Glazed Strawberry Bread

Sliced strawberry bread on a plate.

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This easy recipe for glazed strawberry bread is a delicious way to show off fresh strawberries!  Perfect with a cup of tea.



For The Bread

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour, plus two tablespoons
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries

For The Glaze

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and spray a 9 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and mix until it is nice and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add the egg and mix until it is fully combined with the butter.
  3. Next, stir together 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and ½ teaspoon of salt with a whisk so everything is fully combined.
  4. Mix 1 teaspoon of vanilla with a half cup of milk, and then add the flour mixture and the milk mixture to the butter mixture in a few stages, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
  5. Gently mix the chopped strawberries with two tablespoons of flour, and then fold them into the batter, trying your best to distribute the strawberries evenly through the batter.
  6. Scrape the batter into the loaf pan, smooth out the top, and then pop it in the over for 45 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let it cool for ten minutes or so in the pan, and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  8. If you are adding the glaze, let the bread cool down fully, then mix together the powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk.  I like to do this in a measuring cup, because you are then going to pour it all over the top of the bread, letting some of the glaze drip down the sides.  Give the glaze about 15 minutes to set and then serve it up!


  • Strawberries: Obviously the fresher the better! During strawberry season, the best place to get them is your local farmer’s market, but your supermarket will have them too. The most reliable way to know they have the best flavor? Give them a quick sniff…they should smell like, well, strawberries!
  • Powdered sugar: This is also known as confectioner’s sugar, and is a super finely ground powdery sugar that is perfect for glazes. You can find it in your baking aisle.
  • Baking Powder: This is a leavening agent, which means it helps your bread rise and be nice and fluffy. Baking powers have expiration dates – when they expire they are no longer great at making things rise, so check yours before you use it.