Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread

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So it’s official, I cannot get enough of this roasted strawberry business.  I love them right off the pan, think they’re all sorts of divine in goat cheese blondies and I kind of can’t even handle them in this banana bread!  I wasn’t sure how this was going to pan out when I first made it for brunch Sunday, but it turned out so good that I had to make it again to share with you.  I mean it would’ve just been wrong for me to keep this all to myself, don’t ya think?

First up, you need to make a batch of vanilla roasted strawberries.  If you’re anything like me, you may want to make that a double batch.  This way you have extra, maybe to put out with the bread, maybe to snack on – options are good.  Next is my go-to banana bread recipe, which is a super simple one bowl production.  Once the batter is ready, you’re going to start building layers of flavor. Pour about half the batter in the prepared loaf pan and then spoon some of the roasted strawberries on top spacing them out so each slice will get some.  Repeat with the remaining batter and roasted strawberries.

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The last part seals the deal for me.  Slice 1-2 fresh strawberries very thinly and scatter on top of the batter.  These fresh strawberries are going to roast as the banana bread bakes adding even more texture – so good!  All that’s left to do at this point is send it off into the oven and go make yourself some coffee.

Once it’s done, it will be nothing short of torture waiting for it to cool.  You should also expect your house to smell beyond amazing at this point.  Once you cut into this you’ll notice all those roasted strawberries scattered throughout adding both a pop of color and a whole lot of flavor.  Some slices will have more than others and that’s okay.  The thing that makes this so incredible is that all those roasted strawberries had so much flavor to begin with and when baked in the banana bread, they create these pockets of thick, sweet vanilla bean strawberry jam type goodness.  Seriously, I need a slice now!  I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did.  Happy baking!

Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread | ButtercreamBlondie.com

Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (this takes 2-3 bananas depending on size)
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup vanilla roasted strawberries (one batch yields 3/4 cup)
  • 2 strawberries to slice for the top

Instructions

  1. Prepare one batch Vanilla Roasted Strawberries Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Whisk oil, eggs and sugar together.
  4. Whisk in vanilla.
  5. Mix in sour cream and mashed bananas.
  6. Sift flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.
  7. Add dries, and mix till combined.
  8. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  9. Spoon 1/2 cup of roasted strawberries on top of batter. Make sure to spread them out and not clump them all together.
  10. Pour remaining batter in pan and spoon remainder of roasted strawberries on batter and gently press down just so some are slightly peeking out.
  11. Slice up 1-2 fresh strawberries very thin and scatter on top of batter.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes. Toothpick inserted in center should come out clean.

Notes

Please note to only fill the loaf pan 3/4 of the way. If you have extra batter, just bake off a few muffins. This recipe filled my loaf pan perfectly, but loaf pans vary slightly in size so I just want you to be aware.

I use a light colored loaf pan and this bakes beautifully at 350 degrees. If you are using a very dark colored pan, you may want to lower the bake temp to 325 degrees.

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14 Responses to “Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread”

  1. 1

    Looks delicious! I love strawberries in my bread and I love that you also used banana! Beautiful bread recipe!!!

  2. 2

    Love the idea of using roasted strawberries in bread! I need to try this soon!

  3. 3

    This is one beautiful load of bread. I just want to smother my face in it.

  4. 4

    Is it crazy that I’ve never tried a roasted strawberry? I’m thinking yes! I need to give them, and this awesome-looking bread, a try!

  5. 5
    Liz says:

    Whoa, this is the way I want to start my day! With a big slice of your berry laden banana bread! SO gorgeous. Need to roast some berries ASAP!

  6. 6

    Aah, the bread and roasted strawberries is making me sooooo hungry!!

  7. 7

    This looks absolutely incredible Meghan!

  8. 8

    Oh my, this bread looks scrumptious. Roasted strawberries–yum!

  9. 9
    melina says:

    I made this but used greek yogurt and marscapone cheese instead of the sour cream (I was out) and it turned out dee-lish!

  10. 10

    This sounds amazing. I will have to try this.

  11. 11
    Lucas says:

    The roasted strawberries are INSANE!!! And my bread is baking as I type. Can’t wait to slice it up and gulp it down. Thanks for this fun recipe. I’ve never roasted strawberries before but you were right on the money! They smell and taste AMAZING. :)

  12. 12
    TSurette says:

    I’ve made this about 4 times now, love, love, love it!!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. 13
    Piersp says:

    This is so good! It is also tasty in winter with baked apricots (frozen last fall) and cardamom. Thank you for the recipe!

  14. 14

    Oh Meghan – what a fabulous bread. Pinning!

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