Strawberry Beer Bread with Fresh Basil


Fresh basil perfectly complements strawberries in this sweet beer bread. It's delicious served alongside a pork or chicken dinner or toasted as a breakfast bread. I think it's best with a fruity beer, such as one with citrus or apple flavors, but you may use any favorite beer. You may also substitute lemon-lime soda for beer.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 9x5-inch loaf


  • cooking spray

  • 3 cups self-rising flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle fruity beer

  • 1 ½ cups chopped strawberries

  • ½ cup loosely packed chopped fresh basil leaves

  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar, or as needed (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. Stir flour and white sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Pour in beer and stir. Add strawberries and basil and stir until well combined; batter will be stiff and sticky. Scoop batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the top generously with coarse sugar.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
1g Fat
46g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 598mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 169mg 13%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 119mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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