Garlic Onion Bread
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Making your own Bread at home is a great way to not only save money and create some unbelievably delicious tasting food. It also fills your house with the most wonderful aromas. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped straight into your favorite Bakery first thing in the morning as those fresh loaves are coming out of the oven! This Garlic Onion Bread is one of our favorite Breads to bake at home. The combination of sweet and savory is the perfect blend in this beautiful loaf of bread

For this recipe we bake the bread in a large Dutch Oven Pot. Any oven-safe pot will do; however, it is important that you are using a pot with high sides that allows the bread to form without spilling over into your oven while baking! Dutch Ovens are great as they insulate the heat well. This will result in an evenly baked loaf of delicious bread

Our Garlic Onion Bread is perfect to top with your favorite spreads, or simply eat it as is!

As this is a sweet and savory bread, it’s super versatile. It’s perfectly great to eat by itself, or just with a generous spreading of good quality Butter and a dash of flaky Salt. If you want to get a little bit heartier with the Garlic Onion Bread however, we’ve got a few great options for you

Use it as a base for a Bruschetta or Avocado Toast

Two of our favorite lunchtime treats are Bruschetta and Avocado Toast. It’s a super hearty meal and so healthy for you. This bread is perfect to use for both recipes. Just get some good quality Tomatoes and / or Avocados and the rest is easy!

We’ve got both recipes available on this website too. Our delicious Bruschetta recipe can be found here and uses fresh Tomatoes and a little bit of Olive Oil. For the classic Avocado Toast, you can check out that recipe here. Our Avocado Toast recipe is topped with creamy Feta Cheese for some added decadence. Both are great dishes to try, and a fantastic application for this lovely Garlic Onion Bread

Garlic Onion Bread with Butter
Sometimes the best topping for bread is some good quality Butter

Roasting the Garlic in the Oven brings out its natural sweetness

You may be surprised to know that Garlic is an extremely sweet vegetable! You just need to cook it with the right technique to extract that beautiful, sweet flavor. This is a classic method for cooking Garlic that creates the most beautiful, sweet flavor. Perfect for flavoring our Garlic Onion Bread

The trick is to wrap the Garlic tightly in foil and roast it in the oven. It will take about 45 minutes on 350F. Once done, allow the Garlic to cool a little before peeling the skin away from the flesh. What you will be left with is an almost paste-like consistency of roasted Garlic. The taste is out of this world

Rich, sweet, and garlicky of course! The harshness of the flavor is completely gone, so what you are left with is a pure, concentrated sweet Garlic flavor. It is simply amazing, and a wonderful flavor for the bread

We used Red Onions in this dish, but any type will work great

We’re big fans of Red Onions at Dinnertime Somewhere. You’ve probably noticed that already if you’ve checked out a couple of our dishes! They’re great when fried or roasted as they are brilliantly sweet, which works well for the Garlic Onion Bread as it pairs well with the Roasted Garlic

Other good Onions to use would be Spanish Onions or Yellow Onions. Both are also sweet when cooked and have a very similar texture. If you’re adventurous you can also try a combination of different Onions in the recipe. Mix and max to see which ones you prefer and enjoy eating a lot of bread in the process!

We highly recommend investing in a Stand Mixer, it will make your baking so much easier

I know they are expensive, and elaborate purchases these days seem much fewer and far between for most. If you do have the means, we highly recommend purchasing a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for all your home baking needs. It takes so much of the leg work out of kneading dough, and ensures a perfect, even mix every time

You can absolutely make this dish without a stand mixer. You will just need to mix the dough by hand. What takes about 10 minutes in the stand mixer will likely take you double that time doing it by hand. Maybe even a bit longer. It is a good workout however! So, work those arms and knead the dough by hand!

Garlic Onion Bread fresh
The best way to eat this amazing Loaf of Garlic Onion Bread is straight away. It will keep for a couple of days afterwards, but always best to eat freshly baked bread immediately!

As always, it’s best to eat this bread freshly baked. It will keep for a couple of days however

Bread is always best when eaten fresh. The beautiful, warm bread just tastes divine, and the texture is amazing! However, like most loafs of bread, this Garlic Onion Bread will start to get stale and tough over time. We recommend baking this bread on the day you plan on eating it (which will be easy to do, few can resist the temptation of freshly baked bread in the household!)

Any leftover bread you have, we recommend storing it in a air-tight container and leave it at room temperature. You can also refrigerate it, which will also help it from getting moldy too soon

When you’ve got bread that is a couple of days old it will start to get a little bit stale. The texture won’t be as great. You can still utilize the bread, however. Older bread tends to toast exceptionally well, and this loaf is no exception. Try toasting it in the toaster or cut larger slices and place it in the frying pan or under the broiler. Top it with some good quality Butter and some Flaky Sea Salt. It tastes amazing!

Recipe Details

Prep time

10 minutes

Cooking time

1 hour, 30 minutes

Total time

1 hour, 40 minutes

Garlic Onion Bread Recipe


  • 4 cups of All Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp. Yeast
  • ½ tsp. Honey
  • 2 cups of Water (heated to between 100 – 110F)
  • 1 Garlic Bulb
  • 2 Red Onions, Sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • Salt

Equipment needed: Stand Mixer with hook attachment


  1. Wrap the Garlic in Foil and place in the center of the oven that has been pre-heated to 350F. Roast for 45 minutes until completely cooked. Remove and set aside to cool
  2. While the Garlic is roasting, place the Onions in a medium sized saucepan along with the Butter and 1 tsp. of Salt over medium heat. Cook while stirring occasionally until the Onions are caramelized, about 30 minutes
  3. Once the Garlic has cooled, carefully peel the skin off each individual clove and place the Garlic in a small bowl
  4. Bloom the Yeast by adding it into a stand mixer bowl along with the water and Honey (check out our video on how to bloom yeast here). Once bloomed, add 1 tsp. of Salt and Flour, and mix at a low speed for approximately 2 minutes until the mixture has combined
  5. Add the Garlic and Onion to the dough, continue mixing on a low speed for about 2 minutes. Increase the speed to medium and continue mixing for a further 5 minutes
  6. Place the dough in a large oven-safe pot with lid or a Dutch Oven. Put the lid on, then place in the Oven that has been pre-heated to 480F and bake for 30 minutes

Loaf of Bread baking in a dutch oven
A great trick is to place foil strips in the pot before you bake it. This will make removing the cooked Loaf of Bread much easier
  1. Remove the lid and bake for a further 15 minutes. Remove from the Oven and allow the bread to cool before removing from the pot
  2. Once the bread is completely cool it is ready to be sliced and served

You’ve now got yourself a delicious loaf of Garlic Onion Bread. If you enjoyed this recipe here are a few of our other favorite bread dishes we’re sure you’ll enjoy

Happy Cooking!

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