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Goat Cheese Bacon and Olive Quick Bread – Gluten Free

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For most, the thought of international travel lends a feeling of excitement and wonder.  For me, I usually default to thinking “what the heck am I going to eat?” 

Really, off to Bormio Italy to ski the Alps, and I am worried about food?  Well, yes.  I lost 5 lbs a few years ago while in the south of France.  They do not do gluten free very well (sans gluten) — actually, they don’t do it at all.  I subsisted mainly on broiled fish and salad, every day.

Not this time honey,  I baked myself a nice little Goat Cheese Bacon and Olive Quick Bread to stash in my carry-on bag. Packed myself three big huge slices, now I am good for breakfast, lunch for dinner.

Problem solved.  Crisis averted (senza glutine).

Goat Cheese Bacon Loaf

Goat Cheese Bacon and Olive Quick Bread

Goat Cheese Bacon and Olive Quick Bread


  • 5 oz diced pancetta, or 6 slices thick cut bacon, cut into 1/2" strips
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose GF baking flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature, or egg replacer
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, or any non dairy replacement ie: thai coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 oz fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved lengthwise
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red serrano chile, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 2 tsp minced thyme leaves


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 inch loaf pan with buttered parchment paper.
  • In a skillet cook bacon or pancetta over moderate heat until crispy, 8-10 minutes. Then drain on paper towels.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, cayenne and salt.
  • In a smaller bowl whisk the eggs with the buttermilk, olive oil and mustard.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir in the egg mixture until combined.
  • Fold in the goat cheese, Parmesan, olives, bacon, scallions, chile if using and thyme.
  • Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the surface.
  • Bake the bread until golden on top and a toothpick inserted int he center comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely.
  • Cut into thick slices and serve.

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