Chocolate-Cherry-Walnut Bread

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  • Serves 8-10
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 487 calories
    • Fat 16 g
    • Sat Fat 7 g
    • Cholesterol 71 mg
    • Sodium 459 mg
    • Protein 10 mg
    • Carbohydrate 77 g
    • Fiber 3 g
    • Iron 3 mg
    • Calcium 136 mg


  1. Check 3cups all-purpose flour
  2. Check 1cup granulated sugar
  3. Check 1teaspoon baking powder
  4. Check 1teaspoon baking soda
  5. Check 1/2teaspoon salt
  6. Check 4tablespoons chilled butter, cut into thin slices
  7. Check grated rind from 1 orange
  8. Check 1/2cup chopped dried cherries
  9. Check 1/2cup chopped walnuts
  10. Check 1/2cup semisweet chocolate chips
  11. Check 1cup milk
  12. Check 2 eggs, beaten
  13. Check 1teaspoon vanilla


  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Lightly coat a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan with vegetable cooking spray. 
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Using your fingertips or a pastry blender, work the butter into the dry ingredients until it looks like coarse crumbs. Mix in the orange rind, cherries, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Stir in the milk, eggs, and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Pour into pan. Bake 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Turn onto a wire rack.
  4. Variations: Substitute any of the following, using the same amounts: dried cranberries instead of dried cherries; white chocolate chips instead of semisweet chocolate; pecans, hazelnuts, or macadamia nuts instead of walnuts.