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Strawberry Banana Bread

I hope everyone is having a great start to the long weekend.  After returning to work this past week, I am really thankful for a long weekend to spend time with my little one. After she went to bed last night, I decided to do some baking. I seem to always have those last few extra bananas kicking around so am constantly making some sort of banana bread recipe and love to try different kinds. Last night I decided to try this Pinterest recipe, for strawberry banana bread.

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This one was pretty easy to make and was a nice twist on the classic banana bread recipe. The strawberries offered a little extra sweetness into every other bite. I also had all the ingredients on hand besides the white flour which I just substituted with whole wheat flour.

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The recipe also requires strawberries and butter. (The butter was in the microwave and my baby was eating the strawberries lol) I used my stand mixer bowl and first creamed the butter and sugar together until it was light and fluffy.

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In a smaller bowl beat the eggs with a fork then add to the sugar mixture. Beat until the mixture is smooth then add the mashed bananas.

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Sift all the dry ingredients together then slowly add to the banana mixture. Do not over mix.

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Cover the strawberries in flour then fold into the banana mixture.

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Pour the batter into 2 9×5 sprayed loaf pans and bake at 375F for 15 minutes. Then lower the heat to 350F and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before removing from pans and enjoy.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe mashed bananas
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries chopped and tossed in 1 tbsp of flour

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375F and spray 2 9×5 loaf pans.
  • Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • In a small bowl beat the eggs with a fork and combine with sugar mixture.
  • Add the mashed bananas and mix.
  • Sift all dry ingredients together then slowly add to the banana mixture until flour is just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Fold in flour covered strawberries.
  • Pour the batter into the previously prepared loaf pans.
  • Bake at 375F for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350F and bake for another 30 minutes. Let cool completely before removing.

 

 

 

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