Almond Cherry Quick Bread

This hearty Almond Cherry Quick Bread is the ultimate summer breakfast! Juicy cherries bring bursts of sweet tart to every bite, while that golden almond streusel on top gives an addicting crunch to every bite.

Almond Cherry Quick Bread
 
Makes 1 (8x4-inch) loaf
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (57 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup (56 grams) vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs (100 grams), room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon (13 grams) vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon (3 grams) almond extract
  • 1¾ cups (219 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons (3 grams) ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 grams) kosher salt
  • 1 cup (113 grams) frozen cherries
  • Almond Streusel (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter an 8x4-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, butter, oil, eggs, and extracts. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, stirring just until moistened. Fold in cherries. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Top with Almond Streusel.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes. Loosely cover with foil, and bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes more. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Almond Streusel
 
Makes about 1 cup
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (57 grams) sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons (47 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (57 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (24 grams) granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients with a wooden spoon until combined. Crumble with your fingertips until desired consistency is reached.
Notes
Pro Tip
Streusel keeps well in the freezer, so make double to have on hand to throw on top of muffins, breads, cakes, or pies.

 

4 COMMENTS

    • Hi Linda! We chose to use dried cherries in this recipe so as not to increase the moisture content of the dough by too much. Dried cherries also lend a nice chewy texture and sweetness to this quick bread. If you use fresh cherries, make sure you pat them dry before adding them to the batter and make sure to adjust liquids in the recipe to balance out the added moisture in the dough. Happy baking!

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