Cherry Yogurt Bread: A Bread Machine Recipe with SO Much Potential

Cherry Yogurt Bread

If you follow me on Pinterest you have probably noticed a theme in all of my most recent pins: bread machine recipes! You can probably conclude from my new found interest in bread that I finally got my own bread machine.

I wanted to share a bread machine recipe that turned out to be SO GOOD. Not only did this bread smell super yummy as it was baking but we discovered that it makes the BEST FRENCH TOAST EVER.

french toast

I don’t know if we can ever go back to normal french toast after using this bread recipe for it. Both my husband and my 1.5 year old gobbled it up for dinner and wanted the same thing for breakfast the next morning.

I also tried it with some strawberry jam and discovered it was great with that, too.

Cherry Yogurt Bread might be a regular in our house from now on. I’m going to have to make another loaf of this and freeze it for future french toast making.

Here is the recipe that I got from the Electric Bread cookbook. You can check out some other yummy bread machine recipes we have in our recipe index.

Cherry Yogurt Bread: A Bread Machine Recipe with SO Much Potential
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup cherry yogurt (preferably organic)
  • ¼ cup all-natural apple sauce
  • 1¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (or unrefined cane sugar)
  • 3 cup white bread flour (Notes: I used all-purpose flour and it worked fine. I also have subbed one cup of white flour with wheat flour and it still turned out yummy with no noticeable flavor change.)
  • ¾ cup dried cherries
  • 2 teaspoon fast rising yeast OR 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
  1. Add ingredients and bake according to your bread machine's instructions. Be ready to make more because your family will want it!


  1. Melissa says

    Ok, this bread looks really good. I just had cherry bread for the first time, but it was from Bob Evans. I’m sure your version is much healthier! Since I’ve never made anything with cherries other than using cherry pie filling, what type of cherries did you use for your bread? Thanks:)

    • Polly says

      Melissa- I’m so glad you asked! I used dried cherries. I got them at the store in the section with raisins and other dried fruits. I’ll make sure to specify that ingredient in the post. Good luck!

  2. Amanda Schulz says

    I did this on a 2 lb loaf for white bread- does that sound accurate?

    • Polly says

      Gosh, I’m sorry. I really don’t know. Every machine is different. Mine just tells me Medium, Large or Extra Large. I’ve never weighed them to see. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

  3. Jennifer says

    This looks so yummy! It is in the breadmaker right now. My only question is did you heat your water? All of my breadmaker recipes call for the water to be between 115-125 degrees. Can’t wait to try it as French toast like you said.

  4. Mary Clausen says

    I’ve used a bread machine for years, I’ve never bothered to heat the water, and my bread always turns out well. (Okay, I made a doorstop once, but that’s because I forgot to put in the yeast!)

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