Strawberry Bread Recipe for Mother’s Day

Last updated on March 4th, 2024 at 10:06 pm

strawberry bread with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries on top

You can’t beat a good Strawberry Bread recipe for Mother’s Day can you? There is nothing more that says I love you Mom, then baking something homemade and sweet for her special day. Or for Grandma, Aunty, or a sister perhaps. Let’s celebrate all the moms of the world with something sweet this year.

I couldn’t decide between making a strawberry cake or a strawberry bread this year. I have always been more of a bread than cake girl so I went with a strawberry bread recipe packed full of you said it, “strawberries”. It is strawberry season coming up after all.

Two Mother’s Days

So what will you be baking this Mother’s Day? It’s such a special day for me because I get two Mother’s Day a year one in March in the UK and because I am American, I get another one in May too. Sorry Dad’s USA is the same day as the UK so Mr P gets only one! But I think after moving across the world it’s the least my family can do is still celebrate my own holidays too. (selfishly it’s nice to have two special days, “what can I say?”)

Strawberry bread with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries on top. To the left of it is a bunch of flowers in spring colours

Strawberry Bread Recipe Tips

Don’t Over Mix The Batter

This is a quick bread recipe, and with all quick breads you have to be careful not to over mix it. Mix you the wet and dry ingredients separately first, and then combine them together. Fold in your strawberries at the end.

Don’t Use Too Many Strawberries

If you love strawberries like me it can be tempting to increase the amount of strawberries – because you can never have too many berries right? In this case that is wrong! Strawberries make the bread super moist, and if there are too many it will just fall apart. Stick to one cup and your strawberry bread will be perfect.

Coat The Strawberries In Flour

This is a little pro secret that not everyone knows, but if you coat the strawberries in flour before folding them in to your batter it will stop the sinking to the bottom of your bread and give you an even distribution of fruit.

Strawberry Bread Recipe

a sweet and delicious bread for celebrations

Servings 20

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 small riped bananas, smashed
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries quartered for topping
  • 1 tsp caster sugar

Instructions

  1. BREAD:

    Preheat oven to 180C. 

  2. Grease and line the base of loaf pan with baking paper. Overhang 2 sides to pull bread out.

  3. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder in large bowl.

  4. Whisk the bananas, eggs, butter, and buttermilk in medium bowl.

  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredient in large bowl, combine. Fold in 1 cup of strawberries.

  6. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for ONE HOUR or until skewer comes out clean.

  7. Let cool completely on wire rack.

  8. FROSTING:

  9. Use a tub of Betty Crocker’s Cream Cheese frosting (plain).

  10. In small saucepan, cook 1/2 cup finely chopped strawberries with 1 tsp of caster sugar until it because like a sauce. 

  11. Let cool completely and whisk into the cream cheese frosting.

  12. Alternatively make homemade cream cheese or buttermilk frosting and fold in strawberry sauce. 

  13. Top with 1 1/2 cups of quartered strawberries, leave green stems for a pop of color.

Like the look of this? Check out my Dark Chocolate Coconut Bread, Zucchini Bread With Lemon Glaze or Cinnamon Banana Bread. The are all simple yet delicious and are sure to be a real treat for the women in your life.

Strawberry bread with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries, with a stack of plates out of focus in the background

Strawberry Bread Frosting Alternatives

On the recipe card I did put some alternative notes for you to choose from if you prefer buttermilk frosting instead of your strawberry bread with cream cheese frosting. I personally prefer cream cheese frostings on my breads and buttermilk frostings on my cakes. If you want to make something really impressive then you could always top it with a strawberry glaze.

It’s not just about this gorgeous strawberry bread with cream cheese frosting…

It’s about Mother’s Day memories too. Eating delicious food always brings people together.

I think my favorite UK Mother’s Day was when I took both my mother in law and my own mother was visiting from America and we all went out for afternoon tea together. It’s rare for us to be able to celebrate it together living in different countries which made it that much more special.

My favorite USA Mother’s Day memory would be the kids making me breakfast in bed with fresh picked dandelions and we didn’t go out or do big presents either. We went to the park, they gave me handmade cards and everyone just enjoyed the day together as a family. Those are very special days to remember.

Strawberry bread with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries on top. To the left of it is a bunch of flowers in spring colours
Strawberry bread with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries on top, sliced to show the inside of the loaf. A slice is on a plate to the right of the bread, and another plate has additional strawberries
Strawberry bread with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries on top. 2 slices have been made in the end to show the internals of the bread
Strawberry bread with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries on top, sliced to show the inside of the loaf. A slice is on a plate to the right of the bread, and another plate has additional strawberries
Strawberry bread with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries on top, sliced to show the inside of the loaf. A slice is on a plate to the right of the bread, and another plate has additional strawberries

Do you have a favorite Mother’s Day to remember? Has anyone made you a special gift that you can eat and celebrate together or perhaps a gift that was so amazing you won’t be able to beat it? Comment below I would love to hear all about your favorite Mother’s Days of the past. And don’t forget to share what you have planned this year too. Perhaps making this Strawberry Bread recipe or craftings with paper cutting designs for your Mom will be on the agenda???? If not, pin it for later, it can make a delicious treat for Easter coming up too.

Strawberry bread with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries on top, sliced to show the inside of the loaf. A slice is on a plate to the right of the bread, and another plate has additional strawberries

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