Strawberry Pecan Bread – MMM MMM GOOD!


Before the show, I wasn’t dressed for the show yet because I didn’t want to spill coffee on my shirt! Lol. For reference, I am 5’5″

I had a great time at QVC this past weekend and want to thank everyone who tuned in to watch! I have never seen a more organized television station in all of my life, those folks have it down to an exact science! Everyone is so nice, too, you could not ask for a friendlier group of people. I gave David multiple hugs for you all, just as I promised I would!

David Venable is the nicest man. I know everyone sees him on tv and thinks that about him but I just want to assure you that he is even nicer off camera. I was standing at the reception desk and I heard “Are you Christy Jordan?” I turned around and it was David – all six feet seven of him! He said “I have been so excited about meeting you! I’ve been reading your book and I just think we must be related!”. We had the best talk and I am happy to report that I finally know someone who talks even faster than I do!
When I went on the air I was thinking “Oh please don’t let me be the only person who doesn’t sell anything…”. I was feeling a bit of pressure knowing that QVC had ordered almost eight thousand copies. I was so afraid I’d be the one person that day who went on and the phone lines just stopped ringing.
You can tell how surprised I am during the video each time David talks about how many had sold! I was only on air a little over two minutes and about a minute after I went off air they told me it had sold out. I swear, if they would have let me I would have gone back on camera and gave a thank you speech! I don’t know if I’ll be going back or not but David did ask so it is up to QVC whether or not they want to reorder my book and put it on again.

I sure am grateful to them for having me though and if you have time and don’t mind, I’d dearly appreciate it if you went to David’s facebook page and thanked him on behalf of the Southern Plate family! You can get to his page by clicking here and make sure you’re part of our Southern Plate Family on Facebook, too!  (If you missed my QVC appearance, you can watch the video by clicking here – but be sure and come back to eat some Strawberry Pecan bread with us!)

Oh I was supposed to be bringing you a recipe wasn’t I? ~grins~ Alrighty then, I have a real humdinger for ya today because this strawberry pecan bread is MMM MMM GOOD!
I love fruit in just about any shape and form. I actually don’t know of any fruit offhand that I don’t love, but I do know that strawberries definitely make my top ten list. This bread is a great way to use strawberries that might be getting a weeee little bit past their prime but it is definitely worthy of freshly picked berries as well. It is great just sliced and served but if you really wanna gussy it up a bit, butter and toast each slice in the oven for a few minutes, then roll your eyes when you take a bite like David Venable does!


You’ll need: Vegetable oil, self rising flour*, Fresh Strawberries, chopped pecans (or walnuts, can omit if you like), cinnamon, eggs, and sugar.

*To make your own self rising flour, visit my FAQ page.
Wash and slice strawberries and place in a bowl…

Or measuring cup. ~grins~

I gotta admit that anytime I buy strawberries for a recipe, I try to buy double if at all possible. Then, I go ahead and slice and sugar all of them and just set aside half. Between me and wandering nomads of my children, they are all eaten before the recipe is done.  I love me some sugared strawberries!
Grandmama used to have a pretty good strawberry patch in one of her flowerbeds that she’d let us pick from. I haven’t even attempted to grow strawberries here because most of what we grow (cucumbers, canteloupe, two ginormous pecan trees..) just goes to feed the rabbits and squirrels. In the two years since we’ve lived here, I’ve gotten two pecans off my trees, but I have some fat and happy squirrels!
I think the critters consider Bountiful to be their own personal utopia with all we feed them – and I’m okay with that. I consider it my own personal utopia too.
I’m just grateful that my squirrels and bunnies don’t seem to have a taste for tomatoes….

Pour about two tablespoons of sugar over them and stir. Let them sit while you do the next step.

If you didn’t buy extra, just sneak a slice or two out of this bowl.
It’s not very nice to serve people strawberries unless you tasted them first to make sure they were good, right?

Place flour, eggs, sugar, oil, and cinnamon in a bowl.
Mix well.
This recipe goes pretty quick so don’t blink!

Until it looks something like this.

Add in strawberries and nuts.
Mix again until well blended.

It will be all pretty and pink like this :)
Now grease and flour a loaf pan

or use that baking spray that has flour in it and costs a fortune but you splurged and got it because you were tired and figured that just this once you were worth the extra dollar…

Pour your batter into the loaf pan

Did I mention this is gonna make one loaf of bread? Oh I didn’t? Well this is gonna make one loaf of bread :)
I’m all about the details today ~winks~

Bake that at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean

Let cool for about ten minutes before turning out to cool completely.
In most cases with breads or cakes, ten minutes is the magic number to wait before turning them out of the pan.
Strawberry Pecan Bread
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Don’t forget to call dibs on the first slice!
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups self rising flour
  • 1 cup white sugar, plus two tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (* Some readers felt a tablespoon is too much, if you prefer less, use a teaspoon.)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  1. Place strawberries in a small bowl and pour two tablespoons of sugar over them. Stir and set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl, place flour, remaining sugar, oil, eggs, and cinnamon. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add pecans and strawberries and mix again until well combined and a pretty shade of pink.
  4. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes,or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan ten minutes before turning out of pan to cool completely.
  6. For an extra special treat, butter and toast a slice before serving.
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  1. Jennifer says

    I came home to your post yesterday and just happened to have picked up some fresh strawberries at the store. So…I tried the recipe. I took it out of the oven right before I got a call to go to the ER with a friend. When I got home late last night, my husband said, “Don’t ever make that strawberry bread again!” I was suprised and asked, “Did you not like it?” He said, “Yes, I liked it and I ate three pieces and I shouldn’t have.” Whew! If that is the only problem, I can eat more of it so he won’t be tempted.

  2. Rebecca says

    Hey Christy!
    I made this bread with canned peaches that i had in the pantry yesterday and it was FABULOUS! Me and my 2 year old sat down and ate nearly the whole loaf while watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse :) Thanks for the great recipe!!

  3. Judy Johnson says

    Christy, I made the strawberry pecan bread today. It was very good..used store bought berries.Wish I had home grown ones but I’m afraid we have had so much rain that they may not do so good this year…Oh well settle for what I can get and be thankful. Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes.

  4. Patti says


    Made the strawvberry bread last night. Checked it with a toothpick in three different places down the middle. It came out clean, so I cooled it for 10 minutes – when I dumped it out, it was gooey on the bottom! I put it back in for a few minutes. Any ideas why? Still tasted wonderful for breakfast this morning! It has the best crust!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

  5. Nonni says

    Made the strawberry bread today with some strawberries that were past their prime to serve and they worked great in this recipe. My husband has eaten half the loaf. I’m so glad you posted this recipe.

  6. Lisa says

    I just turned this out of the pan and couldn’t even wait till it cooled a little bit to try it. SOO good! I’m having a piece with butter right now, but I bet it would be fabulous with a schmear of cream cheese!

  7. Andrea says

    Finally made the strawberry bread (since wanting to make it the first time it was posted) and it was so good!! My husband said I hit a homerun on this receipe! Told him thank you, it was a Christy receipe!! I can’t get over how easy it was to make! Thank you Christy!!

  8. Denise in Dallas says

    I’ve got this almost ready to come out of the oven. I made a double recipe to take to a family picnic at our farm tomorrow. Smells heavenly here! Thanks, Christy!!

  9. Pat says

    This loaf looked a little small to me. Anyway, I got some fresh berries yesterday. Made the bread this morning. Decided that I would make two loaves, and double the recipe for both loaves (to have a nice big loaf). So I made it, put them two loaf pans then in two small flat pans. They are all four running out of the pan in the oven. If you need me, I will be cleaning the oven this afternoon, between bites.

      • Analoyce Tipton says

        Hi Christie, Love all your recipes & shows. I had the same problem with this recipe – after baking for 50 minutes & cooling for 10, I turned it out on a plate and the middle was gooey (for the lack of a better word). I even tested it with a toothpick & it came out clean. I gave recipe to a friend in Scottsboro and hers did the same thing. Any suggestions?
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  10. Carol P. says

    This is an excellent bread and so easy to make! My family loved it. Wanting to share it with my work friends, I divided it into 2 (disposable) pans. The loaves were small, but turned out excellent. Nex time, I am just going to double the recipe and make 2 regular size loaves.

  11. Christy says

    My father-in-law grows strawberries. They brought us 3 quarts the other night. I tried your Strawberry Pecan Bread recipe. It was delicious. My husband said it was one of the best things he had ever eaten. Thanks for sharing!

  12. simone says

    I have made this several times now and my solution to the gooey center is to up the baking time to 60 minutes for a full loaf. Mini loaf pan bake for 35 minutes, muffins for 30 minutes, and mini-muffins for 25. It is also delicious with peaches.

  13. Tabitha says

    My daughter and I made this Sunday and it was soooo good! Everyone loved it. I was all gone by Monday morning, as we finished it off for breakfast. I had to go to the store that afternoon to get more strawberries to make some more!!!

  14. Kathy B says

    Just made this bread today with some fresh strawberries. I didn’t have that many berries though so I decided to add in some crushed pineapple along with the strawberries. It was fabulous! This recipe is so simple that I think you could add just about any fruit or substitute any fruit and it will still be delicious! Thank you for sharing all your recipes. Your recipes are so easy to follow and produce such wonderful food! My family thinks I am finally learning to cook!

  15. Lakshmi says

    This is a great recipe. The oven time worked perfectly for me, which I was a bit worried about given some of the other review comments. The bread came out moist, soft and sweet!

    Any ideas on how I can up the healthy quotient on this recipe? Can I use whole wheat flour or flax perhaps? How about splenda or brown sugar instead of white sugar?


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