Quick Breads

Strawberry Lemon Quick Bread


HeLLO and happy (almost) MAY! Wow. We really flew through April, didn’t we? YES. Yes we did. And we are well on our way to the summer months and do you know what that means? ALL OF THE FRESH FRUIT. I’m such a sucker for sweet, juicy fruits that are actually affordable. IN FACT: I bought several packages of strawberries for $0.97. 97 CENTS I TELL YA. So I decided to hit you all with a Strawberry Lemon Quick Bread. Made with Greek yogurt. I love Greek yogurt. You can’t actually taste the yogurt too much – it just adds a rich moisture to the bread that would otherwise be difficult to replicate.

This¬†quick bread is actually a twist on my Greek Yogurt Banana Bread. Some people just don’t like banana bread (I don’t get it either) so this is the perfect bread for all of you haters out there. And lovers. Because you don’t have to be exclusive in your love for bread; I’m not, I love it all.

Let’s get on with it, shall we? Below are pictures + descriptions and even further along is an easy-to-read and print-ready form of the recipe!

Strawberry Lemon Quick Bread

First, pre-heat your oven to 350F. By the time your oven is pre-heated, your dough (batter?!) will be ready for baking. While the oven’s heating, we’ll take a mixing bowl and mix together 1 cup non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt (you can use plain, too!), 1/2 cup white sugar, 2 whole eggs,¬†the juice from 1 lemon and some vanilla extract (about 1 tablespoon).

In a separate bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups all-purpose (or whole wheat) flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 3/4 teaspoon of salt. Once both bowls are mixed, work to incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, but only until just combined. No over-mixing.

And now we fold in our strawberries and lemon zest. And add the batter to a loaf pan (be sure to spray with non-stick first!!). Bake for approximately 25 minutes, cover the top with aluminum foil, and then continue baking for another 10-15 minutes, until a wooden toothpick (your fork is fine, too) comes out nearly clean.

There you have it! A quick, easy, delicious, and healthy bread for all of your summer picnics or your Mothers Day brunch! Hint. Hint.

Strawberry Lemon Quick Bread

  • Yield: 2 mini loaves, about 12 slices
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cup flour (all-purpose, oat, whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Strawberries, sliced in various sizes
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and spray loaf pan(s) or muffin tin with non-stick spray

  2. Mix together wet ingredients: Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, eggs, lemon juice, and white sugar

  3. Mix together dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt

  4. Incorporate dry ingredients with the wet until just barely combined

  5. Fold in sliced strawberries and zest of one lemon

  6. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes, until a wooden toothpick (or fork) comes out nearly clean (for every minute after 25 minutes, cover the top of your loaf pan with aluminum foil)

  7. Let cool for a few minutes and DIG IN