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A loaf of glazed strawberry pecan bread on a black wire rack beside a sprig of fresh mint.

Strawberry Pecan Bread


  • Author: Amy @ The Blond Cook
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Description

This moist glazed strawberry pecan bread with fresh strawberries and crunchy pecans is a perfect breakfast, brunch or dessert!


Ingredients

For the bread:

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh strawberries (about 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 11/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (and additional chopped pecans for topping glaze, if desired)

For the glaze:

  • 11/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely diced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk *

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray or grease pan.
  2. Place chopped strawberries in a medium bowl.  Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the granulated sugar and stir to combine.  Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, the remaining granulated sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
  4. Add egg, vanilla and melted butter to the dry mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Add strawberries and pecans to batter and stir to combine.
  6. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.  Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center is removed clean.  Cool on a wire rack.
  7. Prepare the glaze by stirring together powdered sugar, diced strawberries, vanilla and milk in a medium bowl until smooth.  Drizzle glaze evenly over cooled bread.

Notes

*When preparing the glaze, the amount of milk will depend on the juiciness of your strawberries.  Slowly add milk until desired consistency is met.