Pepperoni Pizza Bread

Pepperoni Pizza Bread

This easy quick bread is filled with pizza flavors! Bites of pepperoni run throughout the entire loaf alongside mozzarella cheese and a ribbon of pizza sauce. The top is crusted with more sauce and Parmesan cheese.

The best thing is how easy it is to make! No yeast means no waiting while you wonder if it’s even going to rise. Instead, everything is mixed together, plopped into a loaf pan and baked right away for immediate gratification.

There’s buttermilk and olive oil in the mix too making for a soft, tender crumb that doesn’t have a chance to be dry and crumbly. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand you can easily make a substitute using lemon juice or vinegar. Add one tablespoon to a 1 cup measure and fill with milk. Let it sit 5 – 10 minutes then use in it’s place. It’s not exactly the same because it doesn’t have cultures. For that reason I like to keep Saco dry buttermilk powder on hand. It’s convenient to mix it up as needed and has the same cultures of liquid buttermilk. The ones that make your bread bake up fluffy with great flavor.

I throw around the word ‘love’ a lot. Just saying I ‘like’ something doesn’t have the same impact. Sometimes I mean it more than others. When I say I love pizza, I really do love pizza and can’t resist anything that revolves around those flavors.

With chewy pieces of pepperoni, gooey mozzarella cheese, spicy pizza sauce and a crispy Parmesan topping this is the next best thing.

Pepperoni Pizza Quickbread

Pepperoni Pizza Bread

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

Pepperoni Pizza Bread

This easy quick bread is filled with pizza flavors! Bites of pepperoni run throughout the entire loaf alongside mozzarella cheese and a ribbon of pizza sauce. The top is crusted with more sauce and Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients:

2 cups (10 oz) all-purpose flour
1 + 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup fresh shredded mozzarella cheese
3 ounces pepperoni slices, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup (8 ounces) *buttermilk (I like Saco )
1 large egg
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup cup pizza sauce, divided
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Grease or spray with nonstick cooking spray a standard 9x5 loaf pan
  2. In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and oregano together. Add the cheese and pepperoni, toss until coated with the flour mixture.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk the buttermilk, egg and oil together. Pour over the dry ingredients. Gently stir and fold together just until combined; don't overmix.
  4. Spoon half the batter into the prepared pan and spread from corner to corner. Dollop 2/3 cup of the sauce over the batter and spread from edge to edge. Spoon the remaining batter into the pan and spread over the sauce.
  5. Drop the remaining sauce by the spoonful over the top then sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 50 - 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with no wet batter stuck to it. Let the loaf cool in the pan 20 minutes or so then turn out and cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Store tightly covered up to 3 days in a cool, dry place.

Notes:

*Buttermilk substitute: Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice to a 1 cup measure and fill with milk, let sit 5 - 10 before using.

Adapted from The Kitchn

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