NatureSweet Glorys Quick Bread & Chia Jam

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There’s nothing quite like a homemade loaf of bread. That scent wafting through a kitchen can make any house feel like home. Maybe it brings you back to your grandmother’s kitchen or to a special family holiday. Paired with a good jam, a slice of bread is a great snack or side for any meal. There’s a down-home kind of science to making the perfect bread, but quick bread recipes make it fast and easy to bake a loaf. Baked with sweet, juicy tomatoes, our NatureSweet Glorys Quick Bread and Chia Jam will be a delight at your next festive meal or as a holiday gift to friends and loved ones!

The Not-So-Secret Ingredient: NatureSweet Glorys

There’s a good reason we’re using NatureSweet Glorys in both our bread and jam… they’re great tomatoes! We use NatureSweet’s incredible tomatoes every chance we get. We’ve shown them off television on Indy Style and even used the containers in fun craft projects. They’re our favorite tasty ingredient in our NatureSweet Glorys Quick Bread and Chia Jam!

Picked by growers who care

How does NatureSweet grow such flavorful tomatoes? It lets its principles guide it! When it invests in and cares about its Associates, NatureSweet’s team of growers care more about the food they’re growing. NatureSweet is doing what’s right for the people who power every aspect of the company, not just for their profit margin.

NatureSweet’s success also comes from its innovative approach to growing. These growers don’t cut corners. Even if it’s harder or more expensive, they’re willing to try something new if it could give them a better outcome. Unique growing methods and a willingness to experiment mean NatureSweet brings the best tomatoes to market.

But it’s not all about tomatoes. NatureSweet looks at the bigger picture. It believes one of the most important things it can do as a company is care for the planet. NatureSweets innovations aren’t reserved for better-tasting tomatoes — it’s always looking for more sustainable and Earth-friendly solutions.

Wrapped with love and Glorys

Savory NatureSweet Glorys Quick Bread and Chia Jam

Making NatureSweet Glorys Quick Bread and Chia Jam is easy. It’s one-of-a-kind flavor will be ready to enjoy in no time! Unlike traditional breads, quick breads don’t use yeast or sourdough starters as leavening agents. They also don’t require a carefully-controlled climate or baking process, meaning they’re much easier to make. Though they’re all completely different, cornbread, banana bread, brownies, and cookies are all forms of quick bread.

A fresh, quick, delicious bread loaf

We used NatureSweet Glorys in this quick bread along with asiago cheese for a rich and savory delight. Basil and garlic come along for added flavor. While it’s great to eat it by hand, try slicing it up and toasting it or using it as sandwich buns. We love it with some fresh deli salami – and more asiago cheese, of course!

But in our opinion, this bread is at its best with chia jam. This isn’t your typical jam — cayenne, onion, garlic, and lemon give it a zesty kick while NatureSweet Glorys and maple syrup provide a balancing sweetness and texture. Chia seeds add a boost of nutrition, too!

Cooking with NatureSweet Glorys

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NatureSweet Glorys Quick Bread & Chia Jam

There’s a down-home kind of science to making the perfect bread, but quick bread recipes make it fast and easy to bake a loaf. Baked with sweet, juicy tomatoes, our NatureSweet Glorys Quick Bread and Chia Jam will be a delight at your next festive meal or as a holiday gift to friends and loved ones!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Servings8 servings


Glorys® Quick Bread

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 20 oz NatureSweet Glorys® diced
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 + 1/4 cups asiago shredded cheese divided

Glorys® Chia Jam

  • 20 oz NatureSweet Glorys®
  • 1/4 cup white onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lemon juiced and zested (about 1 tbsp)
  • 2 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch of cayenne


Glorys® Quick Bread

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pepper.
  • In another large bowl, toss together the tomato, basil, and garlic. Add the eggs, olive oil, and milk. Toss again to coat everything.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until mostly combined. Add 1 cup of the cheese and continue to stir until everything is evenly dispersed. Batter will be thick.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Spread evenly with a spatula and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese on top of the batter.
  • Bake loaf for 55-60 minutes (check with inserting toothpick in the center - it will be done when the toothpick comes out mostly clean). Allow to cool in the pan at least 15 minutes before removing and serving warm. Loaf freezes well, up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Glorys® Chia Jam

  • Over medium heat, in a large sauté pan, sauté onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the Glorys®, lemon juice and zest, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup. Cook on medium heat about 10-15 minutes until most of the liquid has cooked off.
  • Stir in the chia seeds and cayenne, if using and remove from heat.
  • Allow to cool and place in airtight jars. Place in the refrigerator to chill and thicken for several hours overnight.



Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 793mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 943IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 307mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizers, Bread, Snacks
Cuisine: American, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
Calories: 394
Keyword: basil, jam, quick bread, tomato, vegetarian food
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We loved chowing down on NatureSweet Glorys Quick Bread and Chia Jam. But don’t limit it to your kitchen! It’s a unique gift that your friends and family will appreciate this holiday season. We wrapped our bread in simple, decorative paper and put a batch of chia jam in a mason jar for a simple, timeless gift.

A New Taste of the Holidays

Why settle for gingerbread again when you could try a new and exciting recipe? It may not be the kind of holiday bread you’re used to, but it’s one your friends and family will start asking for year after year! Start a new tradition with NatureSweet Glorys Quick Bread and Chia Jam.

Did your loved ones love your bread and jam? Tell us how they went over in the comments below, or share your creative serving or wrapping ideas with us on Instagram @theproducemoms and @nstomatoes.

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About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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