Bursting with fresh berries, this Strawberry Banana Bread is so easy to make for breakfasts and snacks. It stores well in the fridge for days, has a simple ingredient list, and is super moist. So good!

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Strawberry Banana Bread

I love to have a homemade baked good on hand most weeks for easy breakfast, snacks, and picnics and this Strawberry Banana Bread has been a recent favorite. My one year old loves it! It’s easy to stir together, has so much fresh fruit flavor, and is super moist.

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Ingredients You Need

To make this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter
  • All-purpose flour
  • Whole wheat flour: The combo of the flours helps the bread have more fiber and nutrients, but still be very moist and fluffy.
  • Baking soda: Be sure this is active as it’s key to the bread baking through properly.
  • Sugar: I use regular sugar here because I like the texture. You can use honey or maple syrup here if you prefer.
  • Eggs
  • Bananas: Use very ripe bananas for the best flavor.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Strawberries: Use fresh strawberries or frozen ones diced up with kitchen scissors.

TIP: If desired, you can use ¼ cup butter (or 4 tablespoons) and ¼ cup whole milk yogurt.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the easy process involved in making this recipe. For the full recipe, scroll down to the bottom of this post.

  1. Mash the banana and lightly beat the eggs.
  2. Stir together all of the ingredients except the strawberries. Gently stir in the strawberries.
  3. Add to the prepared loaf pan and spread gently with a spatula to even the top.
  4. Bake!

TIP: Very ripe bananas will work best in this recipe since they will have the best flavor and natural sweetness.

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What goes well with this quick Strawberry Banana Bread?

We love having slices with a side of fruit and milk (or coffee for me!) for breakfast. I also sometimes serve slices with cheese, fruit, and sliced cucumbers for picnic lunches outside in our yard when I need a quick and easy option.

You can top slices with butter, cream cheese, peanut butter, or any other favorite spread–or enjoy it plain. 

TIP: I slice it into sticks or cubes for my little guy so it’s easy for him to pick up and eat.

How to Store

Let it cool completely, then freeze slices in a single layer—use parchment between additional layers as needed so they don’t freeze together—in a zip top freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible.

Or, simply store slices in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days and warm briefly or toast to serve.

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Best Tips for Success

  • Use very ripe bananas for the best flavor and natural sweetness.
  • Dice the berries into small pieces so the bread is easy to slice after it’s baked.
  • Let cool fully on a wire rack (or as fully as you can stand to wait!) before slicing to ensure it holds together well.
  • Serve leftover slices from the fridge slightly warmed or toasted for the best texture.
  • Top with butter, cream cheese, peanut butter, or any other favorite spread–or enjoy plain.
  • Gluten-free: Use cup-for-cup (or 1:1) style gluten-free flour blend in place of the flours.
  • Dairy-free: Use melted and slightly cooled coconut oil in place of the butter.
  • Added-sugar-free: Omit the sugar and be sure to use very, very ripe bananas.
  • You may also like Lower Sugar Banana Bread, Blueberry Banana Bread, and my Banana Oatmeal Muffins.

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I’d love to hear what your family thinks of this recipe if you try it, so please comment below to share.

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Strawberry Banana Bread (Healthy and Easy!)

Bursting with fruit and the moistness you expect from a classic loaf, this lower-sugar Strawberry Banana Bread is a seriously delicious breakfast or snack to share with the kids.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 325kcal
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • cups mashed very ripe bananas (from about 3 medium)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled)
  • 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups finely diced strawberries (stems discarded)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray. (I use classic Pam.)
  • Add the bananas, butter, eggs, and vanilla to a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in the flours, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Gently fold in the strawberries.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula so it's even. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out cleanly.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan (carefully) and let cool on a wire rack completely.
  • Slice and serve.

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Notes

  • Store any leftovers, once fully cooled, wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days, in the fridge for 5 days, or freeze slices, once cooled, and freeze in a zip top storage bag with as much air removed as possible for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge or at room temperature.
  • Serve chilled or slightly warmed or toasted.
  • Use all all-purpose or whole-wheat flour if desired.
  • Mash the bananas very smooth with a fork or a potato masher. (This is a good step for the kids to help with!)
  • Spread on a thin smear of nut butter or cream cheese if desired.
  • Gluten-free: Use cup-for-cup (or 1:1) style gluten-free flour blend in place of the flours.
  • Dairy-free: Use melted and slightly cooled coconut oil in place of the butter.
  • I use regular sugar here because I like the texture. You can use honey or maple syrup here if you prefer.
  • Added-sugar-free: Omit the sugar and be sure to use very, very ripe bananas.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 325kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 71mg, Sodium: 301mg, Potassium: 298mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 447IU, Vitamin C: 25mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 2mg
Tried this recipe?Rate in the comments and tag @yummytoddlerfood on IG!

This post was first published June 2020.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks Amy for this delicious recipe. I made it with my 2-year-old daughter yesterday and it was just a hit! We loved it! It felt very soft, airy and moist, despite the fact it was made of wholegrain flour. I used frozen strawberries and a maple syrup (less than half a cup) instead of sugar, however, next time I will omit it all together, as it is a bit too sweet for our liking.
    I was wondering, whether I can make it with almond flour instead of white flour? Thanks again! 🍓

  2. 5 stars
    Love this one!!!! We got extra strawberries in our grocery order this week and so it worked out perfect to try this! And it will be a staple for us I just know! Thanks!!

  3. Great recipe! I omitted sugar and added 1/4 cup of syrup. Also topped with raspberries. Kids loved it!

  4. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe and so many others of yours! Just curious, but do you have an idea why some of the baked goods i make of yours might “sink” or deflate in the middle once it cools?. I make the cakes/muffins/breads egg-free (like this strawberry banana bread loaf using milk and baking soda to replace the egg), baked it for 65minutes, and let it cool to “set.” Is it just the fact that it has no eggs in it? Little guy has an egg allergy, so perhaps this is just how it’s going to be?

    1. Hmmm, it may be from the additional baking soda with the egg replacement. You could lower the amount a smidge next time? I haven’t had that happen when using baking soda as an egg replacer, but that is sometimes the cause of a baked good sinking. I’m glad that you enjoyed the recipe though!

    2. 5 stars
      My son also has egg allergy, so I substituted the 2 eggs with 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce.
      It turned out soooo good and moist! My toddler and infant love it!

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