This fast and easy cheesy onion bread is a no yeast quick bread that is a fantastic side dish for soups, chilis, and stews! Cheese and onion go with basically everything, and so too will this bread!
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Cheesy Onion Bread
There is nothing quite like homemade bread straight out of the oven. Even the best store-bought bread lacks that warm, comforting taste and texture that homemade bread has.
Finding the time to make your own bread and perfect your recipe is not something that most people can fit into their busy schedules. Making bread is something that is usually reserved for the weekend and holidays at best.
However, making your own bread does not have to be that difficult or time-consuming. This Cheesy Onion Bread recipe is yeast-free and can be put together in almost no time at all while still satisfying your desire for freshly cooked bread.
Cheesy Onion Bread Ingredients
Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.
• All-purpose flour
• Baking powder
• Minced green onions
• Minced dried onions
• Onion powder
• Garlic powder
• salted butter
• Grated white cheddar cheese
How To Make Cheesy Onion Bread
• Grease a standard loaf pan
• In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, onions, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt
• Whisk together the milk, egg, and butter until completely combined
• Stir into the dry mixture until just combined, and then add in the cheese
• Turn the batter into the prepared pan
• Bake for 50 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the middle comes clean
• Remove from the pan and place on a baking rack to cool slightly
What Cheeses Could You Use Instead?
Grated white cheddar is delicious and will create a very traditional cheesy bread making it the perfect comfort food.
If, however, you are planning on serving your cheesy onion bread with a specific dish, why not try pairing the cheeses that you use with the rest of your meal.
Monterey jack cheese is an excellent alternative, especially if you are planning to serve your bread at a BBQ or alongside a meaty stew. Gruyere cheese is another option that will work with this recipe and pairs best with creamy soups.
Hard cheeses work best in this recipe as they ensure that the overall texture of the bread stays the same. You could try using slightly softer cheeses such as goat or brie, although this will result in wetter batter and potentially a more gooey bread.
Could You Use Yeast In This Recipe Instead?
This recipe uses baking powder instead of yeast to achieve the necessary rise to make it flavorful and tender.
This is necessary because if you tried to use yeast instead, you would probably find that the bread would really struggle to rise, or it might even start to taste pretty weird as well.
This is because this bread recipe has so many different ingredients, like onions and loads of milk and butter, that the yeast might not have a very good time trying to eat the sugars in the flour to create the necessary lift.
If you happened to be able to get your hands on some really strong yeast, like, for example, from a super healthy yeast starter, you could definitely give it a try. Keep in mind that the yeast will try and ferment some of the sugars in the cheese, meaning that the whole bread will definitely taste very different from the original recipe.
For a more dependable, reliable cheesy onion bread, stick to using baking powder, but if you want to try something new out, feel free to give the yeast a try as well.
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Cheesy Onion Bread
- Prep Time
- 15 minutes
- Cook Time
- 45 minutes
- Baked Goods
- 10 slices
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons minced green onions
- 3 tablespoons minced dried onions
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup melted salted butter cooled
- 1 1/2 cups grated aged white cheddar cheese
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a standard loaf pan and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, onions, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.
- Whisk together the milk, egg and butter until completely combined.
- Stir into the dry mixture until just combined, then add in the cheese.
- Turn out the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick or cake tester inserted comes out clean. Remove from the pan and place on a baking rack to cool slightly. This is best served warm.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
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