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.

Recipe by Health March 2013


Credit: Travis Rathbone

Recipe Summary test

18 mins
50 mins
1 hr 8 mins
Makes: 12 servings (serving size: 1 slice)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 8- x 4-inch loaf pan.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; fat 3.1g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 1.7g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 27g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 1mg; iron 1mg; sodium 167mg; calcium 79mg.