I love strawberries, and my grandmother used to make this for us every Christmas. It's wonderful!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 5x9-inch loaf pans.

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  • In a bowl, mix the strawberries, pineapple, eggs, oil, and sugar. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix the flour mixture into the bowl with the fruit until evenly moist. Fold in walnuts and macadamia nuts. Divide the batter between the prepared loaf pans.

  • Bake loaves in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of each loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 32.8g; fat 18g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 162mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2007
Really good and super moist. I use fresh strawberries (halved, then sliced, about 2/3 cups worth) and add one medium diced banana. Omitted the nuts -better this way. (It's now my famous Pineapple Strawberry Banana bread - like the yogurt flavor) Save the juice of the drained pineapple to make a glaze. Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 tablespoon pineapple juice. Remove the bread from the pans and pour on top while it's still warm. This adds tremendous flavor and keeps the bread SUPER moist. If you want the glaze a little tangier, substitute w/ one tablespoon lemon juice. If you want a sweeter bread, generously sprinkle light brown sugar on top b4 baking. Fun, easy recipe that makes great dessert bread. (Next time I'll make Strawberry Kiwi Bread) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2008
Switched the canola oil for melted coconut oil and different nuts for just pecans. Was pretty good. Read More
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114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2007
Really good and super moist. I use fresh strawberries (halved, then sliced, about 2/3 cups worth) and add one medium diced banana. Omitted the nuts -better this way. (It's now my famous Pineapple Strawberry Banana bread - like the yogurt flavor) Save the juice of the drained pineapple to make a glaze. Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 tablespoon pineapple juice. Remove the bread from the pans and pour on top while it's still warm. This adds tremendous flavor and keeps the bread SUPER moist. If you want the glaze a little tangier, substitute w/ one tablespoon lemon juice. If you want a sweeter bread, generously sprinkle light brown sugar on top b4 baking. Fun, easy recipe that makes great dessert bread. (Next time I'll make Strawberry Kiwi Bread) Read More
(118)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2006
This is soooo good and so quick and easy to make! I used an 8 oz. can of crushed pineapple instead of 1/2 of a 20 oz. can and it turned out great. Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2007
I wish I could give this more than five stars because it is SO GOOD!!!! I chopped up some of the strawberries and halfed the rest. I drained both the pineapple and the strawberries well before adding them in. I used just a dash of cinnamon substituted applesauce for half the oil 1/2 cup of splenda baking mix for the sugar and used whole wheat pastry flour. Despite all these "healthy" changes this is still the BEST quick bread I've ever made!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2008
I made this recipe the first time just as it is but without the nuts. I loved it! However I wanted to make it lower in fat and sugar and I like muffins better so I played with the recipe a bit. I tried using different sugar substitutes and found splenda to be the best. This is the new recipe with the adjustments I made: Strawberry-Pineapple-Banana Muffins. Preheat oven to 350. Grease two muffin tins or line with muffin papers. Use 10 ounces of frozen strawberries (slightly thawed and cut up small); 1/2 (20 ounce) can of crushed pineapple drained; 4 eggs beaten; 1 cup applesauce; 2 small well-ripened bananas; 1 1/3 cup splenda; 1/3 cup honey; 1/3 cup sugar; 3 cups whole wheat flour; 1 tsp. baking soda; 1 tsp. salt; 2 tsp cinnamon. I combined all the dry ingredients and all the wet ingredients then added the dry to the wet like the original recipe. Bake for 15-20 minutes. They are so moist and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2008
Excellent! I used fresh strawberries and fresh pineapple and Splenda instead of sugar and it was delicious! I had to bake it longer than an hour--maybe because of the fresh fruit? But it had a great flavor--we could taste the fruit easily--and my significant other has eaten almost an entire loaf since yesterday! I would have made a glaze for it but I didn't have any powdered sugar on hand so I sprinkled it with cinnamon-sugar before I baked it... tasty! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2006
This is delicious! I made it for Christmas gifts and everyone wanted the recipe. It is tasty moist and freezes well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2008
This recipe was as wonderful as I had hoped it would be! I too had to make a few substitutions as my pantry was a bit low on some things. I use 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/4 cup peanut oil and 1 stick of margarine in place of the oil called for. Otherwise I made this recipe exactly as called for and it turned out deliciously! I am a totally blind cook with chef aspirations so I love it when something like this comes along that is all but foolproof! And by the way the peanut oil seemed to give it a bit of a nuttier flavor that enhanced the pecans that I used since I was also out of walnuts. I'll be watching for more recipes like this to make and give as Christms gifts this year! Thanks so much to the contributor and all of you who wrote reviews. It was all very helpful to me! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2006
This was a great recipe!! The bread is wonderful. I'll have to grease the pans a bit more than I did this time because they stuck but they were still fantastic!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2008
I did tweak the recipe from reviews. I used whole pineapple slices and just chopped them into chunks ( i used 6 slices or about 10 oz) i also used frozen whole strawberry and just chopped those up too ( i used 12oz) I used only 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon of taste. I sprinkled about 1/4 cup of brown sugar onto the bread before baking. I also made the pineapple glaze. The bread was really good. And was house smelled sooooo goood!!!!! Must try Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2008
Switched the canola oil for melted coconut oil and different nuts for just pecans. Was pretty good. Read More
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