GreensLove – Kale Chips, Roasted Garlic, Parmesan Swirl Egg Bread

All week I had an idea of what I wanted to make for GreensLove Blog Hop, but needed a recipe still.  Saturday morning I awoke from a dream, and had the recipe!  I am so excited to eat share this treat!

The bread is like eating buttery garlic bread, but better!  Sweet flavors of roasted garlic swirled around crispy pieces of kale, and brought  together by the rich flavors of Parmesan…..what could be better?

After making New York style bagels last week with the wonderful Red Star Yeast, I  had to make more bread.  For this recipe, egg bread compliments the flavors perfectly.

There are a couple steps you have to take before you can even start making your bread.  You will want to roast five bulbs of garlic.  You just need to slice off the top of the garlic bulb, and wrap them in foil, and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-45 minutes (depending on your oven.)  Now if you have a fun garlic roaster like this….

Then by all means, use this cute little toy!!!!

Next, you will make some delicious kale chips.  Kale chips may become a treat that you will be addicted to…..just a warning!

You just need to cut the stem out of the kale, cut it into bite size pieces, sprinkle with olive oil and salt, and bake on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 mins (depending on oven.)  I have read that many people have done fun variations to kale chips.  Some have made them with chocolate or cheese, and another favorite is topping with nutritional yeast.  Kale chips are definitely a fun treat, and can be enjoyed in many different ways.

I used the Red Star Yeast Egg Bread recipe for medium serving, and just adapted it by one ingredient.  Then had fun putting together what I created in my dream!

Yields 15

Kale Chips, Roasted Garlic, Parmesan Swirl Egg Bread

Rich flavors of garlic, kale, and Parmesan swirled together in the center of a moist piece of homemade egg bread!

1 hourPrep Time

1 hourCook Time

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Follow Red Star Yeast Egg Bread Recipe linked up above
5 bulbs of garlic
5 Tbsp of salted butter, room temperature
2 cups kale
salt to taste
2-4 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup shredded parmesan


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease bread loaf pan.

For bread recipe, I used half and half instead of milk. Otherwise follow bread recipe from Red Star Yeast.

To roast garlic, prepare ahead of time - wrap each bulb in foil, and bake at 375 degree for about 30-45 minutes, depending on oven. When done, take each clove out of bulb, then mash roasted garlic with 5 Tbsps of butter.

For the kale chips, prepare same day as bread - You do not need to completely cut the stem away, just cut the hardest portion of the kale stem out. Cut the pieces into bite size pieces. You will place the kale on a cookie sheet, and sprinkle with olive oil and small amount of salt. Then bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes. Let them cool on a plate.

Once dough is ready, role out on lightly floured surface, spread garlic spread over dough evenly, then crumble kale chips over garlic spread, and last sprinkle Parmesan cheese on dough.

Role the dough up, and tuck sides in, then place in greased bread loaf pan. Bake it at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35-45 minutes (depending on oven.)

When it is baked, immediately remove the bread from the loaf pan, and slice! Enjoy!!!


The Red Star Yeast recipe says to bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, but I noticed it may bake through more evenly at 325-350 degrees Fahrenheit. If you use the lower temperature, you may need to bake the bread longer. Take a temp of the bread, if at 215 degrees Fahrenheit your bread is most likely done.


March is #greenslove month!

Please join in on the #greenslove fun by linking up any leafy green recipe from the month of March 2012. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #greenslove event! The twitter hashtag is #greenslove 🙂

What is your favorite leafy green, how do you like that delicious leafy green prepared?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

Here are the hosts of GreensLove Blog Hop:

ASTIG Vegan ~ Richgail ~  @astigvegan
Cheap Ethnic Eatz ~ Evelyne ~ @cethniceatz
Easily Good Eats ~ Three Cookies
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose


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  • Oooooh, I love bread! what a fantastic loaf you've created here!!!! the melting cheese and the vegetables look fantastic ;-) Loads of #greenslove for you!
    • Thank you so much!! Take care, Terra
  • love the kale in the bread!
    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Oh Wow!!! This looks amazing!!!!!!!
    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • AL
    Happy Greenlove Terra! My-Oh-My This kale-roasted parmesan bread looks absolutely scrumptious! What a great recipe...lovely flavors. Have a wonderful day!
    • Thank you so much! Happy GreensLove:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Absolutely gorgeous bread Terra and what a fabulous idea!  I wish it were easier to work with gluten-free bread dough so I could make this, but maybe I could swirl some of the kale, garlic and parmesan cheese mixture on top of a gluten-free egg bread...Mmm!  Happy #greenslove friend! xoxo
    • Thank you so much!!! I agree, I wish making gluten free bread was a bit easier:-)  Sending Love and Hugs, Terra
  • Yummychunklet
    What a fantastic and tasty looking stuffed bread! Delicious!
    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Georgiecakes
    I'm drooling! It's such a great recipe and so versatile. Don't you love when suddenly you know exactly what your going to make. It happens every month for me. Love it!
    • It really is versatile, such a fun recipe! Thank you so much:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Sprint2theTable
    Such a beautiful loaf!  I love how you used kale chips here - they are my favorite snack.  Did they stay pretty crisp? Much #greenslove to you!
    • The kale chips were still a bit crispy, they did soften some with the butter and cheese.  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Camdg
    Love food with yummy surprises in the middle! :)  Stopping by to send you some #greenslove!  Happy to be co-hosting with you! :) Cindy
    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • dudut @mytwistedrecipe
    i love your bread! wish i can make one :) what a lovely creations and you really dreamt of it huh? i do sometimes have those dreams as well - food!  guess you woke up hungry :) more #greenslove your way!
    • Thank you so much! Sending Hugs, Terra
  • I love this idea!! Maybe I'll recreate this with spinach or something, it sounds too good to pass up. :) Also, your photos are beautiful! Sending #greenslove your way!
    • Thank you so much!!! Sending Love and Hugs, Terra
  • Junia Kim
    terra, this bread is CRAZY!!! oh my goodness. garlic and kale and parm in a bread!! this is beautiful and delicious. seriously, wow. i'm just so in awe of the swirl on top of that! you out-do yourself...~~~ sending some #greenslove to u!
    • I had so much fun dreaming up this delicious recipe:-) Thank you so much for all your beautiful work putting together this great group! Sending love and hugs your way, Terra
  • This looks absolutely heavenly - as you say, like garlic bread but with all that gorgeous kale and salty parmesan. Such a great idea - I'm definitely going to make this bread :-)
    • Let me know if you make the bread:-) Thank you so much! Sending hugs, Terra
  • Karriann Graf
    Delicious! Is there a chance that you could send a loaf over here to Florida? ;) "Happy Cooking"
    • LOL! We could find a way to send some your way:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • This looks fantastic!  I cannot bake but this bread is really inspiring me. WOW!!  Amazing. 
    • The bread is honestly not hard to make, you could totally do it! Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • I've got a lot of kale recipes, but not from March - yet! Delicious idea, Terra and pinned it to my Special Diets group board :) Are we following each other there? I'd love to add you to the group so you can add your vegetarian/vegan/gluten free recipes there.
    • I am following you as CafeTerraBlog on Pinterest:-)  Thank you so much for sharing my recipe on your board! Sending hugs your way:-)
  • Looks fantastic, Terra.  What a great way to use all those flavours.
    • Thank you so much!!! Hugs, Terra
  • What an awesome recipe! I love love baking bread and the sight of this one just makes me want to grab it from the screen! Must make this soon. Thanks for sharing the greenslove, Terra! This is terrific!
    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Like the garlicky bread with green n it! 
    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • OMG, Terra...I love egg bread (well, challah), and stuffing with garlic chips, kale, and parmesan is not only a great idea..but it looks so good, I want to grab a hunk from my screen.  I love the olive oil in and seeping from the swirl.  Beautiful photos too!
    • I need to make Challah bread soon, I love it too:-)  Thank you so much my friend! Hugs, Terra
  • Wow, and wow! What a fantastic idea for a bread! This would be terribly addicting no doubt :)
    • The kale chips bread was very addicting, and didn't last long in the house:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Becky
    This is such a gorgeous loaf of bread with the swirls of kale chips, garlic, and parm.  I can just imagine how good your kitchen must have smelled, as the bread was baking.  I would like a slice now:) Sending #greenslove your way! 
    • My house did smell lovely when this bread was baking:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • This bread looks fabulous! Love your pictures, they really share the delicious essence of the bread. The combination of kale chips, garlic and Parmesan sounds wonderful.
    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • I recently made chorizo and cheese bread I immediately became addicted to it, this bread with roasted garlic, kale chips and parmesan sounds delightful
    • I remember reading your chorizo and cheese bread post, and it looked sooooooo good!!! Thank you so much:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Your bread turned out absolutely gorgeous! The crunchy kale chips were a brilliant idea. I need to roast the garlic next time I make something like this.. I am drooling. 
    • Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my kale chips egg bread post! Hugs, Terra
  • Lora @cakeduchess
    Wow, Terra. Your bread is stunning and tempting. Gorgeous crust and I bet the filling was delicious. Your photos are so pretty:)YAY for #greenslove 
    • Thank you so much for the sweet words on my kale chips egg bread:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Myfudo
    Amazing recipe...I'd like to try this out sometime. Thanks for sharing!
    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Wow this is so beautiful - your photography leaves me just as entranced as your recipes :D Cheers Choc Chip Uru
    • Awww, thank you for the sweet comment on my kale chips egg bread photos, that means a lot! Hugs, Terra
  • FiSh SzeHui
    i bet i'd love the cheese in it the most! :) what a beautifully-baked bread Latest: Penang Food Festival
    • Thank you so much!! Hugs, Terra
  • Terra this bread is simply brilliant. I love everything about it and this is one of the more creative entries. Have a fabulous greenslove!
    • Thank you so much!!! Hugs, Terra
  • Terra, what fabulous bread!!! The swirls are just perfect...and the filling must taste incredible!!! Who could resist a slice??? Not me!
    • Thank you so much!! It was sad to finish it off, guess I will have to make more:-) Hugs,Terra
  • Baker Street
    What a gorgeous loaf of bread Terra! I wish I got along with yeast. I would love to give this recipe a try. 
    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Looks so buttery! Love the kale chips addition. My favorite green is purslane which I have hard time finding in the US. Sometimes Compare carries it so I buy lots when they do :)
    • I have never had purslane, I will have to look for it:-)  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • my husband just demanded that we have this for saturday breakfast. Can't say I'm complaining. :)
    • Awwww, Yay!!! Let me know what you thought of the bread:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Linda
    wow..don't you love it when you wake up knowing exactly what you need to do!!  This is such a creative use for kale and I'm excited to try it out!  This is a perfect weekend recipe!
    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • OMG this looks sooo good! I need to find a supplier for Kale in Manila. Can't seem to find them in the grocery here. Thanks for this recipe! I want kale chips now!
    • I wonder if some other delicious greens would be fantastic made into chips?  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • I love this #greenslove post. I just want to smother this in mozzarella and run it under the broiler with some tomatoes. I'd be in garlicky-kale heaven. :) 
  • Virtuallyvegamama
    this bread looks delicious...and I love kale chips make them all the time but haven't posted one on my blog yet...interesting...long over due!! #greenslove Jen