Mouthwatering Strawberry Bread
Ready in 1 hour and 25 minutes.
This Includes the cooling process.
- 2 cups Fresh Strawberries, Sliced
- 2 cups Sugar
- 3 cups Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Saigon Cinnamon, ground
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- 1 1/4 cup Coconut oil
- 4 Eggs
- 1/4 cup shelled pecans, chopped
Beating eggs with coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour (2) loaf pans, 9x5.5 inch.
- Prepare strawberries, by slicing and placing in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with sugar, mix lightly and set aside.
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl by adding flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl lightly beat the eggs, and mix the oil together. Fold into the strawberry mixture. Add the dry ingredients and mix until lightly moistened.
- Pour batter evenly divided in both loaf pans. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let cool in the pans for approximately 15 minutes. Remove the loaves from pans and allow to cool slightly prior to slicing.
Nutritional Value of Strawberry Bread
|Serving size: 1- thick slice|
|Calories from Fat||126|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 14 g||22%|
|Carbohydrates 28 g||9%|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 4 g||8%|
|Cholesterol 25 mg||8%|
|Sodium 150 mg||6%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Benefits of Strawberries
Strawberries not only taste great, but they have many health Benefits.
One cup of strawberries contains a huge dose of vitamin C, and is an effective antioxidant. It has been known to reduce blood pressure, and boost your immune system.
One cup of strawberries contains manganese, a nutrient that produces antioxidant qualities, and contains anti-inflammatory properties. Manganese is responsible for helping to build and maintain strong bones. Added benefits include Vitamin K and Magnesium for increased bone health.
The Nutritional Value of Pecans
Pecans are a rich source of many phyto-chemical substances that may contribute to your overall antioxidant activity. Pecans are a wonderful source of Vitamin E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol providing approximately 25 g. Pecans are also a great source of minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
Making Pecans a regular addition to your diet, helps to decrease your total cholesterol as well as LDL (bad cholesterol) and increases HDL or (good cholesterol) levels in the blood. They are rich in dietary-fiber, and mono-unsaturated fatty acids which help to produce a healthy blood lipid profile.
Add a hand full of pecans to your diet will help to add minerals, vitamins, and protein. Unshelled pecans can be placed in a cool, dry area for many months. Shelled pecans should be placed inside an airtight storage container and kept inside the refrigerator. Central Texas holds the reputation of the pecan capital of the world. Keep them coming, Texas!
Cinnamon makes a difference.
Cinnamon has been used in many foods for medicinal reasons, and this aromic spice is pretty awesome. This particular variety (Saigon Cinnamon) has a stronger flavor than Ceylon cinnamon and is used also in North America.
Its flavor is slightly sweeter and it is more fragrant compared to other varieties. Most varieties of cinnamon contain 0.5 – 2.5% essential oil, but Saigon cinnamon contains 6%. This makes it a favorite as a flavoring agent in many recipes.
Regarding medicinal usages, it is by far the best remedy for a stomach bug as it is a powerful anti-bacterial. It has been discovered that Cinnamon Oil was one of three leading essential oils effective against three strains of Candida: Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, and Candida krusei. Studies have found that Cinnamon has properties that helps those with insulin resistance. It is therefore very popular with Type 2 diabetics who take it to control their blood sugar. If you want to try ceylon Cinnamon for diabetes, take it in moderation as part of a healthy program of diet, proper nutrition and add moderate exercise as well.
Pure Cinnamon Leaf oil, not only smells wonderful but it is an odor neutralizer as it kills bacteria that creates bad odors, and does not just mask the odor. Take 2-5 drops of Cinnamon leaf oil mix it with water and within minutes your odors are neutralized.
Israeli conducted a study at the University of Tel Aviv and it was found that they have more than enough evidence to conclude that Cinnamon can delay the effects of five aggressive strains of Alzheimer's inducing genes. A second study also shows that orally administered Cinnamon extract has had good success in improving Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer's Disease.