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Fresh Strawberry Bread

This sweet fresh strawberry quick bread features fresh berries and a lemon icing. Springtime perfection!
Iced strawberry loaf with lemons and berries on a cutting board.

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This strawberry season why not try a new recipe that uses fresh strawberries?? How about an easy Fresh Strawberry Bread Recipe!! Perfect for snacking or coffee breaks or even breakfast, this quick bread is sure to please!

This light and luscious Strawberry bread is an easy quick bread filled with bite-size pieces of fresh strawberries. Its baked up tender and delicate, and then it’s drizzled over with a light lemon glaze. This is the perfect way to use up your strawberry harvest!

Sliced strawberry quick bread with icing.

Quick Bread

Quick bread is a type of bread typically baked in a loaf pan and it does not use yeast. Instead it yeast it uses a chemical reaction as a leavening agent. One way to get this chemical reaction is by using baking soda in conjunction with an acid to give you lift in quick bread recipes.

Berry Quick bread with lemon icing and fresh berries.

And recipes without an acid should use baking powder as it also has acid in the form of tartaric acid or as it’s commonly known, cream of tartar.

Sometimes recipes use both and that can mean the ingredients require a lot of heavy lifting.

This strawberry quick bread recipe uses baking powder to get its rise. That helps give it the soft texture it has!

A slice of strawberry bread with fresh berries and lemon next to it.

need more Strawberry Recipes? Here they are!

We love fresh strawberry season!! But sadly in Alaska, it is short and sweet out of the garden, and honestly, we prefer to enjoy our homegrown berries warm from the summer sun and freshly picked! But when the berries are heavy in the stores and the prices are good these are our favorite recipes.

A freshly iced quick bread with strawberries.

This strawberry cobbler can be made with fresh OR fresh sliced berries! Try these strawberry scones if you need a breakfast recipe featuring strawberries. And if you have a bunch of berries right on the edge and you need to chop them up and get rid of them this strawberry dump cake is a fun and delicious cake everyone loves!!

Or when fresh berries are in full production make strawberry ice cream and pair them together. What a seasonal fresh delight!

Ingredients for strawberry bread.

Dry Ingredients

The dry ingredients for this recipe:

  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • granulated sugar
  • powdered sugar

Wet Ingredients

The wet ingredients for this recipe include:

  • butter, softened at room temperature
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • milk
  • strawberries
  • lemon juice
  • melted butter
  • milk, whole milk, low-fat, or heavy cream can be used


  • 9×5 loaf pan
  • silicone spatulas
  • medium bowl
  • large bowl
  • hand mixer or stand mixer
A stack of strawberry bread with the icing showing and fresh fruit.

got leftovers

If you have leftovers you can store them in an airtight container or plastic bag. Covering this bread tightly will cause the icing to get soft. If you want the icing to last a little longer store leftovers on a plate lightly covered with plastic wrap.

You can use quick bread leftovers to make french toast! Try making this air fryer french toast recipe with leftover strawberry bread and see if it isn’t the best french toast you’ve ever made!!

Fresh strawberry bread sliced on a cutting board with lemons and berries.
Iced strawberry loaf with lemons and berries on a cutting board.

Fresh Strawberry Bread

5 from 48 votes
This sweet fresh strawberry quick bread features fresh berries and a lemon icing. Springtime perfection!
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Laura
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Bread Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup milk
  • 1 cup strawberries diced into about ½ inch small pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon flour

Icing Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 Tablespoon milk



  • Preheat oven to 350º
  • grease a 9×5 loaf pan
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside
    Flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, cream butter, and sugar together until light and fluffy
  • Beat in eggs, and vanilla, then milk until fully combined
    Creamed butter and sugar with eggs and vanilla.
  • Stir in flour mixture until just combined
    Stir in flour to the butter mixture.
  • In another bowl, combine strawberries with 1 Tablespoon flour (this helps keep the strawberries from sinking to the bottom of your loaf)
    Cut berries coated with flour.
  • Stir strawberries into the batter
    Stir berries into the bread batter.
  • Pour into the prepared loaf pan
    Strawberry bread batter scraped into a loaf pan.
  • Bake in center of oven for 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes
  • Use a butter knife to loosen the loaf from the sides of the pan and turn it onto a wire rack
    Strawberry loaf bread cooling on wire rack.
  • let the bread cool on the cooling rack
  • When the loaf is cool, combine icing ingredients, and spread over top of the bread
    Cooled bread iced with with lemon icing.


Serving: 10servings | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg
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About Laura

Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

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