Strawberry-Banana Bread


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
1 loaf
Nutrition Profile:


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-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 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
11g Fat
36g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size 1 (3/4 inch) slice
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 19g
Added Sugars 15g 30%
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Vitamin A 248IU 5%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 39mcg 10%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 12mg 3%
Potassium 161mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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