Strawberry Bread

This easy strawberry bread uses fresh strawberries and has a sweet oat topping. A lemony drizzle completes this easy quick-bread recipe that's perfect for brunch or an after-dinner treat.

Strawberry Bread
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • Baking spray with flour

  • 1 ½ cups halved fresh strawberries

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar, divided

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter plus 3 tablespoons, melted, divided

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour, divided

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with baking spray; set aside. Finely mash strawberries in a large bowl with a potato masher. Add egg, 2/3 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup melted butter; whisk to combine. Add all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and lemon zest; stir until well combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

  2. Combine oats and the remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl; mix with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over the batter; press gently to adhere.

  3. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes, loosely covering with foil during the final 15 minutes of cook time to prevent over-browning, if needed. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack, about 1 hour.

  4. Whisk confectioners' sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled bread.

To make ahead

Store at room temperature for up to 3 days. To freeze, wrap in plastic wrap or foil and place in a plastic freezer bag; seal and freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
8g Fat
42g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Vitamin A 234IU 5%
Sodium 204mg 9%

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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