Gluten-Free Cheddar & Herb Quick Bread

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Makes 12 slices


  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 15 mL
  • 1 cup milk 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 salt 2 mL
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cold, finely sliced 30 mL


  • Step 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.

  • Step 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.

  • Step 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/12 of the recipe)
  • Calories 140
  • Fat 6 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5 g
  • Carbs 21 g
  • Sugar 1 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 220 mg