This is not your average Strawberry banana bread! Optional chocolate chips and fresh ingredients make this bread a sweet delight the whole family will love.
Why Make This Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe.
This recipe is a fancier twist to your classic banana bread but it is just as easy, with fresh strawberries baked right in. This is a perfect recipe to use up leftover strawberries. This strawberry chocolate bread is a crowd pleaser and can easily be made dairy-free. The colors in the bread entice kids too!
Ingredients For This Strawberry Banana Bread.
Granola: Optional! But similar to my Blueberry Banana Bread, this granola offers a great texture to the bread.
Fresh Strawberries. I wouldn't use frozen because they are too moist and will make the bread soggy.
Sugar. You can use coconut or white granulated sugar, either will work fine. White sugar will offer more sweetness to the bread.
Spotty bananas. The softer the better for this recipe.
Chocolate. You may use any type of chocolate you prefer. I opt for semi sweet, it melts a bit better than dark chocolate. If you aren't making this recipe dairy-free them go for the milk chocolate! Chocolate is optional!
Neutral Oil. You can use canola, coconut or olive oil for this recipe.
How To Make This Strawberry Banana Bread.
Step 1 through 4. Mash up the bananas, chop the strawberries. Add all your dry ingredients into one bowl: nutmeg, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda, flour, sugar. Whisk well.
Then add all the wet ingredients together in another bowl. Vanilla, eggs, oil bananas, strawberries (only half the strawberries. The rest will be added on top of the bread mid-way cooking!) Add in the chocolate chips but keep half to the side as well for topping. Same with granola if you choose to use it!
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold together. Do not over mix!
Step 5 & 6. Bake the bread on 350 for 45 minutes. Halfway though, gently pull the bread out and add all the toppings to the bread and place back into the oven to cook the remainder of the time needed.
FAQs & Expert Tips For Strawberry Banana Bread.
Neutral oil means an oil that has little to no flavor at all. I suggest coconut, canola or olive oil for this particular recipe.
You can, but you need to use less because they are more wet than fresh. I highly recommend fresh strawberries in order to keep the correct baking procedure.
I suggest you mush them up a bit while they are still in the peel and then un peeling. You can also microwave them for 20-30 seconds to help soften them up.
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Easy Strawberry Chocolate Banana Bread
- bread pan
- 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
- ⅔ cup white sugar *
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 3 over ripe bananas
- ⅓ cup melted coconut oil or butter *
- 2 eggs room temp
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips optional
- ⅔ cup chopped strawberries Fresh preferred
- ⅓ cup granola optional for topping the bread
- 1/2 Tsp cinnamon optional banana bread flavor
- 1/3 Tsp ground nutmeg optional for classic banana bread flavor
- Preheat oven to 350. Mash up the bananas, chop the strawberries. Separate 4 tbsp of strawberries to side for topping the bread with. Add all your dry ingredients into one bowl: baking powder and baking soda, flour, sugar, chocolate chips, granola if using. Keep 3 tbsp of chips and granola to the side for topping the bread. Whisk the mixture i the bowl well.
- Add all the wet ingredients together in another bowl. Vanilla, eggs, oil bananas, strawberries (not the amount used for topping). The rest will be added on top of the bread mid-way cooking!
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold together. Do not over mix! Pour mix into greased bread loaf pan or a parchment lined loaf pan. Bake for 55 minutes.For the toppings:: pull bread out at 30 minutes place extra toppings over the brad and return to oven and bake the remaining time - about 25 more minutes. The top will be lightly browned. Be sure to check the middle with a toothpick to ensure it's baked through. The toothpick will come out clean. Let the bread rest and cool completely before removing from loaf pan and slicing.
- *Or coconut sugar. If you use white sugar it will be a bit sweeter in flavor.