Cheddar-Pecan Loaf
Makes 1 (8½x4½-inch) loaf
  • 2½ cups (313 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons (36 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons (7.5 grams) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (3 grams) kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon (2 grams) garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 grams) baking soda
  • 1⅓ cups (320 grams) whole buttermilk, room temperature
  • ¼ cup (56 grams) canola oil
  • 1 large egg (50 grams), room temperature
  • 1 cup (113 grams) roughly chopped toasted Sunnyland Farms Raw Georgia Pecan Halves
  • ⅔ cup (75 grams) plus 3 tablespoons (22 grams) firmly packed shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • ½ cup (56 grams) finely chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup (10 grams) lightly packed finely chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ cup (28 grams) roughly chopped Sunnyland Farms Raw Georgia Pecan Halves
  • Softened butter, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°F). Spray an 8½x4½-inch loaf pan with baking spray with flour; line pan with parchment paper, letting excess extend over sides of pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, and baking soda. In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil, and egg. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; stir until well combined. (Batter will be very thick.) Fold in toasted pecans, ⅔ cup (75 grams) cheese, green onion, and dill until well combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan; using a small off set spatula, smooth into an even layer. Sprinkle top with raw pecans and remaining 3 tablespoons (22 grams) cheese.
  3. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and an instant-read thermometer inserted in center registers 200°F (93°C), 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes. Using excess parchment as handles, remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Serve with softened butter.
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