The Best Strawberry Nut Bread Recipe Ever


This moist, decadent strawberry bread uses simple ingredients, requires no yeast, yields a double batch, and freezes beautifully.

strawberry bread

This is an old family recipe.

This strawberry nut bread recipe is a cherished family recipe that my mom made when I was a child. I think it was one of those “electric co-op” recipes that came on an index card in the mail haha. If you are my age, you probably know what I am talking about.  I’ve been making this bread for more than 20 years, and I think it is my favorite “sweet bread” recipe. 

This strawberry bread tastes like cake.

This strawberry nut bread is so delicious and unique. It has a crumbly, cookie like crust with a moist, berry laden interior. I always make this with pecans, but they can be left out for those with nut allergies. This bread is so moist, sweet and delicious, many folks have commented that it tastes like cake.

strawberry bread


Make this bread in several sizes

 This recipe will make two regular size loaves in these standard size loaf pans.  You can also make smaller loaves in miniature pans like these; 4 mini loaves = 1 standard loaf. If you want to freeze some, this is a great option to make multiple loaves. In the photo below, you can see how I typically vary my sizes in one recipe.

strawberry nut bread

Watch how I make this bread in this short video.

How to serve strawberry nut bread.

Strawberry nut bread is the perfect bread to serve at a tea or ladies’ luncheon. I love to serve it alongside Curried Chicken Salad and fresh fruit. It is also wonderful for breakfast–warmed in the oven and served with sausage links or applewood smoked bacon. It is also great eaten by itself for breakfast with a tall glass of cold milk.

Some of my other sweet bread recipes are below. These breads will have the same sweet, cookie like crust and soft dense inside as the peach bread. The recipes use the same basic batter; you just substitute the fruit and nuts (along with a few minor tweaks in some cases).

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

Strawberry Nut Bread

Yield: 2 loaves
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

The best strawberry bread ever-no yeast and no kneading required!


  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans,
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh strawberries


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


Fresh strawberries~chop & sprinkle with 2 TB sugar 1 hr before using

Frozen berries~chop while slightly frozen; drain. Use only 1/3-1/2 c liquid

Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 269Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 31mgSodium 162mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 3g

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  1. Under Notes when using frozen strawberries you say chop while slightly thawed, use only 1/3 liquid. What liquid do you mean?

  2. My husband makes strawberry bread every Christmas. For 30 yrs. But uses 2 10 oz pkg of sb. We take to neighbors and friends on Christmas Eve. Will try fresh. Enjoy your instagram. Lives in Bham then Fairhope. Now in TX.

  3. Hi Mary! Yes to the avocado oil~I am changing to that oil for baking! I’ve not tried swerve; PLEASE LMK if you do how it turns out! I’ll ask Marie to share the details of the salad, and I’ll see if she will let me post on instagram. Stay tuned!!

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