 2 year old asks for more! I was thinking of maybe next time using the blueberries with some lemon zest in there. I’m wondering if in the fall I could use cranberries/orange zest and get a crumb topping on it. Hmmm???


avatar Debbie June 30, 2010 at 9:54 pm

We just went strawberry picking last week and I love to bake breads so I googled “strawberry bread recipies” and found this one. It sounds great but what can I susbtitute for buttermilk? Any suggestions?



avatar Judy July 1, 2010 at 10:22 am

I too only share my blogging with a few selected co-workers and I don’t ‘think’ they read me….


avatar Chess July 7, 2010 at 12:38 am

I just baked this today! Wonderful recipe! I doubled it, and mashed a third of the strawberries, and it turned out just beautifully. Everyone who tried it loved it! Thank you so much for sharing!


avatar MLS July 7, 2010 at 9:09 am

I made this … and it was great! Although, mine turned a bit mushy around the strawberries after a day? So we used the leftovers to make french toast with for breakfast and it was superb!


avatar Donna July 9, 2010 at 12:06 am

Hi Jamie!
This bread looks amazing! Do you think the recipe would work as a muffin recipe? Or are there adjustments to make for muffins?

Donna Brown :)


avatar Taryn July 15, 2010 at 7:35 am

I’m going to whip up a loaf of this bread after work today, and I can hardly wait! It looks absolutely delish :)


avatar Barb Giglio July 16, 2010 at 8:41 am

Guess what’s in my oven right now!!!! I chopped some walnuts, about a 1/3 of a cup and sprinkled on top of the batter! Can’t wait to taste this bread! Thanks for sharing! :)


avatar Andrea(of Sweet Dreamery Desserts) August 8, 2010 at 12:37 am

I followed this link from my gal BakersRoyale’s Blog. She shares wonderful stuff. And, I love strawberries, so I can’t wait to bake your strawberry bread, it looks so perfect for a summer morning’s breakfast.


avatar VinGirl August 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm

This bread is just delicious, so moist and creamy. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! ♥



avatar margot August 31, 2010 at 2:20 am

I made this recipe and added a few extra strawberries to total 2 cups, topped it with blanched slivered almonds and sprinkled sugar on top of the almonds. The almonds toasted nicely and complimented the strawberry bread. It was absolutely delicious! I have now made this three times for guests and they salivate over each bite. Thanks for coming up with this recipe.


avatar Larisa September 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Thank you so much for this recipe! I made it today for friends and it was absolutely delicious!


avatar Amber October 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Oh, this sounds and looks delicious. So impressive that you kept at it until you got it just right, so people like us can benefit from your recipes! Well done :)


avatar Dena December 12, 2010 at 5:47 pm

I just found your blog via I am always looking for strawberry recipes and can’t wait to try this one. Thanks!


avatar Vineyard girl February 1, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Awesome recipe. everybody loved it and asked for the recipe.made 3 loaves in 3 I have it memorized.will definitely make more.thanks


avatar Jane March 24, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Can I make this without cream cheese or does that affect the taste a lot? Please answer quickly. Thank you in advanced.


avatar Jamie March 25, 2011 at 8:12 pm


I have never tried the recipe without the cream cheese, so I cannot attest to the outcome. If you try it, let me know. Thanks for stopping by!



avatar Heather April 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm

I made this last night and it was a big this morning for breakfast. Thanks and keep up the good work!


avatar Robin April 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm

This recipe is awesome! I made it for my Mom’s group and they loved it too! Thanks so much for sharing!


avatar Sallie June 17, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I made this with some freshly picked strawberries. I got a lot of compliments! Thanks.


avatar Laura June 30, 2011 at 8:28 am

Thanks for sharing this great recipe! YUM! Made it last night and it is superb! Also, linked your recipe/you back from my page.


avatar Jarie July 13, 2011 at 9:42 am

Looks great! With strawberries being in season now, can I make a few loaves and freeze them? Do they taste the same? Thanks!


avatar Jamie July 13, 2011 at 10:40 am

I think it would freeze just fine. I would recommend slicing it before you freeze and separating the slices with parchment. Thanks so much!


avatar Jarie July 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Thank you! I appreciate the quick response!


avatar Rachel October 20, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I happened to stumble on your blog this week. Your recipes look so delicious. I tried this recipe today and it is SO YUMMY!! I love to bake and I can’t create anything on my own but I love to find new recipes and try them out. This recipe will definetely be used again at my house and I’m so excited to try some of the others you have!! AWESOME!!


avatar colleen December 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Made this bread…liked to consistency but the flavor needs a little help. maybe more vanilla? definitely needs more salt…and I would like more of a strawberry flavor.


avatar Vicci Bennett February 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I made this yesterday w/ strawberries we picked on Friday. So yummmmy! Thanks for the great recipe.


avatar tonyamama March 14, 2012 at 11:04 pm

love this bread! just made it again as muffins because i think the best part is the bit of crunch on the top crust. baked them for 20 minutes and they’re perfect!


avatar Sarah March 25, 2012 at 9:26 am

I am going to make this in the next few days. Looks SO yummy! Found it on Pinterest. I was on my search for a new recipe to make for this week, I do a new recipe a week, then blog about it. What a great thing to make for these warm “summer” like months. :) Thanks for posting such a yummy recipe!


avatar EJ April 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Just found this recipe this morning because I was looking for a way to use up some strawberries. Already baked it, cooled it and tried it. I will be making this all summer long!
Seems great for a brunch too. Thanks, it’s absolutely buttery delicious.


avatar Jamie April 3, 2012 at 8:56 am

So glad to hear that enjoyed the Strawberry Bread – thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback. Have a delicious day!


avatar adrienne April 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I made this for breakfast this morning and it was great! I didn’t do a loaf… I did muffins and they were perfect! The base would also be awesome for blueberry muffins!


avatar Robin S. May 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I just made this – best quickbread recipe I’ve ever used! The cream cheese, buttermilk combo makes for a very tender, moist, flavorfull crumb. Thanks!


avatar Clover June 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

I’m a little late to the party, but I made this bread yesterday. It totally overflowed my pan and smelled up my house (not in a good way). I baked it 60 min and the middle still did not get done, although the top was getting too brown. The flavor is great though, and I’m trying to decide if I should try this again, and if I do what besides baking longer should I do. Should I put it in two pans? Less baking powder? Any suggestions?


avatar Candice M. July 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

sounds yummy,
what is the measurement if using regular table salt?


avatar Jamie August 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I would recommend using 1/4 teaspoon of table salt. I hope this helps, thanks for stopping by!


avatar Kori Pressnell October 15, 2012 at 9:33 am

I’m pretty late finding this recipe, but wanted to let you know anyway … I made this and it is UHmazing!! I’ve made a few different breads like this and there is just something about the strawberries and cream cheese in yours. I’m making a second loaf today. It’s wonderful with tea. Thank you! I’m a new follower.


avatar Jamie October 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the recipe – thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! Have a great day.


avatar Maria M Triana October 21, 2012 at 9:06 am

I just baked this, just one word: Amazing! I featured on my site. Thanks!


avatar Jihye Yang January 7, 2013 at 11:41 pm

This is soooo good!
I wanted to spend my cream cheese and I like strawberry.
I used organic strawberries as you suggested.
Oh this is so yummy.
It’s good even when it’s warm.
(couldn’t wait to chill cause the smell was too tempting)
I shared with my friends when it’s hot and he said wow.
Thank you so much!!!!!
Will try with blue berry too.
Happy New Year!!


avatar Jihye Yang January 8, 2013 at 5:07 pm

I have a question.
Is there any substitute for butter milk?
My friend wants to try this but she can’t find butter milk from local store.


avatar MBA January 17, 2013 at 5:11 pm

You can make your own buttermilk by adding one tablespoon of vinegar to a a little less than one cup of milk. Let it rest for about 5 minutes and you have your buttermilk. Thanks so much for stopping by – have a great day!


avatar Joy@Yesterfood March 5, 2013 at 8:44 am

This is lovely! I am in the mood for all things spring, so this jumped right out at me! :)

I am now following you via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google Reader. I am looking forward to browsing your Essentials, Fundamentals, and Recipe Index! :)


avatar Sherry April 8, 2013 at 1:03 am

What an super looking loaf! Can’t wait to make it. Is there a way to use regular salt as Kosher salt is impossible to find in my tiny town. Thanks for your help.


avatar MBA April 11, 2013 at 7:34 am

You can certainly substitute regular salt for Kosher salt, this shouldn’t create any problems. Stop back and let us know hoe it turned out!


avatar Megan May 9, 2013 at 6:23 pm

I made this bread and it was a HUGE hit! Everyone loved it! I got some great pictures of it and posted it on my blog!


avatar Jennifer Collier May 15, 2013 at 8:54 am

My husband and I took our little girls strawberry picking yesterday and we came home with a ridiculous amount. I found your recipe and decided to just go for it and make a triple batch. We made two dozen muffins, one loaf and bundt cake. We will definitely make this again.


avatar Marcy July 3, 2013 at 3:14 am

I just wanted to tell you that i made this bread a year ago and i’ve lost count how many times i’ve made it b/c its SO good and people always request it. It was a huge hit when i made it for the marines too :) I’ve shared your website with my friends :) Thank you!


avatar Jamie August 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm


That is great news, thank you so much! I’m thrilled that you love the recipe. Have a wonderful day and thank you for following MBA!



avatar Leslie July 29, 2013 at 7:06 pm

We had an abundance of strawberries leftover and I knew exactly what to do with them. This is the second time I used this recipe and it did not disappoint. I did, however, add a lemon glaze (more of a drizzle) to the top to make it look pretty. It was a big hit at the office and I gave the recipe out to a few co-workers.


avatar Heather October 5, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Can I use frozen strawberries? Wasn’t sure if it would make a difference in the bread since they tend to thaw and be a bit mushy.


avatar Jamie October 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm

I haven’t tried the recipe with frozen berries, but I would think the bread would definitely be a little mushy. Sorry I am not more of a help.


avatar Sarah February 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm

We went strawberry picking a few weeks ago here in Texas and I came across this recipe after that. Made a loaf with our fresh berries and mmm! Delicious!


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