Citrus Thyme Bread

Citrus Thyme Bread

Are you ever in the mood for a treat, but not cake or cookies? What? You don’t think about the desserts you eat that much? Oh, well, I do. Ha! When I am feeling that way, I love to make dessert breads. They are a little lighter {I mean, for a dessert} and they always hit the spot.Β This citrus thyme bread is one of myΒ favorite breads to make, probably because it uses fresh thyme from my garden! If you don’t have fresh, you can of course use dried and it will also be delicious. But probably not as delicious as it would be if you used fresh. Because fresh herbs are just heavenly.


The recipe calls for greek yogurt, you can use regular yogurt or even sour cream if you want. I just happened to have greek in the fridge when I made it this last time. My favorite combo for citrus thyme bread is orange and thyme, but lemon works great as well, or even a combo of both. I’ve never tried lime….let me know if you take on this experiment :).

Delicious and fresh, this citrus thyme bread is sure to be your favorite dessert of the summer! It's a simple recipe with mega flavor!

If you wanted to make one regular sized loaf, that would also be fine. Just bake it a little longer, say 40-45 minutes. Or even muffins would work! Just bake those a little shorter, say about 15-20 minutes.

Happy desserting! {Not to be confused with deserting}.

Citrus Thyme Bread

Yields 3 mini-loaf pans.

25 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk, less 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon citrus juice
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 3/4 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme (1 tablespoon if using dried)
  • 2 tablespoons citrus zest


  1. Cream butter and sugar together. Add the egg and mix until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl (or measuring cup), combine milk, citrus juice, and yogurt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, thyme, and zest.
  4. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk mixture until both are just barely fully incorporated.
  5. Divide into three mini-loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs on it.
1023.54 cal
15.48 g
179.88 g
36.51 g

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