Strawberry banana bread is a delicious and sweet treat that tastes like summer. You’re going to love this ripe banana recipe with strawberries, but that lemon glaze on top is what makes it drool worthy!
With fresh strawberries and ripe bananas in this bread you can have a sweet loaf of deliciousness. Strawberry and bananas recipes are always great because they make such a great pair. The flavors complement each other so well and this bread is no different.
Strawberry Banana Bread with a Lemon Glaze
I saw this recipe a while back and knew that my kids (and myself!) would love it! We like regular banana bread, but sometimes the plain banana flavor is just too strong for me which is why this recipe is perfect. Add the lemon glaze on top, and you have a wonderful mixture of fruit flavors…in a quick bread that is simple to make! I also love that the recipe makes 3 loaves, making this a great recipe to share with friends and neighbors too!
Is strawberry banana bread healthy?
Compared to a lot of different foods t could be considered healthy. We have applesauce in this recipe to cut down on the oil fats, but there are a few other substitutions you could try to make it even healthier including wheat flour, reduced sugar or a sugar free alternative, etc. That said, banana breads are normally made to be a snack or treat, so as long as you eat this bread in moderation it’s okay.
Does strawberry banana bread need to be refrigerated?
This bread doesn’t need to be placed in the fridge, but it can be if you want to extend the shelf life. Keeping this bread in an airtight container on the counter can get it to last 3-5 days but if the weather is warmer it could spoil more quickly. Keeping it in the fridge keeps it lasting longer and helps to retain some of the moisture as well.
Strawberry Banana Bread Ingredients
-4 ripe bananas
-2 cups sliced strawberries
-1/3 cup applesauce
-3/4 cup butter, melted
-2 cups sugar
-2 tsp. vanilla
-4 cups flour
-2 tsp. baking soda
-1/2 tsp. baking powder
-1 tsp. salt
For the Lemon Glaze You Will Need:
-2 cups powdered sugar
-1/3 cup lemon juice
How to Make Strawberry Banana Bread With Glaze
Smash the bananas and strawberries with a fork in a bowl. The strawberries won’t smash very well, so just keep mashing everything until the bananas are fully mashed up.
Add in the eggs, applesauce, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Cream the entire mixture together with an electric mixer.
In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir lightly. Add the dry ingredients to the banana/strawberry mixture and then stir with a spoon until it’s mixed.
Pour the batter into 3 well-greased loaf pans. Bake at 300F degrees for 45-60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow the finished loaves to cool inside of the pans for 10 minutes.
Remove the bread from pans and place on a cooling rack; cool completely. While bread is cooling, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a mixing bowl and stir well to create a smooth glaze.
When the bread is completely cooled, drizzle the glaze over each loaf.
- 4 ripe bananas
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 3/4 cups butter, melted
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- Smash bananas and strawberries with a fork. The strawberries won't smash very well, so just keep smashing until the bananas are fully mashed up.
- Add the eggs, applesauce, butter, sugar and vanilla. Cream entire mixture together.
- Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir lightly. Add the dry ingredients to the banana/strawberry mixture and stir with a spoon just until mixed.
- Pour the batter into 3 well-greased loaf pans. Bake at 300 for 45-60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow the finished loaves to cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and place on a cooling rack; cool completely. While bread is cooling, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a mixing bowl and stir well to create a smooth glaze.
Is strawberry banana bread dairy free?
Yes this recipe has no milk products requested, meaning that it is a dairy free banana bread recipe! Keep a close eye on ingredient labels for cross contamination though!
Can I make muffins instead of bread loaves?
Yes. You can make a lot of muffins with this recipe. Bake for a shorter period of time and fill the muffin pan 2/3rds full. When a toothpick can come out cleanly, the muffins are finished.
Best Bread Pan?
I bake a lot of bread and the pans I prefer are either ceramic, glass or cast iron. These pans will bake bread more evenly and release the bread more easily after baking. I don’t like using dark or nonstick pans because the bread cooks unevenly. It darkens on the outside before the bread is cooked on the inside, so the coloring is uneven. Read more about which bread pan is the best here!
These are the best banana recipes to check out if you can’t get enough!
- Zucchini Banana Bread
- Banana Cream Cheesecake Bars
- White Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Caramel Banana Nut Bread
- Chocolate Chip Banana Bars
- Banana Cream Cookies
- Caramel Banana Cream Tiramisu
- Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
- Double Banana Banana Bread
- Yogurt Banana Bread
- Glazed Blueberry Banana Bars
- Banana Split Milkshakes
- Nutella Banana Muffins
- Cranberry Banana Bread
- Fun Kid Banana Snacks
This tasty strawberry banana bread recipe with lemon glaze gives you 3 loaves, perfect for snacking now and later. Try it today and enjoy the sweet tangy fruit filled banana bread.