Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread

sliced Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread on a white plate

It’s been a while since I made a quick bread. They’re truly one of my favorite things to bake, although I don’t seem to make them often enough. Anyway, I decided to take advantage of all the summer berries by making a simple bread with strawberries.

Of course, what goes better with strawberries than cream cheese? Granted, I’m pretty much always looking for an excuse to use cream cheese, but this is truly a fabulous use for it.

slices of Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread on a white plate

The bread itself is packed with oats and brown sugar and strawberries, making a pretty tasty treat on its own. But, to me, the best part of this bread is that the sweetened cream cheese mixture isn’t completely mixed into the bread. Instead, it’s just slightly mixed into the batter with a few turns of a spoon. The result is that you get little bursts of big cream cheese flavor every few bites.

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Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread is packed with oats, brown sugar, cream cheese, and plenty of fresh strawberries!

sliced Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread on a white plate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (99g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 6 ounces (170g) strawberries, chopped
  • 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a standard 9"x 5" loaf pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla and mix well.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually mix in the flour mixture. Stir in the strawberries.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Add to the bread mixture, stirring 4-5 turns until streaked with cream cheese mixture.
  6. Transfer the batter to prepared loaf pan. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before serving.

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