Monday, October 8, 2012

Apple Bacon Quick Bread

Apple Bacon Quick Bread

In this gluten free apple bacon quick bread a little bacon goes a long way.  Instead of using yeast, quick breads get their rise from baking powder or baking soda which eliminates the need for the dough to rise before baking.  That makes the bread making process a whole lot quicker ergo the name quick bread.  

The end result in this recipe is a bread with a hint of sweetness from the apples and onions contrasted nicely with the flecks of salty smoky bacon to offset the sweetness.  And this bread is not only great on its own; it also makes awesome sandwiches or French toast.  

And you can change up the stir-ins in this quick bread to suit your own tastes.  Extra sharp grated cheddar is a nice addition to this particular recipe.  Olives, sun dried tomatoes, roasted garlic and prosciutto are some other good choices when it comes to customizing a quick bread.  Have fun as make this one or invent your own.  

Apple Bacon Quick Bread
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 50-55min

  • 4 slices of bacon chopped into small pieces
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and diced
  • 1medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 7 oz low fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 cups gluten free Bisquick   

Video Tutorial: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F or (205 °C) and grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan,
  2. In a medium sauté pan over a medium heat sauté the bacon until it just starts to develop some color then drain the excess grease.
  3. Add the apples and onions to the pan and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes until they’re softened and begin to caramelize then remove the pan from the heat and set it aside to cool down as you mix the dough.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, yogurt, and olive oil until well combined. 
  5. Add the Bisquick and mix until a soft dough forms.  Add the apples onions and bacon and mix until they’re evenly dispersed throughout the dough. 
  6. Empty the dough into the prepared pan and smooth out the top.
  7. Bake the bread for 50-55 or until golden and a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. 
  8. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing it onto a baking rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Notes:  A serrated knife works best to slice bread.  If you’re not following a gluten free diet you can substitute the gluten free Bisquick by stirring together: (2 cups flour, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt) 

Grilled Ham Cheddar and Apple Sandwich

I enjoyed two slices stuffed with honey roasted ham, sharp cheddar and apple slices then grilled to a golden perfection.  I'm getting hungry just looking at this one again.  So Yummy!

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