Simple Glazed Strawberry Bread – Sally’s Baking Habit

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 positive 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 recent strawberries (certainly one of my very favourite issues to have!), and also you’re undecided how you can use all of them earlier than they go dangerous… you might make this reader-favorite strawberry cake, however… perhaps 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 recent strawberry and vanilla flavors. I initially printed this recipe in 2014, and have made a pair changes primarily based on reader suggestions. The bread slices maintain form higher by utilizing much less buttermilk, and the bread rises taller utilizing a barely smaller loaf pan and a mix of baking powder AND soda. The recipe within the recipe card under displays these small tweaks.

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

  • Fast and simple to make—no mixer required
  • Glorious means to make use of up leftover recent 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 effectively, so make it when berries are in season and inventory your freezer, so you’ll be able to take pleasure in that peak strawberry taste lengthy after their quick season ends!
strawberry bread with lots of strawberries inside and vanilla glaze on top sitting on cutting board.

Elements You Want & Why

  • Flour: All-purpose flour is the bottom of at the moment’s fast bread.
  • Baking Powder & Baking Soda: My crew and I examined this recipe a number of occasions with various ratios of those two leaveners, and the hands-down winner was the rigorously measured mixture of each you’ll see within the recipe under.
  • Salt: Taste enhancer/sweetness balancer—a baking recipe superhero!
  • Egg: An egg supplies construction and binds all of the components 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 provide carbon dioxide. Don’t have buttermilk? Save your self a visit to the shop and see my recipe Word under for a DIY choice.
  • Oil: I favor 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. Currently I’ve been making this strawberry bread with melted coconut oil, and it doesn’t make the bread style like coconut. However in case you dislike coconut and may simply detect it in baked items, play it secure 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’ll be able to order it online.
  • Contemporary Strawberries: Chop the berries and gently toss them with a bit of flour, to forestall them from sinking to the underside. I don’t advocate utilizing frozen strawberries on this recipe, as a result of they will leak a number of 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 wish to present you a side-by-side comparability. When retesting this recipe, my crew 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 mix of baking powder AND baking soda. The bread doesn’t rise fairly as a lot, but it surely develops a good looking shade 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 mix of baking powder and soda for tastiest outcomes.

How you can Make Strawberry Bread

The steps to place all of the components collectively are as straightforward as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Whisk collectively the dry components.
  2. Whisk collectively the moist components.
  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 gotten is a 9×5-inch loaf pan, which is what you utilize for banana bread and pumpkin bread, you should use it, however anticipate the bread to be a bit of shorter.

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

flour-dusted strawberries in glass bowl.

Count on 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 at the least an hour to bake. Start checking at 55 minutes, although, simply in case your oven works further arduous!

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

Vanilla Icing

Again in 2014 after I first printed 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 a bit of 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.