Beer, Bacon, and Cheddar Bread

There were three things I that I really missed when I was slogging through my Whole30 Challenge: BEER, CHEESE, and BREAD.  This recipe has all three!  Add bacon into the mix (literally and figuratively) and you’ve got the makings of a winner!  Behold the wonder that is Beer, Bacon, and Cheddar Bread:



3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons honey
1 egg
12 ounces of a solid India Pale Ale
4 pieces of thick-cut bacon, diced
1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Thoroughly grease a 9×12 loaf pan.
  3. Cook the bacon over medium heat until just about crispy (4 minutes should do).  Drain fat and then set aside.
  4. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
  5. Whisk egg with honey, then pour it onto flour mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  6. Slowly add beer and mix into the batter, then fold bacon and cheddar into the batter.
  7. Pour batter into loaf pan, using a spatula to even out the top, and bake for 50 minutes or until a butter knife inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean.
  8. Allow the bread to sit in the pan for at least 5 minutes before moving onto a wire rack to cool.

The original version of this recipe can be found at Food Republic.

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