Copycat Liam’s Green Bread Recipe

Copycat Liam’s Green Bread Recipe

My son refuses to eat vegetables, but he loves bread. He would eat nothing but bread for breakfast, lunch and dinner, given the chance! So when he was about 5 years old, I thought, “Fine. You like bread? We’ve got zucchini-bread, pumpkin bread, banana bread.” But since there were still no leafy greens in his diet, I took my Grandma’s recipe for Yeast Rolls (which everyone loves), and added chopped spinach. Then, because his favorite color is green, I told him that it was “Green Bread”. I wasn’t about to call it Spinach Bread!

How To Make Copycat Liam's Green Bread

Start your day with this healthy dose of Copycat Liam's Green Bread recipe. A healthy way to start your morning as moist and fluffy bread is infused with fresh spinach. The mild taste of vegetables doesn't hinder a delicious breakfast!

Prep: 35 mins
Rising: 50 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 1 hr 45 mins


  • 10 oz spinach, cup
  • 1 cup water, warm
  • ¼ oz active dry yeast, (1 package)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil , + ⅛ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup basil, chopped
  • 2 cups all purpose flour


  1. In a covered, heat-safe bowl, microwave the spinach for 5 minutes.

  2. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast into the warm water.

  4. Let sit for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the sugar and oil. Stir gently.

  6. Add in the whole wheat flour, garlic powder and salt.

  7. Squeeze water from defrosted spinach, one handful at a time.

  8. Stir in the spinach and basil into the bread dough.

  9. Add the all-purpose flour one cup at a time.

  10. Use hands to knead in that last cup of flour thoroughly.

  11. Spray a 13x8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  12. Form rolls by breaking off 2-inch balls of the smooth bread dough.

  13. Line up the rolls in a baking dish.

  14. Cover with a damp towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  15. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  16. Cook rolls for 15 minutes.
  17. Brush tops of rolls with olive oil.
  18. Cook for another 5 minutes, until tops are lightly brown.
  19. Spread your favorite jam to this delicious Copycat Liam's Green Bread!


  • Sugar: 4g
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  • Calcium: 31mg
  • Calories: 176kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 206mg
  • Protein: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 215mg
  • Vitamin A: 2242IU
  • Vitamin C: 7mg
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