Strawberry-Banana Bread

Strawberry-Banana Bread

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell.com, March 2019

Give classic banana bread a sweet twist with the addition of juicy strawberries. The combination of the fruits turns this simple quick bread into a bright, sweet breakfast bread, snack or dessert. For an extra-decadent treat, serve each slice with a scoop of sliced strawberries.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup white whole-wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil or grapeseed oil
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 bananas)
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh strawberries

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat an 8½-by-4½-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat cream cheese, butter and oil on medium speed in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture alternately with banana, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Fold in strawberries. Spoon into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 65 to 75 minutes. (Shield with foil after 45 minutes, if needed, to prevent excessive browning.) Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely, about 1½ hours.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 ( ¾ inch) slice
  • Per serving: 256 calories; 11 g fat(4 g sat); 2 g fiber; 36 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 39 mcg folate; 37 mg cholesterol; 19 g sugars; 15 g added sugars; 248 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 39 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 153 mg sodium; 161 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch, ½ fruit

Reviews 2

April 06, 2019
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By: Bensonn
Really good & moist. I enjoyed it and used all-purpose+buckwheat flour & turbinado sugar, because that's what I had on hand.
April 06, 2019
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By: Kim Welch
Made this bread today and my husband loved it! I used light cream cheese instead and frozen strawberries. I threw everything in the mixer including bananas and berries and then poured it all in a pan. Baked to 65 min and it was perfect! Very moist and delicious!
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