A garlicky cheddar quick bread ready in about an hour from start to finish. Easy, cheesy, foolproof – delicious! Carb lovers unite ♥
Bread has always been one of my favorite foods. Not the hohum loaves you’ll find at most grocery stores, but the soulful, artisan varieties made with love in bakeries and home kitchens.
If I had the time, I would bake bread every single day. Time is something I’ll never have enough of and bread is probably something I shouldn’t be eating every day anyhow 😉
But when you need bread, you need bread. On some occasions there aren’t hours to spare.
Quick breads are great for those last minute bread needs, whatever they may be. It takes just minutes to put together. No rising, no kneading – just mix it up & bake.
That being said, quick breads and yeast breads are certainly different. A quick bread is dense, moist & even crumbly at times – more along the lines of a tender biscuit. A yeast bread is lighter and far more complex in taste & texture.
You can get pretty creative with this bread. Add fresh or dried herbs, like parsley, chives or Herbes de Provence, or add more spices – like dried minced onion or powder, more garlic. Switch up cheeses or add olives, sun dried tomatoes, dried beef – anything your heart desires. Just watch that you don’t overdue the amount of liquids. Quick breads are (almost) fool proof. My next go at this bread will be a “Pizza Quick Bread”. Stay tuned 🙂
This bread is wonderful eaten as is or with a generous smear of butter. I serve it with breakfast, as a snack or with a big bowl of soup or a hearty dinner.
Thanks for stopping by. Happy Baking!
Cheesy Cheddar Quick Bread
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar I prefer sharp
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large egg beaten
- 2 tablespoon butter melted
- Preheat oven to 350° Grease/spray a loaf pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, garlic powder and salt. Stir in shredded cheese. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, egg & butter.
- Add liquid ingredients to bowl of dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Spoon/pour into loaf pan.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes. Top should be a golden brown.
- Cool on wire rack. Remove loaf from pan, slice & serve.
Amy (Savory Moments)
This bread looks perfect to go along with a fall soup or pot of chili!
Thanks so much Amy! Ohhh…chili…I’m craving a BIG bowl of it! I love fall foods 🙂
me too , fall food is awesome and in the winter too
I made the cheese quick bread tonight . I added a tsp of Italian seasoning (love Italian seasoning) and a half cup of unsweetened applesauce to the recipe .
It is an absolutely delicious and easy to make recipe.
Thanks for sharing it!!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
OMG….how good does this bread look!!!!! All that cheese! The idea of adding fresh herbs sounds lovely, but I wouldn’t change a thing about this beauty. This would be so perfect with some soup (or even on it’s own straight from the oven 😉 ) Pinned! Looking forward to seeing the Pizza Bread! Happy Monday 🙂
That’s what I’m about…..all that cheese….lol!
Love it though, I could live on bread and cheese and be a happy woman for sure. Combining them just always makes sense 🙂
The pizza bread – that was my husbands idea. He said as a kid he used to eat a pizza bread that was very similar in taste and texture, but with swirls of sauce in it. Can’t wait to get to baking an extra garlicky pizza bread.
Hope you have a wonderful week Dawn ♥
Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness
I am a bread eater too. I love yeast bread, but I also love quick bread. This one looks yummy. I love the cheddar cheese
Thank you Dawn 🙂
Stephanie | Worth Whisking
Amanda, this bread looks so yummy! My mouth is watering just looking at your appetizing photos! You can’t go wrong with cheesy bread of any kind, and one that is as easy as this to make is perfect. Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks Stephanie! You can never, ever go wrong with bread ♥
I have made this once, and it’s delicious! I tend to like things with more seasoning, so I made it with extra garlic, some onion powder and pepper. Just making it now with a swirl of cheese and fig jam in the middle, mostly because I can. I love it because it’s very fast to make, tastes excellent, and lends itself very well to additions if you have the time, ingredients and inclination. Thank you!
So glad you enjoy the recipe! It’s such a simple recipe that you can go a million ways with it. Fig jam & cheese in the middle – yes, please!!!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy baking 🙂
Was looking up quick bread recipes for a Farmers market stand down here in Amarillo Texas. (Tortilla Ciuntry). This looks great. Considering adding bacon and Jalepeno. I got the giggle…after reading that your in Lancaster PA. Me too. My home town of 45 years. Graduated from Hempfield. I wanted to try and bring some missed PA Dutch goodness down to Texas. Pizza bread…. Browns orchards in York PA makes one. Its oretty good, but I bet you can out beat theirs. Thanks for sharing.
Awwww…it’s a small world ♥
Texas sounds awesome though. Never been there – but it’s definitely on my list to visit. I’d be a tortilla monster out there! Love fresh & homemade tortillas – not something you’ll find in these parts unless you make it yourself.
Bacon and jalapeno would be awesome in this bread. Love this bread – you can add just about anything to it.
I do make a Pizza Bread! Never heard of Browns Orchards – I will be googling it immediately. I rarely visit York – but do pass thru it often on my way to Gettysburg or Baltimore.
Thanks for stopping by Lisa 🙂
Just made this with 1/2 Sharp cheddar and 1/2 cheddar Jack (all I had). This bread is delicious!!
So glad to hear you enjoyed it!
Thanks for stopping by Bobbi!
Delicious and so easy! I used buttermilk instead of milk and it worked great! Will make this again.
So glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
hello amanda……I wanted to make this bread to go along with my pasta and meatsauce dish…..I follow it to a tee…however in the picture your photo shows a nice dome shape loaf.. when I did it ….it just look like a brick of very dense bread. I am not sure what I did wrong ….my bread looks nothing like the photo….pls help
Hi Cheryl! Quick breads are pretty foolproof – as long as you don’t overmix it. I’m guessing your baking powder was bad. If it was dense & flat it seems the leavener agent was inactive.
You just solved my problem! I came to this recipe because another failed me yesterday despite following to a T. But my baking powder needed to be scraped out with a knife. (Even though it was dry and powdery once loosened.) I’ll make yours tonight and report back – after I buy a new can of baking powder!
Mary E. Eaton
I just made this bread and I must say I am quite pleased with it. I was fearful that it wouldn’t rise like the one pictured because of a previous comment, so I added a little baking powder. I used self-rising flour by the way. I also added dried dill and sun dried tomatoes as well as onion powder. It came out fantastic! The possibilities are endless for this bread. Thank you so much for sjaring!!
So glad you enjoyed!
I love it too!
I was looking out for no yeast bread recipe and this seems to be delicious. Would it be fluffy even to make a sandwich
Made it two days in a row!
It was that good………
Super EASY to make!
Yay! So glad you enjoy the bread!
Thanks for stopping by Stephanie 🙂
I made this to go with Pulled Pork bbq. I had no bread in the house and this sounded perfect! It was extremely easy to make and used ingredients I already had on hand. I’m bookmarking it now!
As for the taste, my husband, 1yr old son and I all liked it! My husband said it tastes like Mac & cheese.
I love the idea of this bread! Yummmmo! Can I double it to make two loaves? Or do Ihave to make them separately
Hi Sharon. You can easily double the recipe and bake into two loaf pans! Enjoy ♥
Just baked thid bread! Looks wonderful. Plan on serving it with a boiled dinner tonight. Yay so easy. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.
Hi Dawn! Hope you enjoyed it – we love it!
Thanks so much for stopping by ♥
This was perfect!! Thank you 🙂
Hi Alisa! Glad you enjoyed the bread!
Thanks so much for stopping by ♥
Amanda, I am making this bread right now as I email to go along with our bean and bacon soup supper tonight. I can’t wait to try this and I will definitely let you know how it was. Sure smells great baking.
I am really glad I found you her on line and have saved your website to my favorites so that I can make other things. Everything looks so scrumptious!
Thanks again Amanda
Will be emailing again soon.
Ps. not rated yet but I know it’s gonna be a 5 star.
Amanda this is definitely a 5 out of 5 for sure. The bread was so tasty. We both really loved it and will for sure be making it on a regular basis and different variations of it as well.
So glad you love the bread Sharon!
Thanks for stopping by ♥
It’s cold & snowy here today, &my husband forgot bread when he went for groceries. I’m out of yeast, so looked up quick breads, & found this recipe. It just came out of the oven, & I couldn’t help myself!
It was so easy & quick, & it’s so delicious!I will definitely be making this again! Thank you for a great recipe.
Yay! So glad you & your husband enjoy the bread!
Thanks so much for stopping by Sandy ♥
Omg this bread was an absolute hit with the kids.. just perfect.. wish I could upload my pics. Recommend this bread loaf recipe to all. Cannot go wrong!!!
Yay! so glad you all enjoyed the bread!
Thanks for stopping by Liz ♥
Ooh, can’t wait to try it toasted! Mmmmm. Thanks for posting this. It sounds like just what I was looking for. Making it tonight!
My search for a quick bread for dinner brought me to your site and I’m glad it did! I added herbs as suggested and it was delicious! Will definitely be on my list of recurring items to bake. Thinking it would also work as a dessert with the addition of sweet ingredients to it.
We’re in the middle of a major winter storm. I had some leftover shredded cheddar cheese, so I just made this so I can take a hot slice with a cup of chili out to the guy who is plowing my neighborhood. Oh my goodness!!! Is this ever wonderful!!!?!?!?! My husband and I tried a slice. And another, and yet another. I’m not sure the plow guy is getting any…this may be turning into our whole dinner! I added some dried basil, but otherwise did exactly as instructed. I used a large loaf pan, so only baked it 40 minutes, and it is perfect! Would be a prettier shape in the smaller loaf pan, but this is so scrumptious I know I’ll make it again, so I can use the correct size pan then.
Love this!!! I added some chopped jalapeno and it it turned out great. Thank you for sharing!!!
I just made this bread with asiago cheese instead of cheddar. Added a little extra garlic powder and 2 teaspoons of Italian herbs. Also didn’t have fresh whole milk so used sour milk. It came out absolutely delicious. I made it to go with a pasta dinner … if there’s any left by then!
My baking powder expired a couple years ago but I used it anyway, so I didn’t get the loft yours did. However it smells fantastic while baking. I just ate a slice and it’s good. I also added sprinkled ancho powder o top and used a blend of cheddar and monteray. Since its feeling sort of latin I also added 1 teasp of Mexican oregano. This i made 3 mini loves instead 1 big one so I baked only 30 min.
Frances van Niekerk
My Loaf stuck to the side of the pan and broke when I removed it. Just the areas where the cheese touched the sides. Did you use baking paper? I just used spray and cook. Anyway it was still lovely and light. I added a bit of mixed herbs and a dash of cayenne pepper. Lovely bread
I have made this bread twice already and it is f*@%ing delicious, I can’t wait to try with all different ingredients. Only problem is, I can’t get it to look like yours, and I bake often, about 4x a week. All my ingredients are fresh, I used butter the first time to grease pan, second time sprayed with Pam and used glassware to bake it in as well. Not sure what it might be, any suggestions?
Notice the shape of your bread pan–is it straight up and down on the sides? And kind of large? Does it hold a lot of dough? Actually too much dough/batter? My old (stainless steel) bread pans were just so wide at the bottom that they always made a really flat loaf of absolutely anything I made. Then I got a couple of gorgeous stainless bread pans by “Lindy” that are slightly tapered toward the bottom and hold just a little less volume, and my breads mostly come out beautiful now looking like the loaves in the pictures.
To make sure my loaves always come out of the pan, I *always* line the bottom of the pan with a piece of parchment and run gently around the sides with something (bread knife or plastic knife) that doesn’t scratch the pan.
I would love to make this bread. I wonder if this would work with whole wheat flour or a combination of whole wheat and oat flour? A family member cannot consume all purpose flour. Thanks.
I have made this bread so many times and LOVE IT!
Maybe I missed it, but what size loaf pan?
Made this tonight to go with our family’s favorite Christmas dinner: clam linguine! Served along side a very crunchy and satisfying salad, we made this recipe into muffins and when we pulled apart the hot muffins, cheese strings were evoking “ooohs!” & “ahhhs!”
Changes I made: *omitted the garlic powder and added a heaping teaspoon of fresh, minced garlic to the butter when I melted in the microwave. *Also used half a cup of shredded Parmesan for part of the other shredded cheese. THANK YOU for helping complete of tasty feast!
Is this grainy or does it hold together good for sandwiches for kids? I bought Walmart’s Market place cheese bread for years for my grand son for school lunch and they have stopped making it. I have looked all over for replacement with no luck. I do not mind making it for him regardless of yeast bread or quick and this looks yummy. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Marketside-Cheese-Bread-Dough/183631791 thanks a lot
Made this today. I substituted 1 cup of flour with wheat flour and the butter with a basil infused olive oil and it tastes like the biscuits from Red Lobster. Thanks! Delicious, quick and easy.
What do you think about using fresh garlic instead of powder?
Hi I just found your recipe it looks great! I want to bake a savoury quick bread and not just sweet ones, your recipe looks great and delicious I’m going bake it today!
This bread is really good! I made it with a little whole wheat flour in it (about a quarter), and it turned out well. I baked it for guests on Sunday, and now later in the week I’m needing a bread to go along with a meal I’m taking to a new mom, so I am making it again. It’s the perfect comfort food!
Super yummy and comforting. I was having a hard day and wanted to warm my soul with some fresh bread without working too hard. This was perfect. I topped my slice with creamy avocado and now I feel better 😉
This is a great recipe. I didn’t have cheddar, so I used Grana Padano Cheese, and it turned out great! The bread was a little more dense, like a biscuit texture. The flavour was amazing! I will make this again, it went well with our Chili dinner, and I suspect it will be awesome with a pasta dinner too!
Really odd garlic taste & I love garlic.
Made exactly as directed the lofe looked great & the texture was spot-on but…it may call for to much garlic powder. Next time will only use 1/2 teaspoon, not the 1 1/2 teaspoon it calls for.
I made half this recipe since it’s just the two of us and we don’t eat much bread- I never buy it- but we needed something to go with our vegetable barley soup and this fit the bill. Easy and delicious. I am going to toast leftovers and make eggs in a basket for breakfast! Thanks for a quick bread without yeast, kneading or time
Hi what is this recipe in grams?
I love love this recipe. lost count how many times i have made it. One of the thing i cheese is that i tend to use cheddar/ jack cheese. I really adds taste. Thanks for sharing it!
Thanks Amanda for this recipe!!!❤ If made exactly as written, it is perfectly awesome…not cakelike nor dry…just the way it should be and tastes delicious.
I love home made bread saw your recipe an am trying it.
I’m not good at bread making but this sounds even I could bake it.
Here’s hoping anyway!
I made this last night and it was amazing! It was my first attempt ever making bread and I am so pleased with how it came out. Thank you for the awesome recipe.
I made this bread today. It tastes great! My only issue is that the bread is only 1 1/2″ thick. All my ingredients are fresh, including the baking powder. My only thought is the size of loaf pan, because the recipe doesn’t specify what size to use. I used a 9×5, but maybe should have used an 8×4…more batter in a smaller pan would give it more height.
I’m giving this recipe five stars if for nothing more than ease of use! Lol It took absolutely very little time to pull everything together, and pop it in the oven. The not-so-quick portion … BAKE TIME. ♀️ Hey, perfection takes time. I’m already planning on different variations of this from Italian to sweet (Minus the garlic, and cheese, of course). I used buttermilk – because someone mentioned it, so I thought, Why not! I also used unsalted butter, and actual garlic POWDER instead of the granulated garlic, but I didn’t think to use fresh garlic until after I finished putting everything together. Maybe next time.
I’ll have to let you know my official taste testing opinion when it’s finished baking.
Thanks for sharing!
Hold the garlic! It gave the bread a bitter taste and overwhelmed the cheese.
My son has been complaining that I make too many sweet things since we’re stuck at home with just the two of us and we’ve already gone past our covid-19 15 pound weight gain, so I decided to make this instead. Big mistake. We almost finished off the whole thing in one sitting. I added some fresh chopped basil and sprinkled extra cheese on top. It was fabulous. Thank you.
Hermana Leigh Albert
I have just completed my FIRST (but I am sure not my last) bake of this quick bread, or should I say, these 7 mini bread (minus one, as we “speak”)!
Easy-to-follow recipe and easily available ingredients.
Looks good!!! Tastes G-R-E-A-T!!!
I am already thinking of ways to modify this recipe!!! Hmmm
Appreciate the sharing.
I Made this bread and a big pot of minestrone to go along with it. Delicious!!
I made this
The flavors were awesome. Unfortunately, I made a big mistake. Instead of whole milk, I used concentrated milk, which caused the bread to be dry. Otherwise the bread was great and I always learn from my mistakes. First time that I have made bread. Thanks for the recipe!
Made this bread tonight . Taste really good. Does the leftover need to be refrigerated or can it be room temp.