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strawberry-banana bread

Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

Fun Fact! Biochemists say the day may be coming when scientists will be able to fine tune enzymes responsible for flavors in fruits and vegetables! Would you eat a strawberry flavored banana?

yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For strawberry-banana bread

  • 1 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2
    overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 c
    frozen whole, unsweetened strawberries, including liquid, thawed and diced
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/3 c
    canola oil
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 lg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    frozen chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 1/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp
    milk or water
  • 1 tsp
    strawberry extract
  • 1/8 tsp

How To Make strawberry-banana bread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2
    Grease & flour a 9x5 loaf pan. (I like to use bakers joy baking spray)
  • 3
    In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • 4
    In a large mixing bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, sugar, milk, canola oil, egg and vanilla with an electric mixer on low until thoroughly combined.
  • 5
    Stir in strawberries, including liquid.
  • 6
    Gently stir the dry ingredients as well as the chocolate chips into the wet ingredients using a rubber spatula until just combined and moistened. Be careful not to overmix the batter!
  • 7
    Transfer to prepared loaf pan and bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • 8
    Cool ten minutes in pan then turn onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  • 9
    Prepare icing white bread is cooling.
  • 10
    Beat together the sifted powdered sugar the softened butter, milk or water, strawberry extract, salt, and food coloring to a medium bowl. Until smooth.
  • 11
    TIP: If the icing is too thick, you can add a bit more milk, or if it is too thin, a bit more powdered sugar as needed.
  • 12
    Spoon icing over the top of bread.