Thursday, 11 August 2011

Banana and strawberry bread

This is the best banana bread recipe I've ever tried.  I love bananas and strawberries so when I saw this recipe it was a no-brainer. The bread is really moist and juicy. I think it's the sour cream that makes the difference - I'm going to try adding it to my other banana bread recipe and see what happens.  I love the slight tang of the strawberries and the juicy banana flavour. Definitely a bake again and again on my list. Try it, I promise you won't regret it! 

 adding mashed bananas 

 adding chopped strawberries 

 fresh from the oven 

 you can see the bits of banana and strawberries

220g flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
95g brown sugar
95g caster sugar
115g butter
2 eggs
125mls sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 mashed bananas
175g chopped strawberries (reserve a few to decorate on top)

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Mix flour and baking soda in a bowl.
  • Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract. 
  • Add in the sour cream and then the mashed bananas.
  • Stir in the chopped strawberries.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix well. 
  • Pour into a loaf pan and decorate with slices of strawberries on top. 
  • Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 


  1. I absolutely LOVE banana bread. Had never thought about putting strawberries in it too, mmmmmmm. It makes a very pretty loaf.

  2. Ooh I wish I hadn't walked past the strawberries today! This looks wonderful :D

  3. That looks like one amazing slice of banana cake. The strawberries add so much colour to it.

  4. This looks fantastic!! Banana and strawberry is such a classic pairing!

  5. Brilliant idea to add strawberries to banana bread. I love that combo too. Will try this in the tearoom next week! Thanks for the inspiration. X


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