Olive & Onion Quick Bread Recipe
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Olive & Onion Quick Bread Recipe

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I’ve been baking for over 50 years and I never get tired of trying new recipes for my family, friends and co-workers. Baking actually relaxes me. I feel like an artist creating a masterpiece of love. This savory loaf makes a great gift. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, PA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup each chopped pitted green and ripe olives

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 150 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 373mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, rosemary, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk and melted butter until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in 1/4 cup cheese, olives and onion.
  3. Transfer to a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake 40 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 5-10 minutes longer. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).
Originally published as Olive & Onion Quick Bread in Simple & Delicious December/January 2016

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 252219
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2016

"I really thought this was going to be sooper but the flavor was poor. :("

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