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Olive Bread

I'm trying to use my bread machine more (c'mon let's face it, who doesn't like warm bread, baked fresh daily?). So I started searching around for Cooking Light bread machine recipes, and I found this one.

Olive Bread

Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)


  • 1/2 cup warm water (105° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped green olives
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 package dry yeast

My machine requires the ingredients to be entered liquid first (so I did it in the above order). Then I put it on light bread cycle (I have an old machine), and two hours later, I got a loaf of bread.

Olive Bread
Olive Bread

Alternatively, you can do this bread without a bread machine by following these directions.


Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes.

Combine yeast mixture, 1 1/2 cups flour, cornmeal, yogurt, olives, oil, rosemary, and salt in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed of a mixer until blended. Add 1 1/2 cups flour; stir until a soft dough forms.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes). Place in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.

Punch dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Let rest 5 minutes. Knead lightly. Roll into a 14 x 7-inch rectangle. Roll up starting with a short edge, pressing firmly to eliminate air pockets; pinch seam and ends to seal. Place roll, seam side down, in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Uncover dough; bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan immediately; cool on a wire rack.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 127 (13% from fat)
Fat: 1.8g (sat 0.3g,mono 0.9g,poly 0.4g)
Protein: 4.2g
Carbohydrate: 23.3g
Fiber: 0.7g
Cholesterol: 0.0mg
Iron: 1.5mg
Sodium: 158mg
Calcium: 30mg

Each slice is 2 Weight Watcher points and weighs just over 1.5 ounces.

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Thanks so much for posting this. I stumbled across your blog after googling on the off chance there was actually a bread recipe for a bunch of random ingredients I had like yogurt and olives. This far exceed my expectations and for only 127 calories! Thanks again.

Kim [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Thanks Donna. Those WW points are off though (if you care). With the new point plus, I'm guessing it's about 3PPV


Oh, I definitely care about the calories. Been dieting since I was 11. I now refer to it as "the hobby". This is still a great choice. Lots of flavor for the caloric investment. I'm making it again today. Love your blog...btw.

Kim [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Thanks Donna! If you like this, you may want to check out my new location at What I Really Think as I'm keeping this one solely for travel now. Everything else will be at the other location.

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