Before I start chatting about this Strawberry Walnut Bread, I want to humbly thank everyone for your lovely comments about my new shop. It never, ever fails to warm my heart when you are all so kind and supportive. Honestly, I feel so blessed.
So…let’s talk about this bread. I received an email from one of my most loyal readers, Jeanette. She asked me if I wanted to share her Strawberry Bread recipe. She said it was a family favorite and when I saw the ingredients I knew why. Any quick bread recipe that calls for oil as the fat is always moist and full of texture. Jeanette’s bread was no different.
It’s an older recipe so it had me make a well in my dry ingredients for the wet ingredients. I love doing that! Jeanette’s recipe called for pecans but I used walnuts because I have a gigantic bag in my freezer. I roasted them first and they added a perfect, nutty flavor.
- 3 c. flour
- 1 t. salt
- 1 t. soda
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 2 c. sugar
- 3 eggs, well beaten
- 1 1/4 c. canola oil
- 1 10 oz. pkg. sliced frozen strawberries, thawed and drained
- 1 c. walnuts
- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine flour, salt, soda, cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl.
- Make a well in the middle.
- Add eggs and oil.
- Mix well by hand until all ingredients are combined.
- Fold in strawberries and walnuts.
- Spoon batter into prepared pans.
- Mini loaves = 30 min.
- Small loaves = 35 min.
- Large loaves = 50-60 min.
- This recipe yielded 8 mini loaves and 3 small loaves.
- mini = 2 1/2 in. x 4 in.
- small = 3 in. x 5 1/2 in.
- large = 9 in. x 5 in.
- I prepare my baking pans with Baker's Joy.
These loaves were a tiny bit crunchy on the outside but moist and dense on the inside. The original recipe said to let the loaves sit overnight before slicing. Of course, I couldn’t do that. I tasted it warm from the oven and it was amazing. However, on the second day it was even better. I’m not sure why but it really was.
I used frozen strawberries from the grocery store but I sorely wished I had frozen some of my own last summer. I am definitely doing it this year. At least a few bags so I have them on hand to make this bread. Thank you Jeanette!
I am working on my 500th post giveaway. I’ll be back with more on that in a day or so. Enjoy!