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Roasted Garlic & Olives Studded Beer Bread

Beer bread so easy and quick you will want to make it again and again. Olives and roasted garlic together with the olive oil drizzled crust make it irresistible!! Pair with your favorite craft brew!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: CraftBeering


  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 oz beer choose a malty, low IBU (bitterness ale or lager)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil + more to drizzle
  • 1 garlic head
  • 1/2 cup pitted sliced olives kalamata recommended


  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Cut off about half an inch from the bottom of the head of garlic. Place in tin foil and drizzle generously with olive oil. Fold foil tight around the garlic and place in the oven for 25 min.
  • While garlic is roasting, prepare your olives and other ingredients.
  • Squeeze the cloves from the cooled off garlic head (use about 6-8 depending on size, more if you are a real fan of roasted garlic) and dice them in small pieces.
  • Turn oven down to 375°F.
  • Line a loaf pan or a round cake pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl add the dry ingredients and mix them well.
  • Add the olive oil and the beer and stir the mixture until everything is well incorporated.
  • Fold in the olives and garlic and transfer to the parchment paper lined pan.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the mixture (optional).
  • Bake at 375°F for 45 min.