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Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry banana bread recipe

 

Happy Saturday everyone,

Are you enjoying your weekend? I hope you are having a wonderful one! This morning, we woke up knowing we have to organize our basement for our son but we are both tired and it’s snowing outside so we decided we will stay in and do the cleaning later today. So, what does a lazy, exhausted couple do on a Saturday morning: bake a delicious strawberry banana bread on “banana bread day”.  As you may already know, we love banana bread around here, so today it’s the perfect the day to bake one. It’s easy to prepare and you can enjoy it at any time of the day with a good cup of coffee. This time, I wanted to try something different then my usual banana bread, so I did what many of us do when in need of a bit of inspiration; I opened “google” and started browsing. I found two recipes I wanted to combine; one is from averie cooks and the other one from Martha Stewart. I followed the directions of averie cooks  strawberry banana bread recipe and tried the icing for a banana bread from Martha’s .

I have added the recipe I used to bake this cake, I slightly modified it by using butter instead of oil, but at anytime please feel free to refer to the original one.

Ingredients used:

 Strawberry banana bread recipe ingredients

One of my favorite combo’s: strawberries and bananas. You will need to divide the banana in half, keep half or your banana in banana slices and mash the rest. As for the strawberries, you will need to separate 3/4 cup in a separate bowl because you will use them at different times in the recipe:

Strawberry banana bread recipe

This is how your batter should look after you have combined the sugar, flour, baking soda, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, white egg and vanilla extract gradually:

 Strawberry banana bread recipe batter

fold in 3/4 cup strawberries into the batter, as you can see I used frozen strawberries for this recipe and love how the pieces maintained their shape after the bread is baked:

 Strawberry banana bread recipe

pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, do you see how the strawberries pieces mixed in quite nicely, don’t forget you will be eating these soon:

Strawberry banana bread recipe

 

Remember the banana slices and the rest of the strawberries? get ready to use your fingers to gently press into the surface of the batter:

Strawberry banana bread recipe

 

Make sure to not press the strawberries and banana slices to deep into the batter, leave them as much as possible on the surface as they will be partially be sucked in by the rising dough. Bake for 55 minutes, as I wrote in the directions; the original recipe recommends 45 minutes, but mine wasn’t prepared until 55 minutes of baking. I had to keep an eye on the bread during the last few minutes to make sure it wouldn’t burn:

Strawberry banana bread recipe 09

This is how the strawberry banana bread looked when it came out the oven: look at those big pieces of strawberries. The house smelled so good:

Strawberry banana bread recipe

Let it cool down in the pan for about 15 minutes:

 Strawberry banana bread recipe

Once your bread has cooled down, remove it from the pan and this is what you will get:

Strawberry banana bread recipe

 

Doesn’t this bread look like an enormous muffin, filled with fruits?

nowathomemom Strawberry banana bread recipe

You can start savoring your bread like this, but I wanted to make it more of a dessert, so I tried cream cheese icing in the middle of the bread, please let me share this with you :

 Strawberry banana bread recipe

Start by cutting your banana bread in half using a bread knife, so you can easily cut into the bread:

 Strawberry banana bread recipe

Make sure to gently cut the bread in half without putting too much pressure and you should have two perfect slices like these:

Strawberry banana bread recipe

Prepare your cream cheese icing: it’s very simple to do with an electric mixer; combine cream cheese, vanilla and a pinch of salt together and mix well until smooth:

 cream cheese icing frosting Strawberry banana bread recipe

use a spatula to start spreading the icing on the bottom half of the bread:

cream cheese icing frosting for Strawberry banana bread recipe

Make sure the cream cheese icing is well spread:

cream cheese frosting icing forStrawberry banana bread recipe

add the top of your bread to the bottom half, do you see how delicious it looks?

Not your typical banana bread anymore!

Strawberry banana bread recipe

 

A close-up picture of the strawberry banana bread, it’s so good. I wasn’t expecting for this bread to be so delicious and moist, there’s banana and strawberry and in every bite:

Strawberry banana bread recipe bite

 

Enjoy with a delicious cup of coffee!

Strawberry banana bread recipe

Thanks again for stopping by!

Strawberry Banana Bread
 
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Strawberry Banana Bread
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • banana bread:
  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 medium banana (divide banana; mash half and slice other half in thin slices)
  • ¼ cup butter (the original recipe uses ¼ of oil)
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • cream cheese icing:
  • 6 ounces of cream cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. banana bread:
  2. preheat oven to 350F
  3. prepare a 9×5 inch loaf pan by lining it with parchment paper (in the original recipe the author uses foil)
  4. mix the following ingredients in an electric mixing bowl: sugar, flour, baking soda, brown sugar, white sugar, the cinnamon and mix
  5. add the mashed banana to the dry ingredients and mix
  6. add the oil, the beaten egg whiten and the vanilla until is mixed
  7. fold in ¾ cup strawberries
  8. pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan
  9. top the batter with the strawberries and the banana slices, you just press them with your finger into the surface of the batter
  10. bake for 55 minutes (the original recipe recommended 45 minutes, but mine wasn’t prepared until after 55 minutes of baking, make sure to keep an eye on the bread)
  11. cream cheese icing:
  12. In an electric mixer beat together cream cheese, salt and vanilla extract until smooth
  13. once bread is baked and cooled, halve horizontally
  14. using a spatula, spread cream cheese frosting evenly

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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    Wow you did an amazing job with this and thanks for linking up and trying the recipe. Love that you filled it and stuffed it! Now THAT is how to do banana bread. It’s Natl Banana Bread Day – perfect day for this post!

    February 23, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Averie! I am so glad you liked how the banana bread turned out! thanks for your recipe it tastes amazing and the bread is very moist. One of my favourite combos is: strawberry and banana! thanks again for your lovely comment and for stopping by! Read your post a couple of days ago and I knew I should give it a try today when I googled it, thanks!

      February 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    That looks HEAVENLY!!!

    February 23, 2013 at 6:38 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Katherine, it’s like eating a big banana bread muffin filled with delicious fruits! 🙂 hum! I might try something like this with muffins! 🙂

      February 23, 2013 at 6:46 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    Wow, this is an accomplishment!! I love it. One of the pictures look like a beautiful painting!! Or a work of art!! It is!! Absolutely gorgeous 🙂

    February 23, 2013 at 6:49 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Judy! this banana bread was so moist, I ate so much of it already and we only baked it today! 🙂 Thanks again Judy, I love your compliments on the pictures considering your pictures are always beautiful and you style everything so beautifully 🙂

      February 23, 2013 at 6:53 pm
  • ohlidia says:

    Looks amazingly delicious!

    February 23, 2013 at 7:02 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Lidia, glad you love it! 🙂

      February 23, 2013 at 7:22 pm
  • Laura says:

    Whaaaat? That looks SO yummy!!!

    February 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! thank you very much Laura! 🙂 oh! yeah it was delicious; it’s Sunday afternoon and we don’t have anymore of this delicious bread left! 🙂

      February 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    The bread looks very good. I think I would eat it plain. Yum!

    February 23, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      I’m sure you would Larry, I remember you liking banana cake too!, I should give it a try “a banana cake” 🙂 & Thank you, glad you really liked it! 🙂 Enjoy your Sunday!

      February 24, 2013 at 12:48 pm
      • memyselfandkids.com says:

        You have a good memory.

        February 24, 2013 at 3:22 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          Thank you! I remember 🙂

          February 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm
  • The Porto Bellas says:

    First, I love how you kept the fruit chunky. It comes out of the oven so pretty. GREAT idea. Second… that creme cheese icing- Wow. Just wow. Looks so delicious. I was actually just watching “Inglorious Bastards” (with Brad Pitt), and there’s a scene where the girl is forced to wait for cream to eat her cake. Just reminded me of this. Must be a sign! Eat cake with CREAM soon!
    -JulieC

    February 24, 2013 at 5:48 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      You are too funny Julie, I am trying to remember that part of the movie but I can’t! too long ago but, I guess you need to bake yourself a cake with cream very soon 🙂 ha!ha! glad you liked it, having those big pieces of fruits made all the difference! the bread was so moist and yummy! thanks again for your nice comment!

      February 25, 2013 at 4:49 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Seriously, you should be a chef…my mouth is watering just looking at those pictures. Or maybe open a little cafe that serves desserts and coffees. I would be there in a heart beat!

    February 25, 2013 at 11:26 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you, you are always so kind and sweet, thank you so much for this comment, I appreciate it! 🙂 I love baking! I bake every week but I am not amazing at it but I must admit this last banana bread was delicious 🙂 & thank you for being my #1 customer ha!ha! 🙂

      February 25, 2013 at 4:52 pm
  • mariateresa1983 says:

    Awww… you are SO good at Baking! Love it!!

    February 25, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Maria! 🙂 coming from you it means a lot! Thanks again! 🙂

      February 25, 2013 at 5:23 pm
  • Time With Thea says:

    WOW! This looks delicious! Of course I pinned it! ~Thea

    February 25, 2013 at 10:59 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Thea 🙂 Glad you liked it! 🙂 & thank you very much for pinning it too! 🙂

      February 26, 2013 at 3:37 pm
  • mtetar says:

    Ingrid, thanks for this great, and well presented post along with the detailed DIY. I hope to try it soon because of the ingredients. Thanks for always sharing great recipes. Be Blessed, http://projectsbyMtetar.wordpress.com

    February 26, 2013 at 8:14 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Mtetar! glad you liked it and please let me know if you try it, I would love to know how much you like it too! 🙂

      February 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    This is the most amazing bread I have ever seen! Seriously! And it is technically healthy because it’s loaded with fruit! At least that’s what I’m going to tell myself when I get around to making this!!!

    March 1, 2013 at 10:32 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Yes! exactly! that’s what I told myself too when I baked it; VERY healthy 🙂 I will keep telling myself it’s healthy; an excuse to bake some more (I am thinking of trying this again this weekend, hubby doesn’t mind)! Hope you give it a try; it wasn’t difficult to make it; it’s just a bit long to bake and to make sure you don’t over bake it! 🙂 Thanks Melissa for your nice comment!

      March 2, 2013 at 1:32 am
  • Rexlin Victor says:

    Beautiful and yummy!!!

    March 2, 2013 at 6:40 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! & yes it was delicious! 🙂 we finished this bread too fast!

      March 3, 2013 at 2:40 am
  • Allyson says:

    Thank you for stopping by Domestic Superhero Sharing Thursdays to share this! I really love it!

    March 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Allyson! glad you liked it and thank you very much for hosting your party and for inviting me as well! 🙂

      March 11, 2013 at 2:18 pm
  • Kathy Moody says:

    YUM, this looks amazing and delicious! I have to try this. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! So thrilled to have you share with us. Love your blog, too! New follower on all media, too! 🙂

    Kathy
    http://www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

    April 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Kathy! I’m really glad you liked it! this was one of the best banana breads I’ve had, filled with fruits! & thank you very much for hosting this party! so glad to have discovered your blog! & thank you for the follow too! Ingrid

      April 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm
  • Vashti Quiroz-Vega says:

    Your blog is getting dangerous! Haha! That strawberry/banana bread looked scrumptious on its own, and then you added frosting! OMG! I would eat that loaf all by myself! Delicious! 😀

    May 30, 2013 at 10:25 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      oh! thank you Vashi! 🙂 I almost eat it myself too! I prepare this bread often, everyone loves it around here 🙂 Thanks again for stopping by! 🙂

      May 30, 2013 at 10:48 pm

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