Cheese Quick Bread

Not a Christmas craft sale post lol… at least today!

With being so busy preparing for the craft sale, I haven’t had a lot of time to make bread or anything like that. When I was starting to prepare dinner last night I realized I didn’t have any bread to have with dinner. That reminded me about a quick cheese bread I like to make.

Big secret here lol….do you know what the secret ingredient is in this bread that just makes it taste better? It’s mustard!!! I add about 2 tbsp. to the batter when I add the wet ingredients!


Here are my ingredients. The only thing is that for some reason I put baking soda in the picture instead of the baking powder… strange… I am again going to blame it on exhaustion lol… thankfully I noticed before I made the batter!

I didn’t take as many pictures as I usually do. Probably because I was trying to do 2 things at once and it messed me up.

The first thing to do is to put the cup of milk in the microwave with the 2 tbsp. of butter/margarine for about 1 minute, to warm up the milk a bit and melt the butter.

While the milk was heating I whisked together the flour, baking powder, salt, grated cheese garlic powder in the bowl of my stand mixer.

I added the milk mixture, the egg and the mustard.

Then mixed it until it was just combined, finishing off by mixing it with my spatula.

I spread the mixture into my parchment paper lined loaf pan,,,

And baked it at 350 degrees for about 1 hour, until the top was nicely browned and it was cooked through.

I let it stand in the pan for about 5 minutes (not as long as I should have) before slicing it for dinner.

Cheese Quick Bread


  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 cups grated cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. yellow mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer whisk together the flour, sugar,garlic powder,salt and grated cheese.
  3. In measuring cup, add one cup of milk and the butter/margarine.
  4. Microwave milk on high heat for about one minute, until the butter starts to melt and the milk is warm.
  5. Add milk mixture, egg and mustard to bowl of dry ingredients.
  6. Mix until it is just blended then finish off with a few stirs of the spatula.
  7. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour, until it is cooked through and nicely browned on top.
  9. Allow to sit about 10 minutes before slicing.

Applesauce Oatmeal Quick Bread

It is nice to have different quick breads in the “rotation” to choose from when making treats for Chris and Dillon’s lunches for work. While banana bread will always be the number one go to for quick breads in their opinion, this one comes in a close second. It is full of delicious applesauce, oatmeal and cinnamon, to name a few ingredients, and is very quick and easy to prepare!

It disappeared so quickly I didn’t even get a chance to take a better picture lol!


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Cheese Quick Bread

Once again this past week I was behind schedule when it came time to making dinner. “The Boys” are so used to having homemade (the majority of the time anyway) bread with their dinner. Well, this night I hadn’t planned ahead enough to make a yeast bread. Luckily I had this recipe to fall back on.

I have been making this recipe for 20+ years now. I found it way back then in a cheese mini cookbook I got in the mail from somewhere. I don’t recall who sent out the mailing but I had used that recipe so many times it was starting to fall apart and I had to rewrite it on a piece of paper to save it!

This bread is quick to mix up and takes less than an hour from start to finish!


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Maple Walnut Banana Bread

Today,  instead of making my regular banana bread, I decided to mix it up lol.

Instead of white sugar, I used brown and I added an extra egg and some maple syrup! 



These are the ingredients I started with. 

I started out by squishing the bananas in the bowl of my stand mixer.  Really squished them into baby food lol… I mean puree!

Then I added the brown sugar and melted butter.  Mixing well.

Next I added the eggs and then the maple syrup. 

Once that was combined I added the flour,  baking powder, baking soda and salt. 

Mix that until just combined then fold in the walnuts. 

Now I poured it into my prepared loaf pans and baked it for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. 

45 minutes later, and voila, Maple Walnut Banana Bread!  I can’t wait for it to cool so I can eat some before Chris and Dillon eat it all!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 – 50 minutes
Serving: 2 loaves



  • 2 1/2 cups  flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter/margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup  maple syrup
  • 2 cups pureed ripe bananas, about 4 large bananas
  • 1 Cup chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease 2 loaf pans.

2.  In bowl of stand mixer, add bananas and mix until pureed, add butter and brown sugar, mix well.

3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. Add maple syrup.  Mix well.
5. Add flour,  baking powder, baking soda and salt into banana mixture,  beating just until smooth.
6.  Pour  into prepared pans.

7. Bake at 350 degrees for  45-50 minutes. 8. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

9. Store covered in plastic wrap at room temperature or freeze (for up to three months)


Best Ever Banana Bread 


In our home I can make this recipe (which makes 2 loaves !!!) one day and I swear it is gone in less than two days!  My family has always loved banana bread and I think what does it for this one is the buttermilk.

This recipe is delicious and very easy to make.  One tip though… that I learned the hard way… if your bananas are still a bit solid, mash them with a fork a bit before you attempt to do it with your stand or hand mixer, unless you would like pieces of banana literally all over your kitchen! Freezes great!

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