Savory Roasted Red Pepper + Parm Snack Bread.
There are the days when crisp, juicy apples and creamy peanut butter do the trick. Ahhh… the classic. Sprinkled with cinnamon, things get even more exciting. And that whole shebang makes you feel good too. Lots o’ energy. Winning.
I had my fair share of banana boats as a kiddo – which was simply a slice of bread slathered in peanut butter, a banana placed in the middle, and the entire thing skewered together with skinny pretzel sticks. Oh baby.
I want to be a kid again. Ugh.
Sometimes my brain wants pita chips and some sort of dip. Dip choice is significant, since things like hummus, spinach dip (vegetables what?) and anything containing or closely resembling cheese somehow sort of… disappears. In minutes? Whatever. I’m looking at you pub cheese.
Cookies… good snack. Brownies… better snack. Ice cream…. bestest snack. Chocolate fudge swirls and cookie dough pieces picked OUT of ice cream… most amazingest snack ever.
People (me) that leave cartons of picked over ice cream in the freezer… annoying snack eaters.
And there are also times when you are on your third chocolate chip covered peanut butter spoon during your 58th viewing of Friends with Benefits. Because, you know… THAT is going to make you look like Mila Kunis from the waist down. And like, why can’t she just be my BFF for life?
Like everything else that goes on in my wacky head, I get bored with snacks. I want variety but taste. Satiety but energy. Flavor but ease. You know what? I’m super complicated. It’s annoying. What a pain.
For weeks I’ve been digesting the idea of a savory quick bread, and while my first choice was goat cheese, my local grocery store decided to revert back to the Stone Age and STOP CARRYING IT. What? Or else they are just hiding it from me. So parmesan it was. Actually, that may have been an even better idea. And roasted red peppers, since they are totally that one thing I can eat over and over and over and also classified as a vegetable. Vegetable bread! That’s what we’re eating here.
It’s easy, fairly quick and delicious when toasted and spread with hummus.
Say hello, savory quick bread.
Savory Roasted Red Pepper + Parm Snack Bread
makes one 9×5 loaf
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2/3 cup lowfat milk
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 large roasted red pepper, chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a loaf pan liberally with nonstick spray. In a large bowl, combine flours, salt, pepper, sugar and baking soda, whisking to combine. Fold in parmesan cheese.
Measure out 2/3 cup of milk, then lightly beat in eggs. Add olive oil and milk/eggs to the flour mixture, using a large spoon to mix. Add in roasted red peppers and mix until fully combined. Batter will be pretty thick, but should be wet. If needed, add in an additional tablespoon of olive oil or milk. Spoon batter into loaf pan evenly. Bake for 32-35 minutes, or until bread is set and top is golden. Let cool for 30 minutes before cutting.
Now give me a cookie.
78 Comments on “Savory Roasted Red Pepper + Parm Snack Bread.”
LOVE this! i agree, roasted red peppers are definitely a veggie i can eat over and over again. i’m now craving roasted red pepper hummus spread all over this bread at 7am as i eat my oatmeal. blah!
i must have this asap! no whole wheat flour in the pantry, though……. is it a necessity? thanks for your delicious blog……….
You can use all-purpose!
perfect, just what i was hoping to hear – will be eating this for breakfast……….. thanks to your quick reply !
This looks so good! Perfect for a brunch! I did something similar in jumbo muffin form and with bacon not too long ago. We served it with a salad for a lighter dinner. I love savory quick breads like this. So good!
Fantastic! This bread looks amazing!!! I love savory breads, all warm out of the oven with melted butter. Yum!!!
A savory quick bread would disappear from my house much quicker than a sweet bread. I am going to try this over the weekend!!
Roasted red peppers and parmesan cheese….. Mmmmmm – im a firm believer that bread makes everything better and, you just proved it. I love this stuff
I’ve been meaning to make a savory bread some time now, and this looks perfect!
Yum, I love this! Normally I’m a sweet bread lover, but I think I could change my tune for this bread! :)
Perfect excuse for me to use the whole wheat pastry flour I bought on a whim!
Looks amazing, as always!
Awesome idea! I think the only quick breads I’ve ever made are banana bread and carrot cake loaf, but this one sounds intriguing! Oh, and the banana boat thing? How come I’ve NEVER heard of this before?! I need to try one out to see what I was missing in my kiddo years!
Pita chips and dip ARE my weakness. And did I maybe eat apples and peanut butter for dinner last night? YES, and it was delicious! But today, this bread might be calling my name, it looks super yum, especially with some dip slathered on top.
Oh, how I love every single snack that you mentioned. I really should not read your blog when I am hungry. :) This bread looks absolutely delicious!!
I’d divorce any food store that stopped carrying goat cheese! This bread sounds amazing, though, and carbs are always good for snacking:-)
Toast, bananas, and peanut butter is my ultimate snack. This looks pretty great, though!!
OMG- I SO want this for breakfast right now! I have everything I need to make this, but will have to sub. white cake flour for the whole wheat. I think I will spread some goat cheese on it, since my store luckily still carries it and I have a log in my fridge! ;-)
Heck yeah! Love this freaking idea. You rock my world!
Anything with roasted red pepper I have got to try! Looks like it good be a good flavor combo for a basic beer bread, too!
OMG! I was sold at Parmesan. Anything with Parmesan in it has my name written all over it. I am pretty sure that Mila Kunis and I are totally bff’s…she just doesn’t know it yet. Oh, Oh, I always wanted to transport myself into That 70’s Show and have makeup parties with her and yell at Kelso. O gawd! I love roasted red peppers, I wonder how this would do with a sweeter orange or yellow roasted pepper? Yes.
I think you’re back in the groove. :)
I love the idea of a savory quick bread. This looks like the perfect snack…a little better than the copious chocolate bars I seem to be eating lately…
What is the spread that you have on the bread, so making this for my girls night! Oh and maybe a loaf to “test” it out first!
Trader Joe’s white bean hummus!
yum! this looks delish!
i always wonder that about celebs, why can’t they be my bff in real life?
Love this idea– and I think parm sounds better in this with goat cheese! (Although I’m sure goat cheese would be ahmazzzing too :-))
Savory snacks = my weakness. Love this combo!
i think we have the same grocery store. mine decides to stop carrying normal things all. the. time. and it drives me insane.
Um yes. I will have that. Thank you. :)
I just want to lick the dip right off of that thing. And then eat the bread. But after I do the licking.
Haha I single handedly blame your blog for me gaining 10 pounds…and I am not complaining one bit!
First of all, is it eccentric of me to melt a little dish of peanut butter until it’s practically boiling and then burn my tongue off as I dip slices of bananas in it? I do get strange looks. But yeah, all of your snack choices are really good, I would say and I’m not really sure how I’ve missed out on the banana boats all my life.
Secondly, my grocery store also seems to be suffering a cheese shortage. No smoked cheddar, goat cheese, fresh mozzarella… NOTHING. I have to make a billion mile journey to a good grocery store time the craving hits. Not cool.
I’m a total picker when it comes to ice cream. I will dig to find all the peanut butter swirls and leave the carton damaged and lonely with only boring vanilla ice cream left for the next snacking victim to find :)
this sounds sooooo great right now…wanna come to colorado and bring a couple dozen loaves? ;)
Snacking and bread both rule my life. Here you go putting them together, I’m the happiest!!
The bread looks great! I’ve gone in the savory direction with donuts before but never with a quick bread. This would be perfect for the hubs. He’d love it!
Yum! Can’t wait to make this…I love savory stuff!
I love throwing crazy extras into breads like this! Yum!
The parmesan addition is genius!
Are you for real with this recipe? GAH!!!!
I want to eat this. I also want to eat it while my low carb hubby watches and drools and then I can say, “don’t be mad, I gave up pasta for you.”
I love him…. but I also really love pasta.
oh – and roast some garlic and use it as a spread. color me happy!
This is exactly the kind of recipe I love. It must taste so delicious with the parmesan.
Quick breads are awesome! I tend to only make sweet ones, but this definitely convinces me to try some savory. Hummus on bread that is not pita is a new one to me though, but it looks divine :)
This looks delicious! Hummus and pita, love them I could eat it for every meal.
I want a slice of this to toast and spread with hummus and pile on other veggies for the perfect lunch. This bread looks so delicious.
The bread looks and sounds delicious, but it was the the banana boats that made me smile. My mother used to give my sister and I similar banana boats, only instead of pretzels, our bananas were slathered in peanut butter and mayonnaise. Sounds weird, but we ate them.
This savory bread looks great! Last week, I made focaccia with onions and mushrooms and I considered it a vegetable bread too… Just like the government considering pizza a vegetable. LOL! This bread can serve as a meal on its own.
As far as the goat cheese goes…they probably moved it. I work in the specialty cheese shop at our local supermarket and we move stuff around constantly. It makes people very angry.
Looks so good!!
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This looks soo amazing!!
I’ve seen a lot of things done over and over in the blog world, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a savory quick bread! What a genius idea with so many great possibilities. This looks delicious!
wowowow! I think this is amazing and very unique and creative. I bet it is soooooooooooo delicious too. :)