Fresh Strawberry Bread

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

Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

137 Responses to “Fresh Strawberry Bread”

  1. Lori @ RecipeGirl — June 2, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Mmmmm! So pretty too!

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  2. Asha@FSK — June 2, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    such a refreshing bread! nice recipe…

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  3. Jaime — June 2, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Looks delicious, Jamie!

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  4. Sanura — June 2, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    A co-worker loudly told everyone about my blog at our President’s retirement annoucement party. {sigh}
    The strawberry bread looks delicious. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Joanne — June 2, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    I definitely kept my blog from people for a LONG time…mainly because for a good long while I had about two readers. It was just embarassing! I’ve started to tell people now and I get requests constantly. It’s fun though and they usually present me with a bit of a challenge.

    This bread looks delicious! I made a strawberry yogurt cake not too long ago but I’d love to try it with cream cheese.

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  6. My Kitchen in the Rockies — June 3, 2010 at 12:14 am

    I have some Strawberries in the fridge that need to go, so this recipe comes at the right time. Thanks so much.
    Oh, by the way, I really like the new look of your blog Jamie.

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  7. Brandie — June 3, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Looks so yummy! I’ve never had Strawberry Bread.

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  8. Rosa — June 3, 2010 at 1:34 am

    That bread looks lovely!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  9. Lora — June 3, 2010 at 3:37 am

    This look delish. Perfect to make for strawberry season.

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  10. Jessica @ How Sweet — June 3, 2010 at 6:41 am

    That bread is beautiful. Looks delicious, too.

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  11. Katrina — June 3, 2010 at 6:56 am

    The mixture of ingredients you chose looks so delicious! This quick bread recipe is soon to be one of my favorites…I can tell. Thanks!

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  12. Lucy — June 3, 2010 at 7:16 am

    I initially kept my blog from my friends, but gradually they discovered it and ask for various baked things for their birthdays! I haven’t baked with strawberries before, but this bread is so pretty I feel inspired. Delish!

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  13. This bread looks wonderful! I just so happen to have some fresh strawberries so I’m going to have to give this a try!

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  14. Daydreamer Desserts — June 3, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Were you a closet food blogger? ;) I’m surprised you hadn’t told your co-workers about your blog… it’s fantastic, you should be very proud! I’ve never made strawberry bread before, but after this pics, I just can’t resist… adding it to my list!

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  15. Maria — June 3, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I can’t get enough strawberries right now. I will have to whip up a loaf of this bread. Looks wonderful!

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  16. CaSaundra — June 3, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Looks great–I bet the addition of rhubarb would send it over the top!

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  17. DessertForTwo — June 3, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I love the idea of serving a few breakfast items at an early wedding! This bread looks perfect! My grandma made a strawberry bread recipe that used frozen strawberries, no butter, just eggs and oil. It was very simple but very delicious.

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  18. Sara — June 3, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Yum! I’ve never had a strawberry bread but it sure looks good. My husband would be a huge fan of this.

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  19. megan — June 3, 2010 at 11:27 am

    My husband has been asking for strawberry bread recently, and I’ve put off making it. I always worry about the strawberries getting soggy. I’ll have to try your recipe now though!

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  20. Two things: 1.) you should NEVER be afraid to tell anyone about your blog- it’s perfection. Seriously. And 2.) this bread is totally going to happen this weekend!! Looks SO good!

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  21. prerna — June 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I too am a big lover of strawberries and so is my daughter so I try to incorporate it into my cooking pretty often. this is a nice addition to my recipe book :-)
    Love the recipe!

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  22. Danae (The Busty Baker) — June 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I didn’t tell many of my coworkers about my blog either, but eventually it got out. There’s still only about half of them that know (I’m sure the other half could probably care less if they did know), so now they ask what I’m making next! And there’s a couple that tell me to hurry up and post so they can get the recipe of what I bring in to share!

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  23. ingrid — June 3, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    It definitely looks moist, kinda like a pound cake.

    I’m not same way…..not many people outside of my family know I have a food blog. And the few that know were probably told by my kids who seem to tell anyone who mentions baking. :) They’re proud. :)
    ~ingrid

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  24. Naomi — June 3, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    This sounds delish! Your recipes are crowding my recipes-to-make list.

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  25. Jen @ How To: Simplify — June 3, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I’m the same way! My family and friends know about my blog (even though I was nervous to share it with them at first). Now, whenever I’m at gatherings, my friends tell their friends. I love the word of mouth spreading of my blog.

    Only one of my co-workers knew about my blog and she told a few others a couple months ago. I was nervous and was hoping that they would forget the name of the site. I don’t know why I’m so nervous for them to find out about it!

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  26. Emily — June 3, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Sounds divine – thanks for doing the leg work! One of these days my little strawberry plants will produce!

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  27. Jennifurla — June 3, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I do not tell all of my co-workers for fear they will find out how long I spend looking at food blogs all day long! he he

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  28. Betsy — June 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Looks delicious! I really enjoy your website, and appreciate how often you come up with new recipes. If your co-worker wants another nice fruity breakfast item, this raspberry coffee cake (http://itstartedinbulgaria.blogspot.com/2010/03/breakfast-for-dinner-buffet-raspberry.html) was a big hit with my friends at our recent breakfast for dinner party. I highly recommend such a party, by the way!

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  29. Julie — June 3, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Oh yum! Perfect summer bread! I really like the addition of the cream cheese. I made a very ho-hum strawberry bread a few weeks ago, but this sounds awesome. :)

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  30. Jordan — June 3, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    OMG! This looks delicious! I’m definitely going to try this soon!

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  31. Double Dipped Life — June 3, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    This looks fabulous! Thanks for figuring it out and sharing!

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  32. Janet Connors — June 3, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Jamie,
    Thanks for the samples (DELICIOUS!) and for your help!
    Would you believe? Today on my way home from work there was a sign at the farm by our condo “Fresh strawberries for sale”! I will be using this for a breakfast treat for my son’s wedding!
    Janet

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  33. This bread looks absolutely delicious and summery! I’m so excited for all the farmers to start up again in Ohio. Have a great weekend!!

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  34. Daphne — June 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I am so making this tomorrow! It sounds heavenly!

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  35. Veta — June 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I have to make this. It looks way to delish not to. I’ll be sure to let you know how it turns out.

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  36. shelly (cookies and cups) — June 4, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I am the same way about the blog…I never tell anyone…I have crazy friends, though, who like to scream it from the rooftops for me, so I don’t feel I need to tell anyone ;)
    This looks so good…can’t wait til I can pick some strawberries…a few weeks and they will be ready in NJ!

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  37. Rachel — June 4, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Made this last night and used 2 full cups of strawberries because the more the merrier! :) It’s delightful. Glad I only took one slice with me to work though because I easily could have torn through the ENTIRE thing.

    Thanks so much!

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  38. Krissy — June 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    First recipe I have tried from your blog and it was delish!!!

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  39. Shawna — June 5, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    ooh! sounds tasty – and i just so happen to have buttermilk and cream cheese that i need to use up.

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  40. jennifer — June 5, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Thank you so much for the inspiration. I now need to go get some strawberries and give this bread a try :) It sounds wonderful! (love your blog, be proud)

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  41. Amy — June 5, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I was so excited about this bread, but it oozed out all over the bottom of my stove. I followed everything as written, I’m not sure what happened…

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    • Jamie — June 6, 2010 at 12:18 am

      Amy-
      That is so weird, I have made this twice now without any oozing…I wonder what happened! I hope it didn’t make too much of a mess!
      -Jamie

    • Liz — June 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm

      amy,

      you probably mixed the bread TOO much before baking… if the bread is too aerated the baking soda and baking powder goes crazy! Hope this helps!

      Liz

  42. Nicole — June 5, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    New to blogging and found your site. Love love love your pictures, and your food. I am so going to make this bread. The strawberries in Santa Cruz are to die for and I always have extra. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your blog. Love it!!!!

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  43. Kerstin — June 6, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I love the idea of a strawberry quick bread – yum!

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  44. Jessie — June 7, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    It’s funny your coworkers didn’t know about your blog until recently, as I haven’t really made mine public knowledge either. If they actually do find it somehow, it’ll just be a “this is your life” of things I’ve brought in for all of them.
    Seeing as your blog is one of my favorites, and I’ve stock piled many of your recipes, I’m glad I found it before they did. It’s given me more time to recreate some of your goodies!

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  45. Liz — June 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    great bread!!! my roommate and I JUST finished the whole loaf within two days!! It took a lot longer to cook than the recipe said but I’m in an apartment with old appliances… could be a multiple of factors here! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  46. CookiePie — June 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Gorgeous! I can’t wait to try it — looks like a perfect weekend breakfast treat!

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  47. Urvashee (Dessarts) — June 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    This is the first recipe I’ve tried from your blog and it was delicious. Had to use yogurt instead of buttermilk though…still turned out nice!

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  48. Weekend Cowgirl — June 9, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    This looks so delicious I wish I could just snap my fingers and make it appear. It is on my top list of things to try!

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  49. Kristi — June 10, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Hi Jamie,

    I made two loaves of this the other day. I didn’t have buttermilk on hand so I substituted plain yogurt in one loaf and sugar-free fat-free vanilla pudding in the other. I thought the yogurt loaf came out better but both were delicious! Thank you for your wonderful recipes and blog. I frequent your site often. :)

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