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Janine’s Strawberry Nut Bread

strawberry bread

Last week I asked you to send me your favorite bread recipe if you had one and Janine sent her recipe for Strawberry Nut Bread.

Here’s what she sent:


I thought you might like my Strawberry Nut Bread too, a friend shared this with me 35 years ago and I’ve been making it ever since!  Hope you enjoy too.


1 cup butter or margarine
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. lemon extract
4 eggs
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup strawberry jam
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
1 cup broken walnuts

Cream butter, sugar, vanilla & lemon extract until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour, salt, cream of tartar and soda. Combine jam and sour cream. Add jam mixture alternately with dry ingredients, to creamed mixture; beating until well combined. Stir in nuts. Divide among 5 greased & floured 4-1/2” X 2-3/4” X 2-1/2” loaf pans OR 2 large loaf pans.  Bake at 350 for 50-55 mins. or until done. Cool 10 mins. in pans, turn out and cool completely on wire racks.


Well after tasting the bread I can see why Janine has been making it for the last 35 years-it’s really good. I didn’t have any walnuts so I used almonds. I think pecans would work good too.  I had to borrow the strawberry jelly from Granny. Strawberry is one of her favorite jellies and she makes so much I know she’s always got an extra jar or two or three! Since she helped out with the ingredients I took her some of the bread. Granny declared it very good too.


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  • Reply
    February 4, 2018 at 9:45 am

    I can’t eat walnuts anymore so I am happy you made it with almonds and had great results!

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    Leon Estes
    February 4, 2018 at 3:21 am

    Stop! I cannot mix it up right now and I wish I could! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    January 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Sounds good. I’ll have to try when fresh strawberries come in. Tipper I think you have a walnut cake recipe. We have walnuts from our trees and I wanted to try that cake but can’t locate the recipe from a previous post. Help please. Your banana pudding recipe is great. It’s the only recipe I use for banana pudding. Thanks

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    betty stephenson
    January 29, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    sounds amazing i will have to try it

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    January 29, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    That strawberry bread sure looks good, but a lot of ingredients, but I recon with great care it’s worth it.

    I got lots of walnut trees here at the shop and they all had walnuts. Me and my oldest girl’s family picked up two boxes of walnuts earlier. We had a small tornado come down a few hundred yards from me at Topton a couple years ago and I’m still cleaning up. I stayed down here at the shop the night before and when I went home, I was amazed. …Ken

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    Ed Ammons
    January 29, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Looks like I might have to avoid the Blind Pig on Mondays. Too many calories. Just kiddin! Looks goood!

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    Ron Stephens
    January 29, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Sounds yummy, and rich. Would be a great breakfast unless doing heavy work. And in about 6 weeks fresh local strawberries will be available from the ‘high tunnels’. (I only know the name, not how they work.)

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    January 29, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Sounds delicious!

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    Miss Cindy
    January 29, 2018 at 7:32 am

    That looks and sounds wonderful! I love almost all kinds of sweet bread, after a few days when they start to dry out you can always toast a slice and put a little butter on it!

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