Savory bacon cheese bread is full of salty bacon, gooey cheese and lightly flavored with green onions for a soft and chewy bread. Use this bread as a side for soup, for a sandwich or an amazing snack.
Course Baking, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword bacon, bread, cheese, quick bread
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Cooling Time 1hour
Total Time 2hours
Author Kristy Richardson
1 8.5 x 4.5-inch loaf pan A 9 by 5 inch loaf pan also works
1 1/2teaspoonsbaking powder
1 1/2cupscheddar cheeseshredded, divided
½cupgreen onionsdiced, about 2 large green onions
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 1-pound metal loaf pan (8.5 x 4.5-inch loaf pan) with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray.
Line a metal loaf pan with parchment paper and or spray generously with a baking nonstick spray.
In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix until well blended.
Crack two eggs into a medium-sized bowl and beat lightly with a fork. Add buttermilk and olive oil to the eggs and mix until combined.
Add buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and mix until combined and a dough forms.
Add the diced bacon, 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and diced green onions to the dough. Fold in with a silicone spatula into the dough then transfer the dough to the prepared baking pan.
Bake the loaf for about 40 minutes then top with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Bake about another 5-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
Allow the bread to cool for at least 10 minutes in the pan. Carefully remove from the pan and allow the bread to finish cooling, then slice and enjoy.
If you don't have buttermilk, you can add a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to a glass measuring cup. Then fill the measuring cup to the one cup measure and stir. Let the mixture sit for at least five minutes, then you can add it to the recipe in place of buttermilk.
Using Precooked Bacon
You can substitute storebought precooked bacon into this recipe. You'll need about one tablespoon of chopped bacon per strip if the bacon is already chopped, or about 1/4 cup. If using precooked bacon crisp up the bacon in a large skillet before adding it to the dough. I don't recommend using imitation bacon bits in this recipe.
Using a Thermometer
One way to tell if the inside of the loaf is done cooking is to use a food thermometer to test the center of the loaf. This bread will be finished baking when the inside reaches 200 degrees farenheit.
Glass Vs. Metal Loaf Pan
When cooking quick bread, I recommend using a metal loaf pan. You can use glass, but a glass pan will take a little longer to heat which may mean your loaf may need to cook for a little longer than recommended by the recipe.
Can I Use A 9 x 5 Loaf Pan Instead of a 8.5 by 4.5-inch pan?
Yes, you can swap a 9 x 5 inch pan. Because the pan is slightly wider, I would recommend checking the loaf five to ten minutes early as the loaf may bake a little quicker.