An easy, gluten-free quick bread that's perfect all year round, but especially in the Spring! It has a light fresh-tasting flavor, is bursting with juicy strawberries and has the most amazing soft & fluffy texture!
Gluten-Free Lemon Strawberry Bread
An easy and yummy quick bread the celebrates Spring strawberries!
I did however have the most amazing looking organic strawberries!
So I had this idea to just try it and see how it turned out…. oh my goodness, it was dreamy!
If you’ve never baked with strawberries before, it is a real treat! They taste amazing when warm! Super juicy and so yummy!
So just like that, a Strawberry Lemon Loaf was born!
And the recipe is super simple.
FYI- I do not have a cooking video for the Strawberry Lemon Loaf as of now, but I adding the video for the Lemon Blueberry Bread as they are quite similar, if you can imagine strawberries instead of blueberries!
As always, there is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions at the bottom of this page.
It’s made with real, whole food ingredients — mostly pantry staples — and is adaptable to tastes or dietary needs.
All you need to make them is:
gluten-free all purpose flour (we use GF Jules– Affiliate link)
cane sugar or coconut sugar
butter or dairy-free butter
plain yogurt or dairy-free yogurt ( I used 0% fat Greek Yogurt this time)
and turbinado sugar for sprinkling.
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Back to the Gluten-Free Lemon Strawberry Bread…
This recipe is very adaptable to tastes or dietary needs.
You can use dairy-free butter sticks, ghee and regular butter. You can use cane sugar or coconut sugar. And you can use milk based and almond milk yogurt. Each time the recipe works.
This one was mad with dairy-free butter, cane sugar and 0% fat Greek yogurt.
No matter how you make it, it comes together quickly!
First, mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl using a pastry cutter, fork or whisk, then set aside.
You might be inclined to skip this step but it not only combines the ingredients, but makes the flour finer which helps give the bread its amazing texture.
Mix the sugar, melted butter, yogurt, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
Then add the flour to the mixed “wet” ingredients.
Stir in the strawberries and you’re done!
You can mix by hand or with a hand mixer but as you may know by now, we love our Kitchen Aid stand mixer (Amazon affiliate link) and use it for everything, including this bread.
And one important tip before baking for best texture and flavor: After mixing the batter together be sure to “rest” the batter for 20 minutes prior to spooning it into the loaf pan.
I’m not a chemist but as I understand it, resting the batter before baking hydrates the flour and give the muffins a softer texture. There is a sweet spot though and you don’t want to let the batter rest for more than 30 minutes because then the bread will be dense.
Remember to sprinkle with Turbinado Sugar before baking!
The house will smell amazing and when you finally slice into the bread, you’ll be so excited!
The bread is soft and fluffy and burst with juicy strawberries!
Want a slice?
Hope you love it as much as we do!
Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you make it!
An easy, gluten-free quick bread that's perfect all year around but especially in the Spring! It has a light fresh-tasting flavor, is bursting with juicy strawberries and has the most amazing soft & fluffy texture! Note: Batter rest 20 minutes before baking.
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...