Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cherry Bread

Here's one more recipe using one of the summer's best fruits. As summer comes to a close, I get a little sad to say goodbye to fresh cherries, peaches and strawberries. But I also am antsy to bake with pumpkin, apples and pears! But before we switch gears, here's a last cherry recipe.

You don't even need a mixer for this - you can just whip it up with a wooden spoon. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, whole wheat flour,

baking powder and soda, sugar, salt and cinnamon.

In a measuring cup, combine the applesauce, oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Pour this into the flour mixture

and stir until combined. Then add the lightly beaten eggs,

and stir until all the dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in the cherries.

Pour the batter into a greased 9-inch loaf pan

and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for a few minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

One year ago: Whole Grain Berry Biscuits
Two years ago: Apple Pie Muffins
There's definitely a breakfast theme here!

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Cherry Bread

2 cups pitted, chopped cherries
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup applesauce
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar. In a large measuring cup, combine the oil, syrup, applesauce, eggs and vanilla. Whisk well to combine.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir just until combined. Fold in the cherries.

Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Serves 10.


  1. Love this one, sara!!! oh, cherries. I too and sad to see them go (although, I do have a bunch in my freezer), but am ready for fall foods.

  2. This sounds like a great recipe. I love cherries. Perfect breakfast treat to go with my coffee. I'm ready for the change in seasons and the foods it brings.

  3. This is really getting to me. I love cherries and I am always looking to make breads more interesting. Thanks for sharing this with us at Bizzy Bakes.

  4. Hi Sara,
    Applesauce,maple syrup and cherries, that is a great combination. Your Cherry Bread looks so delicious. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Oh yum! I firmly believe you can't go wrong with cherry anything (well, that & pumpkin!).

    Thanks for linking up with Friday Food on!

    ~Shannon (Food Channel Editor @ MomTrends)

  6. I really like the sound of this cherry bread, especially with the cinnamon and maple syrup. Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch, Sara.


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