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Lemon-Cherry Tea Bread

Choose a slice of Lemon-Cherry Tea Bread when you're craving something sweet. Cornmeal adds a nutty sweetness--and extra whole grains--to this healthy loaf.

Health MARCH 2013

  • Yield: Makes: 12 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
  • Prep time: 18 Minutes
  • Bake: 50 Minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dried cherries, coarsely chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 8- x 4-inch loaf pan.

2. In bowl, whisk flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whisk buttermilk, oil, egg white, and lemon zest until blended. Add to flour mixture, along with cherries, and stir to mix. Spread in pan.

3. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean (45-50 minutes). Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Cut into 12 slices.


Cornmeal in this healthy loaf adds a nutty sweetness and extra whole grains. Cherries are a tart fruit that provide vitamin C and top the list of anti-inflammatory foods.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 149
  • Fat: 3.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 27g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 167mg
  • Calcium: 79mg

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Lemon-Cherry Tea Bread Recipe