Strawberry Walnut Bread

Yesterday I showed you our annual strawberry pickin’ adventure. Not only is it  fun to take the boys to pick strawberries, but we get fresh, ripe, local berries to eat! YUM! However, since we pick at least two {usually more} times each spring, we end up with a lot of strawberries! I freeze several bags for our smoothies throughout the year. But we still have plenty leftover for snacking and plenty to use for recipe. I’ll be sharing these recipes with you over the next couple of weeks as we continue to pick! 
Today, get ready for Strawberry Walnut Bread: 
My version isn’t too terribly sinful. I substitute applesauce for some of the oil and use whole wheat flour. Healthy and delicious!
Just look at those big chunks of fresh, ripe strawberries in there! And a touch of cinnamon make this bread so yummy! As I told you yesterday, Little Man # 1 came down from his nap and asked, “Mommy, what are you cooking?”
Best part, it’s easy! Let me show you. Here is what you need:

  • 2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour {I use whole wheat}
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 1/2 cups white sugar** + more for sprinkling

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • **If your strawberries are not ripe {sweet} you may want to add more sugar

Place sliced strawberries in a bowl and lightly sprinkle with sugar. Let this mixture sit while you prepare the batter.
Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Add sugar to the bowl and mix. Add oil, applesauce, eggs and vanilla and beat until blended. Fold in strawberries and walnuts.  

Pour into two, lightly greased, bread loaf pans. Bake in a 350* oven {325* for dark or nonstick pans} for 50-60 minutes or until set. Cool and remove from pans.

Delish!

9 thoughts on “Strawberry Walnut Bread”

  1. This looks AMAZING! Just saw your pretty link picture on "Fingerprints on the Fridge" and I'm glad I clicked on over! I have never baked with strawberries before but I know this would be a total hit in my house.

    -Lindsay
    Delighted Momma

  2. WOW! This is the best day of Kate Middleton's life and yours too! Happy Today's Creative Blog Feature day! Conghrats and enjoy!

  3. I just read about you on Today's Creative Blog so I came to check you out. 🙂 I've only read your Strawberry Walnut bread post so far, and I already want to run home and make it!

  4. Oh. My. Gosh. Jen!!! It's the best day of your life!!! So excited for you – I love the great feature on TCB!!

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