Strawberry Yogourt Quick Loaf

When I stumbled upon this recipe a few weeks back, I knew I had to give it a try! I was not disappointed —

The original batter recipe called for sour cream — I used strawberry fruit bottom yogourt as that’s what I had on hand. It turned out great! I also opted to use the cinnamon, because I love it — and I didn’t use the vanilla because I don’t have any, (but I will be making some DIY extract soon!)

Strawberry Yogourt Quick Bread

Preheat oven to 350F/180C while making your batter.

Wet ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup organic sugar, or 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup organic yogourt, or organic sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 cups strawberries, diced (fresh or frozen)

Glaze, optional:

  • 1/2 cup strawberries, finely chopped or coarsely mashed
  • 2 cups powdered/confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

For the batter:

Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
Add yogourt or sour cream, and vanilla if you’re using it.

In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
Slowly add dry mixture to your mixing bowl, followed by the 2 cups of diced strawberries.
Pour your batter into a greased 9×5 loaf pan and bake in a preheated 350F oven until a toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out clean; approximately 50 – 60 minutes.

For the strawberry glaze:

Mix mashed berries, lemon juice, and confectioners sugar together until the sugar has melted into a thick sauce. Drizzle over the cooled loaf.

Option 1: Reduce berries to 1.5 cups — Add 1/4 cup fruit preserves to your batter in the loaf pan and mix lightly before baking. I used some of my strawberry-pineapple-rhubarb chia seed jam for added pizzazz. This may add a bit more moisture to your batter so it may require a few minutes extra baking time. Beware of over-browning.

Option 2: Substitute your favourite berries or fruits for the strawberries. Don’t be afraid to adjust to your liking!

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