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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Strawberry Banana Loaf

Many of you will notice that I've commented about this before, and I will probably comment about it again...we love banana bread in our house.  So much so that our oldest son knows that it takes 3 bananas to make banana bread, so when we get down to three in the banana bowl, he often asks if we can save them to make banana bread.
 
Over the weekend we had company and the bananas didn't get eaten.  We were so busy, we just seemed to forget they were there.  Imagine how pleased my son was to discover over breakfast today that there were 3 very ripe bananas sitting in the banana bowl (it sits on our kitchen table).  "Mommy, can we make banana bread today?"  "You bet!" was my happy answer.  I love baking with my son, it's great bonding time :-)

Well, for whatever reason, I started flipping through one of my cookbooks, looking at banana recipes.  I came across one for Strawberry Banana Loaf, so I asked my son if he would be interested in trying a new kind of banana bread, and his response was quite positive...with one request, that we add some chocolate to the bread too, so away we went, making our Strawberry Banana Loaf!

Here is the recipe: (Adapted from Company's Coming: Muffins & More)

2 eggs
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup strawberries, sliced
2 ripe bananas, mashed

1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs until frothy.  Mix in oil, sugar, bananas and strawberries.  I added the strawberries last to make sure they didn't get too mashed up in the mixer.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Mix thoroughly.  Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring only to moisten.  Pour into a greased loaf pan (9x5x3).

Bake for approximately 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.  Cool slightly then remove from pan to a wire rack.

The original recipe stated to wrap well and allow to ripen for one day.  We couldn't wait that long, we waited a few hours until after dinner.  So we'll have to see tomorrow how the flavour changes!

VERDICT:
We all agreed that this was a nice change to banana bread.  A nice blend of complementary flavours (strawberry and banana - yum!) and I love the addition of the oats.  I did add some chocolate chips along to top on 1/4 of the loaf for our oldest son, and he was a big fan of that addition too.  This one is a keeper, we will be making it again, especially with strawberry season upon us!

50 comments:

  1. It looks very tempting, I just love the color!
    Banana-bread is something that people in my country are not familiar with

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    1. Thanks Winnie! It was a nice change from banana bread, a little different flavour!

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  2. I just love sweet breads, and your flavor combo is great. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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    1. Thanks Krista! It was a nice combo indeed :-) Will see you soon!

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  3. This sounds amazing. Will have to add it to my 'to make' recipe list.

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  4. This bread sounds like a great way to switch up the usual banana bread a bit - especially with all the strawberries lately. :)

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    1. Agreed CJ! I have a feeling I will be making this again very soon...strawberries are really ripening in the garden!

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  5. I love bananas, but they don't love me unfortunately! This looks os good, though. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

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    1. I remember about the bananas...darn! Thanks for hosting Carrie, I missed you!

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  6. Yum! I cannot wait to try this out!! We are huge banana bread lovers here.

    New follower from the show and tell link up. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back :)

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    1. Hi Mar, nice to meet you! Welcome! Will certainly pop over to your blog too :-)

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  7. Oooh! I just love banana bread. What a delicious looking variety. How can one go wrong-- bananas, strawberries and chocolate? lol. I am for sure putting this on my "to-make" list. Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" :-)))

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    1. You're welcome Lisa, and thank YOU for hosting!

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  8. Strawberries are a great addition to banana loaf!

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  9. Ooh! Great way to change up Banana Bread! Sounds Yummy!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)
    ~Susie~

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  10. We love banana bread at our house too and strawberries would be so yummy to add.

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    1. I'm not sure why we never added them before! Thanks for visiting!

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  11. oh this looks really good, still never made banana bread, I forget to freeze my bananas.

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    1. Bananas never make it to the frozen stage at our house LOL. Lots of banana bread, banana muffins, bananas in smoothies.

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  12. Dawn,
    This looks super yummy! I love using fresh fruit whenever I can and a strawberry banana combo - Delish! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  13. this is great. Found you via the live laugh linky. I have linked in a beef dish. Have a super day.

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  14. What a nice flavour combination! Thank you for sharing it. :)

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    1. Thank you Aunt B, and thanks for visiting!

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  15. Great Recipe. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-hair-gel-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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  16. Banana bread is regular in my house. The addition of strawberries sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday

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    1. Sounds like out homes are a lot alike Dawn! See you soon :-)

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  17. I am inviting you to my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-your-stuff-30-redid-no-fail.html

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    1. Thanks Julie! I was by, but missed out this week. I'll pop over again!

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  18. Congratulations - your innovative and delicious twist on Banana Bread has been featured at Inspire Me Monday at

    Create WIth Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

    Look forward to more fabulous recipes from you! :-)

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    1. Such fantastic news, thank you so very much!!! Thank you for hosting :-)

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  19. I love banana bread! I never thought of adding strawberries! Yummy!

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    1. I had never thought of it either until I saw the recipe. And it just seemed to make sense...we pair strawberries and bananas with so many other things, why not banana bread?! Thanks for stopping by Angela!

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  20. Your strawberry banana loaf sounds so yummy and looks moist and delicious! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe. We have never tried strawberries before in banana bread. YUM! We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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  21. Thank you so much for linking with Wednesdays Adorned From Above's blog Hop. I love this recipe.
    Debi
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  22. This looks so good! I will definitely have to try this soon. Thank you for sharing with us on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll join us again this week!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  23. Thank you so much for linking up this recipe to Dare to Share. We love banana bread at our house too. I cant wait to see what recipe you are going to make next

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/07/dare-to-share-15.html

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  24. Happy Sunday!! Just wanted to stop by and let you know that you are a feature this week at Sweet & Simple Sunday!!

    Kim from Cups by Kim

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  25. This week on Food on Friday, we are collecting ideas for using bananas. Would you be happy to link this in? Here is the link .
    PS I found this via Full Plate Thursday

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  26. Thanks for linking this in. Cheers

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  27. The bottom of my loaf stuck to the pan, pulling apart from the rest of the loaf. I followed the directions, so can you think of what might have gone wrong and how I can prevent it next time? Thanks for your suggestions and for the great recipe idea!

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  28. Though I followed the recipe, the bottom of my loaf stuck to the pan, breaking off from the rest of the loaf. Any suggestions for what could have gone wrong and what I can do to prevent it when I try this recipe again? Thanks for your suggestions and this great recipe!

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    1. Hi Michelle! I'm so happy that you tried the recipe, but sad to hear about your troubles. The only thing I can think of is I wonder if you tried greasing the pan with a different grease? I usually use Pam, but what about trying butter or something like that? Maybe only letting the loaf sit for a few minutes before flipping over onto a rack to continue cooling? (I've heard that leaving a loaf too long without flipping can cause it to stick). I've also heard using parchment paper at the bottom may help, though that I have never tried that. Please let me know if you try again, and if you find a method that works. I would love to learn!

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