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Chunky Bacon & Apple Cheddar Bread

Sometimes you are in the mood for something a little different, and this Chunky Bacon & Apple Cheddar bread certainly fits that order.

While this quickbread has apples in it, it is not a sweet bread, but rather a savory. A slice of this bread pairs perfectly with a pork roast instead of ordinary rolls.

Chunky Bacon & Apple Cheddar Bread from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pan and set it aside for now.

Cook 5 slices of thick cut bacon. I prefer apple wood or pecan wood smoked, but use whatever you like. When the bacon is cooked, place it on a plate that is lined with paper towels, but reserve the drippings.

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Pour the drippings into a measuring cup and add enough extra virgin olive oil to measure 1/3 cup. Set that aside for now.

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In a bowl, combine 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of fine salt and 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Stir these together and set aside.

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In your mixing bowl, beat 3 eggs, 1/3 cup milk and the drippings & oil blend together. Add in your dry ingredients and mix until jut combined. Dice a Honeycrisp (or Granny Smith) apple, cut the bacon into strips and shred 2/3 cup of sharp cheddar cheese. Add these all to the mixing bowl and stir them into the thick batter.

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Spread the batter into your loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes and then carefully cover the loaf with a sheet of aluminum foil to prevent over browning. Bake another 10-15 minutes or until the loaf tests done when a wooden pick is inserted into the center.

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Cool the bread in the pan, on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Then remove it from the pan and cool completely.

Chunky Bacon & Apple Cheddar Bread from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Slice and serve.  Enjoy!

Chunky Bacon & Apple Cheddar Bread from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Yield: 8

Chunky Bacon and Apple Cheddar Bread

Chunky Bacon and Apple Cheddar Bread

Sometimes you are in the mood for something a little different, and this Chunky Bacon & Apple Cheddar bread certainly fits that order. While this quick bread has apples in it, it is not a sweet bread, but rather a savory. A slice of this bread pairs perfectly with a pork roast instead of ordinary rolls.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 slices thick cut bacon (apple or pecan wood smoked, preferred)
  • extra virgin olive oil - see instructions
  • 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tb baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 1 apple, diced (Honeycrisp or Granny Smith)
  • 2/3 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pan and set it aside for now.
  2. Cook the bacon. When the bacon is cooked, place it on a plate that is lined with paper towels, but reserve the drippings.
  3. Pour the drippings into a measuring cup and add enough extra virgin olive oil to measure 1/3 cup. Set that aside for now.
  4. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Stir these together and set aside.
  5. In your mixing bowl, beat the eggs, milk and the drippings & oil blend together. Add in your dry ingredients and mix until jut combined. Dice the apple, cut the bacon into strips and shred the sharp cheddar cheese. Add these all to the mixing bowl and stir them into the thick batter.
  6. Spread the batter into your loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes and then carefully cover the loaf with a sheet of aluminum foil to prevent over browning. Bake another 10-15 minutes or until the loaf tests done when a wooden pick is inserted into the center.
  7. Cool the bread in the pan, on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Then remove it from the pan and cool completely.
  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 97mg Sodium: 610mg Carbohydrates: 26g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 13g
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