I bought one of those giant bags of frozen strawberries at Costco with the intention of making smoothies every morning. I don't know what I was thinking. There is no possible way I can make a smoothie, breakfast for 2 very hungry boys, pack lunch, and book bag all within a 45 minute time frame. So I've been getting creative in the kitchen, trying to use up this bag of strawberries.
Whenever I stay at some one's house overnight I always bring some sort of breakfast bread or muffin and this bread was a huge hit at Auntie's house this past weekend.
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
2 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups white sugar
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs beaten
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil 2 9x5 inch loaf pans. Slice strawberries and place in a medium sized bowl and sprinkle lightly with sugar, set aside. In a different bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and mix well. Add oil, eggs and strawberries and mix until all the ingredients are moistened. Stir in pecans, if you are using them. Divide batter into pans. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a knife comes out clean from the center of the loaf. Let cool in pans on wire rack for 10 mins. turn loaves out and cool completely.