August 20, 2011

strawberry-banana bread

When life gives you rotten fruit...

make bread.

I don't know who first thought to combine strawberry and banana. Was it Jamba Juice? Starburst? A caveman sitting in his cave with a strawberry in one hand and a banana in the other who suddenly decided to shove them both into his mouth at once? (Which, if you think about it, doesn't even sound like the most pleasing combination.)

Whatever. It's a genius pairing, that's really all we need to know.

This is tasty business. Have it with coffee. Have it warm with butter. Have it with another banana if you like.

Strawberry-Banana Bread
Adapted from You made that?

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup melted butter (I browned mine), cooled (If you brown the butter, remove it from the saucepan to a separate bowl to let it cool)
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1- 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 bananas)

Preheat oven to 325. Grease a loaf pan.
Whisk together all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk and cooled butter together. Whisk in the mashed bananas. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredient mixture. Gently stir or fold until incorporated. Fold in the strawberries. Pour into the prepared pan and bake at 325 for about 1 hour, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.


  1. I'm so excited to make this! when I saw this on the other post, I was gonna beg you to post the recipe soon. thanks!
    -Abby (I am having trouble logging into my account)

  2. YUM. I love strawberry banana bread. Awesome combination every time.