Gluten Free Sundried Tomato and Olive Quick Bread Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on June 6, 2012

Post image for Gluten Free Sundried Tomato and Olive Quick Bread Recipe This may be the simplest gluten free bread recipe I have ever come up with. I am talking SERIOUSLY simple. Even if you don’t bake at all, you can make this bread!

This bread is basically a quick bread, which means there is no yeast, no rising, no hours of waiting – it’s quick! And how much do we love quick?

Most quick breads are sweet like banana bread or orange cranberry loaf, this one however is savory thanks to some sundried tomato pesto and kalamata olives.

This is a great bread to serve with dinner with some olive oil for dipping, is fun for sandwiches and if you toast it, spread on some cream cheese and more tomato pesto, makes a killer appetizer or snack. Cut the left overs into small squares, toast them and you have some pretty awesome gluten free croutons for salad.  You can even make some really tasty breadcrumbs out of it.

You can bake this in a loaf pan like I did or in an 8 inch square or round cake pan or even in muffin tins for rolls. It keeps at room temperature for a day or t wo but if you want to keep it longer, I suggest freezing it.

Due to the fact that my basil plants have gone into overdrive right now, I made my own pesto but store bought works just fine.  If you do make your own pesto, it can be used to stir into gluten free pasta, spread onto grilled chicken or fish or as a lovely appetizer with fresh veggies and such.

I should also mention the fact that the bread is not just gluten free; it is also dairy free and contains no xanthan gum. It is also pretty inexpensive – the only somewhat costly ingredients are the pesto and the olives. Using Asian white rice flour and tapioca starch will make it even more cost effective and if dairy is not an issue for you, you can just use milk instead of rice milk, making this recipe cheaper yet.

So if you think you can’t make gluten free bread because you lack the skills, budget or equipment, try this recipe. Trust me; it is simple – seriously simple!

Gluten Free Sundried Tomato and Olive Bread

Gluten Free Sundried Tomato and Olive Quick Bread Recipe

Ingredients

Sundried Tomato and Olive Quick Bread

Gluten free, non-stick cooking spray
¾ cup rice milk (or milk)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons sundried tomato pesto (store bought or use the recipe below)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1½ cups white rice flour
½ cup tapioca starch
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup kalamata olives, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil

Sundried Tomato Pesto

½ cup sundried tomatoes packed in olive oil
1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
3 tablespoons of the sundried tomato oil (or use olive oil)
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Sundried Tomato and Olive Quick Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an8 by 4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Combine the rice milk and apple cider vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir in the pesto and egg.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the rice flour, tapioca starch, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, Italian seasoning and salt. Add the chopped olives to the flour mixture and toss them well to distribute the olives throughout. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk to combine. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Brush the top of the loaf with the olive oil. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling or serve warm.

Sundried Tomato Pesto

Put all ingredients in a small food processor or blender and process until almost smooth.

Servings

A gluten free recipe that makes 1

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  • http://www.brendasweddingblog.com Brenda’s Wedding Blog

    This looks delicious Carol – I am going to pin it right now so it’s saved for me to make :) My daughter loves pesto so this is sure to be a HUGE winner

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  • http://briarwoodfarmherbs.com Herbalchef

    This bread looks amazing! I’m not afraid to bake so it will be super simple for me and I have all the ingredients except the rice flour which is probably available in bulk at “The Patch”. I worry about the calories and carbs with some of the gluten free ingredients. I’m planning to come to your talk on Saturday in Clearwater and hoping to learn some exciting new ideas for GF cooking. Thanks Carol

    • Carol Kicinski

      Great, I look forward to seeing you on Saturday. If you want a higher fiber bread you can also use superfine brown rice flour. The higher fiber helps with balancing out the carbs.

  • http://intolerantchef.blogspot.com InTolerant Chef

    What lovely tastes of summer indeed! Love it!

    • Carol Kicinski

      Yes, very summery indeed!

  • Julie Zickler

    could you use brown rice flour or almond flour instead of white rice flour?

    • Carol Kicinski

      Hi Julie – yes. I would use brown rice flour (superfine if you can get it). Enjoy!

  • http://glutenfreetravels.blogspot.com Nancy@http://glutenfreetravels.blogspot.com

    Sun-dried tomatoes, basil and kalamata olives–OMG–this sounds incredible. Thanks!

    • Carol Kicinski

      I know right? Enjoy.

  • http://www.aedrops.com/ Natural Allergies Guy

    I had never tried olives in any of my bread recipes before…All I have to say is WOW! Thanks again SGF for this wonderful recipe :)

    -Thanks
    Jon @ allergease

    • Carol Kicinski

      Thank YOU Jon!

  • http://www.glutenfreehappytummy.com Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

    wow! what a delicious combination!! it sounds so good!! and looks beautiful too:) thanks for sharing!

    • Carol Kicinski

      Thank you Caralyn, enjoy!

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  • http://Athomeattorney.blogspot.com Athomeattorney

    This looks amazing, so glad it is yeast free as well! Will make it soon.

    • Carol Kicinski

      Thanks, enjoy!

  • TanyaS

    Hi Carol this looks delicious! I can’t eat egg unfortunately though, is there anything I can substitute with? Thanks:)

    • Carol Kicinski

      Hi Tanya, I would just use either egg substitute or take a tablespoon of chia or flax seeds, mix with 3 tablespoons warm water and let sit for 5 minutes or until it gels up – this is the equivilent of 1 whole egg. Good luck!

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