Mediterranean Olive Quick Bread

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Mediterranean Olive Quick Bread
Photo: Oxmoor House
If you're a big fan of kalamata olives and fresh rosemary, you'll love this slightly salty bread. Serve it with platters of roasted vegetables, fresh mozzarella, and extra-virgin olive oil.
Serves 16 (serving size: 1 slice)


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2.6 ounces white rice flour (about 1/2 cup)
2.3 ounces brown rice flour (about 1/2 cup)
1.05 ounces tapioca flour (about 1/4 cup)
1.3 ounces potato starch (about 1/4 cup)
0.9 ounce flaxseed meal (about 1/4 cup)
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 large eggs
Cooking spray


Hands-on: 7 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 52 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours, potato starch, and flaxseed meal into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, potato starch, flaxseed meal, xanthan gum, and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Stir in olives and rosemary; make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk and next 3 ingredients (through eggs); stir with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

3. Pour batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Created date

September 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 120
Fat 6.3 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 4 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 2.1 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 23 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 267 mg
Calcium 27 mg