#TMCKitchenSeries: Strawberry Banana Crumb Loaf and Cupcakes

I don’t like wasting and throwing food. I would rather have it inside my tummy than see it in trash, if that even makes sense. Every time I buy fruits and wasn’t able to eat it right on time, I just bake something out of it, which is what I did with my overripe bananas and strawberries. 

So I turned to good ol’ Google, typed in strawberry baking recipes and here’s what I got – Strawberry Crumb Loaf from Bakehappy.net. However, I added my own twist into it by putting bananas in the recipe. I was in the mood to experiment and since I have a few overripe bananas, I decided to use it. At first, I wasn’t sure how it tastes but thankfully, it worked well. The sweetness of the banana and the sour taste of strawberry blended well together.  Strawberry Banana 10

Anyway, sharing with you what I did. To make strawberry banana crumb loaf and cupcakes, the first thing I did was to combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Strawberry Banana 2

In a separate bowl, the wet ingredients – eggs, yogurt, milk and oil – were also combined. Strawberry Banana 3

Then I combined the flour mixture and eggs mixture until the two mixtures are mixed well. Strawberry Banana 4

Add in the strawberries and bananas. For the bananas, it is best to use only one ripe banana for the batter because of its strong taste. I was thinking of using three but I figured it might overpower the taste of the strawberry. Good thing I used only one because it went well with the recipe. Strawberry Banana 5

Pour the batter in a loaf pan. I placed an aluminum foil on the pan so it will be easier for me to take out the loaf. This is actually a loaf recipe but since I only have one loaf pan (which is odd so I need to by another one), I decided to make cupcakes out of it too.Strawberry Banana 7

This is optional – the crumbs. I used to make banana bread and add crumbs / toppings in it because of added texture. Plus, it makes the bread more tasty so I decided to put one in here as well. To make the crumbs, combine flour, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Mix well until the texture looks coarse. Sprinkle it on top of the loaf or cupcakes.Strawberry Banana 6

Then bake it for 25 to 30 minutes.  Strawberry Banana 9


Strawberry Banana Crumb Loaf and Cupcakes
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For the Loaf / Cupcakes
  1. 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  2. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1/2 cup oil
  7. 1/2 cup milk
  8. 1/4 cup yogurt
  9. 1 cup strawberries, chopped
  10. 1 ripe banana
For the crumbs
  1. 1/2 cup flour
  2. 1/4 cup butter
  3. 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  4. 2/3 cup brown sugar
For the loaf / cupcakes
  1. Combine dry ingredient - flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar (Flour mixture). Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, milk, yogurt and oil (Egg mixture).
  3. Combine flour mixture and egg mixture. Mix well.
  4. Add strawberries and bananas. Set aside.
For the crumbs
  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for the crumbs until it turns coarse. You can adjust the amount of ingredients according to your needs.
  2. Sprinkle on top of the loaf or cupcakes.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
Adapted from Bakehappy.net
Adapted from Bakehappy.net
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  1. Gwynna

    April 15, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    I hate throwing food, too, though I’m not good at “recycling” it. πŸ˜€ your crumb loaf looks yummy! Gotta learn how to bake soon. πŸ™‚

    1. Ayi

      April 16, 2015 at 12:25 am

      You should momma πŸ™‚ It’s tipid too :))

  2. Viva Kitchen Goddess

    April 15, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    The recipe sounds interesting. Will try it one of these days πŸ™‚

    1. Ayi

      April 16, 2015 at 12:25 am

      That’s great! Let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

  3. sarah tirona

    April 16, 2015 at 3:35 am

    mmm, looks really good! would love this with a mug of hot coffee!

    1. Ayi

      April 16, 2015 at 9:12 am

      My husband did that! he said masarap daw sa coffee :))

  4. Vance

    April 16, 2015 at 4:47 am

    I hate throwing away food either that’s why I’ve grown this big and plump! Hahaha…Seriously, this strawberry banana crumb loaf and cupcake recipe is something that I’ll be trying to do at home because I am a fan of both fruits.

    1. Ayi

      April 16, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Surprisingly, the combination is good. Just take it easy on the bananas. Hehehe. Let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

  5. ceemee

    April 16, 2015 at 5:53 am

    That looks delicious! I wish I could bake away overripe bananas, too. I love having the crums at the top because I like chewy stuff. Maybe add walnuts, too? πŸ™‚

    1. Ayi

      April 16, 2015 at 9:13 am

      I haven’t tried that yet since I don’t have walnuts on hand. But I think it will add texture on the loaf πŸ™‚

  6. katjrod

    April 16, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Looks so yummy. That last picture, wow, the texture seems perfect. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Ayi

      April 16, 2015 at 9:11 am

      It is yummy! Hehe. No problem πŸ™‚

  7. Maan

    April 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I can relate to the hatred of throwing food away! On a lighter note, your cake looks really yummy! I wonder if I can use strawberry jam (the one with whole fruits)?

    1. Ayi

      April 16, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      I don’t know if that will work. You have to combine it kasi with other ingredients and the jam provides a different texture unlike using real fruits. Feeling ko lang :)) pero you could try siguro. Just get the strawberry ones and leave the jam/juice part kaso effort :))

  8. Joy Gurtiza (@joybitesme)

    April 17, 2015 at 1:31 am

    I feel you about throwing food away. Your recipe looks really yummy! ma-try nga minsan. πŸ™‚

    1. Ayi

      April 18, 2015 at 5:45 am

      Dibaaa. Sayang πŸ™ You should try it πŸ™‚

  9. Nicole Paler

    April 19, 2015 at 6:27 am

    I love the way you try to put a spin on things! I’ll definitely try to kulit my sis on making this one, as she has the oven to do the baking. πŸ™‚

    1. Ayi

      April 19, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Nagagawa ng boredom :)) Hehehe. let me know how it goes! πŸ™‚

  10. tweenselmom

    April 19, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I love strawberries, lalo na fresh, problem is ang mahal nila sa grocery πŸ™

    1. Ayi

      April 20, 2015 at 12:37 am

      True πŸ™‚ I buy strawberries from Centris weekend market πŸ™‚ Pwede na since I don’t know anyone who goes to Baguio often :))

  11. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    April 22, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I love Strawberry and Banana combo! This looks delicious!

    1. Ayi

      April 22, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚ Though I think your pics will look better if you give this a try :))

  12. Celin mendoza

    April 23, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    I hope I could do that too. Perfect baon for my kids! They’re very much picky eaters and this one looks yummy πŸ˜‰

  13. Louisa Mercado (@2livelovelaugh5)

    April 26, 2015 at 3:44 am

    Sounds delicious and my son would love the banana while my daughter would love the strawberry. Perfect combo!

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