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Herb Quick Bread Recipe

Herb Quick Bread Recipe

This simple bread is especially good with soups and stews, but slices are also tasty alongside fresh, green salads. The herbs make it a flavorful treat any time of the year. —Donna Roberts, Shumway, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk together first seven ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together egg, milk and oil. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  • 2. Transfer to a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40-50 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 147 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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angela32 User ID: 3084463 259663
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2017

"This recipe was easy to adapt to our tastes. I substituted an italian herb blend for the nutmeg and caraway seeds. It tasted like a giant bread stick. Very good."

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 60033
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"I'm so glad I found this recipe! It's delicious and so great for nights when I want fresh bread with a meal but don't have time to wait for yeast bread to rise. I used a blend of herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, and marjoram) and omitted nutmeg."

ConnieK User ID: 282614 153359
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"Very good quick (savory) bread recipe. Great with soup. Plan to make again in the near future."

kitzer User ID: 4188178 101684
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"I came across this recipe while searching for another recipe that I failed to save after the first time I made it. This IS now saved!!

To mrsvalgal and others - the herbs in this bread can be added to, subtracted from, multiplied and divided!! Use your imagination!!! Just don't mess with the sugar, salt or baking powder!!
Happy baking everyone!!
Now, my search continues---"

kdhcooks User ID: 53837 63594
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"I have made this recipe over and over again whenever I have soup cooking in the crockpot. It's a perfect accompaniment to a fall or winter soup like minestrone or beef barley. It's also just what it says: quick!"

mrsvalgal User ID: 1159236 154831
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"I have made this bread 3 times in the last week. It is such a simple versatile bread - and very quick and easy.

We do not care for caraway seeds, so the first time I substituted Italian seasoning and basil. Delicious!! The second time I made it substituting about 1 TB cinnamn for the seeds and thyme. It seemed lacking though, so the third time I did the 1 TB cinnamon and either 1/4 or 1/2 tsp almond extract. Perfect! Love that combo - love this bread recipe!"

jjktemp User ID: 4587231 69465
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"Very easy to make but just didn't quite hit the mark for me and my family. Adding jam helped but in the end I had to throw half of it away."

westerngal User ID: 4262395 154741
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2009

"This bread is absolutely delicious. I replaced the caraway seeds with anise seeds (personal preference) and warm and buttered with a fresh halibut dinner. My husband likes it toasted with butter & Marmite spread for breakfast."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 101668
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"This bread had a wonderful texture and was flavorful. But it was much sweeter than we cared for."

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