Rosemary Cherry Olive Oil Bread


Rosemary Cherry Olive Oil Bread is a unique savory, yet sweet bread that has a wonderful flavor combination.  It is so yummy and moist you will love it. is a unique savory, yet sweet bread that has a wonderful flavor combination.  It is so yummy and moist you will love it.

Rosemary Cherry Olive Oil Bread

  • 2017 Plans

With 2017 mere weeks away I have been¬†thinking what do I want to accomplish in that year? We all make New Year’s resolutions. Well, I decided last year I am not making New Year’s resolutions. I am going to make New Year’s wishes instead.

To me, resolutions are like promises you make to yourself. So when you break those resolutions, you hard on yourself. With them renamed as wishes, they are like ok I hope I do these. It seems I do accomplish them better.

What plans do I have, well the usual, weight loss, healthier me, financial stuff. Things like that that most people want for the new year. In 2017 I want also take more risks. Put me out there more and do new challenges. Basically, do things that will make me happy.

One will be moving towards the end of Summer out of Ohio. That change I am really looking forward too.I have said many times on here how I ¬†simply do not fit in Cleveland. I am a Pittsburgh girl and that is where I belong. The other state I will consider is Florida. You never know I could meet Mr. Right and end up in Nebraska. I definitely¬†know I won’t be in Cleveland this time next year.

Rosemary Cherry Olive Oil Bread

  • Kosterina Olive Oil

A friend of mine on Facebook introduced me to¬†Kosterina Olive Oil. I love olive oil. I also love anything Greek. In fact, sometimes I think I was Greek in a past life. A little tidbit you didn’t know about me.

Anyway, Kosterina Olive oil is the best tasting olive oil I have tasted. Here is something from the website that explains why this olive oil is so good:

Kosterina olive oil is of the ‚ÄúKoroneiki‚ÄĚ variety, which means the olive trees and seeds originated in Koroni, Greece, the hometown of Katerina‚Äôs family.¬†Our olive oil is cold pressed from early harvest olives,¬†which means the olives are collected when green and raw. The higher chlorophyll content in unripe olives makes the oil greener and richer in healthy polyphenols. Early harvest oil is called ‚Äúagourelio‚ÄĚ in Greek.

Unfortunately many oils that you’ll find in your local supermarkets are marketed as extra virgin but are in fact very often blends of premium oil with lower quality oil. With Kosterina, we guarantee you are getting nothing but 100% early harvest organic extra virgin oil.

Rosemary Cherry Olive Oil Bread

I loved the bottle and knew I had to create something so special with the Kosterina Olive Oil. I have seen other food blogger so olive oil cakes and loaves of bread. That was what I wanted to do.

Rosemary Cherry Olive Oil Bread

  • Rosemary Cherry Olive Oil Bread

I found a rosemary olive oil bread recipe in an old copy of Real Simple Magazine. It was intriguing the recipe. However, I knew I could improve upon it. I had dried cherries left over from another recipe I had done. Cherries and rosemary would pair well together. Plus this recipe also has walnuts in it. I knew this would work so well.

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Rosemary Cherry Olive Oil Bread

  • Author: Deanna
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 75 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Bread
  • Cuisine: American


Rosemary Cherry Olive Oil Bread is a unique savory, yet sweet bread that has a wonderful flavor combination. It is so yummy and moist you will love it.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup Kosterina Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly coat a loaf pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  3. Stir together flour, sugar, walnuts, baking powder, rosemary, salt and lemon juice in bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, apple juice, and the Kosterina Olive Oil, then stir into dry ingredients.
  5. Mix in the cherries.
  6. Transfer the batter into pan and smooth the surface.
  7. Bake 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Place it on a baker’s rack to cool.
  9. Then serve it up and ENJOY!


  • Calories: 200
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  • Olivia
    April 23, 2018

    Wow! I love the flavors you have in this Rosemary Cherry Olive Oil Bread!