Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Strawberry Bread

We've been trying to eat a little healthier around here.  We're not doing anything crazy, just trying to cut back on foods which contain sugar or flour, and not eat anything fried.  It's pretty simple, but it eliminates a lot of my go-to foods.  But since I was pretty good during the week, I did make this yummy strawberry bread as a sweet treat this weekend.  This bread is delicious and while it's not totally healthy, it's not as bad as some desserts.  And, in my opinion, every bit as tasty.
Ok, so it's not the most gorgeous bread in the whole world.  Just like beauty can be deceiving, so can this very plain looking bread.  Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a cake that pleases that taste buds shall be praised... or something like that.

The recipe is from this book.  A good friend gave me this years ago.  I love the concept of eating seasonally.  I'm not good at doing it, but every once in a while I pull it out and have always liked what I've made from it.  

Strawberry Bread
1 cup flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups strawberries mashed
3/4 cup sugar (I only used the 1/2 cup and could have used even less)
2/3 cup oil
2 eggs
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

Mix all ingredients together.  I just threw all of this in my Kitchenaid mixer.  Pour into a greased loaf pan.  Bake at 350 for about an hour, but check after about 45 minutes.  It's done when toothpick comes out clean.


Liz said...

Very exciting as Lauren has wanted me to make strawberry bread. I didn't know it was possible. Figured the berries would make bread too mushy!

Krista Sanders said...

Yum-- Jeff's neighbor growing up always would bring this at Christmas. I had never had it until I met Jeff. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Diane said...

Sound really yummy...I'll have to give this recipe a try.