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Sweet Strawberry Breakfast Bread

Knead this sweet yeasted coffee cake in your bread machine and then bake it in the oven for a sweet strawberry treat in the morning.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
rising time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread machine sweet bread, sweet strawberry breakfast bread
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Katie Shaw, Heart’s Content Farmhouse


The Dough::

  • 1/3 cup instant potato flakes
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup softened butter unsalted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • Strawberry Jam for Topping


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk or cream
  • splash of vanilla extract


  • In a bread machine or stand mixer, combine all ingredients to form a soft, slightly sticky dough.  The dough should clear the sides of the bowl but will seem very soft.  In a bread machine, complete the full dough cycle. (If using stand mixer: knead on low for 5-7 minutes with a one minute rest halfway through.  When dough seems smooth and kneaded, rise in a warm place for 1 hour, in a covered, greased bowl.)
  • Prepare a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking oil spray or butter.  Stretch dough to fit pan. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour OR in the fridge overnight.
  • After dough has risen, top with a thin layer of jam. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.  The edges should be slightly browned.
  • Allow bread to cool for an hour or so and mix up the glaze.  It should be easily pourable but not runny. Pour over the sweet bread while it is slightly warm.  
  • Serve directly out of the pan


Any jam is fine, but a berry flavor seems to work best
Do not use fresh fruit as it will release juices and make the bread doughy and underbaked.
If you prefer to use salted butter, reduce the salt to 1/2 teaspoon


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 169IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg