Cherry Almond Quick Bread

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Last week a friend texted me to say she was going cherry picking.   I was excited because even at their cheapest cherries have been $3-$4 per pound.   Where she was going the U-Pick Cherries were only $1.60 per pound!   She asked if I wanted some and I jumped at the chance to get the fresh cherries.

Looking for a delicious sweet bread? Try this awesome Cherry Almond Quick Bread!

Once I got them home I started looking for what to make with them.   Well, not right away.   First I ate about a half pound of cherries and then I started looking.   As a side note, if you don’t have a cherry pitter you need to get one!   I thought they were pretty dumb until a company sent me one and now I can’t live without it!   Pitting cherries is so easy with the pitter and it makes chopping the cherries easy as pie.

But back on the subject of food, the first thing I made was a No Churn Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream because it’s been so hot outside lately.   I needed something to help cool me off and that did the trick.  The second thing I decided to make was this delicious Cherry Almond Quick Bread.

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I love making quick breads because they don’t require kneading or rising time.   The ingredients are simply put in a bowl, mixed together, then cooked in the oven.  I knew I had to make this recipe first thing in the morning so I could bake it while it was still cool outside because I didn’t really want to heat up the house.

I originally thought that the almond in this recipe would come from almond extract but it actually comes from almond paste.   That was good news because my mom had gotten a deal on almond paste and I happen to have 4 tubes of it in my pantry.  I whipped up this bread in about 10 minutes and popped it into the oven.   When it came out I cooled it and then sliced it up.

I love the flavor in this awesome Cherry Almond Quick Bread!

I ended up wrapping half of the slices in plastic wrap and then put them in a freezer bag to freeze for when the baby comes.   I figured it will be a delicious and easy breakfast when we don’t have a lot of time.  The rest my husband and I devoured.   This bread is awesome!   It takes like a cross between a quick bread and a pound cake with sweet and tart cherries and an aftertaste of almonds.   It is totally delicious and I can’t wait to make it again while I still have cherries left.

Looking for a delicious sweet bread? Try this awesome Cherry Almond Quick Bread!

Cherry Almond Quick Bread

Yield: 16 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

A delicate and delicious quick bread made with fresh cherries and almond paste!


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 oz. almond paste
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 c. cherries, pitted and cut in half


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the butter, almond paste, and sugar. Mix well.
  3. Add the eggs and mix well.
  4. In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
  5. Add half the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well. Add in the milk and stir to combine. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix to combine.
  6. Fold in the cherries.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove the bread from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Run a butter knife around the edge of the pan and remove bread from pan.
  9. Cool completely on a wire rack.


Recipe slightly adapted from Foodie Crush

Love this Cherry Almond Quick Bread made with fresh cherries and almond paste!

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