Strawberry Nut Bread

This incredibly delicious strawberry nut bread has a moist, berry-laden inside and a sweet cookie-like crust and is one of the BEST breads you’ll ever taste!
Strawberry Nut Bread

This strawberry nut bread recipe is a cherished family recipe that you likely won’t see anywhere but on Family Savvy. When I lost this recipe a few years ago, I tried to search online for one that was similar~and nothing existed.  I was beyond distraught until finally I found the stained, tattered recipe card tucked into my recipe file under a wrong heading (salads:-). I was so relieved; I immediately made myriad copies of the recipe AND posted it on the blog so that I’d never risk losing it again!

This strawberry nut bread is so delicious and unique. It has a scone-like exterior and a moist, nutty interior. It could certainly be glazed, but honestly, I think that would be gilding the lily. It is simply perfect made according to this recipe. The recipe calls for frozen strawberries in syrup, but when fresh berries are plentiful, I always use them.

When using fresh berries, macerating them in sugar is key to getting enough juice for a moist, tender loaf. I use 1/3 cup sugar for 2 cups chopped berries. Allow the berries to macerate at least 3-4 hours (overnight is great), and use all the juice.

Strawberry nut bread is the perfect bread to serve at a tea or ladies’ luncheon. I serve it alongside Curried Chicken Salad You Won’t Believe and fresh fruit. It is also wonderful for breakfast–warmed in the oven and served with sausage links or applewood smoked bacon.

Note: A good non-stick loaf pan (this Farberware is my fave) sprayed liberally with Baker’s Joy will ensure that this sweet, moist bread releases perfectly every time.  (Allow bread to cool at least 15 minutes before removing from pan). This recipe makes 2 regular sized loaves, so I typically serve one and freeze one for later. I sometimes make four miniature loaves in these mini loaf pans, especially during the holidays. Teachers and friends love getting small loaves of this yummy bread!

I’d love to hear back from you if you try this favorite recipe of mine! I’d love to hear how your family likes it. Thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!


Strawberry Nut Bread

This strawberry nut bread is divine! Sweet, moist, and laden with nuts, folks will ask for the recipe every time.

10 min

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  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/4 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans,
  • 1 carton frozen strawberries, thawed (or 2 cups chopped strawberries in their own syrup)


  • Combine dry ingredients--sugar, flour, baking soda, salt & cinnamon--into medium mixing bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine eggs & oil; mix well.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined (be careful not to over mix).
  • Stir in strawberries and pecans.
  • Pour into two greased and floured loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until done in center and beginning to pull from edges of pan, approximately 40 minutes.
Recipe Type: bread