I was looking for a muffin or quick bread recipe that called for yogurt but all were a bit too wholesome for me so I dreamed up this dried cherry bread. But at least I kept the oats! I am sure this batter could be used to make muffins too. A streusel topping or powdered sugar glaze would be extra naughty and extra good too but I didn’t want to be too naughty.
Pour boiling water over dried cherries in a bowl and let sit to plump up for 15 minutes. Drain.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
Beat eggs lightly in a bowl. Add sugar, oil, butter, buttermilk, yogurt, and vanilla extract. Whisk well.
Combine flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate, larger bowl. Whisk well. Add egg mixture, white chocolate chips, and cherries. Stir just until combined. Don’t overmix. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 minutes to 1 hour, checking at 35 minutes to account for different ovens. If bread begins to brown too much, lightly cover the top with aluminum foil. Let set for 5 to 10 minutes in the pan before inverting loaf onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Per Serving: 376 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 44.1g; fat 19.8g; cholesterol 45.3mg; sodium 277.8mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real deal to your bread. Different brands do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as white bread.
To made this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can start it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.