1 1/2 c. fresh strawberries, about 1 dry pint
1 c sugar, divided
1 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c vegetable oil
Rinse, core and slice strawberries into a small bowl. Toss sliced strawberries with 1/2 c sugar.
In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and remaining 1/2 c. sugar.
In a third bowl, beat eggs until foamy, then add vanilla extract and vegetable oil. Add dry ingredients gradually. Fold in strawberries.
Spray a loaf pan
with nonstick spray. Pour batter into pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan 20 minutes, turn out of pan and cool on rack completely.
Adapted from Penzeys Spices