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Low Sugar Cherry Yeast Bread with White Chocolate Ganache Drizzle - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Low Sugar Cherry Yeast Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
rest time
2 hrs 30 mins

This recipe for Low Sugar Cherry Yeast Bread is inspired by a sweet apple yeast bread that a local bakery in our area sells in various markets around town. However, if you want to make it using granulated sugar, that will work, too!

Course: Dessert, yeasted dessert bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry bread, cherry yeast bread
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 235 kcal
  • 2 cups cherries pitted and rough-chopped
  • ½ cup Swerve all-natural sugar replacement or granulated sugar (divided)
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 package (2¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup almond milk or milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter
For the white chocolate ganache;
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the chopped cherries, ¼ cup of the sugar replacement, and the almond extract. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, ¼ cup of the sugar replacement, yeast, and salt.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, melted butter, and almond milk.

  4. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir well with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together to form a wet sticky dough.

  5. Cover the dough bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rest in a warm, draft-free place for 60 minutes. *Note - the dough will only rise slightly.

  6. After 60 minutes, spoon half of the dough mixture into an even layer in the bottom of a loaf pan that has been liberally sprayed with baking spray.

  7. Use a slotted spoon to spoon half of the cherries (leaving the liquid behind) evenly over the first layer of dough in the loaf pan.

  8. Spoon and smooth the remaining dough over the cherry layer and top with the remaining cherries (leaving the liquid in the bowl).

  9. Cover the loaf pan with plastic wrap and allow the bread to rest for an additional 90 minutes. *Note - the loaf will not rise much.

  10. After 90 minutes, remove the plastic wrap from the loaf pan.

  11. Preheat oven to 350-degrees and bake the bread for 35-40 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.

  12. Remove to a cooling rack and cool for 30 minutes.

  13. Turn the bread out onto a baking rack and cool completely.

To make the white chocolate ganache;
  1. Heat the cream in the microwave to hot (not boiling).

  2. Pour the hot cream over the white chocolate in a small bowl. Stir well until the chocolate is smooth and creamy.

  3. Liberally drizzle the white chocolate ganache over top of the cooled cherry yeast bread.

  4. Slice and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Low Sugar Cherry Yeast Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 275mg12%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.