Olive Quick Bread – this savory olive quick bread is perfectly delicious on its own or great served with a salad!
This recipe was developed by me for STAR Fine Foods, who I have an ongoing relationship with. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for helping to support the brands that I love!
Remember this? Well, I polished those off with lightening speed (boo.) So, they sent me more (yay!) And now I’m down to the last of it (boo.) Because olives=candy.
My friend Heidi loves them too, so for Christmas I gave her a big jar of the Queens. She cried a little. We totally get each other.
I’ve teamed up with STAR for another fun contest, involving said olive. And the prizes are pretty impressive, dontcha think?!
Another favorite thing – freshly baked bread straight from the oven. I would put it right up there with warm cookies. And now that I’ve discovered how easy it is to make focaccia, I’m in trouble!
So, I put the two together and made a quick bread.
We polished it off the same day, along with the last of my olive stash. And then I cried a little.
Olive Quick Bread
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 medium sweet onion ,diced
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ,melted
- 2 large eggs
- 11 large Queens Spanish Olives ,chopped (about 1/2 cup)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high in a medium nonstick skillet. Sauté onions until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together both the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, herbs, and cheese.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, 2 tablespoons melted butter, eggs, onions, and olives until combined. Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring until moist and incorporated. (Do not over mix.)
- Transfer batter to the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top is golden and a tooth pick (or long skewer) inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cutting board. Slice warm or at room temperature and enjoy!
Some other Savory Quick Bread recipes you might like!
Easy No-Yeast Beer Bread – Belly Full
Easy No-Knead Buttery Parmesan and Sour Cream Bread – Averie Cooks
Rosemary-Onion Quick Bread – An Edible Mosaic
Reader Questions and Reviews
Just made this, and it’s delicious!!! Thanks for sharing!
How many eggs??! I wanted to made this tonight, but there appears to be an error ?
Hi Jen – sorry about that. Fixed! 2 large eggs.
Can I make this with all purpose flour only? I do not have whole wheat. It sounds wonderful.
Hi Pam – that should be fine. Might even make it a little moister. Enjoy!
I love quick bread and your version with olives sounds really flavorful! I could go for a couple slices right now. :)
Thanks so much for the link love!
I find myself strangely obsessed with savory baked goods these days….maybe it’s a new year’s thing? Anyway, this quickbread must be made. Perfect for some soup dunking!
Woohoo, I’ve been waiting for this post!! I can totally vouch for its addictiveness. I didn’t want to share the slice you gave me and Trish! :) Pinned!
This looks wonderful. I love green olives
My latest and greatest new favorite bread from the bakery is olive and rosemary. This recipe ROCKS with me. It’s a lot cheaper than bakery too. Thank you.
I absolutely love this recipe! My mouth is waetring just thinking about it!
I love anything with olives! This looks awesome and I’m so hungry right now that I can practically taste it. Send me a slice!
Will you hate me if I tell you I don’t love olives? But I’d love this bread? A whole freaking lot???
I love olive bread!!! We always look for the ones with kalamatas but now I”m craving Spanish olives! And God bless you for not using yeast.. lol.
I’m not an olive lover, but my husband is… he’ll go crazy for this bread!
OMG – I am addicted to olives, as in I have a jar open at all times. They are my favorite snack, along with bread and cheese, so this bread is going to be my new years diet downfall for sure
We would eat well together! I completely understand your olive love! Fortunately (or unfortunately) my whole family is the same way. This bread will last 5.67 seconds in my house. Unless I make it when I’m home alone :) but that would be mean!
Lisa, it’s not mean if you call it “research”.
I loveee focaccia and this looks pretty awesome. I’m loving the colors, too!!
I’ve never made a savory quick bread but it sounds fabulous! My family loves olives, so they’d be all over this :)