Spring and Strawberry Favorites: Strawberry-Walnut Bread

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I had been searching for a decent Strawberry Bread recipe for a while after loving a recipe which had about 1 cup of oil (that was not going to work for me). I worked with this recipe using Greek yogurt and walnuts, and I really loved the moistness and great strawberry flavor. Since spring is around the corner, this is a fabulous recipe to make for breakfast, a snack or dessert.

Strawberry-Walnut Bread

Cook Time:

1 hour

Prep Times:

20 minutes

Yield:

8 to 10 servings

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted
11/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Lightly grease and flour the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan; set aside.

3. Beat butter and sugar and continue until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon. Add the flour mixture and sour cream alternately, starting and ending with the flour. Mix only until combined. Gently fold in strawberries and walnuts.

5. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake about 1 hour, or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature. This bread can be frozen.

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