Strawberry Pistachio Bread

strawberry pistachio bread

Use fresh strawberries in this Strawberry Pistachio Bread that’s perfect for afternoon snacks or breakfast on the go. Strawberry Butter is the ultimate spread for this tasty bread recipe. 

Strawberry Pistachio Bread
Makes 1 (9-inch) loaf
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups self-rising flour
  2. ¾ cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  3. ⅓ cup finely chopped roasted salted pistachios
  4. ¾ cup whole milk
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  7. ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  8. 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  9. Strawberry Butter (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray a 9-inch loaf pan with baking spray with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, ¾ cup sugar, and pistachios; make a well in center of dry ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, melted butter, and lemon zest. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture just until combined; gently stir in strawberries. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Sprinkle hot loaf with remaining 1 teaspoon sugar. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edges of pan. Remove loaf from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Serve with Strawberry Butter.
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Strawberry Butter
Makes about 1¼ cups
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Ingredients
  1. ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  3. ½ cup coarsely mashed strawberries
  4. ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  5. ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, beat butter with a mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add confectioners’ sugar, and beat until fluffy. Gradually add strawberries, beating until combined. Beat in lemon zest and vanilla. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week. Let cold butter stand at room temperature until softened, about 20 minutes, before serving.
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