Gluten-Free Cheddar & Herb Quick Bread

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 40min
Makes 12 slices
1 tbsp
lemon juice
15 mL
1 cup
250 mL
2 1/4 cups
Compliments Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour Blend
560 mL
1 cup
shredded cheddar cheese
250 mL
1/4 cup
assorted chopped fresh herbs such as sage, chives, tarragon or oregano
60 mL
3/4 tsp
each baking powder and baking soda
4 mL
1/2 tsp
2 mL
2 tbsp
unsalted butter, cold, finely sliced
30 mL
1 slice
6 g
saturated fat
3.5 g
21 g
1 g
4 g
20 mg
2 g
220 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Extract 1 tbsp (15 mL) juice from the lemon. Stir lemon juice into milk and let stand 5 min. to sour milk. Meanwhile, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in cheese and herbs until well combined.

  2. Cut in butter until crumbly using a pastry blender or two knives. Add the milk mixture and stir just until a ragged dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly, about 10 times, or until no dry patches remain.

  3. Transfer dough to a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and pat into a 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick disk. Dust the top of the loaf with a little additional flour and score with a large “X” (about 1/4 inch/5 mm deep) using a sharp paring knife. Bake for 30 min. and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Transfer to a rack; cool before slicing.


DISCLAIMER. As product ingredients occasionally change, customers diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, or those wishing to avoid gluten-containing products, should be careful to always verify the gluten-free status of a product by checking the label and by consulting the Pocket Dictionary – Acceptability of Foods & Food Ingredients for the Gluten-Free Diet, 2012 edition, Canadian Celiac Association. The information provided is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have specific needs, please see your health-care provider.