Guest Post; Strawberry Banana Bread

Monday, May 18, 2015

Oh boy are you all in for a treat today! Laurel from Simple Splendor is sharing her recipe for strawberry banana bread! Just wait until you see the pictures, I promise you'll mouth will start watering immediately! If you want to check out more of Laurel, make sure to visit her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Hey there, I'm Laurel from Simple Splendor, a lifestyle blog dedicated to healthy living, style, DIY and parenting my {almost} two crazy kids in the OC.  I'm so excited to share with you today one of my absolute favorite recipes.  It's easy, it's fast and it tastes divine!  Thank you Kristen for letting me share with your readers, enjoy!

If you follow my Instagram, you know I've been craving strawberries like crazy the last couple weeks. Fresh, cold, sweet and sooooo good! My go-to breakfast has been plain Greek fat free yogurt with fresh strawberries and agave, it fills be up until lunch and has a good amount of protein.

A local organic farm near by hosted You-Pick strawberries over the weekend so obviously we went.  It was glorious, aside from the 90ยบ heat that is.  We took home close to 7lbs of organic strawberries for less than $13... That is insane!

All weekend I've been making strawberry concoctions to use these delicious berries, we made strawberry ice cream, strawberry smoothies, strawberry popsicles and my biggest success was this strawberry banana bread.  My husband even said "I don't want to discredit your cooking skills but this bread is the best thing you've ever made!"  He ate half the loaf in about an hour.

STRAWBERRY BANANA BREAD
(adapted from Simply Recipes)
  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup diced fresh strawberries
How to Make
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Mash bananas with a potato masher or fork. 
  3. In a large bowl, mix butter into the mashed banana. Mix in the sugars, egg, and vanilla. 
  4. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. 
  5. Add the flours and mix to combine. Gently fold in the strawberries. 
  6. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan.



This bread was so easy and delicious... It's definitely a keeper in our house!"

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