How to Make Cherry Nut Bread Like Bob Evans Restaurant

published by Angelgirlpj on Jun 12, 2011

If you love Bob Evans Restaurant and their cherry bread, you will love this easy recipe.
This cherry bread recipe is a very easy bread recipe. It is so light and fluffy, for me eating just one piece is impossible. Let me share with you how to make Cherry Nut Bread like Bob Evans Restaurant.

The little red fruit called a cherry has many health benefits as well as making great tasting bread. According to whole foods supplements guide, “The health benefits of cherries and other plant foods containing anthocyanins are many. Anthocyanins are used by the body to produce essential amino acids. As antioxidants, they protect the cells of the body from the damaging, aging and disease producing affects of oxygen, nitrogen and UV radiation.
Anthocyanins are also natural pain relievers and anti-inflammatories. They inhibit the production of COX-2 enzymes, as do over the counter and prescription pain relievers. Natural anti-inflammatories are believed to reduce the risk of many types of cancer. But, there are more nutritional benefits of cherries.

Cherries contain melatonin, another natural pain reliever and COX-2 inhibitor. Melatonin also helps to regulate sleep cycles and has been sold as a natural sleep aid. Reduced levels of melatonin have been associated with heart disease and increased cancer rates in night workers. The human body naturally produces melatonin, but primarily in darkness.”

Wow would have that one little cherry could be so good for you? What are you waiting for, bake a loaf or two of Bob Evans cherry nut bread for your friends and family.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 16 oz Sour cream
  • 1/2 Cup Maraschino cherry juice
  • 4 Cups sifted flour
  • 1 Cup Cherries
  • 1 Cup walnuts

1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit if you do not have a timer on your oven, 20 minutes will suffice.

2.     Combine the sugar, eggs and vegetable oil.

·       The original recipe called for brown sugar and I tried it that way however I liked the results of the cherry bread better with white sugar.

3.     Add the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well.

4.     Pour in the cherry juice along with the sour cream and continue to mix. Little by little, add the sifted flour.

·        If you do not have a sifter, you can simply run a fork through the flour to fluff it up. In addition, it does.

5.     Cutting your cherries up ahead of time is how the original recipe said to do it, however, I did that the first time I made the bread and the pieces were just too small.

·       On the second attempt to make the bread I put the cherries in the batter and used the beaters to chop them up a bit.

6.     Add the walnuts and stir.

7.     Pour the batter into 2 greased loaf pans.

8.     Bake for approximately 50-60 minutes, depending on your oven, or until the cherry nut bread is golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.

* If you like this bread recipe you might also like Gluten-Free Banana Banana Bread Copycat of Bob Evan’s

7 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by Tulan
    June 12th, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

    I haven’t eaten it but it sure does sound good.

  2. # 2 by Betty Asphy
    June 12th, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    Never had this before, but it sounds so good. I love cherries. I will have to try this.

  3. # 3 by Lynn Hollis
    June 12th, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    I am not familiar with Bob Evans Restaurant but your article makes me want to try this bread – and the nutritional infomation about the cherry was interesting.

  4. # 4 by Ebbin Jose
    June 13th, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    Great recipe. I think I have to try it myself.

  5. # 5 by LadyElena
    June 13th, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Beautiful Recipe – So rich.

  6. # 6 by Judy Sheldon
    June 13th, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    Love this. Sounds yummy!

  7. # 7 by cookie
    December 28th, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    picture looks nothing like theirs

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