Strawberry Poppyseed Bread

I don’t really know what else to say other than WE ARE GETTING MARRIED TODAY!! I can’t tell you enough how awesome destination weddings are. We JUST met with our wedding coordinator yesterday and boom, it’s already time to tie the knot! Simple as pie, but then way simpler. I can’t believe the day is finally here! My fiancé got all cute and traditional last night and decided to get a different room to stay in so we won’t be seeing each other until this evening when I’m walking down the isle. Holy crap, I can’t wait.

And I can’t wait to share the experience with all of you guys! Especially you amazing souls that have stuck with me all through these years, before I even met Brian! Sorry for the short post today but it’s time for me to eat workout, eat breakfast, shower up and start getting ready for this day that I’m sure will be gone in seconds! Love you guys, whoever you are out there!

PaleOMG Strawberry Poppyseed Bread


Strawberry Poppyseed Bread

  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini (peeled first – ~1 zucchini)
  • 1 1/2 cups cashew meal (I ground up 1 1/2 cups raw cashews)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca or arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup melted ghee (I used browned butter ghee)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 12 tablespoons poppyseeds (I think the more, the better)

For the strawberry sauce

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5 bread pan and line with parchment paper to help with easily removal.
  2. Peel and finely shred zucchini. Place in between paper towels and place on a plate on top to help pull out the excess moisture. Set aside to drain while you prepare everything else.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together cashew meal, coconut flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda and powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together ghee, honey, almond extract and eggs until combine. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture along with the zucchini and poppyseeds and mix with a spatula to combine until smooth. Fold in sliced strawberries.
  4. Pour batter into greased and lined loaf pan. Place in oven to bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean of the center of the bread. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
  5. While the bread bakes, place a small saucepan over medium heat and add all ingredients for the sauce. Let cook down for 10-12 minutes, until strawberries are soft. Place in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour sauce through a fine mesh strainer.
  6. Once bread has cooled, pour sauce on top of bread or spread it on like you would butter!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


61 thoughts on “Strawberry Poppyseed Bread”

  1. Congratulations!!! I wish you all the happiness in the world! Can’t wait to see pics….I know you will be a beautiful bride.

  2. Congrats Juli!! I’ve been following you since the beginning and am so happy for you. Can’t wait to see pictures! 🙂

  3. Have the most AMAZING day Juli!! Soak it all in and ENJOY every moment with your loved ones!! (And post a wedding pix!)

  4. Congratulations, Juli! Have an amazing wedding and enjoy every second of it! Can’t wait to see pictures!:)

  5. Happy Wedding Day!!!! It’s making me get super excited for my upcoming wedding in October <3 weeeee!!!

    and this bread looks delish.

  6. I hope today will be a day you will remember all your life. Very excited for you! Congratulations. I love your blog, cookbooks, etc.

  7. Have an AMAZING DAY!! And seriously, did you really post from Jamaica on your wedding day? that’s hard core……….

  8. So happy for you! Hope you all have an AMAZING day… you deserve so much happiness! Keep spreading your joy and keeping people motivated – you’re fantastic!

  9. Congratulations Juli!!! I get married in June and the planning has begun to get to me.
    However, your snapchat this morning saying that you are excited to be getting married today, made my heart float! It reminded me that the reason I am doing this is to spend the rest of my life with my wonderful Fiance’. Thank you for the reminder.

    I hope you have a beautiful day<3

    1. your wedding day is going to be amazing! it was so freaking awesome for me, i wish i could go back! enjoy yours! hope the planning goes extra smooth!

  10. Omg I can’t believe I used to read your posts before Brian and now your actually getting married!! I feel like my friend is getting hitched, how weird is that? I hope the day is everything you want it to be and more 🙂 Congrats Julie and Brian!



    1. isn’t that crazy?! i feel like i’ve known brian forever but i’ve been writing this blog longer. so weird! thanks for being a part of it!!

  11. I’ve been reading your blog for almost four years and am so happy to feel like a part of your journey. Enjoy your wedding day, dance your little bum off, and have the most fun. Congrats Brian and Juli!!

    1. i dance so incredibly hard…all the guys at our reception had their shirts off. man, it was awesome. thanks for the support and being part of my life in some way, katelyn!

  12. Enjoy your Big Day! Can’t wait to hear all about it. I’ve been enjoying all the Instagram posts from Jamaica.

  13. Congratulations Juli!! Enjoy the awesome life of being married!

    I wanted to say that your blog has helped me defeat pre-diabetes with such awesome recipes that I’ve been able to make again and again. Inspiration to so many! THANK YOU!

  14. Yay!!! Happy wedding day. I saw your dress on snapchat, guuuuurl, you look GORRRRGEOUS! It’s been so fun following you since day 1, I still remember when you made cooking videos with your girlfriends! You’ve come so far and it’s so awesome to see you so happy! You’re so deserving of all the success and happiness in the world. I hope you soak up every minute of your special day!

    P.S. I can’t wait to make this recipe, it looks bomb!

    1. thank you so so much, Ali! you are so freaking awesome for sticking around through all the ups and downs! hope you LOVE the recipe!

  15. This recipe is great and very forgiving to substitutions and people who hate measuring things!

    I made it with (poorly) ground up almonds instead of cashew meal and chia seeds instead of poppy (just because I didn’t have the original ingredients), and measured nothing because I am lazy. I brought it to work for a coworker’s birthday hoping to bring home some leftovers and it got devoured!

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe! Oh yeah, and congrats! 🙂

  16. Made this recipe this weekend, but tweaked to make a cross between this and your strawberry rhubarb muffins (as well as a little less sugar). Added 1/2 c rhubarb, 1/2 tsp cardamom and 1/4 tsp cinnamon; reduced honey to 3 tbsp and added an egg so as not to be too dry; topped with coconut butter and edible broccoli rabe flowers. Turned out FANTASTIC and everyone I shared these with raved about how “paleo” muffins could still be moist and fluffy. This is definitely going to be a standby for me and baking them made me want to get back to blogging again, thank you!

  17. Hi Juli,

    Belated congrats on your wedding!

    I made this bread for a work retreat, along with a traditional non Paleo strawberry bread (Penzey’s recipe). Everyone preferred your version! I made it without almond extract and added lemon zest. Didn’t even make the strawberry sauce and it was still moist and delicious. Thank you!

  18. Hi.
    I have a request. I am currently on the SCD diet. I have found out that I am allergic to eggs and dairy, which makes baking SCD loaf bread and flat bread difficult. I was wondering if you can try to make an SCD bread or wrap without eggs. It would mean so much to me and other SCDers who suffer from the same allergies. Please let me know if you have any advice.

    Thank you

    1. i may do that in the future, but until then, i’m sure there are other bloggers out there who have made items for those sort of restrictions. i don’t eat eggs usually, so i just try to stay away from that stuff all together (when i’m not traveling)

  19. Hi, this recipe looks amazingly yummy. Was just wondering if I don’t have tapioca or arrowroot flour what can I substitute it with? I’m not on a paleo diet as such

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