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Best Ever One Bowl Cherry Bread

This cherry bread is the perfect summery snack and you will be going back for another slice before you know it. This is an insanely easy bread recipe too that can all be made in one bowl for extra easy cleanup. This is a perfect bread to have with your morning coffee or tea and kids would love it too!

Cherry Bread Sliced On A Plate

Summertime Is For The Cherries

Living somewhere where I have all four seasons it’s so nice that once the seasons change I get the opportunity to use fresh new produce for all of my recipes. One of my favorites is when I am walking into my local grocery store and seeing bags and bags of fresh shiny juicy cherries. I know I am not the only one either because before you know it these little beauties are hard to find. So I wanted to take every opportunity this summer to use some fresh cherries and let me tell you, I am now obsessed with using them in all of my baking.

Fresh cherries bake up so well in everything! If your looking for something even sweeter check out my Vanilla Almond Cherry Cake. You will not be disappointed. 

Fresh, Frozen, Or Canned Cherries?

Well, personally for baking I prefer to use fresh. I think the taste alone just blows it all out of the water, there’s no competition in my opinion. But, if you really want to make this recipe and well maybe where you live cherries are out of season, you could use frozen or canned. Be careful using frozen cherries just because of the water content once they start to thaw out, I’ve noticed that sometimes it can throw off a recipe a little bit.

When it comes to canned or jarred cherries they just tend to be a bit sweeter than the fresh just for preservation purposes. But you could always make adjustments in the amount of sugar you put into this bread recipe. 

Cherry Bread with Glaze on the Side

Could You Freeze This Cherry Bread?

One thing I love about this bread recipe is its flexibility. It is perfect for almost any time or occasion. That being said you could most definitely freeze this brad after making it, all you would need to do is let the bread cool completely, wrap it in cling wrap, put it in a ziplock bag, then pop it into your freezer.

It will keep for about 3 or 4 months! So the next time you know you’re going to have some visitors the next day or just have a cherry craving, take it out of the freezer and set it on the counter the night before and wake up to a delicious cherry bread. 

How To Make Cherry Bread – Step By Step

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. And grease an 8-inch loaf pan with butter. (I’ve noticed butter is the best for not having the bread stick to the inside of the pan.) 
  • First things first we will need to wash, de-stem, and pit our cherries. Using a cherry pitter will help greatly in making this process go a lot faster, but for me, I have been using a strawberry huller because well that’s what I had on hand.
Pitted Cherries In A Bowl
  • Once you have your cherries processed, slice them in half. You could chop them more so that you have smaller pieces but I prefer to give them a little more integrity. Once you have your cherries cut to your desired size put them to the side. 
  • In a large mixing bowl put in your wet ingredients, sugar, egg, vanilla, milk, melted butter, and mix it all together. You could use a hand mixer or mix by hand whatever is easier for you. 
Wet Ingredients In Mixing Bowl
  • After having all of your wet ingredients mixed together, it’s time to add your dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Then mix it until combined.
Adding Dry Ingredients To Wet Ingredients
  • If your mixture is too thick feel free to add a little bit more milk to loosen it up a bit, just don’t overdo it! 
Mixed Batter Before Cherries
  • Time to add our beautiful cherries! Gently fold the cherries into the batter, you don’t want to mix these too hard or you will start to break up the cherries too much and cause your batter to be a pink/red color. You will also lose the juiciness of the cherries if you mix them too hard. 
Sliced Cherries in Batter
Cherries Folded Into Batter
  • Pour your batter into an even layer in your greased loaf pan and bake for 40 – 50 minutes.
Unbaked Cherry Batter In Loaf Pan
  • Optional: For some yummy texture add on top some sliced almonds for added flavor.
  • Once your bread is done baking let it cool down completely. Once cooled take the bread out of the loaf pan and place it on a serving plate.
  • Optional: You could make a super easy glaze for this bread as well, all it is is powdered sugar and some heavy whipping cream. (recipe for the glaze will be listed below)
  • Enjoy!
Cherry Bread

Best Ever One Bowl Cherry Bread

Yield: 1 Eight Inch Loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Delicious Cherry Bread Perfect For Summer Time Breakfast And Snacking! Easy One Bowl Recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Fresh Cherries 
  • 1/3 Cup Melted Butter 
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds (Optional Topping)

Sugar Glaze

  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar 
  • 3 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease an 8-inch loaf pan and set it to the side.
  3. Wash and pit your cherries, slice them in half, place them in a bowl, and set them to the side.
  4. In a large mixing bowl add in your sugar, melted butter, egg, vanilla, and milk. Mix together well.
  5. Add in your dry ingredients to your wet mixture, flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix it together but do not over mix.
  6. If your mixture is too thick, feel free to add a little more milk to loosen it up a bit.
  7. After you have your batter mixed together, add in your sliced pitted cherries.
  8. Carefully fold your cherries into your batter, do not mix too hard or you will break apart your cherries.
  9. Pour your batter into an even layer in your greased loaf pan.
  10. Optional: Add some sliced almonds on top before baking for some added flavor and texture!
  11. Bake for 40-50 minutes until fully baked. You can check this by using a small knife, poke it in the center, if the knife comes back out clean your bread is ready.
  12. Optional: Once your bread is fully cooled take it out of the loaf pan and put it on a serving plate, in a small bowl mix up your powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream then drizzle on top of the loaf for some extra sweetness!
  13. Enjoy!

Notes

Remember if you want to freeze a loaf of this amazing bread make sure that it is completely cooled before wrapping and storing in your freezer.

Cherry Bread

Best Ever One Bowl Cherry Bread

Yield: 1 Eight Inch Loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Delicious Cherry Bread Perfect For Summer Time Breakfast And Snacking! Easy One Bowl Recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Fresh Cherries 
  • 1/3 Cup Melted Butter 
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds (Optional Topping)

Sugar Glaze

  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar 
  • 3 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease an 8-inch loaf pan and set it to the side.
  3. Wash and pit your cherries, slice them in half, place them in a bowl, and set them to the side.
  4. In a large mixing bowl add in your sugar, melted butter, egg, vanilla, and milk. Mix together well.
  5. Add in your dry ingredients to your wet mixture, flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix it together but do not over mix.
  6. If your mixture is too thick, feel free to add a little more milk to loosen it up a bit.
  7. After you have your batter mixed together, add in your sliced pitted cherries.
  8. Carefully fold your cherries into your batter, do not mix too hard or you will break apart your cherries.
  9. Pour your batter into an even layer in your greased loaf pan.
  10. Optional: Add some sliced almonds on top before baking for some added flavor and texture!
  11. Bake for 40-50 minutes until fully baked. You can check this by using a small knife, poke it in the center, if the knife comes back out clean your bread is ready.
  12. Optional: Once your bread is fully cooled take it out of the loaf pan and put it on a serving plate, in a small bowl mix up your powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream then drizzle on top of the loaf for some extra sweetness!
  13. Enjoy!

Notes

Remember if you want to freeze a loaf of this amazing bread make sure that it is completely cooled before wrapping and storing in your freezer.

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