Hartson's Moist Banana - Strawberry - Nut Bread

"Easy made, moist Banana Strawberry Nut Bread"
photo by Bryan Hartson photo by Bryan Hartson
photo by Bryan Hartson
Ready In:
1hr 45mins
2 Loafs




  • Grate butter if refrigerated, microwave 20 seconds until soft, or use room temperature butter.
  • Chop a basket of strawberries (about 2 cups). Important: Do not over chop strawberries. You will want the chew of the Strawberry to come through and deliver the strawberry flavor.
  • Chop, lightly, pecans in food processor or use meat tenderizing mallet to break pecans into smaller pieces. Important: Do not over chop pecans. You will want the chew of the pecan to come through.
  • in LARGE bowl, combine powdered sugar, salt, baking soda, chopped pecans and only TWO of the three cups of flour together. Set aside third cup of flour. The bowl used should be large enough to combine all ingredients together later.
  • Separately, beat three eggs. Add vanilla, milk, and butter. mix gently together.
  • ADD Step 5 (wet mixture) into large bowl used earlier to combine dry ingredients. Fold and mix lightly until combined and smooth.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • ADD bananas and mix (if bananas have not been blended yet, use a mashing utensil such as one used for mashing potatoes). Do not over mix bananas. You will want small chunks of banana for texture and flavor.
  • ADD strawberries to mix and lightly fold.
  • Combined mixture should be slightly fluid. ADD remaining flour in small parts until mixture maintains a light form. It should fall off a spatula, a little more formed than making pancake batter.
  • Coat well, two bread loaf pans (metal or glass will do).
  • Place mixture in equal parts into two loaf bread pans (see pan size in finished loafs picture).
  • Place both filled pans in center oven. Bake 50 minutes. REDUCE oven temperature to 325 and continue to cook 30-40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, Cover with cloth and cool. Serve warm or cold.

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I am Bryan, a 50 year old, married 22 years (in 2017) and father of three, two girls (19 and 20 years, and one boy, 10. I retired in June 2016 and started documenting some of the recipes I've created. Thinking about going back into the work force (I'm bored). My work life revolved around two of my major jobs, both as a senior leader (you can check out my profile on LinkedIn.com if you're interested)
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