Strawberry Sour Cream Bread

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_DSC0515Yummy!

This strawberry sour cream bread is so simple to make and it tastes delicious. The texture is very similar to banana bread, but you get a little strawberry flavor in every bite – perfect to serve for breakfast or with a cup of afternoon tea. It freezes well, too!

Whenever I make this recipe, I am always tempted to slice a piece before the bread cools completely. But I have learned to wait… the texture improves drastically after the bread cools – and tastes even better the day after you bake it.

Are local strawberries showing up in your market yet? It’s a little too early for local berries here in Seattle, but the California berries are looking, and tasting pretty darn good!

If you LOVE strawberries,  you might also enjoy:

Simple Strawberry Cake
Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp
Strawberry Limeade
Grandma Dorothy’s Icebox Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Sour Cream Bread
 
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Recipe type: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Serves: 1 9"x5" loaf
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled, halved, and sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add the vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add ½ of the dry ingredients.
  7. Add ½ of the sour cream, followed by the remaining dry ingredients, and then the remaining sour cream.
  8. Turn off the mixer and stir in the sliced strawberries by hand.
  9. Pour the batter into a greased or sprayed 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees until the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean - approximately 60 minutes.

 

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