Thursday, February 13, 2014

Spinach, Caramelized Onion, and Olive Oil Quick Bread - The Leftovers Club

Once again, it's time for another post for the Leftovers Club.  In case you're out of the loop, The Leftovers Club is a great group of bloggers who share food.  And, you get to meet some pretty cool people, like Lacey, who blogs at It Is Well.  This is actually the second time I've been paired up with her, which is super exciting.  I haven't yet received my goodies, but go look at her blog and check them out.  I love M&M cookies!

I decided to try something a little different this time, and I have promised Lacey that if it's gross, I will make her something else.  Because, let's face it, the point of this is to eat delicious food.  However, I found this recipe for a Greek style quick bread and thought I'd give it a try.  All my pictures but one came out TERRIBLE, so there's just the one.  Oops.  I'm getting a new camera soon...promise! 

3 tsp olive oil, divided
1 large yellow onion, cut in half through the root, and thinly sliced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 cups (packed) fresh spinach leaves
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup 2% milk
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 oz. crumbled feta (I clearly used more)
Butter and flour for pan

Pre-heat the oven to 350.  Then, heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.  Add in the onion and some salt.  Cook on medium for about 10 minutes, then turn the heat down and continue to cook until the onions are nice and brown. 

Add a little more oil to the pan, then add your spinach and garlic.  Cook until the spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. 

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.  In a large bowl, mix together eggs, milk, and EVOO.  Combine the two, being careful not to over mix; you don't want it to get tough. 

Add in the veggies and the cheese.  Mix lightly to combine.  Cook at 350 for about 40-45 minutes.  Slice and enjoy! 

If you're a blogger looking to get some delicious treats and want to make some new friends, then definitely check out The Leftovers Club. 



  1. I love quick breads like this! And with caramelized onions... mmm!

  2. I love that you made something savory! This combination sounds delish!

    1. As much as I love to make sweets, I find myself getting a little burned out on them this time of year.

  3. This looks so good - what a great combo for bread!

    1. I actually had grand dreams of adding a bunch of other Greek like stuff to it (olives, sun dried tomatoes), but I was afraid it would become too big for the pan. Next time...

  4. I love that you made something savory instead of sweets...this gives me an idea for next month :)

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it - I was so worried that it wasn't going to be good!

  6. It's nice to see a savory recipe for a change! Great idea

  7. What an interesting bread...I kinda love it!

  8. This sounds great! I would have never thought to put spinach in a loaf!

    1. Putting vegetables with carbs is a guaranteed way to make myself eat them....

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