Grandma’s Olive Bread Recipe [Vegan]

Grandma’s Olive Bread Recipe [Vegan]
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Savvy Maria

Savvy Maria

A teacher living in Cyprus trying to spread the vegan message and make the world a better place for human and non-human animals. Nutrition enthusiast, vegan foodie, panda obsessed & crazy dog lover
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Grandma’s Accidentally Vegan Recipes

Strong family bonds is something that I truly cherish. Especially since I grew up in a loving environment with admirable female and male role models.

My gran has always been a major inspiration. She taught all her grandchildren love, respect, compassion and inner strength and peace. She also taught us how to cook! As a typical Greek granny, she always showed her affection through food! And at 90-something, she still does!  A lifetime of kitchen tips and tricks are invaluable!

All her grandchildren now live in all parts of the world and it’s a rare occasion that we all be at the same place at the same time! So when my cousin came to visit from London, we decided that it would be nice for all of us to do something together. Now you have 3 generations in the kitchen, making her infamous, vegan olive bread. What an awesome bonding experience that was! ♥


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Grandma’s Olive Bread Recipe [Vegan]

This traditional Cypriot, olive bread recipe is very simple and does not require as many ingredients as you might think. It doesn’t take too long to make either! Enjoy the process with your family and pass it on to your kids and grandkids. From my granny to your family! ♥

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This olive bread recipe is accidentally vegan and you can even use gluten free flour if you are allergic to gluten. Without further ado, let’s get to the ingredients!

Ingredients (5 small loafs – each loaf is two servings):

  • 1/2 kilo all-purpose flour (you can also use wholewheat or gluten free depending on your preferences)
  • 1 cup pitted black olives
  • 1 finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup olive oil (the recipe calls for half a cup but if you want to use a bit less, that’s ok!)
  • 1/2 sachet yeast
  • 1 full tablespoon dry mint
  • a few tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup water


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  • Put the flour in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a cup of warm water add the yeast and let it sit for 5 minutes to activate.
  • Add the water to the flour and knead until the dough is nice and fluffy. Add more water if necessary.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the dough and knead for a good 3-5 minutes to integrate all the different flavors into the dough.
  • Cover the dough with a kitchen towel, place at a warm spot in the kitchen and let it sit for half an hour.
  • Once the dough has risen, separate into 5 pieces using your hands in the same way you would to make burger patties.
  • Place on baking tray and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.
  • Allow to cook for 35-40 minutes (depending on the oven) at 180 degrees Celsius.
  • To check if the olive bread is done tap the bottom. You should get a hollow sound.
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From My Family To Yours

This olive bread recipe is posted as a thank you to my lovely grandmother and is a gift from my family to yours! Goes really well with tomato slices! The saltiness of the bread and the freshness of a juicy tomato is an unbeatable combination! Do leave your comments below! I would love to hear your feedback! Also, why not share your own vegan, family recipes in the comment section so we can all connect through our love for cooking!




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