Festive Christmas Bread Recipe

Not your ordinary fruit loaf recipe!

Holiday Cherry Bread
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
  1. 1 ¾ cups flour
  2. 2/3 cups brown sugar
  3. ½ teaspoon salt
  4. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1/3 cup butter
  7. ½ cup chopped nuts
  8. 1 jar (10 ounce size) maraschino cherries
  1. Drain cherries and reserve 4 tablespoons juice. Roughly chop cherries and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt and mix well. In a separate bowl cream together butter, sugar, eggs and the 4 tablespoons cherry juice. Mix well until fully combined.
  3. Add the butter and sugar mix to the flour mixture and mix well. Then gently fold in chopped cherries and nuts.
  4. Lightly grease a 9-inch loaf pan and scoop batter into pan, spread evenly.
  5. Bake bread in a preheated oven at 350F for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and baked through. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack for 15 minutes.
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A few years ago I had gotten really sick with a mystery infection that put me in the hospital for over a week. When I got home I wasn't much better off. I had to have foot surgery and was laid up on the sofa for awhile. In that time I watched alot of Food Network and really gained a passion for food and it's preparation, cooking for my family was something I could still do even when I wasn't feeling my best and it was a way to help myself reach a healthier goal as well. Now I find myself always looking for healthier options that still taste wonderful and with my wifes gluten allergy I have even more of a challenge of feeding everyone. Honestly ... I am loving every minute of it. Because my kitchen has become my place of Zen.

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