Bacon-Cheese Bread

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Bacon-Cheese Bread

I’ve been wanting to try out the Paleo Bread recipe on Elana’s Pantry blog and finally got around to it.  But of course, I tweaked it up front, as I always do bread recipes, adding 3 flavor ingredients that turned it into a delightfully tasty breakfast!  Hubby and I both liked this new morning treat.  I did eliminate the honey in the original recipe, as I didn’t want any sweetness to the bread at all.  I also increased the baking soda slightly and eliminated the salt, as cheese and bacon have enough in them I felt.  Otherwise, the basic batter was the same as her version.  Adding the peppered bacon and cheese makes this so delicious.  This bread is not suitable until you reach the nuts and seeds rung of the Atkins OWL phase.   It is suitable for Primal diners, if you eat occasional cheese.   Omit the cheese to make this suitable for Paleo.  This batter cooks up nicely as as biscuits or muffins, as the crust is particularly nice on this bread.  Muffins or biscuits will only take about 15-20 minutes to cook.

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1½ c. almond flour

2 T. coconut flour

¼ c. golden flax meal

1 3/4 tsp. baking soda

1 c. grated cheese

4 oz. lean bacon, chopped

Coarse black pepper

5 eggs, beaten

2 T. coconut oil, melted

2 T. olive oil

1 T. cider vinegar

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 350º.  Grease a loaf pan and set aside.  I use a non-standard size non-stick loaf pan that is 4½” wide, 2½” deep and 12″ long.

Click to enlarge to see my abnormally long loaf pan

Measure all dry ingredients and cheese into a medium measuring bowl, stir and set aside.  Chop bacon and brown in skillet with black pepper shaken all over it (I didn’t measure the pepper, but I’d guess about ¼ tsp. total).  When bacon is done, set aside to cool a few minutes.  While it cools, add all liquid ingredients to the mixing bowl and stir to blend.  Add cooked bacon and stir one last time to blend bacon evenly throughout batter.  Using a rubber spatula, scrape batter into greased loaf pan and pop into preheated oven for 30 minutes.  Ovens vary, so check with toothpick test.   Mine took an additional 5 minutes to get done in the center.  Remove and cool in pan a few minutes.  Run sharp knife around edges to loosen and tip out onto a cutting board. Slice into 10 servings and serve warm.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Makes 10 large slices, each contains:

293.6 calories

26.0 fat

6.16 g  carbs, 3.18 g  fiber, 2.88 g  NET CARBS

11.24 g  protein

481 mg sodium

106 mg potassium

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24 comments on “Bacon-Cheese Bread

  1. Hi Peggy, thanks for all your recipes, I want to try this one and already have Jenn’s Gluten free flour made up , would you just add up 1½ c. almond flour,2 T. coconut flour,¼ c. golden flax meal, for the total volume?

    • Glad you’re enjoying the recipes, Lynn. You’re asking a pretty tough question actually, because you’re wanting to remove most of the “dry ingredients” with a totally different mix that may have different chemical properties. I THINK if you add them up (1 3/4 + 2 T. total Jen’s mix) that will work. But I just don’t know for certain, Lynn, having never done it. That’s a pretty major change of the dry ingredients for this recipe, so I can’t make any guarantee it will cook right for you. So it looks like you get to experiment and find out ;) …..which is what Jen and I are doing every time we bake anything low-carb. LOL If you try that, I would be very curious to hear back on how it came out. Now, if it makes you feel better about trying it, I DO think it will cook right for you, as her mix has proven to be fairly interchangeable in my recipes. :)

    • Well, amand, I just don’t know anything about rice flour. Moreover, you’re asking to sub out the lion’s share of the “flour” with something else, so you’d just have to try it and see of it works, really. That’s how all we low-carb bakers trial everything before you see a “polished” edible recipe. I don’t know if your results will be edible or tasty, but it’s worth experimenting if you want some bread he can have.

    • I’m not certain. For sure, you’re going to get a coarser, more crumbly bread without it. But if you are allergic, you could up the almond flour 1 T. and the coconut flour 1 T. and probably get a similar texture. Hope you like your results.

    • Nope. Sorry. I sold my bread machine ages ago because it was too easy to use, and therefore too easy to make a lot of bread and have way too much of it in the house. Check out splendid Low Carbing with Jennifer Eloff. I think she has a couple of real good looking LC recipes. And Google “low-carb bread machine recipes”.

  2. This was so very very good!! I barely taste the flax in there and the texture is so bready and wonderful! Such a nice bacony taste to it all :) Used Chipotle Cheddar as the cheese in mine and it gave it a nice little kick. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Welcome, Theresa! I’m so glad you enjoyed this! And I DO like the idea of using chipotle cheddar, you clever girl. I’ll have to try that! I made this recipe up without bacon and cheddar and used it as the base “cornbread” for my holiday stuffing at Thanksgiving. It has a slight corn flavor to me for some reason. It was GREAT used that way!!! :)

      • Oooooh stuffing sounds like a wonderful idea! I’m going to make a note of that! I’m putting another loaf in the oven tonight :)

        • I’m here to tell you, Theresa, the Thanksgiving stuffing I made with this basic bread (minus the cheese and bacon) was the VERY best LC stuffing I’ve made since I began my LC journey 3+ years ago.

    • Love pepper on bacon and it was surprisingly good in this bread. The leftover, sliced and toasted with butter on top, brought out the pepper flavor even more.

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