Cherry-Almond Quick Bread

Cherry-Almond Quick Bread

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

70 minutes



This easy breakfast bread gets a hit of flavor from almond extract, while dried cherries lend a pleasant tartness.

Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Recipe courtesy of The Invisible Chef

For best results, don’t overmix the batter.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried tart cherries
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  • 1 Preheat an oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8-by-4-inch loaf pan.
  • 2 In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the cherries and toss to distribute evenly.
  • 3 In another bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, butter and almond extract. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined. Do not overmix.
  • 4 Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the top of the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Turn the loaf out onto the rack and let cool completely before serving.
  • 5 Makes 1 loaf.


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