Go Back
+ servings
a loaf of cheese olive and thyme bread
Print Recipe Add to Collection
4.75 from 8 votes

Cheddar Olive Thyme Bread

This Cheddar Olive Thyme Bread fills your kitchen with wonderful aromas as it bakes. An easy and delicious loaf, perfect combination of ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheddar Olive Thyme Bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 196kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives pitted and sliced
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves chopped plus extra for top
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees. Grease and line a 12 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. If you don't have a 12 inch loaf pan, I would split the batter and bake it in 2 regular loaf pans. Set aside.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Mix them well. Add the cheeses, olives, thyme leaves and mix.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs together. Add the olive oil and buttermilk and whisk to combine.
  • Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the egg mixture. Stir until it becomes a thick sticky batter. I used a wooden spoon to mix everything together. If the batter is too dry add some more buttermilk, or if it's too wet add some more flour. Scrape it into the prepared tin and top with extra thyme leaves or sprigs if preferred. 
  • Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave the loaf to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool to room temperature.


Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 468mg | Potassium: 181mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1.5mg