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Poppy Seed, and Lime Bites – Bake with Olive Oil


Olive Oil, Poppy Seed, and Lime Bites

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Can I Bake With Olive Oil?

For some reason there is sometimes the thought that you cannot bake with olive oil, but that is really not true at all! You can substitute olive oil in any recipe that calls for oil or butter. There are different flavors to olive oils, so you will want to examine the label before deciding which olive oil to use.

Cooking with Olive Oil

Cooking with European Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a good idea because it has a high smoke point (400° F), so it can handle anything from a light sauté to a deep, flavorful fry.

Extra virgin olive oil has a signature fruity taste and a delicious balance. Each batch is tested for defects and also the presence of fruitiness, bitterness, and spiciness. 

Olive Oil, Poppy Seed, and Lime Bites

How should you store extra virgin olive oil?

Always store your European extra virgin olive oil in a cool and dark place, but never in the fridge. Keep the lid screwed on tightly and use within six months of opening and 18 months of purchasing.

Olive oil from different regions produce different flavors:

  • Spanish oil is typically golden yellow with a fruity, nutty flavor.
  • Italian olive oil is often dark green and has an herbal aroma and a grassyflavor.
  • Greek olive oil packs a strong flavor and aroma and tends to be green.
  • French oil is typically pale in color and has a mild flavor.

Olive Oil, Poppy Seed, and Lime Bites


Olive Oil, Poppy Seed, and Lime Bites

I made this recipe, created from European Extra Virgin Olive Oil team, and they are flavorful, nutty, citrusy, and sweet, all at once. They are more savory than a cookie but more sweet than a bread. You must try them! Get more recipe inspiration here!

>>Try European Extra Virgin Olive Oil in these salad dressing recipes!<<

Olive Oil, Poppy Seed, and Lime Bites

Olive Oil, Poppy Seed, and Lime Bites

Yield: 32
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

These olive oil, poppy seed, and lime bites are sweet, but not overly sweet, and make a great snack for an afternoon cup of tea!


  • 2 cups all-purpose brown flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup powdered almonds
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 3 TBSP poppy seeds
  • 1/3 cup fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  3. Add the almonds, lime zest, and salt and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, poppy seeds, and olive oil and mix with a spoon until it forms a grainy paste.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla and stir until smooth.
  6. Fold in dry ingredients until just incorporated.
  7. Fill a small dish with more brown sugar.
  8. Scoop dough by the tablespoon into balls and roll in brown sugar to coat.
  9. Arrange on a nonstick baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes until tops are puffed, cracked, and begin to turn light brown.
  11. Let cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.


Best eaten on the same day they are made!

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Aloysius Ochiamu

Wednesday 12th of February 2020

Thanks for this information on how to store my virgin Olive oil, I certainly thought I could just keep at the fridge.


Monday 20th of January 2020

Thanks for this final push to substitute butter with olive oil in baking.

Funny enough, the difference was insignificant.

Thanks for inspiring me to write on this.

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