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Cheddar and Dill Buttermilk Quick Bread

This Cheddar and Dill Buttermilk Quick Bread is light and flaky and bursting with flavour!  This bread requires no kneading and no rising, and you can have it on your table in about one hour.

I have developed a thing for quick breads.  Who knew you could make a loaf of bread in just over one hour, with no kneading and no rising?  Warm bread on the table in time for dinner?  Yes.  Please.

Buttermilk quick breads have simple base ingredients that are the perfect platform for many different flavour combinations.  I have been busy experimenting and am discovering many delicious variations.  First I made this Mozzarella & Parmesan Buttermilk Quick Bread, and then last week I made this Cheddar & Dill Buttermilk Quick Bread.  Oh the deliciousness.

I love dill, and the addition of this herb to this bread doesn’t disappoint!  The combination of cheddar cheese and fresh dill in this bread is SO good.

Cheddar and Dill Buttermilk Quick Bread {A Pretty Life}

Savoury quick breads like this one are perfect to serve alongside any grilled meat, soup, or chili.  They’re also great the next day if you toast them and slather them with butter…oh yum!


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Cheddar and Dill Buttermilk Quick Bread


This Cheddar and Dill Buttermilk Quick Bread is light and flaky and bursting with flavour!  This bread requires no kneading and no rising, and you can have it on your table in about one hour.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg.
  4. Whisk the melted butter into the buttermilk mixture.
  5. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mix, and gently combine. Don’t over mix the batter.
  6. Stir in the shredded cheese and dill.
  7. Line a 9 x 5 baking tin with parchment paper and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the bread comes out clean.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes

Keywords: buttermilk quick bread, dill bread, quick bread

Cheddar and Dill Buttermilk Quick Bread {A Pretty Life}

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply
    Jessy @ The Life Jolie
    May 4, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    This looks amazing- I love dill and cheddar so this will definitely be on my list of things to make- definitely pinning!

    I stopped by from Inspiration Monday.

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    Terri Betz
    May 4, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Awesomeness! Exactly what I was looking for! Making this today! I want to add jalapeños to it, think that’s okay? We love buttermilk! And I love that it’s a quick bread! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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    May 5, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Sounds yummy!!!! Even may be able 2 do this! Thx****

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    Travel Animal Doctor
    May 6, 2015 at 6:14 AM

    Wow, that is an amazing photograph. The bread looks delectable! I can’t wait to try it.

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    May 7, 2015 at 6:38 AM

    This looks and sounds delicious! And so easy 🙂 Saving this to make soon!

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    Mumbling Mel
    May 8, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    This looks so delish! Very different but it sounds so good! I will have to try this! Perfect comfort food in my opinion 🙂

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    Lou Lou Girls
    May 11, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    Hello beautiful! I’m stopping by to let you know that your yummy cheddar bread received the most views at our last party. We will be featuring it at our party tonight at 7. Happy dance time! Lou Lou Girls

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    May 11, 2015 at 8:08 PM

    Oh, I really need my dill to grow faster so that I can make this bread! It looks amazing.

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    Stephanie Volkert
    May 11, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    I’ve never made bread. Yeah, true story. I’ve always been intimated by it. I think you have cured me of this 😀
    (Visiting from Lou Lou Girls, congrats on having the most views!)

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    Mandee Thomas
    May 12, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Oh my heck, this looks amazing! Pinned!! I wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you share with us this week. 🙂

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    Jennifer Dawn
    May 13, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Wow! This looks amazing!

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    May 13, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    This looks seriously delicious! I make something similar with biscuits, and I can’t wait to try this! Pinned! Would love for you to share this at OhMyHeartsieGirl Wordless Wednesday!

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    July 13, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    I just made this and it was amazing. I did forget to add the sugar. I didn’t see it in the steps.

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    October 28, 2018 at 8:06 AM

    Mine was done in 30 min. I added the sugar. Cant wait to try it.

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    Diane Joan Rice
    September 28, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Can I substitute 1 cup of buttermilk for the yogurt and milk in the Jalapeño cheddar quick bread? Can’t wait to try this recipe

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    January 12, 2020 at 1:33 PM

    I have this baking in the oven as we speak. The ingredients include sugar but the instructions don’t say when and where to add it. Should it be in there?

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      January 13, 2020 at 1:07 PM

      Hi! I always add a bit of sugar, but it’s fine if it’s left out. I’ll fix the recipe to reflect that…thank you for mentioning it!

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    Laney Abernethy
    May 3, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Hi! This looks delicious, but I ran out of butter! Can I substitute olive oil or vegetable oil?

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      May 3, 2020 at 9:10 PM

      Hi Laney! I wish I could say, but I’ve never substituted oil in this recipe…I would be afraid the bread would come out too greasy!

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    February 15, 2021 at 10:22 PM

    5 stars
    This was so good! It’s only the two of us, so I halved this and made it in a muffin tin (6 muffins). I also just used what I had on hand- mozzarella- so it was much more subtle in cheese flavor, but still rich and tender! The proportions of the ingredients are what makes it- so it’s easily really riffable, based on what you have! Definitely keeping this in the rotation!

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    August 23, 2021 at 10:26 AM

    Hi! My family LOVES this recipe! Can I freeze this bread? Will it keep well?

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      August 29, 2021 at 7:12 PM

      Hi Emilia, so sorry for the late response! I’m so happy your family loves this recipe…it’s a favourite here too! And yes, absolutely you can freeze this bread. You can always warm it up in the oven once it had defrosted…I’ll wrap mine in tin foil and put it in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes or so to warm it up.

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