Delicious Strawberry Banana Bread with a Twist: Featuring Jenna's Strawberry Banana Jam

Welcome back to the Fresh Chile Company blog. Today, we're excited to share a delightful recipe straight from Carol's kitchen. If you're a fan of banana bread and love the sweet taste of strawberries, you're in for a treat. This Strawberry Banana Bread recipe not only combines these delicious flavors but also features Jenna's new Strawberry Banana Jam for an extra burst of fruity goodness. Let's dive in!

Why This Recipe Stands Out

What makes this recipe special is the homemade touch and the use of Jenna's Strawberry Banana Jam. Instead of using sugar, Carol substitutes it with the jam, making the bread healthier and even more flavorful. Plus, Carol shares a handy tip for making homemade buttermilk, perfect for those who don't keep it on hand. It's these little touches that make baking from scratch so rewarding and enjoyable.

Ingredients You'll Need

To get started, gather the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup homemade buttermilk (whole milk and vinegar)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup Jenna's Strawberry Banana Jam
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • Fresh strawberries
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups pecans (optional)

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Preparing Homemade Buttermilk Carol shows us how to make homemade buttermilk. If you don't usually buy buttermilk, this is a great tip. Simply take whole milk and add a bit of white vinegar. Let it sit and curdle while you prepare the other ingredients.

2. Mixing the Wet Ingredients In a mixing bowl, combine the pre-sifted flour and melted butter. Then, add Jenna's Strawberry Banana Jam and two eggs. Mix everything thoroughly to create a smooth batter.

3. Adding the Fruit Chop up three ripe bananas and some fresh strawberries. The bananas should be overripe, with a brown skin, perfect for baking. The strawberries can be fresh or frozen (unsweetened). Add these fruits to the batter and mix well.

4. Combining Everything Next, add your homemade buttermilk to the mix. Follow this by incorporating baking soda and salt. If you love nuts, fold in about two cups of pecans for a delightful crunch.

5. Baking Preheat your oven to 350°F. Prepare your baking pan by spraying it with Baker's Joy or any other non-stick spray. Pour the batter into the pan, ensuring it's evenly distributed. Bake for one hour, and your kitchen will soon be filled with the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread.

The Final Result

After an hour of baking, take the bread out of the oven and let it cool for about 15 minutes. Then, transfer it to a cutting board and slice it up. The bread should be warm, moist, and packed with the flavors of banana, strawberry, and pecans.

Carol loves adding a bit of butter to her slice and topping it with more of Jenna's Strawberry Banana Jam. The result? A mouthwatering treat that's perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a midday snack.

Enjoy and Share!

We hope you enjoy making and eating this delicious Strawberry Banana Bread as much as Carol does. It's a perfect way to use up overripe bananas and enjoy the taste of fresh strawberries. Plus, it's always a good time to try out Jenna's Strawberry Banana Jam in a new recipe.

Don't forget to share your baking creations with us on social media.

Happy baking!

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