This soft, vanilla-scented dessert bread is studded with sweet maraschino cherries and toasted nuts. It’s perfect for gifting throughout the holidays, or enjoyed with tea any time of year.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Cherry Nut Bread.
1. Info for Cherry Nut Bread
- Cook Time: 1 hr 17 min
- Total Time: 1 hr 17 min
- Servings: 12
- Calories: 253.61 kcal
2. Ingredients for Cherry Nut Bread
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. almond extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 10 oz. maraschino cherries (1 jar, drained and roughly chopped)
- 1/2 cup walnuts (toasted, finely chopped)
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Use a mixer to cream together butter, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract on medium-high speed in a large mixing bowl until smooth and combined, 1-2 minutes. Add the eggs and beat until mixture is pale and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the sour cream and milk. Continue to beat on medium-high speed, scraping down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula as needed, until fully incorporated.
Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to bowl. Beat mixture on medium-low speed, scraping down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula, until just combined. Do not over mix.
Fold in the chopped cherries and walnuts and pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
Bake the bread on middle rack of oven until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 55-65 minutes.
Check to see that bread is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
Allow the bread to rest in the pan for 10 minutes, then release bread onto a cooling rack. Allow to cool at least 1 hour before slicing and serving.