Cherry Bread

There is a cherry tree on the path that Mikey and I usually take to the grocery store and over the weekend we went for a little walk to pick some cherries.

I love showing Mikey where different foods come from, we make trips to the farmers market to see all of the lovely produce and on the way we point out all of the different fruits on the trees. Even better is being able to pick the fruits and taste them. I think it’s important that he grows up knowing where his food really comes from, not a box in a grocery store.

We’ve still got more wild fruit to wait for, the brambles still have their flowers but we examined them and found little green blackberries growing underneath the finished flower petals. We’re also looking forward to plums from the tree outside our apartment later in the year.

With the cherries we picked, I made Cherry bread, adapted from a recipe at Whole Family Fare. It’s totally tasty, not too sweet and perfect for eating outside when it’s hot like it has been here for a week or so.

Cherry Bread
Adapted from Whole Family Fare

Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9 inch loaf pan.

Wash, pit and chop 2 cups of cherries.

Mix together 1 cup wholegrain flour, 1 cup unbleached flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt, and just under 1tsp ground cinnamon.

In a second bowl, combine 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 3 beaten eggs and 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ones, being careful not to overmix. Then add the chopped cherries and fold into the mixture before transferring to the greased loaf pan.

Cook for 45 – 50 minutes and cool on a wire rack.

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22 Comments

  1. This looks delicious! We came accross this neat kitchen tool last year that takes the pits out of cherries and ever since, when the season comes about, my little one’s can’t get enough of them!

    We just came back from a weekend trip, the last planned for the summer…I’m thinking that with the down time I’ll be able to chip away at some of the recipes I’ve been meaning to try…this bread will definately be on my list!
    Thanks for sharing it!
    alison
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  3. Yummo. I’d love for you to share this in my tasty tuesdays bloghop tomorrow if ya can. I’ll have it up tonight or tomorrow am to link to.

  4. I can’t seem to get enough fresh cherries this time of year, and this bread looks/sounds like a great way to use them! Can’t wait to make it :).

  5. This looks SO good! I love that you’re teaching your son about where real food comes from. :) I wish I had a good place to get some cherries so I could try this out! I might have to hit the farmers market this week and see if they’ve got some.
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  6. Your photos are gorgeous and that cherry bread looks absolutely delicious. It’s one of my favourite things about summer, when cherries come into season over here. One thing I can’t understand is how I love cherries so much but hate ‘cherry flavour’…how did they come up with that taste?! Visiting from SITS.
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  7. Yum! This recipe looks delicious – I would have never thought of putting cherries in a quick bread. Unfortunately – there are no cherry trees nearby so I will have to rely on the grocery store instead.
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  8. Your recipe looks delicious – I love cherries. It’s great you are teaching your son about food sources and taking him to farmer’s markets etc. So many kids these days miss out on that sort of thing!!

  9. Geri

    GREAT!!! idea using cherries, I have never made a bread with cherries, but I bet it’s AWESOME!!!
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    • hmm, i’m not sure about the honey. I don’t see why not though, if you have honey the same consistency as the maple syrup, any thicker and it might make the bread too dry?
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  10. We had a cherry tree in our yard when I was young. Picking them was fun and Mom always made the best stuff with them. Your recipe and post bring back memories…I will have to try this and maybe take her some. Sounds like a wonderful afternoon is ahead of me. thanks for the share, see you soon, susie.
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  11. Karissa

    This bread is absolutely fabulous! I posted a link to it in a favorite recipes blog that some friends and I have. I don’t even like cherries, and I love this recipe!

  12. AJB

    Randomly ran across this recipe and just made it. It’s delicious and exactly what I was looking for! I substituted one of the two cups of cherries with apples, and mmm. Thank you : )

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