5 Ingredient Olive Oil Bread (No Yeast Required)

After following the Tone It Up meal plan (more or less) for a week, I was ready for some good old fashioned bread on Sunday. There are few things I love more than a fresh slice of bread. The issue I have is that I don’t usually want to make an entire loaf of bread… because I will eat it all in a matter of days. Why aren’t there more single serving bread recipes? Just in case you love bread as much as I do, here is a super simple recipe for some warm and fluffy bread.

I’m not really sure if I should call these biscuits or rolls or just little mini loafs. You could make it in a bread pan so it would look more like regular bread but I made mine in a skillet to save time and avoid preheating the oven. Seriously, this recipe could not be easier! Ready?

olive oil bread

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Olive Oil Bread
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • ⅓ cup warm water
  • (Rosemary or other herbs, optional.)
  1. In a food processor, add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend for 10 seconds.
  2. While running the food processor on low, slowly add in the olive oil and water.
  3. Blend for 30 seconds or until a dough starts to form. (You'll be able to tell; it'll start to clump up.)
  4. Warm a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  5. Sprinkle with olive oil and swirl around the pan to lightly coat.
  6. Shape the dough into 4 small patties.
  7. Drop into the heated skillet and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side.
  8. You can sprinkle them with rosemary or other herbs while they're cooking.
  9. Serve immediately. (They will only keep for a day or so.)

Technically this recipe makes 4 little mini loaves so if you wanted to be strict on portions you could serve 4 people with these. But they’re so delicious that you’ll probably want to eat (at least) 2. Or maybe that’s just me?

bread for one

I’m glad I can finally whip up a quick mini-batch of bread to accompany soups or salads without leaving a huge loaf of bread out on the counter.

Somehow, I managed to not eat all of these mini loafs (but I did eat 2 1/2… oops.) Luckily it was a gorgeous day outside yesterday and I managed to take quite few walks. I don’t have a pedometer but I’m pretty sure I got in plenty of steps for the day. I’m loving this warm weather!

This simple olive oil bread is so easy to make and doesn't require any yeast! You can have fresh bread on the table in minutes!

Are you a carb lover like me or could you pass on the bread basket?

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  1. Yum! Savory and beautiful! Rosemary is a must!

  2. I’m always a bit scared about making bread, but his looks like such an easy and simple recipe.

  3. I do love a good carb, but after doing the Whole 30, I have been cutting down on bread/flour products. I don’t feel as great when eating a lot of dense flours (not sure if it’s in my head or not!), but I have another Whole 30 planned for April, so we will see!

  4. I’ve actually tried the low-carb thing and I hate it. Some people feel better cutting back on carbs, but I actually feel better when I’m eating them. I also cannot say no to the bread basket!

  5. I am definitely making these!! Wow!! I love the short ingredient list and and I love that they are a smaller serving size too 🙂 I am all about the carbs, no way I would pass on the bread basket haha.

  6. These look so good! I’ve been trying to make some gluten free bread (definitely a carb addict), but haven’t found anything good yet. Do you have a substitute flour recommendation?

  7. Bread over the stove?! So awesome. I love bread, and this looks like a perfect side to some dinner tonight 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  8. I can totally pass up bread just about always but I love this recipe! It’s so easy especially since there’s no yeast. I hate dealing with yeast and waiting for the bread to rise.

  9. I’m not a bread eater myself but these are so CUTE! My wife would love them!

  10. I’m a total carb lover and these mini loaves are so cute! This kind of recipe is perfect for me- easy, no fuss, bready and delicious 🙂 And I love how great food processors are for mixing dough.

  11. I LOVE a good loaf of bread. I can pass up crusty bread no problem, but soft bread is my weakness. Your mini breads look wonderful!

  12. Oh my gosh, I totally want to make these!! I love some good, hot, doughy bread at restaurants. My favorite “bread” ever though was the cheddar biscuit I had at Hemingway’s in Orlando. It’s what dreams are made of, and I would go back just for the biscuits.

  13. This recipe looks great. I’ve always wanted to bake my own bread but I am not the most patient person in the world. Pinned!

  14. How simple is that!! Seems like they’d be perfect with soup.

  15. Love the carbs a little bit too much.

    Love that this recipe requires no yeast. And I love rosemary!

    • I don’t know why, but yeast just sounds so complicated! I’m sure it’s not too hard but I say the easier the better!

  16. I’m totally a bread lover. I dream of the day I can afford to just buy a really good bread machine 🙂 I also don’t make loaves often though because I too want to just eat the whole thing in less than two days. I’ll definitely have to try out this recipe!

  17. I am neutral on carbs – I don’t get the satisfaction many people do from bread baskets but I can’t do completely without. These look great and I love the small portion size.

  18. I love bread, and this recipe sounds so good!! Definitely need to try making my own bread.


  19. Liz, this looks so good! It looks like naan bread – which I totally love. & it’s so easy to make. Have to make it soon 🙂

  20. I love this! And no I could never not eat bread, though I could definitely stand to cut down a bit!

  21. Bring on the carbs!! haha I also love recipes that only have a handful of ingredients. Some recipes say it takes 20-30 minutes to make, but it takes me 15 minutes just to dig out all the spices, veggies, etc!

  22. I usually like the crust (I know totally weird right?!) but, with your quick and easy version I don’t have to get rid of the center – it’s all nice and “Crustlike” all over – these loaves remind me of thicker “rotis” – mmm yum yum!

  23. Looks like a fantastic recipe and a must try

  24. MmM thank you for sharing this recipe, I intend to make it sometime in the upcoming week. I’m definitely going to add Parmesan cheese, nom nom nom. Parm makes EVERYTHING better. I am a HUGE carb lover. When is the next NoVA meet up in this neck of the woods? 🙂 Have a great weekend Liz! -Iva

    • Seriously, I think I could add Parmesan to everything! 🙂 We definitely need to get a DC meet up on the books. Any ideas for a meet up?

  25. Now I know my fiance, the biggest bread fanatic there ever was, would LOVE these. And with how simple they are, I am keeping this recipe for sure. I want to experiment with them and try other flours too!

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  27. This is such a good idea. Simple too.

  28. I tried this recipe, because I love to keep things simple, and yeast is so weird to work with. But we found them too salty. I think at most 1/2 tsp would work much better.

    • Thanks for the feedback, Tiffany! I tend to like things on the salty side, so I’ve updated the recipe to note that! Thank you! 🙂

  29. What a quick and marvelous way to get bread on the table if you don’t have any in the house. Usually I think of quick breads as sweet – or a beer and cheese loaf, but these are perfect for soup or stew.

  30. yamillette sanchez says:

    Yummy yummy 😋…. I just made it and love it. I added to it chives and garlic with a cheesy scramble egg on the side. ….great way to start my day.


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