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Cardamom Quick Bread

Heavenly Home Cooking
Our cardamom quick bread has a sweet and unique flavor that is sure to brighten your morning. It is moist and studded with flecks of cardamom and ground cloves. Serve it with softened butter and a drizzle of honey for a sweet and delicious start to your day!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 9 servings
Calories 346 kcal


  • 2⅓ cups white all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup safflower oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Grease and flour a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan or spray with baking spray. Set aside.
    In a large bowl, sift together flour, cloves, cardamom, baking soda and salt. Stir with a wire whisk. Set bowl aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together. Add the oil. Beat well.
  • Pour the egg, sugar and oil mixture into the dry ingredients. Add the buttermilk and stir to combine. Stir only until no visible flour remains, about 10-15 good stirs. Do not overmix.
  • Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour. Loaf is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    Remove the loaf from the oven and cool on a wire rack. After about 30 minutes remove the loaf from the pan and allow to cool completely on the wire rack before cutting into 9 slices.


  • Cinnamon cardamom bread. Replace the ground cloves with ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  • Orange cardamom bread. Stir 1 tablespoon of fresh orange zest into dry ingredients.
  • Cardamom raisin bread. Stir ½ cup raisins into dry ingredients.
How do I store this bread?
Wrap it tightly in aluminum foil. It will keep in your pantry for 1-2 days, in your refrigerator for up to a week and in your freezer for up to 3 months. If freezing, it's helpful to cut individual slices before freezing. Reheat slices in the microwave on high.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 346kcal (17%)Carbohydrates: 49g (16%)Protein: 6g (12%)Fat: 14g (22%)Saturated Fat: 2g (13%)Trans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 44mg (15%)Sodium: 167mg (7%)Potassium: 95mg (3%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 24g (27%)Vitamin A: 104IU (2%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 45mg (5%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Total Servings 9 servings
Keyword easy, freezable, make-ahead, sweet
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