Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This quick batter bread is fabulous! If you love the taste of carmelized onions and sweet brown sugar, you must try it! It is more of a biscuit style bread, and best when still warm from the oven, but this is one of the few breads that can successfully be gently reheated in the microwave or oven. The onions form a sweet bottom layer, as they don't actually bake into the bread. I've used less onions than the recipe calls for due to not having enough, and it came out fine, but if you have enough use them all! The onions are so sweet I could almost eat it as dessert. From "How to Cook Everything".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat.
  3. Add onion and saute until softened and starting to become golden, about 10 minutes.
  4. Grease a 9-inch pie plate with remaining tablespoon butter and sprinkle bottom with brown sugar.
  5. When onions are done, spread out evenly over brown sugar.
  6. In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  7. In small bowl combine egg, milk and oil.
  8. Quickly mix wet ingredients into the flour mix.
  9. Spread batter over onions and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  10. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

We love onions, so this was sure to go over well. Next time I think I will take Jezski's suggestion and put a layer of batter on the bottom, because it was a bit tricky to serve neatly. I'll definitely be making this one again, though!

Kitty Z April 25, 2007

I like it, I like it! However, I used only one Tblsp of brown sugar. And I spread a layer of batter in pan, then the onions, then the remaining batter. That made it a little more comfortable to eat. Great with any gravy or stew type dish. We had it with pork and saurkraut. Yum! Should be perfect for chili. Kelly M, thanks for posting an unusual recipe....Jezski

Jezski July 27, 2006

The bread was certainly biscuity. With only a tablespoon of brown sugar, the onions were very sweet, more than I expected which wasn't entirely bad. As KC mentioned, the onions didn't really bake into the bread so it felt almost like two recipes instead of one. Personally I would add more onions next time, however my mother and grandmother liked it as it was and ate the bready part with their gravy and meat. I'll do this one again, it just wasn't amazingly delicious or spectacular.

Dani Jean January 09, 2005

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