This strawberry quick bread is one of my all-time favorites! It is moist, packed with flavor, and drizzled with the most delightful strawberry glaze, which really brings all of the ingredients together.
Preheat the oven to 350° and spray a 9x5 pan with pan spray.
Prepare the freeze-dried strawberries by using either a spice grinder or a blender to crush the strawberries into a powder. Measure out ¼ cup of the powder and save the rest for another recipe.
In a large bowl combine the powdered strawberries, sugar, buttermilk, milk, oil, egg, vanilla, all of the flour except 2 tablespoons, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until almost completely combined.
In a small bowl, toss the diced strawberries with the reserved 2 tablespoons of flour. Add the floured strawberries into the batter and fold until combined and evenly distributed in the batter.
Pour the batter into the prepared bread pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
While the bread is cooling, make the glaze by combining the powdered sugar with the diced strawberries and 1 tablespoon of milk using a whisk. If The glaze is still too thick, add the second tablespoon of milk to thin it.
Once the bread is cooled, pour the glaze over top and enjoy!