Strawberry Bread With Pecans

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Bursting with flavorful fresh strawberries and pecans, this strawberry bread is perfectly fluffy and moist. Enjoy a slice for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.
 

I am a big fan of this strawberry bread with pecans for multiple reasons. First, it’s so easy to make. You basically mix the ingredients together, place them in a loaf pan, and in under an hour you have fresh strawberry bread that’s ready to be eaten! Second, besides the strawberries and pecans, the rest of the ingredients are all basic pantry or fridge staples.

I also love that you can eat this quick bread recipe for breakfast, a snack, or even as dessert. For breakfast, I recommend toasting a slice for a few minutes (either in the oven or air fryer) and then slathering on some butter or cream cheese. It’s also best served with a nice hot cup of tea or coffee. For dessert, why not serve a slice of fresh strawberry bread with some whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream? The choice is yours.

Now, while this quick bread recipe is definitely worthy of freshly picked strawberries, it’s also a great way to use strawberries that might be a little bit past their prime. Like how you’d use overripe bananas in banana bread!

Speaking of banana bread, here are some more great savory and sweet bread recipes to try: snickerdoodle zucchini breadhomestyle broccoli cheese cornbreadcinnamon apple bread, and cream cheese-filled banana bread.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil
  • Self-rising flour
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Chopped pecans (or walnuts, can omit if you like)
  • Cinnamon
  • Eggs
  • Sugar

Place strawberries and sugar in bowl.

Wash and slice strawberries and place them in a bowl. 

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

Add rest of ingredients to a different mixing bowl.

Place remaining wet and dry ingredients (flour, eggs, sugar, oil, and cinnamon) in a bowl.

Mix well.

Mix ingredients together.

Until it looks something like this.

Add in strawberries and nuts.

Add in the sliced strawberries and nuts.

Mix all ingredients together.

Mix again until well blended.

 It will be all pretty and pink like this.

Grease loaf plan.

Now grease and flour a loaf pan.

Pour batter into loaf pan.

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.

Baked strawberry bread with pecans.

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

Let cool for about 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

In most cases with loaves of bread or cakes, 10 minutes is the magic number to wait before turning them out of the pan.

Slices of strawberry bread with pecans.

I love to serve my fresh strawberry bread toasted with melted butter on top. Enjoy!

Storage

  • Store strawberry nut bread leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • You can also freeze the entire loaf or slices for up to 2 months. Ensure they’re tightly wrapped to avoid freezer burn. Thaw overnight before toasting.

Recipe Notes

  • To make your own self-rising flour, visit my FAQ page.
  • Instead of fresh strawberries, you can use blueberries or raspberries in this quick bread recipe.
  • If you like, once the bread has cooled you can top it with a glaze. Simply combine 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of milk in a bowl and pour that over your strawberry bread. Then refrigerate until set.
  • I don’t recommend using frozen strawberries in this bread recipe.
  • Want to add even more flavor to your strawberry bread? You could definitely add 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips, some orange or lemon zest, or a teaspoon of your favorite spice (like nutmeg or ginger).
  • Using room-temperature eggs will allow the bread to rise more easily.
  • Using vegetable oil instead of butter is what makes this bread so moist, so I don’t recommend substituting those two ingredients. However, you could use coconut oil instead.
  • Remember, you can omit the pecans or substitute them for walnuts or other nut varieties.
  • Other serving suggestions: lean into the strawberry flavor and slather your slice of bread with strawberry butter or strawberry jam.

Recipe FAQs

Can this strawberry bread recipe be made gluten-free?

Yes, just simply swap the flour for a gluten-free alternative like almond flour or coconut flour.

Looking for a different yet just as sensational strawberry recipe? Check these out:

Fresh Strawberryade

Cornetha’s Strawberry Candy Recipe

Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

Fresh Strawberry Muffin Recipe

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Mama’s Classic Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

Slices of strawberry bread with pecans.

Strawberry Bread With Pecans

Bursting with flavorful fresh strawberries and pecans, this fluffy and moist strawberry bread is great for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, pecan, strawberries, strawberry

Ingredients

  • 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.
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Place strawberries in a small bowl and pour two tablespoons of sugar over them. Stir and set aside.
    1 cup fresh strawberries, 1 cup white sugar
  • In a mixing bowl, place the flour, remaining sugar, oil, eggs, and cinnamon. Mix until well combined.
    1 1/2 cups self-rising flour, 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Add pecans and strawberries and mix again until well combined and a pretty shade of pink.
    1 cup chopped pecans
  • Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out of the pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For an extra special treat, butter and toast a slice before serving.
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115 Comments

  1. 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!!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. i made this recipe today…i think it could use more berries 🙂 and less cinnamon. tasted good tho.

  5. Christy have you ever subbed spenda for the suger in this recipe before? Please drop a note if you have! Thank you 🙂

  6. Thank you for re-posting this on your FB page. I have all the ingredients and will be making this afternoon.

  7. Made this last nigh it was so good super moist I subbed walnuts for the pecans. My family really enjoyed this half the loaf is already gone.

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