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Easy Vegan Garlic Bread Using Olive Oil Instead of Butter

You can easily use olive oil as a substitute for butter when making your own homemade bread recipes. This recipe for making an easy vegan garlic bread using olive oil instead of butter is a fantastic alternative and is arguably even better than its non-vegan alternative.

How to Make Vegan Garlic Bread

The homemade blend of olive oil, garlic and savory herbs adds such a robust flavor to the baguette slices; you could also use homemade bread when making this recipe if you prefer:

  • Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 425℉.
  • Prepare the baking sheet. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prep the baguette. Cut the loaf baguette in half lengthwise and then cut each half in half again.
  • Prepare the garlic and oil mixture. Add the olive oil, dried oregano, peeled garlic head, chopped fresh parsley, chopped fresh basil and salt to taste to a small bowl and mix to combine.
  • Add to the bread. Spreach each cut side of the bread with the prepared garlic and olive oil mixture.
  • Bake. Place the bread on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes (or until golden).
  • Cut. Remove the bread from the oven and cut into pieces.
  • Serve. Serve the bread warm.

Vegan Garlic Bread

Vegan Garlic Bread

Vegan Garlic Bread

3 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Olive oil (and especially extra virgin olive oil) should be a staple in just about everybody’s kitchen – it’s just so versatile and it’s incredibly good for you. With that in mind, here are 3 proven health benefits offered by olive oil:

  • Heart-healthy cooking oil. Olive oil is packed full of beneficial compounds for your heart health. The majority of the fat content in olive oil is made of monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid in particular), the type of essential fatty acid that has been found to help prevent heart disease. (1)
  • Rich source of disease-fighting antioxidants. Olive oil is also an excellent source of antioxidants. Studies have shown that these beneficial compounds can help with everything from protecting against chronic disease to relieving high blood pressure. (2)
  • Relieves inflammation within the body. Last but not least, olive oil has extremely potent anti-inflammatory properties as well. One particular study found that certain antioxidants in olive oil can actually inhibit the specific genes and proteins that drive inflammation within the body. (3)

Vegan Garlic Bread

Can I Freeze This Vegan Garlic Bread? (how to reheat)

Yes, you can easily freeze this vegan-friendly garlic bread. You’ll first just need to allow it to cool off completely once it’s done baking. Transfer the bread into a freezer-safe airtight container or a ziploc bag and seal it up tightly.

You’ll be able to store the bread in the freezer like this for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to reheat the garlic bread, follow these steps:

  • Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 425℉.
  • Wrap the bread. Wrap the garlic bread in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake. Bake the garlic bread in the preheated oven until it’s heated through (about 15 to 20 minutes).

Vegan Garlic Bread

Vegan Garlic Bread

(Also try: Extra Crispy Homemade Garlic Chips)

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Vegan Garlic Bread

Vegan Garlic Bread with Olive Oil

  • Author: Emma - NurturedHomes.com
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium garlic head, peeled 
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil 
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 loaf baguette
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  3. Cut the baguette in half lengthwise. 
  4. Cut each half in half again. 
  5. In a small bowl combine the olive oil, oregano, garlic, parsley, basil and salt.
  6. Spread each cut side of the bread with garlic olive oil mixture.  
  7. Place on the prepare baking sheet. 
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden. 
  9. Cut into pieces and serve.

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