Strawberries & Cream Bread

Jennifer, Bake or Break

As we enter berry season, my thoughts turn to how many ways I can use them in baking. With this recipe, strawberries are the star in a quick bread flavored with brown sugar and oats. A bit of sweet cream cheese swirl gives an extra little flavor punch.

Strawberries & Cream Bread
By Jennifer
Makes 1 9”x 5” loaf


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
6 ounces strawberries, chopped
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a standard loaf pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla and mix well. Gradually mix in flour mixture. Stir in strawberries.

In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Add to bread mixture, stirring only 4-5 turns until streaked with cream cheese mixture.

Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack before slicing.

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  1. KrystynaInSydney said:

    I found your site on the Just A Pinch Recipe Club Here in Sydney Australia we are in winter but Strawberries are plentiful in the supermarkets I LOVE TO BAKE This recipe sounds awesome Thank you Jennifer for the recipe & thank you GO BOLD WITH BUTTER

  2. Linda said:

    Just wondering if this can be frozen. Can’t imagine it can’t but would like to hear from someone else. TIA

  3. realbutter said:

    Hi Linda,

    We haven’t tested freezing this recipe, so we can’t say for sure, but it might be OK. Just be sure to put it in an airtight container.

  4. Tonya Baxter said:

    Made this today. Wow I and my family loved this.. Will be keeping this recipe to share with friends.. Thank you for sharing

  5. Tracy said:

    Made this today, I love it!!! Do you have the nutritional information for it, I like to keep an eye on my caloric intake, Thanks!

    • realbutter said:

      Hi Tracy. We unfortunately do not have any nutritional information, but there are many free nutritional calculators available online.