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Easy Herbed Quick Bread

Herbed quick bread is a simple recipe that’s both sweet and savory. This bread pairs nicely with spaghetti, soups and casseroles.

herbed quick bread on white counter with slice cut off

Herbed Quick Bread

Herbed quick bread is so easy to make. This bread is moist, sweet and savory, and full of flavor thanks to fresh herbs. You can serve it alongside your favorite pasta dishes, soups and casseroles. Everything comes together in less than 10 minutes in a large bowl, then baked in a loaf pan for 50 minutes. So simple.

What Is Quick Bread?

Quick bread uses baking powder and baking soda as leavening agents. They don’t require yeast or kneading as traditional bread does.

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herbed quick bread in white loaf pan with kitchen towel underneath

Herbed Quick Bread Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (the full recipe is at the bottom of this post, just keep scrolling)

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ cup Ground Flaxseed – It’s optional, but adds extra fiber.
  • Herbs – This recipe uses 1 tsp each of dill, oregano, basil and thyme.
  • 2 Tbsp Honey – You can use honey or maple syrup.
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds – These are sprinkled on as topping.
  • Other Baking Ingredients – You’ll also need 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, ½ tsp salt, 1 egg, 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, 1 ¼ cup milk.

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Recipe Cost = $1.50

This bread is a fraction of the price of many organic loaves of bread from the grocery store! I used ingredients from larger packages (ex. 1 cup flour from a large bag) so the cost was very inexpensive (prices will vary slightly depending on where you live). 

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Kitchen Equipment I Used

Here’s the equipment I used to make this recipe:

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How To Make This Easy Herbed Quick Bread

Here’s an overview of how to make it with the full recipe instructions at the bottom of this blog post.

  1. Dry Ingredients – Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix together all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, salt and all herbs (dried dill, oregano, basil, thyme).
  2. Wet Ingredients – In a separate bowl beat one egg, then add milk, honey and vegetable oil.
  3. Mix and Bake – Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined (do not overmix or texture won’t be as fluffy). Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when poked through the center. Let cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Slice with a bread knife and serve!

Storage Instructions

This quick bread can be stored in a large airtight container on the counter or fridge for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 3 months.

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Easy Herbed Quick Bread

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 slices
Cost: 1.50

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl: all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, dried dill, oregano, basil, thyme and salt.
    blue bowl with flour mixture and whisk
  • In a separate bowl, add milk, egg, honey and vegetable oil. Beat together.
    egg and milk in steel bowl with whisk
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
    batter in steel bowl with spatula
  • Grease a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
    white loaf pan with avocado oil spray beside it
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and spread out evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    uncooked herb bread in loaf pan with sesame seeds sprinkled on top
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center. Let cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Slice with a bread knife, serve and enjoy!
    cooked herb bread in white loaf pan
Nutrition
Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 78IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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