Strawberry Loaf with Lemon Glaze - Pain aux fraises

strawberry loaf

One of my first summer job was strawberry picking. My mom would drive my sister and I at a farm near St-Hyacinthe, QC. We would spend hours, under the sun, picking strawberries. They paid us 10 cents for each small basket of strawberries that we picked. It was not much but I liked working outside and eating strawberries all day long. Last week I stopped at a local farmer's stand, near my own, and I bought a big basket of fresh strawberries. After eating half of the basket I decided to bake a Strawberry Loaf. I wanted to make it a bit healthier and replaced the egg with chia seeds. I also reduced the amount of butter and added Lime Greek Yogurt. My loaf was so moist. It was gone in one day.

Un de mes premiers emplois d'été fut de cueillir des fraises. Ma soeur venait avec moi. Nous allions à la fermer Bernier près de St-Hyacinthe. Ma mère nous y conduisait le matin tôt. Une petite voiturette nous amenait dans l'immense champs de fraises. Nous passions des heures, sous le gros soleil, à cueillir des fraises et cela payait 10 sous le petit casseau. J'aimais bien travailler en plein air et surtout manger des fraises fraîches du matin au soir. Cela fait des années que je n'ai pas été ramasser des fraises mais j'aime bien en acheter. Il y a un fermier qui vend des légumes et fruits frais près de chez moi et j'aime bien le visiter. La semaine passée il avait de belles fraises, très sucrée et goûteuses. J'ai acheté un gros panier et décidé de faire un pain aux fraises. Je voulais réduire la quantité de beurre, donc j'ai remplacé par du yogourt grec à la lime. Ce pain moelleux est tellement bon qu'il a disparu en une journée.

pain aux fraises


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oats
1 tbsp baking powder
pinch salt
1/2 cup Blue Diamond Almond Breeze
1/4 cup lime Greek yogurt
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp almond extract
1 tbsp Chia seeds
3 tbsp water
1 cup strawberries, sliced

Lemon Glaze
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
4 tbsp powdered sugar

1- Preheat oven to 375F. Spray Pam in a 8x4 loaf pan. Top with parchment paper.
2- In a small bowl mix the chia seeds and water. Let rest for 5 minutes.
3- In a medium bowl mix the flour, oats, baking powder and salt with a fork. Set aside.
4- In a large bowl mix the butter and sugar with a fork. Add the almond breeze, Greek yogurt and Chia seeds mix. Mix well with a fork.
5- Add the flour mix and stir until moistened.
6- Fold in the strawberries. Pour mix into the loaf pan. Bake at 375F for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool at room temperature for one hour.
7- Lemon Glaze: In a small bowl mix the lemon zest, lemon juice and powdered sugar. Serve on top of each slice of the strawberry loaf.


250 ml farine tout-usage
125 ml de flocons d'avoine
15 ml poudre à pâte
une pincée de sel
125 ml de Almond Breeze
60 ml de yogourt Grec à la lime
60 ml beurre, à température pièce
125 ml sucre
5 ml extrait d'amande
15 ml graines de Chia
45 ml d'eau
250 ml fraises, tranchées

Glaçage au citron
15 ml jus de citron frais
5 ml de zeste de citron
60 ml de sucre en poudre

1- Préchauffer le four à 375F. Mettre du Pam dans un moule à pain de 8x4. Ajouter du papier parchemin.
2- Dans un petit bol mélanger les graines de Chia avec l'eau. Laisser reposer 5 minutes.
3- Dans un bol moyen mélanger la farine, les flocons d'avoine, la poudre à pâte et le sel avec une fourchette.
4- Dans un grand bol mélanger le beurre et le sucre avec une fourchette. Ajouter le lait, le yogourt grec et le mélange de graines de chia. Bien mélanger avec une fourchette.
5- Ajouter le mélange de farine et bien mélanger.
6- Incorporer les fraises. Mettre dans le mélange dans le moule à pain et cuire au four pendant 30 minutes ou lorsque un cure-dent inséré dans le centre soit propre. Laisser refroidir à la température de la pièce pendant 60 minutes avant de servir.
7- Glaçage au citron: Dans un petit bol mélanger le jus de citron, le zeste et le sucre en poudre. Servir sur chaque tranche de pain aux fraises.


  1. It looks really divine! A great recipe.



  2. This looks grand..I just made one..but I love the almond extract..and milk addition plus the chia!

    1. I'll have to make it again, the boys are requesting it. It's so good and tender.

  3. what a marvelous, tasty, and creative use for fresh strawberries!

  4. This looks so good! It's now part of my new collection of recipes using Chia seeds.

    1. If you do please let me know. Thanks for your comment.

  5. beautiful, healthful recipe---well done, Helene!

  6. this bread looks incredible. Absolutely wonderful and so sweet and moist. Hope you are doing well. Would love to hear from you

    1. It is and so moist. The smell in the house is incredible when baking this loaf. I am doing well, thanks for asking. :)

  7. That loaf looks amazing and I love the strawberry and lemon combo!

  8. Replies
    1. Oui vraiment tendre, je vais le refaire très bientôt, je dois aller acheter d'autres fraises.

  9. You blog looks fantastic! Keep up the good work :) I love adding bits to the bread dough, makes it just that little bit fancier, the perfect treat :) x

  10. This sounds amazing, I will have to make it for the OH #weekendbloghop

  11. Sounds yummy, and I love that it has chia seeds! I found this delicous looking recipe on City of Creative Links Party and I would be thrilled if you would come share this one on my recipe link party The Yuck Stops Here as well. This week's party doesn't end until Sunday at 8pm ET, but if you can't make it before then, come by next week starting Tuesday evening at 8pm ET to share! You can always find us on my blog, Hot Momma's Kitchen Chaos. Hope to see you there! HUGS

    1. So glad you swung by! I have pinned and stumbled and I hope you'll stop by again next week with something delicous to share. HUGS

  12. Wow! What a great summer bread. Great for morning brunch. Nice recipe.

  13. That looks amazing. I have never made a strawberry bread. And the only thing I have put lemon glaze on is a lemon cake or blueberry donuts! Thanks for linking at The Yuck Stops Here to help #stoptheyuck. Hope to see you again this week.
    Chrystal @ YUMeating

  14. What a STUNNING recipe, Helene! I absolutely adore anything involving strawberries, and I have no doubt this bread is delicious. And I kind of want to make it immediately because, well, I can't seem to get enough of that fruit this summer.

    Thanks for linking up at last week's #thatsfreshfriday link-up! This recipe was one of my favorites, and I'll be featuring it at my blog tonight as we launch another week of the link-up! Keep up the great work, and we hope to see you back at the party this weekend!

    1. Thanks so much Erin, it's one of my fav recipe this summer. We love strawberries in the house. You are so nice to feature it tonight, I will make sure I share another yum recipe at your link-up!

  15. thanks for sharing this on friday frenzy last week. I wanted to let you know this is a featured recipe at this week's party

    1. You are welcome and thanks so much for featuring my recipe!

  16. This looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

  17. It's a wonderful looking cake!
    I'd grab a slice if I could :)

  18. just reading the recipe makes me want to eat it

  19. What a special recipe - you have such a knack! I once tried adding a lemon glaze to a quick bread and it was magical - I forgot about that! I'd love to try making this, I have to keep it in mind for Valentine's, too, so pretty and perfect!

    1. It is really magical and this recipe is so moist! I should make it also on Valentine's day.

  20. This sounds delish!! I love both lemon and strawberries so I must try!! Thanks :)

  21. oh to be young and go strawberry picking again - lots of my favourite ingredients in this recipe - love to try and make it


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