An easy strawberry banana bread recipe that is tender on the outside, moist on the inside! Perfect for snacking, wholesome breakfast or a healthy dessert, this banana bread with strawberries has no eggs and no grains!
Healthy Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe
Is there anything better than a piece of delicious and healthy banana bread? We love it here and even have some variations. We’ve had raspberry banana bread, zucchini banana bread, and even a banana bread mug cake.
With strawberry season in full swing, adding fresh strawberries to banana bread HAD to happen next!
Tender on the outside, moist on the inside, each slice of this healthy strawberry banana bread is perfect. Loaded with strawberries and chocolate chips, I DARE you to find an excuse not to make it.
Unlike traditional banana bread, my version is secretly healthy and completely grain free (thanks to the use of almond flour!).
It’s also made without eggs (eggless!) which means it is also gluten-free and vegan. Naturally sweetened with banana and monk fruit sweetener, it’s also paleo and low carb… but you’d never tell!
I promise you, even my skeptical friends couldn’t tell this banana bread with strawberries is healthy!
How to make healthy strawberry banana bread
Step 1- Prepare your flax egg
This recipe is 100% eggless, and instead, uses a flax egg to replace it. Prepare the flax eggs by combining 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for 10 minutes, until a gel forms.
Step 2- Preheat the oven and prepare the loaf pan
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a loaf pan with either parchment paper or tin foil for easy removal.
Step 3- Prepare the ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients and mix well. In a seperate small bowl, add your bananas, prepared flax eggs, coconut oil (ensure it is melted!) and vanilla extract. Combine your wet and dry ingredients and mix well.
Using a rubber spatula, fold through half your strawberries and chocolate chips and mix until combined.
Step 4- Transfer the batter into the pan
Pour the strawberry banana bread batter into the lined pan. Top with the remaining strawberries and chocolate chips.
Step 5- Bake the strawberry banana bread
Bake the strawberry banana bread for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick comes out the center clean. This banana strawberry bread is eggless, so if it is a tiny bit under-baked, it just means your bread will be super moist.
Step 6- Cool and Slice
Cool the banana and strawberry bread in the pan. Once cool, slice and enjoy!
Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe with Frozen Strawberries
For those who don’t have access to affordable fresh strawberries, this banana bread works beautifully with frozen strawberries too!
To use frozen strawberries, thaw them out completely, until room temperature. Once at room temperature, use a paper towel to remove any excess liquid.
Banana Bread with freeze-dried strawberries
Another option instead of fresh strawberries is using freeze-dried strawberries.
Freeze-dried strawberries are extremely sweet, crisp and bake beautifully into the banana bread. Simply fold in 1/2-1 cup of freeze dried strawberries into the batter.
Avoid topping the banana strawberry bread with it, as it will burn easily.
Storing Easy Healthy Strawberry Banana Bread
Storing banana strawberry bread in the refrigerator
While this healthy banana and strawberry quick bread will keep well at room temperature, it is best to keep it refrigerated.
Wrap leftover slices in plastic wrap and place on a plate or in a large ziplock bag. Refrigerated strawberry banana bread will keep fresh for at least a week.
Freezing banana strawberry bread
This quick bread is freezer friendly and can be stored in the freezer.
Wrap the banana strawberry bread in parchment paper and place in a ziplock bag. It can be kept frozen for up to 6 months.
How to eat banana strawberry bread from the freezer
Allow the loaf/slices to thaw at room temperature. To enjoy it slightly warm, you can microwave it or heat in an oven.
More healthy recipes with strawberries
- Strawberry chocolate brownies
- Keto Strawberry Cookies
- Strawberry Cookie Bars
- Strawberry Crumble Cookies
Healthy Strawberry Banana Bread
- Prepare your flax eggs by combining the ground flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of water. Let sit for 10 minutes, to form a gel.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients and mix well. In a separate mixing bowl, add your bananas, flax eggs, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Combine your wet and dry ingredients and mix well. If the batter is too thick, add some milk or maple syrup. Fold in your half your chocolate chips and strawberries, using a rubber spatula.
- Transfer the batter to the lined pan. Top with remaining chocolate chips and strawberries. Bake for 45-55 minutes, checking around the 40-minute mark. Once a skewer comes out clean, remove from the oven.
- Allow the banana and raspberry dark chocolate bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.