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Contest-Winning Peppery Cheese Bread

This is my daughter Kendra's favorite savory quick bread. When the warm, moist bread hits your palate, it's just heavenly! This bread never lasts long in our house. —Sharon Boren, Salem, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, yogurt, oil, milk and mustard. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cheese and onions.
  • Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 183 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • bookhamster
    Mar 20, 2013

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  • ahmom
    Jan 1, 2013

    I cut this in 2, made into small biscuits

  • 5hungrykids
    Aug 18, 2011

    This bread was easy to make and very good. I used sour cream instead of plain yogurt since that is all I had. This had great flavor.

  • grammadebby
    Feb 22, 2011

    My family loved this bread the one time I made it. I did not have yogurt on hand so I substituded sour cream. It was so moist and delicious, I may just use sour cream when I make it again, soon! I also used sharp cheddar cheese. I would never call this bread bland.

  • enassar
    Feb 4, 2011

    I thought this recipe looked familiar. I've been making this bread since it appeared in a BH&G bread recipe booklet years ago. Same exact recipe word-for-word. I thought TOH recipes were supposed to be at least somewhat original. I'm very disappointed in the plagiarism.

  • pack1966
    Dec 27, 2010

    Today, I'm baking this bread AGAIN. Serving it w/ clam chowder. I'm not much of a baker, but this recipe is both easy and incredibly tasty. I'm so glad to have found it.

  • howdu
    Dec 7, 2010

    sorry, forgot the stars

  • howdu
    Dec 7, 2010

    My whole family liked this bread. It's also very good toasted for breakfast! I didn't have any yogurt, so I subbed low fat sour cream. It worked fine. The bread was tender and moist. I do recommend using sharp cheddar cheese. Next time I plan to make the batter into biscuits--the taste and texture reminded me of Red Lobster's garlic cheese biscuits. With just a few tweaks, bake and brush the tops with melted butter and garlic powder: yum!

  • agombert
    Sep 19, 2010

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  • rebeccacossey
    Apr 16, 2010

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