Strawberry Banana Bread

5 from 188 votes

This easy Strawberry Banana Bread recipe is made with greek yogurt instead of oil or butter. It's loaded with fresh strawberries and easy to prep and bake!

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This Strawberry Banana Bread is a great quick bread recipe made without any oil or butter and a moderate amount of sugar. It’s like your favorite moist, rich banana bread, but loaded with fresh strawberries! I make it using Greek yogurt instead of oil, so it gives the strawberry banana bread moisture without the extra oil.

Plate of slices of strawberry banana bread with fresh strawberries on the side
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If you’re in the mood for a little twist on banana bread, this strawberry banana bread is a great one to try! It’s very quick to put together, easy to prepare by hand without needing any mixer, and makes for a great treat that’s only about 125 calories per slice!

Well I had some bananas going bad so I decided to make banana bread. I made my secret recipe & then decided to make something different. I found this one. It was very soft and moist. I added ¼ cup of flax just because I love it and to fill up. Loved the recipe and will probably make it again.Voula

Recipe at a Glance

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Primary Cooking Method:
Dietary Info:
Key Flavor:
Strawberries and bananas
Skill Level:


  • Easy to Make: This is a basic banana bread with just a touch of tweaking to transform it into a strawberry banana bread.
  • A Better-For-You Option: Using Greek yogurt in place of butter and oil eliminates saturated fat from this bread. Greek yogurt also packs a punch of protein, as well! 
  • Basic Ingredients: This recipe uses simple, basic ingredients you can find in your kitchen and at any grocery store. 
  • Versatile: This strawberry banana bread is an excellent sweet breakfast or brunch item, afternoon snack, or dessert. 
  • Customizable: You can add other common banana bread ingredients like berries, baking chips, and various nuts to create your very own twist on this easy banana bread recipe. 

Ingredients for Strawberry Banana Bread

  • Mashed Banana: Bananas add natural sweetness, moisture, and the classic flavor we all love in banana bread. It’s also an excellent source of potassium. 
  • All-Purpose Flour: All-purpose flour is the most common base for almost any baked good, especially quick bread. 
  • Cinnamon: Adds the signature earthy, slightly spicy flavor that you find in almost every banana bread recipe. 
  • Baking Soda and Powder: Because of the extra density of the Greek yogurt, baking soda and baking powder are used in conjunction with one another to ensure proper rise for the bread. 
  • Salt: Salt balances and enhances the sweet flavors in the bread. 
  • Eggs: Eggs add moisture, structure, and stability to the batter, ensuring that it rises properly and has a moist interior. 
  • Granulated Sugar: Sugar is sweet, and banana bread should be at least a little sweet! 
  • Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt adds a slight tang to baked goods, makes them incredibly moist, and in this case, replaces oil and butter, eliminating their saturated fats. 
  • Fresh Strawberries: Strawberries add a bright, naturally sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with the banana. 
  • Chopped Walnuts: The classic banana bread nut, walnuts add a rich, earthy flavor and crunch to the banana bread.
  • Swap Out the Greek Yogurt: You can use sour cream or a neutral-flavored oil in a 1:1 ratio for this recipe. 
  • Make it Gluten-Free: Use an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix in place of all-purpose flour to make this recipe gluten-free. It should be a mix, not pure almond or coconut flour. 
  • Try Different Nuts: Walnuts are the classic banana nut addition, but you can also try almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, or cashews for different flavor profiles. 
  • Try Other Fruity Options: Banana bread is delicious with your favorite berries, raisins, dried cranberries, or even lemon. 
  • Glaze Your Banana Bread: Make a simple glaze with milk and powdered sugar for more flavor and sweetness. You can even make your glaze with plant-based milk! 
  • Make Them Muffins: If you want muffins, just pour the batter into a prepared muffin tin and bake. Keep an eye on them for doneness, as they’ll cook faster than bread does. 
  • Reduce the sugar: You can reduce the sugar by half. You can also eliminate the sugar altogether for banana bread with a hint of all-natural sweetness.
  • Use Fresh or Frozen Strawberries: If strawberries aren’t in season, simply use frozen strawberries. The bread is just as delicious!

How to Make Strawberry Banana Bread

Mix the dry ingredients together: Flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Process shots showing the dry ingredients before and after mixing

Mix the wet ingredients together: eggs, sugar, Greek yogurt and mashed bananas. You can substitute the Greek yogurt for oil or for sour cream. You can also reduce the sugar to ¼ cup or omit it all together.

Process shots showing the wet ingredients before and after mixing

Now the process for this strawberry banana bread is similar to all quick bread recipes.

  1. Transfer the dry ingredients on top of the wet ingredients.
  2. Mix the ingredients together until well blended, but be careful not to over-mix.
  3. Add the chopped strawberries and walnuts on top. It helps if you can toss the strawberries in flour to avoid them sinking to the bottom of the batter, but it’s not necessary.
  4. Fold the strawberries and walnuts into the battery gently and transfer it to a greased loaf pan or one lined with parchment paper. Then bake in the preheated oven for about one hour.
Process shots showing the dry and wet ingredients getting mixed, then adding strawberries and walnuts

You’ll know it’s done baking when the banana bread starts to pull away from the loaf pan and the top is golden brown. The ultimate test is to stick a toothpick in the center of the bread to see if it comes out clean. Allow the bread to rest for at least 10 minutes before removing it from the loaf pan. Then slice it up and enjoy!

What the bread looks like after baking

This was super delicious and moist bread. I didn’t have white sugar so I used brown sugar, even sprinkled some on top before baking gave a crunchy top.Mary

Tips for Making the Best Strawberry Banana Bread

  1. Toss the strawberries in flour: Tossing your strawberrie slices in flour before folding them into the batter will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the loaf as it bakes. 
  2. Add more flour if you use frozen strawberries: If you use frozen strawberries, add 1 to 2 extra tablespoons of flour to compensate for the extra moisture. 
  3. Tent the banana bread: Banana bread usually takes between 50 and 60 minutes to bake. However, the top of the bread can often get too browned by the time it’s finished. To avoid this, simply tent the bread with foil in the last 10 minutes of baking if it looks like it will become too brown. 
  4. The toothpick test is best: Use a toothpick to test for doneness rather than relying solely on how the bread looks. If a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean, your banana bread is ready. 
  5. Don’t overmix your batter: This can’t be stressed enough. Mix your batter until just combined and no further. Overmixing the batter creates excess gluten which will make it too dense.

What to Serve with Strawberry Banana Bread 

The versatility of banana bread is highlighted by what you can pair with it. You can serve it with a variety of options for breakfast, bruch, or a snack. 

How to Store Strawberry Banana Bread

When your bread has cooled to room temperature, place it in an air-tight container. It will last for up to 4 days on the counter. 

How long will Greek yogurt strawberry banana bread last in the fridge? 

Banana bread will last for up to a week in the refrigerator. Be sure to store it in an air-tight container for maximum freshness and to prevent flavor cross-contamination. 

Can I freeze Greek yogurt banana bread? 

This banana bread freezes very well! Wrap the entire loaf in a double layer of plastic wrap and a layer of foil, or place individually wrapped slices in an air-tight, freezer-safe container. In both cases, the bread will last for up to 3 months. Then, just thaw overnight in the fridge or a few hours at room temperature and enjoy. 

Frequently asked questions

How do you know when the bread is baked?

The strawberry banana bread will take around 50-60 minutes to make, and it’s best to check for doneness at around 50 minutes. The loaf will be golden brown in color and when a toothpick is inserted near the center comes out clean.

Why is my banana bread so dense?

Banana bread is naturally denser than regular bread, but it should still have a bit of lightness to it. If your banana bread has too much liquid, it can become dense and mushy while it bakes. This is especially important to keep in mind if you use frozen fruit in your banana bread.

Why is my banana bread gummy?

Like overly-dense bread, gummy banana bread can be the result of too much liquid in the batter. However, there’s another culprit you might not think of – cutting the bread while it’s too warm. Banana bread should be cooled to room temperature before slicing it to avoid a gummy texture.

Final strawberry banana bread sliced on a plate

This is such a great strawberry banana bread recipe that you can make for your friends and family to enjoy as a snack, for dessert or even from breakfast with a glass of milk. It’s moist, sweet and easy to prepare and everyone’s going to love it!

If you are a big fan of strawberries, be sure to check out my 2-Ingredient Strawberry Sauce and Strawberry Parfait recipes!

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A simple twist on traditional banana bread, this Low-fat Strawberry Banana Bread is made without any butter or oil - low in fat, high in taste!

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This Strawberry Banana Bread was originally published on October 15, 2016. I’ve updated the recipe slightly and re-sharing it with more step-by-step photos and a video tutorial. Here’s the original photo!

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Strawberry Banana Bread

This easy Strawberry Banana Bread recipe is made with greek yogurt instead of oil or butter. It's loaded with fresh strawberries and easy to prep and bake!
5 from 188 votes
Servings 12 Servings
Course Dessert
Calories 124
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a loaf pan with parchment paper overhanging on the sides.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk together until well combined; set aside.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients including the eggs, sugar, Greek yogurt, and mashed banana until well combined. Gently fold in the diced strawberries and walnuts.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir gently. Do not overmix.
  • Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly, and bake for 50–60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If the top starts to get too brown, cover it with a sheet of aluminum foil after 35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, and let it cool for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.


Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can freeze the bread for up to 3 months. Just thaw overnight in the fridge and bring to room temperature before serving.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of greek yogurt, you can use sour cream or a neutral oil using a 1:1 substitution.
  • I tested this recipe with a whole wheat white flour, but it will work with any other all purpose flours.
  • To make this gluten-free, use an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix. Do not substitute only almond flour or only coconut flour.
  • Replace cane sugar with other types of granulated sugar, reduce it or you can skip it all together.


Calories: 124kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 107mg, Potassium: 134mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 52IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Dessert
5 from 188 votes (125 ratings without comment)

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  1. Ghada says:

    I made this Strawberry Banana Bread last night and by this morning half of it was gone 🙂
    Very good recipe, the bread was moist, delicious, not sweet… It rised but not as i expected, may be the baking powder is not fresh. Anyway highly recommended.

    Question outside the recipe : Does the cookbook contain more and as simple and easy recipes as this site ?

  2. daphne says:

    do you think this would work well with oat flour? i find oat flour makes for really good banana bread, but i always use recipes that specify for it

    1. Yumna says:

      Hi! I have not tried this with oat flour. I think you could try swapping some of the all purpose flour for oat flour, but I’m not sure all oat flour would work well as written.

  3. Kathie says:

    I made the strawberry banana bread in 3 small loaf pans. I probably should call my bread raspberry banana bread. Raspberries are what I had in my freezer, and I also used only half of what it called for, for the sugar. I may have baked it too long. because I would have liked it a little moister. I only baked it for 45 min.. It tasted awesome.

    1. Yumna says:

      Thanks for sharing! Yes, you may have needed slightly less baking time on account of the smaller pans.

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