Cheddar-Onion Poppy Seed Loaf Bread

Total Time
24hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 24 hrs

This can also be baked in two small loaf pans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan (shake off any excess flour in the pan).
  3. Melt the butter in a medium skillet with 1/2 teaspoon salt oven medium heat.
  4. Add in chopped onions and saute for about 15 minutes, or until pale golden; cool the onions.
  5. In a bowl mix together flour, cornmeal, cayenne, mustard, baking powder and remaining 1 teaspoons salt.
  6. Stir in cheddar cheese and poppy seeds.
  7. In a small bowl beat eggs, the add in half and half or milk; whisk to combine.
  8. Add the cream/egg mixture along with the onion/butter mixture to the flour mixture, stirring JUST until combined.
  9. Transfer the batter into the prepared pan.
  10. Bake for about 1 - 1-1/4 hours, or until the bread tests done.
Most Helpful

Just delicious! I was having a pregnancy craving for cheesy corn bread and this hit the spot perfectly. I added 1 cup corn kernels, 1/2 cup minced ham (cooked in the pan with the onion), and substituted 1/2tbsp black cumin seeds for the same amount of poppy seeds.

NewAussieMum July 29, 2006