Italian Herb & Parmesan Quick Bread

Foolproof Italian Herb Parmesan Quick Bread

Italian Herb Parmesan Quick Bread comes together in a snap with only one bowl, one spoon, and no kneading required. Make some today!

Italian Herb Parmesan Quick Bread

Did you know you can have fresh, hot, homemade bread on the dinner table in under an hour, and only about 5 minutes of that time is spent mixing the batter? This Foolproof Italian Herb Parmesan Quick Bread is seriously delicious. It will be a sure-fire hit with your family and friends, and you can make it with ease. Let me show you how!

The grocery list of items you’ll need to make this Herb Parmesan Quick Bread is minimal and you probably already have everything on hand in your kitchen right now without running to the store. They are; all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, buttermilk (see below), dried basil, dried oregano, dehydrated onions and shredded Parmesan cheese. That’s it!

Herb Parmesan Quick Bread Recipe

Please don’t fret if you don’t have any buttermilk already at home. Did you know you can easily make your own buttermilk by combining milk and either vinegar or lemon juice? Yep. True story. I do it all the time because let’s face it, who regularly keeps buttermilk on hand in their fridge? And, if it’s so easy to make your own at home, why wouldn’t you?!!

I’ll give you the proper measurements for all the ingredients to make this Herb Parmesan Quick Bread a little later on in the printable version of this recipe. It’s one you’re going to want to keep on hand and make all the time!

Herb Parmesan Quick Bread Recipe with Basil and Oregano

Once you’ve made this Herb Parmesan Quick Bread a few times and see how super simple it is, you’ll be able to make it in your sleep. And, once you feel comfortable enough with this version, why not change things up a little with the ingredients just for fun.

Add some different dried herbs. Maybe rosemary and/or thyme. What about changing up the cheese a little? Something still semi-hard otherwise the consistency of the bread might become too soft with the extra moisture a soft cheese would provide. Perhaps an aged Swiss, Gouda or asiago. And what about adding some sunflower seeds or pine nuts to the batter and then sprinkling them over the top of the bread before baking? The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

The only thing I would suggest to you if you’re playing around with the cheeses, is to taste them before adding them to the batter. Some hard cheeses have a rather salty taste (in my opinion) so you may want to adjust the addition of salt in the recipe, or cut back on the amount of cheese used.

Do you have 10 minutes? Let’s whip up a loaf of Herb Parmesan Quick Bread! Ready?!! Let’s get baking…

In a medium bowl, stir together milk and apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice). In a large bowl, add the flour, baking soda, salt, basil, oregano, dehydrated onion, and most of the Parmesan cheese.

Tutorial Photos for making Herb Parmesan Quick Bread

Whisk the dry ingredients together and add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir well until the mixture come together into a thick, wet, lumpy, paste like consistency. Sounds good, right? LOL

Tutorial photos for making Herb Parmesan Quick Bread

Spoon the bread batter into a loaf pan that has been liberally sprayed with cooking spray. *Important tip – liberally coat a spatula with olive oil to keep the wet batter from sticking to the spatula for when you smooth the batter in the loaf pan.

Tutorial photos for making Herb Parmesan Quick Bread

Using the oiled spatula, spread the batter evenly in the loaf pan. Top the batter with additional Parmesan cheese. Bake the bread in a preheated 400 degree oven for 40-45 minutes.

Tutorial for making Herb Parmesan Quick Bread

Once the bread is fully baked, turn the load out onto a cooling rack and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

Tutorial for making Herb Parmesan Quick Bread

Oh before I forget, did I mention that it makes the perfect bread for sandwiches or toast? It totally does!!

Herb Parmesan Quick Bread with Basil and Oregano

Dear Readers, I have a burning question that I’d like to ask you. Hopefully you watched the above video and enjoyed it. I’m wondering…did you notice that anything was missing? I took a very unscientific poll on my Facebook page the other day and asked if people enjoyed food videos with or without music. The majority of answers were that they like the videos without music. I was a bit surprised, but thought I’d give a silent video a try. However, after watching it back several times (and thinking that it just seemed a little “off”), I’ve decided that I’d like to give you, my readers, the final say in how you enjoy your food videos…with or without music? Below is the same video as above (only I’ve squared it off for Facebook purposes) and have added music. I’d love to know you thoughts. Which do you like better? Please feel free to leave me a comment in the comment section, or contact me via email. I’m leaning towards the music version, but I’ll let you decide. Thanks in advance for all the help 🙂



Foolproof Italian Herb Parmesan Quick Bread
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Italian Herb Parmesan Quick Bread comes together in a snap with only one bowl, one spoon, and no kneading required. Make some today!
Recipe type: Quick Bread
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated onion
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, plus 1 tablespoon for topping
  • 2 cups milk (or buttermilk)
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar (omit if using buttermilk)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. To make the buttermilk add the milk and vinegar to a medium size bowl and stir.
  3. If using store bought buttermilk, omit the above step.
  4. Place all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. Pour in the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until it's a thick, lumpy and pasty consistency.
  6. Spoon the batter evenly into a loaf pan that has been liberally sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Top the batter with the remaining Parmesan cheese and bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.
  8. Allow the loaf to cool for 5 minutes and then turn the loaf out onto a cooling rack for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
Tools and equipment:

1 medium bowl
1 large bowl
wooden spoon
1 loaf pan
cooking spray
spatula coated with olive oil to prevent sticking

Herb Parmesan Quick Bread with Basil and Oregano

I have a few other quick bread recipes that I think you’ll also enjoy. From sweet to savory, you can’t beat a great quick bread recipe! Check them out:

Chocolate Cranberry Quick Bread

Monterey Jack and Jalapeno Quick Bread

Lemon Raspberry Cardamom Quick Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread with Almonds

Now I know, I know, the above recipe for Herb Parmesan Quick Bread doesn’t require any yeast, or kneading, but I’m still going to coordinate this post with my “I Love Baking Bread” hand painted apron design. This design is available for purchase by contacting me directly if you’re interested. I used to have an Etsy store where I sold my hand painted fabrics, but I closed it down a few months back so I could concentrate more on my food blog. I still have a store location, but I’ve not quite made the time to list my hand painted fabrics there…yet. Some day soon I will, but in the meantime, just know that this apron design IS available.

Hand Painted Bread Bakers Apron

All of my hand painted fabrics are painted to order and unique. All aprons are a 65/35 cotton poly blend, have adjustable neck straps, extra long ties, two large front pockets, and are manufactured by Chefworks. I paint using the highest quality fabric paint and then heat set the design for durability and long life. All of my hand painted aprons are machine washable and dryable, but no fabric softener please. Aprons are available in black or white. Custom orders are always welcome, and I will happily paint and design from any idea, photo or description you send my way!

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  1. I am loving the parmesan on top of this bread!

  2. I would love to have a piece of this bread right now!

  3. This looks fab! I’ve got it on my list to make a loaf (or two!) next week!

  4. The comfort of homemade bread… love it!! I could inhale that entire loaf in one sitting.

  5. That looks soooo good and I especially love how quick it is to make!

  6. I’ll bet this would be wonderful dipped into a great marinara sauce. Love this idea!

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  8. Such a wonderful combination of flavors!

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