Mediterranean Olive Bread

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Here's the recipe for the delicious bread I made last weekend. I love all of the olive, sun-dried tomato and walnut bits in this bread and the olive oil makes it especially tasty.
Mediterranean Olive, Sun dried Tomato and Walnut loaf
Mediterranean Olive Bread (from The Joy of Vegan Baking)

3 Tablespoons ground flaxseed (equivalent of 3 eggs)
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup nondairy milk
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/3 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
1/3 cup chopped sundried tomatoes

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease an 8 or 9-inch loaf pan
3. Whip the flaxseed and water together until thick and creamy
4. Combine the flours, baking powder, rosemary, basil and salt.
5. In a separate bowl combine the flaxseed mixture with milk and olive oil
6. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and fold until most of the dry ingredients are moistened
7. Add the walnuts, olives and sundried tomatoes and fold until combined and all of the dry ingredients are moistened. The batter will firm and sticky.
8. Place the batter into the loaf pan and spread evenly.
9. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean (40-45 minutes)
10. Let cool for about 5-10 minutes before removing from pan and placing on cooling rack.

Mediterranean Olive, Sun dried Tomato and Walnut loaf


  1. Wow, that looks really good! I'm going to have to try it.

  2. oh man this looks delicious! i will definitely have to try this!!

  3. You know how I feel about Greek food (and olives!) Yum!!! I can't wait to make this!

  4. What is not to love about that bread? It looks wonderful.

  5. The one woman I use to work with would make olive loaf. It was filled with three different kinds of olives, it was delicious. I do love sun dried tomatoes too, I think I'm going to have to try this!

  6. This looks good! Could I sub eggs and real milk for those two ingredients?

  7. Thank you so much! It looks yummy and I can't wait to make it!


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