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Cherry Streusel Quick Bread

I am apparently on a little bit of a cherry kick. I’m enjoying cherry smoothies in the morning most days, I made cherry surprise cookies last week, I made cherry syrup for the food swap in December, and of course there was the cherry fizz cocktail I created for my cookie swap.  And it’s possible I’ve been enjoying bowls of plain frozen cherries for dessert some nights.  I may or may not turn into a giant cherry.  So is it any surprise that I decided to make a bread from cherries?

I debated between making a yeasty bread with cherries and a quick bread.  In fact, I may make a yeasty cherry bread next week because although a cherry quick bread won out, cherry bread sounds good no matter how you make it.  What sealed it for me?  I decided to put a streusel topping on my quick bread to make it extra yummy and tasty.

Inspired by my love of cherry crumble and banana bread, I came up with what was a delicious, moist and tangy bread that satisfied every sweet tooth around here.  Tangy?  Yes, tangy.  I love using mayonnaise to bake because it adds such a depth of flavor that you don’t expect.  It didn’t fail me here, either.  I made mine dairy free because of Little Miss, but you could very easily make this with dairy, as well.

Cherry streusel quick bread is amazingly tasty and easy to make

 

Cherry Streusel Quick Bread

Ingredients:
1 3/4 c flour, divided
1 T baking powder
1/2 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar, divided
3/4 t salt, divided
3/4 t cinnamon, divided
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 c plus 2 T mayonnaise, divided
1/2 c milk (rice, soy, or almond if making dairy free)
1 t vanilla bean paste
2 c pitted cherries (frozen work fine or use fresh if in season)
1/4 c oats

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a loaf pan.

In a large bowl, add 1 1/2 c flour, the baking powder, sugar, 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.  Whisk together until thoroughly combined.

Dry ingredients for cherry streusel bread

In a small bowl, beat the eggs with a fork.  They don’t have to be perfectly beaten like for an omelette, but get them mostly together as you won’t be beating the batter.

Beating eggs for baking

Measure out your milk and vanilla, and add the eggs to the liquids.  Place 1/4 cup of the mayonnaise into the dry ingredients, then pour the liquid ingredients over immediately.

Adding liquid ingredients into dry ingredients for quick bread

Mix the batter until just combined.  Add the cherries and stir gently.

Make the streusel quickly.  Add the dry ingredients into a small bowl – 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, the oats, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.  Using a large fork, stir until combined.

Streusel ready to mix

Add the last 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and using the fork, mix until crumbly.

Perfectly crumbly streusel topping

Pour the batter into your greased loaf pan.  Add the streusel on top, and gently press into the batter.

Cherry streusel quick bread is ready for the oven

Bake in your 375 degree oven for 50-60 minutes, until your cake tester comes out clean.  Cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan to cool completely.  Store sealed on the counter for 4-5 days, if it lasts that long!

Perfectly baked cherry streusel quick bread

Perfectly baked cherry streusel quick bread

Cherry Streusel Quick Bread

This fun quick bread combines one of everyone's favorite fruits with delicious sweet bread. The streusel on top adds a perfect crunch to this bread as perfect for breakfast as it is for dessert.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Michelle

Ingredients

For the bread:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups pitted cherries

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, add 1 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, sugar, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Whisk together until thoroughly combined.
    1 1/2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs with a fork. Measure out your milk and vanilla, and add the eggs to the liquids. Place 1/4 cup of the mayonnaise into the dry ingredients, then pour the liquid ingredients over immediately.
    2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Mix the batter until just combined. Add the cherries and stir gently.
    2 cups pitted cherries
  • Make the streusel: Add the dry ingredients into a small bowl - 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, the oats, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using a large fork, stir until combined. Add the last 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and using the fork, mix until crumbly.
    1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Pour the batter into your greased loaf pan. Add the streusel on top, and gently press into the batter.
  • Bake in your 375 degree oven for 50-60 minutes, until your cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan to cool completely. Store sealed on the counter for 4-5 days.

Notes

  • This works equally well with both frozen cherries and fresh cherries. If you use frozen cherries, do not let them thaw before adding to the batter.
  • For more tips and tricks, be sure to read the full article above.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 332mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g

This site uses an online source to provide nutrition estimates as a courtesy. If you need exact values, please calculate yourself.

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  1. Valerie Hinkson says:

    I had some cherries, so I decided to try this quick bread. It did not take much to make and it came out very tasty. My husband could hardly wait to taste. It was very good.

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