This is the same recipe I use for making cranberry nut bread but I just bought some candied cherries and pineapple because they had a screaming deal on those items after Christmas. I considered making a fruitcake until I read how much work it is to make one. So I used the candied cherries in place of the cranberries and he loved it. It's an easy recipe and I'll be making it again!
Cherry Nut Bread
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 TBSL baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans.
1 cup candied cherries
Grease the bottom and sides of loaf pan. Mix dry ingredients. Add egg, milk, oil, nuts & cherries to mix.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.