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Gluten-Free Bread with Olives and Red Pesto

 This gluten-free bread with olives and red pesto is an easy appetizer recipe with intense flavors and moist texture. This savory appetizer bread will surely become one of your favorite recipes! 

This kind of recipe has actually become one of my all- time best recipes! It’s fail proof and you will be amazed by how soft, moist, and flavorful this really is. The possibilities of customizing this recipe are endless! Imagination is the limit. I’ve tried it so far in lots and lots of combinations, from mushroom and thyme toppings to scallions, roasted garlic, and even dry tomatoes!

I love the fact that this recipe is very versatile. The prep part takes max. 15 minutes and in about half an hour you’ll have an amazing appetizer recipe for your guests! It also looks rustic and homemade, which I love! 🙂

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Since going gluten-free I started baking more. This doesn’t mean that I eat baked goodies every day, but once in a while, I love creating baked recipes such as this one. Savory ones remain my favorite!

You can make this recipe by using regular wheat flour as well, but if you’re gluten intolerant I recommend you to use the Schar mix I used too. I think it’s the best. 🙂

If you liked this gluten-free bread with olives recipe then you should also check out my gluten-free mushroom bread!

P.S. Because this is one of my most popular recipes, I decided to shoot a video for it, showing you how to make it, step-by-step. You can see it below, just above the written recipe. What do you think? Should I do more video recipes?

Gluten-Free Bread with Olives and Red Pesto Video Recipe

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Yield: 6+ servings

Gluten-Free Bread with Olives and Pesto

Gluten-Free Bread with Olives and Pesto Chec fara gluten cu masline pesto

This gluten-free bread with olives and red pesto is an easy appetizer recipe with intense flavors and moist texture.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 180g (1 ½ cups) Schar gluten-free flour Mix B, if you're not gluten intolerant, you can use regular flour as well
  • 4 eggs
  • 10g (2 tsp) baking powder, or 5g (1 tsp) baking soda + 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 120ml (½ cup) grapeseed/sunflower oil
  • 90g (½ cup) sliced black olives
  • 3 Tbsps red pesto, you can use vegan pesto as well
  • ½ tsp sea salt


  1. Separate egg whites from egg yolks.
  2. Whisk egg whites and salt in a large bowl until foamy. (You can use a hand mixer or a food processor. The foam doesn't have to be super-stiff.)
  3. Combine gluten-free flour with egg whites. Add baking powder. Don't worry about the lumps, they will disappear later.
  4. Combine egg yolks with oil and pour over the foamy egg whites. Mix slowly using a spatula.
  5. Add olives. Mix slowly until well blended together.
  6. Grease a 30x10cm pan with some oil and powder it with flour.
  7. Add 1/2 of the batter and spread evenly. Spread the red pesto on top and cover with the other half of the batter. Alternatively, you can add all the batter and pour the pesto on top.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven at 180C for 25min. Check with a toothpick if ready.


See video recipe here.

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 343Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 128mgSodium 343mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 11g

I strive to keep the information as accurate as possible but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. I encourage you to make your own calculations using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Gluten-Free Bread with Olives and Pesto Chec fara gluten cu masline pesto schar


Wednesday 16th of September 2020

Thank you for the receipe, it's very tasty and easy to prepare, I will definitely do it again!


Friday 25th of September 2020

You're very welcome! :D


Sunday 29th of July 2018

This bread is so, so good! Do you think it's just as delicious with green pesto as well? Thank you for sharing!


Tuesday 28th of August 2018

Thank you! Glad you liked the recipe! :)


Wednesday 27th of December 2017

just found your site, recipe looks good. Question about ingredient, "Schar gluten-free flour Mix B", the link goes to purchase Schar bread at amazon. Do you use any GF flour blend here?


Thursday 11th of January 2018

Ah, I will correct that link. I use the Schar GF flour blends. Mix B is the one for bread, for desserts I use Mix C Patisserie. Schar is an international brand as far as I know.


Wednesday 4th of March 2015

Will any gluten-free flour do? I do not think I can buy Dr Schar Flour mix here in Canada.


Wednesday 4th of March 2015

Hi Sandra!

You should use a gluten-free flour mix, something for bread will work. Plain GF flour (like only rice flour, or only tapioca etc.) will not work. A good mix is needed. If Schar isn't available you should use any other GF flour mix you like.

Hope this helps. :)


Tuesday 17th of February 2015

Thanks for the delicious looking bread. How can I veganise it?


Tuesday 17th of February 2015

Hi Rose!

Glad you like it! It's one of my fav baked recipes. Unfortunately I didn't test a good egg replacement for this recipe. I will definitely try soon because I want to give up eggs too.

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