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.

Cheddar and Dill Buttermilk Quick Bread {A Pretty Life}

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!



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.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


  • 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.

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Cheddar and Dill Buttermilk Quick Bread {A Pretty Life}

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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    1. Can I add shredded chicken or cooked minced meat to your cheddar butter milk n chive zucchini bread ? If yes how much ? I once tried about a cup in the center only

      1. Hi Muhammad! I’ve never added any extra ingredients, but I don’t see why you couldn’t add some cooked minced meat to it. I would only add about 1/2 cup and make sure the batter is well mixed before baking.

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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!)

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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?

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

  8. 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!

    1. 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.