Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread

Banana bread has to be one of the simplest sweet-breads there is. Most recipe boxes have at least one variation of this classic. It is just that good. It has simple ingredients and is super easy to make. Strawberry banana bread combines not only two wonderful flavors but adds a splash of color to this family favorite dessert. It is definitely Oh My Gravy Good!

Just a Few Tips

Use overripe bananas for this. You will get more flavor the older the banana. Allow yourself to get excited that your bananas are getting those brown and black spots!

Don’t overmix when it comes to adding your wet ingredients into the dry. Banana bread is supposed to be a heavy loaf but we don’t want it to be chewy.

If you don’t have applesauce, increase the number of bananas you mash to equal the amount of applesauce needed.

mashing bananas in a metal bowl

There are several things you can add to this to suit your family’s taste. Nuts are a perfect complement to banana bread even with the berries added.

Speaking of berries, don’t be afraid to experiment with the types of berries used. Blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries (to name a few) will accent this loaf beautifully!

mixed berries

Working Your Banana Magic!

Let’s start off with preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and go ahead and grease your bread pan. I used butter to oil mine but cooking oil works great.

Now, we need to get our dry ingredients together. In a medium bowl, let’s put in the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Give this a good mix.

In a separate bowl, blend the applesauce and brown sugar. Add the beaten eggs, vanilla, mashed bananas, and strawberries.

Mix the wet ingredients into your dry ingredient bowl until you don’t see any flour.

unbaked banana bread

Pour your batter into your greased bread pans. Bake your strawberry banana bread for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

strawberry banana bread
banana strawberry bread

Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry banana bread is a twist on an all-time classic, and the addition of applesauce guarantees a super moist sweet bread your family will love.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 254 kcal


  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs large, beaten
  • 4 bananas very ripe
  • 1 ½ cups strawberries chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Optional ingredients:

  • ½ cup pecans or favorite nut
  • ½ cup cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium-size bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
    dry baking ingredients in a metal bowl
  • In a separate bowl, mix applesauce and brown sugar.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, mashed bananas, and chopped stawberries.
    bananas and strawberries mashed in a metal bowl
  • Pour wet ingredients into the dry and mix until all is wet. Do NOT overmix.
  • Pour batter into a greased bread pan.
    unbaked banana bread
  • Bake for 60-70 minutes or until test toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!
    strawberry banana bread
Keyword baked, banana bread, bread, breads, country cooking, dessert, home cooking, homecooking, homemade, southern cooking, southern food, strawberry bread, sweet bread

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