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Cherry Nut Quick Bread

Cherry nut bread is a traditional sweet bread with bright cherry flavor! Lovely quick bread recipe with cherries, nuts and a simple vanilla glaze that's perfect for breakfast or a treat.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: bread, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Nut Bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 373kcal


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cup flour {can use bread flour}
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or slivered almonds
  • 1 cup chopped dried cherries

Optional Sweet Glaze

  • 2 TBSP melted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or almond extract
  • 1-2 TBSP milk


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a large bread pan or line with parchment paper if you'd like.
  • Combine the sugar, oil, eggs and milk and whisk until smooth.
  • Add in almond extract and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients and stir well to combine.
  • Fold in the walnuts and cherries.
  • Transfer mixture to the prepared bread pan and sprinkle with about 2 TBSP sliced almonds. Bake for 55-60 minutes at 325 degrees F. Top of bread should be lightly browned.
  • To make the glaze, simply whisk the ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle over the top. Enjoy!


Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg