Buttermilk Quick Bread

Quick Bread is a magical thing. No yeast, No rising, and No kneading. Just mix up an easy batter and bake. And this Buttermilk Quick Bread is no exception. A golden loaf of bread with practically no prep time. It’s fabulous as is, or very easy to add other mix-ins to. And a great way to use up the leftover buttermilk in your fridge. Read on for the many ways to use and customize this basic quick bread recipe.

Buttermilk Quick Bread with Text

As is, this Buttermilk Quick Bread is slightly tangy, a little sweet, and super versatile. I love it as is slathered with some salted butter. Served alongside a comforting meal like a big bowl of chili. Heck, you can even serve it for dessert and top it with whipped cream and sugar strawberries.

Buttermilk-quick-bread-batter

Quick Bread Customizations:

  • Apple-Cinnamon Quick Bread: 1 cup chopped apples, 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Blueberry Quick Bread: 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, zest from one lemon
  • Chocolate Chip Quick Bread: 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cranberry-Walnut Quick Bread: 1 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Jalapeño Cheddar Quick Bread: Reduce the sugar to 2 tablespoons. Add 1/4 cup minced jalapeño (without or with some seeds, depending on spice preference),  1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 teaspoon chili powder

Baked-Buttermilk-quick-bread

To make this quick bread, the step are easy. First, whisk together the dry ingredients. Next, mix up the wet ingredients. Finally, combine the dry and wet together and bake. Couldn’t be easier. Dump, stir, and bake.

Buttered-slice-of-buttermilk-quick-bread

The hardest part about this recipe is to decide how to serve it. Let me know in the comments how you’re going to eat this buttermilk bread.

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Buttermilk Quick Bread
Buttermilk Quick Bread is a magical thing. No yeast, No rising, and No kneading. Delicious as is, or make one of the 5 recipe customizations. Sweet or savory, your pick! Recipe at KathleensCravings.com
Buttermilk Quick Bread is a magical thing. No yeast, No rising, and No kneading. Delicious as is, or make one of the 5 recipe customizations. Sweet or savory, your pick! Recipe at KathleensCravings.com #quickbread #basicquickbread #buttermilkbread #buttermilkquickbread #sweetquickbread #savoryquickbread #buttermilkrecipes
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
Buttermilk Quick Bread is a magical thing. No yeast, No rising, and No kneading. Delicious as is, or make one of the 5 recipe customizations. Sweet or savory, your pick! Recipe at KathleensCravings.com #quickbread #basicquickbread #buttermilkbread #buttermilkquickbread #sweetquickbread #savoryquickbread #buttermilkrecipes
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a loaf pan (9x5 inches) with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate, medium bowl mix together the oil, buttermilk, and egg.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry. Gently fold together until the flour has been incorporated.
  5. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan, spreading into the corner. Bake for 45-50 minutes. The loaf should be golden on top, domed, and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.
  6. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes before removing. Slice to serve.
Recipe Notes

To store - wrap the loaf in plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

To freeze - loaf can be wrapped in plastic wrap and then wrapped in aluminum foil and frozen for up to 3 months.

Quick Bread Customizations: Add the following ingredients to the dry and wet ingredients.

  • Apple-Cinnamon Quick Bread: 1 cup chopped apples, 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Blueberry Quick Bread: 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, zest from one lemon
  • Chocolate Chip Quick Bread: 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cranberry-Walnut Quick Bread: 1 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Jalapeño Cheddar Quick Bread: Reduce the sugar to 2 tablespoons. Add 1/4 cup minced jalapeño (without or with some seeds, depending on spice preference),  1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 teaspoon chili powder

 

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