This Italian Herb Quick Bread comes together in a snap with only one bowl, one spoon, and no kneading required. It's fast, easy, and super delicious!
Did you know you can have this fresh, hot, homemade no-yeast bread on the dinner table in under an hour, and with only about 5 minutes of that time spent mixing the batter? This savory Italian quick bread recipe is seriously delicious. It will be a sure-fire hit with your family and friends!
- The ingredient list:
- Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- How to make your own buttermilk alternative:
- Tailor this savory quick bread recipe to make it your own!
- A tip for switching out the cheese:
- How to make Italian Herb Quick Bread:
- Can this savory quick bread be toasted?
- Can this bread be frozen?
- Additional quick bread recipes:
- Printable Recipe Card
The ingredient list:
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- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- dried basil
- dried oregano
- garlic powder
- dehydrated onion
- Parmesan Cheese
- Buttermilk or buttermilk alternative (milk and apple cider vinegar)
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- Large Bowl
- Wooden Spoon
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Loaf Pan
- Cheese grater (optional)
- Cooking Spray
- Cooling Rack
- Serrated Knife
- Bread Board
How to make your own buttermilk alternative:
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?!!
Check out my Homemade Buttermilk Alternative post and you may never buy buttermilk again!
This is one savory Italian quick bread recipe you're going to want to keep on hand and make all the time!
Tailor this savory quick bread recipe to make it your own!
Once you've made this Parmesan Herb Savory Quick Bread a few times and see how super simple it is, you'll be able to make it in your sleep!
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?
Use something semi-hard, otherwise, the consistency of the bread might become too soft with the extra moisture. Try an aged Gruyere, Gouda or Provolone.
And what about adding some sunflower seeds or pine nuts to the batter, and then sprinkle them over the top of the bread before baking?
The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.
A tip for switching out the cheese:
The only thing I would suggest to you if you're playing around with different 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 you ultimately use, depending on its flavor.
How to make Italian Herb Quick Bread:
- In a medium bowl, stir together the buttermilk (OR 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.
- Whisk the dry ingredients together and add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients.
- Stir well until the mixture comes together into a thick, wet, lumpy, paste-like consistency.
- 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 into the loaf pan.
- 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 350-degree oven for approximately 60 minutes, or until the bread is golden in color and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Once the bread is fully baked, turn the loaf out onto a cooling rack and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
Can this savory quick bread be toasted?
You bet!! It's delicious toasted and for sandwiches!
Can this bread be frozen?
Wrap it well in a few layers of plastic wrap and it can be frozen for up to 2 months.
Additional quick bread recipes:
- Homemade Soda Bread with Fresh Herbs (pictured below)
"When you want homemade bread, but you don’t have the time or patience to wait for the yeast to work its magic, this homemade soda bread with fresh herbs is just the loaf you’ll want to make!"
- Chocolate Cranberry Quick Bread (pictured below)
Chocolate Cranberry Quick Bread with Pecans comes together quickly, and it’s chock full of creamy, chewy and crunchy ingredients.
- Orange Marmalade Toasting Bread from Soup Addict
- Monterey Jack and Jalapeno Quick Bread (pictured below)
"With no yeast involved, this Cheesy Jalapeno Quick Bread comes together in a snap and packs a punch of undeniable Southwestern flavor."
- Savory Italian Herb Quick Bread (pictured below) This is the place!!
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Printable Recipe Card
Italian Herb Parmesan Quick Bread
- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons dehydrated onion
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese plus 1 tablespoon for topping
- 2 cups milk OR buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar OMIT IF USING BUTTERMILK
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- To make the buttermilk add the milk and vinegar to a medium size bowl and stir.
- If using store bought buttermilk, omit the above step.
- Place all of the dry ingredients (except for the cheese to top the bread) into a large bowl and whisk to combine.
- Pour in the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until it's a thick, lumpy and pasty consistency.
- Spoon the batter evenly into a loaf pan that has been liberally sprayed with cooking spray.
- Top the batter with the remaining Parmesan cheese and bake in a preheated oven for approximately 60 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.
- 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.
spatula coated with olive oil to prevent sticking
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