Delish, delish, delish. Those are the first thoughts that came to my mind when trying to describe this bread. My go to banana bread recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law and I’ve never had a reason to try another one. I wanted to jazz the bread up a little and since it’s still summer I wanted to try adding strawberries. I kept thinking that would be a great combination, but I still wanted a little something more, so that’s when I decided to add the white chocolate.
Now I have to be perfectly honest, this was not my first attempt at making this bread. Let this be proof that I am far from perfect and have my fair share of baking fails. With the first attempt I adding sliced strawberries and a little strawberry jam, plus white chocolate chips. I baked it for about 50 minutes and when I tested it with a toothpick it came out clean, I swear!! I let it cool in the pan for a while and when I attempted to remove the loaf to take some pictures…giant banana bread mess It was not completely done in the middle, fell apart into pieces, and completely ruined my night.But, what good is a mistake if you can’t learn from it, right? I learned that I should leave out the jam and just stick with the strawberries so the baking time isn’t so long. I also learned that I just wasn’t getting as much of the white chocolate flavor as I was hoping, so I decided to leave the white chocolate chips out of the bread and instead use them in a glaze for the top of the bread (from The Cake Mix Doctor Returns). This time it turned out SO much better (and was fully cooked)! Enjoy!
Strawberry Banana Bread with White Chocolate Glaze
1/2 cup salted butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
Dash of salt
3 over-ripe bananas, mashed
4-5 strawberries, sliced into small pieces
White Chocolate Glaze:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 stick salted butter
1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium sized mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and sour cream, then cinnamon, flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Save bananas for last, then mix in pieces of strawberries. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium low heat combine sugar, milk, and butter. Stir until butter is melted, plus one minute longer. Remove from heat and immediately add white chocolate chips. Stir until smooth.
Let banana bread cool for 10 minutes, then drizzle with glaze.