Easy Olive Bread takes minutes to make NOT hours! I am so excited for you to try this recipe out! Warm and fluffy bread made with pickled muffuletta olive mix is ethereally fluffy and squishable. It has all the olive flavors it needs!
Easy olive bread is wonderfully luxuriant. It requires minimum ingredients that are available in your kitchen. Grab the yeast, honey, flour, olive oil, and muffuletta olives and follow the instructions. Your family will want that for every breakfast!
Easy Olive Oil! Yummy!
What Is Muffuletta Olive Mix?
Muffuletta originally refers to Italian bread. It is usually used to make a sandwich by splitting it and filling it with layers of meat and olive salad.
Muffuletta olive salad is so flavorful. It adds much goodness to the recipe. I usually purchase this muffuletta pickled olives jar at Costco. It is possible to find Classic Olive Muffalata on Amazon. I linked it here so you can see what it looks like.
Classic Olive Muffuletta on Amazon usually contains ripe olives, cauliflower, peppers, celery, carrots, spices, and pure soybean oil. This product is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. It does not contain trans fats or sugars.
It may be pricey on Amazon, so you want to check at your local Costco. Maybe a nearby grocery store may have it! Keep in mind, you don’t need to use this specific brand. You can buy any brand you want and even add some spiciness to it!
What to Serve with Homemade Olive Bread
The homemade olive bread is crusty and divine. The muffuletta olive gives each loaf a savory taste with a pop of beautiful colors. Make them and impress your family and friends.
Homemade olive bread are so tasty when dipped in olive oil or balsamic vinegar. Try it with the amazing EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL HERB DIP. It is also amazing with butter or cream cheese. They are irresistible with garlic labneh or even plain labneh. Heavenly!
The Flavor of Muffuletta Olives Makes it a Savory Loaf! Irresistible!
Olive Bread Variations
Homemade Olive bread can be easily made in no time. What makes it even better is that you can add a variety of ingredients. Any simple variation will take your olive loaf to another level.
Do you like it cheesy? Add some shredded white cheddar to the dough. You can serve it warm with a cup of tea or glass of milk. So tasty!
Are you out of muffuletta olive? No worries. Use any type of olives as long as it is pitted. Why not use Kalamata olives or pickled green olives? Amazing choices!
I am fond of thyme. So, for a change, I sprinkle some thyme and oregano over the dough. When it is in the oven, the fragrance of thyme is wonderful. It perfectly pairs with olive. Incredible!
Do you want to add extra crunch to your bread? You can add some roasted walnuts to the dough. It perfectly pairs with cheese.
Easy Rustic Olive Bread
Tips and Tricks
You can cut the homemade dough in half to make two separate loaves. If you do not want to consume both, you can cover one on the counter and leave it up to 3 days. You can also keep it in a zip lock bad and toss it in your freezer. Reheat upon serving.
You can add any pickled olive mix you wish to add to this quick dough. It doesn’t necessarily have to be this brand. There should be different brands in your local grocery stores to choose among.
Warm water is essential when making easy olive bread. It has to be 100-110 degrees. If you do not have a thermometer, you can simply dip your finger in. It should not be too cold, nor too warm or hot. They usually call it Lukewarm water.
Cold water makes it hard to activate the yeast. Hot water might destroy the yeast and deactivate them. So, your dough will not rise and you will end up with a flat loaf.
You can give your olive bread a special shape. So, use a knife to make three shallow cuts on the top of the dough before setting it in the oven.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Olive bread is so precious. So, you should not waste it. You can warm it in the oven or microwave. Then, smother it with butter. You can also toast the olive bread loaf and smear it with cream cheese. A great idea is to turn the loaf into croutons and use it for different dishes.
You can keep the olive bread covered on the counter for 2-3 days.
If you prepare many loaves at once, you can set each loaf in a plastic wrap or zip lock bag and freeze. When you want to serve, you can heat the oven and set it inside. It is recommended that you let it thaw in the fridge the night before serving. You can also slice the olive loaf before you freeze it. So, you can thaw it in the taster. No need to thaw it in the fridge.
Ingredients in Easy Olive Muffuletta Bread
Here are the ingredients you will need! You can use bread flour if you happen to have some on hand.
- all-purpose flour
- warm water
- honey or sugar
- olive oil – extra virgin
- muffuletta olive mix or any pickled olive mix
How to Make Easy Olive Bread
First, mix together the yeast, honey, and warm water until well combined.
Second, add the flour and knead using your hands. It will be sticky.
Then, add in the extra virgin Olive oil or any vegetable oil.
Knead well until it is no longer sticky. Form into a ball and keep the dough in the bowl. Then, cover with a kitchen towel for 10-20 minutes.
After that, add the muffuletta olive mix and knead again until the olives are well combined into the dough.
Place the dough on a lined baking sheet. With your hands, mold it into a round loaf but don’t press it down.
Preheat oven to 450°F at this point and allow the dough to sit for 10 minutes (dough will rise) before placing in the oven.
Bake for 13- 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy it warm.
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Easy Olive Bread
- Mix the yeast, honey, and warm water in a medium bowl until well combined.
- Add in 2 ½ cups of flour and knead using your hands. It will be sticky.
- Add in 4 tablespoons of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) or you can add vegetable oil.
- Knead well until it is no longer sticky. Form into a ball and keep the dough in the bowl. Cover with a kitchen towel for 10-20 minutes.
- Once the dough rises, add to it the muffuletta olive mix and knead again until the olives are well combined into the dough.
- Place the dough on a lined baking sheet and with your hands mold it into a round loaf but don't press it down.
- Preheat the oven to 450°F at this point and allow the dough to sit for 10 minutes (dough will rise) before placing it in the oven.
- Bake for 13- 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy warm.