This Easy Savory Cheese Bread recipe is ridiculously easy to make. It is delicious “as is,” but you can also add onions, sundried tomatoes, or olives. Great for holidays, dinners with the family, or any day of the year.
I have so many recipes waiting in the “queue” to be published on the blog that I think I might need another life to cook and bake.
So many of them, and the pile keeps growing, so little time for every one of them! However, when a recipe makes it twice to our table, it must be really worthwhile, like this one.
I love quick breads. They save you a trip to the store; they are versatile and delicious and always a good reason to heat the oven and bake something.
How about when you have guests?
Any quick bread will transform dinner from blah to awesome, especially when bread is mandatory for dipping it in the sauce, like in this Spanish dish.
How to make this bread?
The first step always is to preheat the oven. Many people forget that and remember it just before the batter is ready to be baked.
A little bit of butter or oil is perfect for greasing a loaf pan that you can set aside.
This recipe is easy because you can mix the dry ingredients in one bowl while the wet ingredients are mixed in another.
So, stir together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt, and shredded cheese until well combined.
Stir together milk, egg, vegetable oil, and mustard in a different bowl. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture and stir until all ingredients are moistened.
Note: The batter will be lumpy, but that’s ok, do not insist to get rid of them.
Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake(see instructions at the bottom of the article) until the top is lightly browned.
Allow the bread to cool for about 10 minutes before removing it from the pan and serving it.
This easy savory cheese bread recipe is ridiculously easy to make. It is delicious “as is,” but you can also be creative and add other things to it.
What else can I add besides cheese?
- Jalapeño peppers
- sun-dried tomatoes
- Stir some ground black pepper, oregano, or rosemary into the flour mixture, and you transform the bread into something glorious.
Also, this bread goes really nice with a bowl of soup or a green salad. It is great for the holidays, like Thanksgiving or Christmas, potlucks, or next to your favorite casserole.
I make it when I need a piece of fresh bread next to a meal and don’t have time to drive to the store.
Let’s not forget that this bread can take you out of a situation when you want to bake bread but you do not have yeast in the pantry.
It is versatile, and more than anything, it is absolutely DELICIOUS!
I want to make this bread a little bit healthier. Can I add whole wheat flour to it?
I am glad you asked. In fact, this bread can be made with whole wheat flour for all or part of the all-purpose flour.
I would suggest starting with a small proportion, and if you like the result, you can use whole wheat the next time.
Just keep in mind that whole wheat flour makes the baked good dense.
If you liked this recipe, you might like some other recipes from my bread category that I really recommend, like this no-knead bread.
Easy Savory Cheese Bread
This Easy Savory Cheese Bread recipe is ridiculously easy to make. It is delicious "as is," but you can also add onions, sundried tomatoes, or olives. Great for holidays, dinners in the family, or any day of the year.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups shredded cheese(sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, Swiss etc)
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Preheat oven to 375F(190C).
- Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt until combined.
- Add the shredded cheese and mix everything well.
- In another bowl, stir together the milk, egg, vegetable oil, and mustard.
- Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until all the ingredients are moistened. The batter will be lumpy, but that's ok.
- Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned.
- Allow bread to cool for about 10 minutes before removing it from the pan.
Variation: You can add in the batter one or more of the following ingredients according to your taste:
- chopped jalapeno onions
- olives or sun dried tomatoes
- Or stir ground black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, oregano or rosemary into the flour mix.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 338mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g
Tuesday 29th of December 2020
Would this work with whole wheat flour? I absolutely love this recipe and am hoping I can make a healthier version
Wednesday 3rd of February 2021
@The Bossy Kitchen, thank you! Do you think almond flour would be a complete disaster? I’m trying to limit my carb intake but love bread lol :)
The Bossy Kitchen
Tuesday 29th of December 2020
Yes, you can do it. I just added a paragraph to the article and explained more. However, the good news is that you can substitute whole wheat flour for all or part of the all purpose flour. Try small amounts at the beginning. If you like the result, you can add more next time. Keep in mind though, that you will change the texture of the bread. It will be darker and denser, which is not necessary bad, but different than the original recipe.