Olive oil not only adds an incredible depth of flavor, but used in place of butter or shortening, it makes quick breads better for you by supplying healthy fat and antioxidants. Pumpkin seeds are an optional topping here, but they add a nice crunch.
Read Baking with Olive Oil to learn how you can swap in olive oil for melted butter or vegetable oil in many muffin and quick bread recipes.
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One word: Phenomenal. I've made at least 6 different types of loaves and I must say this one was by far the best one.
Not too sweet; very soft; don't even need to spread butter on to enjoy (great on it's own!)
It's not too sweet, and so soft that when you slice the loaf it feels like you're slicing through butter! Speaking of butter - unlike most loaves in which you need to apply a butter or margarine to moisten the loaf and enhance the flavor, this was by no means necessary to enjoy this loaf. Of course, the butter added to it but even eating the loaf on it's own warm or cold tasted impressive.
easy quick and wonderful. I doubled the recipe and it worked just fine.
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