Strawberry Vanilla Banana Bread Recipe
Okay, so I am definitely a sucker for pretty much any recipe that either starts out with Chocolate, or Strawberries. If it has both than WOW, I am smitten. This Strawberry Vanilla Banana Bread Recipe is really delicious despite the fact that NO chocolate is involved. The flavors all mix together in every bite, strawberries, vanilla and cream. Yum!
I always seem to have brown bananas sitting in my kitchen. My family loves bananas, but we just never eat the entire bunch fast enough!!! Good thing they are so cheap huh?!?!?
There is such a small window of time where the banana is the perfect ripeness for my kids. Under ripe, or over ripe, no way anyone in my house is going to touch it. As a result, I end up making banana bread quite often, or I just throw the brown bananas in the freezer; or sometimes (insert shame face here) in the trash.
I am getting a bit tired of regular banana bread. I had some strawberries in my fridge that were also close to over ripeness (what is it with my house and over ripe fruit?!). And I thought hmm…strawberries and bananas, that is a good combo. I took one of my favorite banana bread recipes and added some strawberries and extra vanilla and man, it turned out really good! I am never sure what I am going to get when I started messing with a recipe and changing it. Today the experiment turned out well! That isn’t always the case:)
It is not a hard recipe by any stretch of the imagination, but it does have a few steps involved, but I promise it is worth it!
My house smells so awesome right now, sweet smelling, freshly baked yummy sweet bread smell everywhere. It was a perfect treat!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
- 3 mashed bananas
- 3/4 to 1 cup chopped or mashed strawberries
- Turn oven on to 350
- Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan
- In a mixing bowl, mix flour, baking soda and baking powder together
- In another bowl cream butter and sugars
- Add eggs, vanilla, sour cream and bananas to sugar mixture, mix well
- Stir in strawberries
- Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix well
- Pour into loaf pan and bake at 350F for about an hour
- Bread is done when you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean!
- Allow Bread to cool in loaf pan for 10 minutes, then on rack until completely cool
- Optional: you can add 1/2 cup of your favorite nuts if you like.
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I can’t eat dairy products so could I use Greek yogurt? In the place for the sour cream.
Hi, I made this bread after finding it on Pinterest. Everyone loved it! I wrote about my experience on my blog & linked it back to you! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes! Thanx so much!
So I happened to have overripe banana’s and strawberries and I thought what am I going to do with these….BINGO!!! I remembered reading this post and so I made this bread and I was a little worried about putting strawberries into banana bread because that was a totally new idea but it turned out SOOOO good and the brown sugar gives the outside of the bread a yummy shiny crystallized look….at least I think it was the brown sugar because my other recipe NEVER looks so good.
But seriously! You have to try this recipe! It looked and more importantly tasted divinely delicious!
I am glad it turned out for you girly! And really glad you liked it, thanks for the comment!
This looks delicious! I love making different quick breads, but I have never tried strawberry banana bread! The next time I have ripe bananas I am going to make some! Thanks for sharing this- your pictures are beautiful!
Thanks Shannon, if you try it, let me know how it turns out for you! Thanks for the compliment on my pics, I am a very, very new photographer with my dslr and your compliment means a lot! thanks again.
This sounds delightful and I love the wrap that you put around your bread, it is so cute!
Thanks Rita, what a nice comment. I do love me some pretty scrapbook paper and lace. Oh what you can do with that combo! Hope you come visit again soon:)
This sounds yummy, I might have to try this recipe.
Thanks Kristin, I hope you do try it. Nothing like warm banana bread for a comfort food when you just want sugar and starch, or have a craving (wink) hope you are feeling well, and things are going great. Hugs, Brit