Gluten-Free Strawberry Lemon Loaf

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!

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Gluten-Free Strawberry Lemon Loaf

Soft & Fluffy, Moist, Bursting with Juicy Strawberries, Hint of Lemon and so YUMMY!

So excited for you to try this New! Gluten-Free Strawberry Lemon Loaf!

It is light and fluffy, full of juicy strawberries and has a hint of lemon that is so fresh tasting!

A perfect bread when you’re craving Spring!

gluten-free Strawberry Lemon Loaf easy recipe www.healthygffamily.comA little background…

I didn’t set out to make a Strawberry Lemon Loaf.

I was actually intending to make our Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Bread but I realized I didn’t have blueberries in the house.

I did however have the most amazing looking organic strawberries!

gluten-free Strawberry Lemon Loaf easy recipe www.healthygffamily.comSo 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)

baking powder

salt

cane sugar or coconut sugar

butter or dairy-free butter

plain yogurt or dairy-free yogurt ( I used 0% fat Greek Yogurt this time)

eggs

vanilla extract

lemon juice

lemon zest

fresh strawberries

and turbinado sugar for sprinkling.

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And importantly, purchasing through an affiliate link does not change your cost at all. It generates a small percentage of the sale for me, and purchasing through an affiliate link helps me fund this website and all the recipes I share, so thank you!

Back to the Gluten-Free Strawberry Lemon Loaf….

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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.

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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 Turbino Sugar before baking!

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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?

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Hope you love it as much as we do!

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Recipe

Strawberry Lemon Loaf
 
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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: prep time includes letting batter rest 20 minutes.
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Recipe type: Bread, Breakfast, Snack, Spring
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Dairy-Free optional, Nut-Free
Serves: 1 large loaf
Ingredients
  • 2 cups GFJules Flour (affiliate link) or all purpose gluten-free flour containing xanthum gum
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar or coconut sugar
  • 8 tablespoon butter, dairy free alternative, or ghee melted and cooled
  • ½ cup plain yogurt or plain almond milk yogurt (I used 0% fat Greek yogurt)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 packed teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cup fresh strawberries, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoon turbinado sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, melted butter, yogurt, eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla until well combined.
  3. Mix flour mixture into wet mixture until thoroughly combined and no lumps remain, about 1 minute.
  4. Gently fold in strawberries until evenly distributed.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let batter rest at room temperature for 20 minutes (no longer than 30 minutes)
  6. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a 10 inch loaf pan OR grease and flour the pan. Both work fine for keeping the baked bread from sticking to the pan.
  7. After 20 minutes, spoon the batter into the loaf pans and spread evenly.
  8. Top with extra strawberries if desired and sprinkle turbinado sugar over the top.
  9. Bake for 45-50 minutes, then cover loosely with foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Let the bread cool in the pans for about 30 minutes or longer, then gently remove from the pan and let continue cooling on wire rack.
  11. Enjoy!

 

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