Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Indulge in a slice of heaven with our Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe! Topped with a luscious Vanilla Bean Glaze, it’s pure bliss for your taste buds. A must-try treat!

Do you love Strawberries? How about Banana Bread? I adore them both, so I made Strawberry Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean Glaze just for you!!

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Strawberry Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean Glaze by Guest Chandra

Hello Again! I’m Chandra and I am so happy to be here sharing with you. Cami is so sweet to share all her wonderful readers with me and I am so grateful.

I am sure that just like me you adore banana bread. I mean really what’s not love? You can mix it by hand it’s about the most simple bread to make and it tastes AMAZING!!!

The only thing that would be better than just banana bread alone is adding Strawberries to it! Strawberry Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean Glaze will be your new favorite.

Look at all those plump red juicy strawberries! And the Vanilla Bean Glaze….. Oh My!

I know that you want to devour the whole loaf right now! We pretty much did.

How to Make Strawberry Banana Bread

Ingredients

Cake

  • Ripe bananas
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vegetable oil
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • All-Purpose flour
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Strawberries sliced and tossed in flour for the cake

Vanilla Glaze

  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla pod beans scraped out {or 2 tsp vanilla extract}
  • Milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease a mini loaf pan or full loaf pan
  3. In a medium bowl, sift flour, pinch of salt, baking sode and baking powder.
  4. In a mixer combine the vegetable oil, mashed bananas, vanilla, and sugar till mixed and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time letting each combine
  6. Add in the milk
  7. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix till all is combined and a nice batter forms
  8. Fold in gently the strawberries
  9. Pour batter into prepared pans
  10. Bake 45-50 min {35-40 for a gooey middle}
  11. Let cool in the pan for 30 min.
  12. Then carefully turn out and let cool completely
  13. Mix all the glaze ingredients.
  14. Let it set for 15-20 minutes and drizzle over cooled bread
  15. Serve with extra strawberries

Baking tips

Here are a few tips for making Strawberry Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean Glaze:

  • If you don’t have or don’t want to use a whole vanilla pod you can substitute for 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • Toss the strawberries in a little flour before you fold them into the batter. This will keep them from falling to the bottom of the bread.
  • I like to underbake my bread just a little to keep it really moist. The only problem with that is it falls in the middle. {see strategically placed strawberry on top}
  • Add a touch of lemon zest to the batter for a bright and tangy twist that complements the sweetness of the strawberries and bananas.
  • Before drizzling the glaze over the bread, poke a few small holes on top using a toothpick. This allows the glaze to seep into the bread, infusing it with even more flavor.

Thank you to Cami for letting me share with all of you! If you have liked this recipe I would to have you pop over to the Blog!

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Leftovers, Storing and freezing

Once the bread has cooled, store the bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you want to extend its shelf life, you can refrigerate it for up to a week.

To freeze, wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer bag. It can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. Thaw it in the fridge overnight when you’re ready to enjoy it again.

FreQuently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones?

Adding bananas and strawberries to your baking creates an incredible level of moisture, making it nearly impossible to end up with a dry loaf. I opted for fresh strawberries in this recipe, but you can certainly use frozen ones. Just keep in mind that frozen strawberries tend to release more juice, so you might need to adjust by adding additional flour to maintain the right consistency.

Can I use ripe bananas or do they need to be overripe?

Ripe bananas are perfect for this recipe. They should have a few brown spots for maximum sweetness and flavor. If they’re not overly ripe, you can always mash them to achieve the desired consistency.

How long does the Vanilla Bean Glaze take to set?

The glaze typically takes about 15-20 minutes to set at room temperature. If you’re in a hurry, you can pop the bread in the refrigerator for a few minutes to speed up the process.

Can I substitute the vanilla bean with vanilla extract?

Absolutely! If you don’t have a vanilla bean on hand, you can substitute it with 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Just be aware that the flavor might be slightly different.

Can I omit the glaze if I prefer a less sweet version?

Of course! The glaze is optional, and you can skip it if you prefer a less sweet bread. The flavors of the strawberries and bananas will still shine through beautifully.

Can I use other fruits instead of strawberries?

Definitely! You can experiment with different fruits like blueberries, raspberries, or even diced peaches. Just adjust the measurements accordingly and enjoy your own fruity twist on the recipe.

Can I make muffins instead of a loaf?

Absolutely! You can pour the batter into muffin tins and adjust the baking time accordingly. Keep an eye on them and bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Chandra Sirois @ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen
A delicious and flavorful Strawberry Banana bread topped with a sinful Vanilla Bean Glaze. This will make the perfect tea time or afternoon snack the perfect loving moment!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine Tradictional
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking Soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 and 3/4 cup AP flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 pint strawberries sliced and tossed in flour

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod beans scraped out {or 2 tsp vanilla extract}
  • 2-3 tbsp milk

Instructions
 

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Grease mini loaf pan or full loaf pan
  • In a mixer combine the vegetable oil, mashed bananas, vanilla, and sugar till mixed and fluffy
  • Add the eggs one at a time letting each combine
  • Add the milk
  • Then add booth the baking soda and powder
  • Slowly add the flour and mix till all is combined and a nice batter forms
  • Fold in the strawberries
  • Pour batter into prepared pans
  • Bake 45-50 min {35-40 for a gooey middle}
  • Let cool in the pan 30 min
  • Then carefully turn out and let cool completely

Vanilla Glaze

  • Mix all the glaze ingredients
  • Let it set for 15-20 minutes and drizzle over cooled bread
  • Serve with extra strawberries
Keyword Banana bread, Strawberry Banana Bread, Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe, Vanilla Bean Glaze, Vanilla Bean Glaze recipe

Til' next time...

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