Olive Beer Bread

Source: Recipe courtesy of the Davis Food Co-op.
Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesTotal time: 55 minutes


Beer gives a yeasty flavor to this quick bread made without yeast. Toast the bread or use it for sandwiches.


2 1⁄2 cup
all-purpose flour
1 cup
whole wheat flour
1 tsp
1⁄2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 large
12 oz
beer (not too dark)
1 tbsp
olive oil
2 clove
garlic, finely minced or mashed
2⁄3 cup
chopped olives
1 tsp
dried oregano


Preheat oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add egg, beer, garlic and oil and mix gently. Add olives and oregano and stir until just mixed. Spoon the batter into a loaf pan and bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Turn the bread out onto a rack to cool.