• Barth Bakery

Pepperoni Pizza Bread

Updated: May 4

This loaf-style bread is the next best thing to pizza! With bites of chewy pepperoni and gooey mozzarella, and topped with crispy Parmesan, this flavorful and tempting bread makes for a perfect snack or game day appetizer.


Pepperoni Pizza Bread

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 ½ tsp salt

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tsp dried basil

  • ½ tsp garlic powder

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • ½ cup pepperoni, sliced and chopped

  • 1 ½ cups whole milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil

  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • Pizza or marinara sauce (for dipping)


Pepperoni Pizza Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, oregano, basil, and garlic powder. Add the cheese and pepperoni, and toss until evenly coated with the flour mixture.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, sugar, and oil. Pour over the dry ingredients, and gently stir together until just combined, ensuring not to overmix.

  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle the top with grated Parmesan cheese.

  5. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for about 15-20 minutes, and then remove from the pan. Slice and serve with pizza or marinara sauce.

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