Bread Machine – Bacon Bread Recipe

This bread machine bacon bread recipe creates a delicious bacon bit bread that is perfect for BLT sandwiches. It is also great for any other sandwich where you want to add a hint of bacon. This bread is a bacon lover’s dream!

The dark brown sugar in this recipe compliments the bacon flavor and adds a richer color to the bread. In addition, the oats help to create a slightly denser bread and add some healthy soluble fiber. Finally, the bacon bits add the wonderful flavor of bacon to this bread. You should also try this homemade bacon bread with our Avocado BLT Sandwich Recipe. Double delicious bacon. Makes a great BLT even better!

Since this bacon bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 5 minutes or so to prepare and then you let the bread machine do the rest of the work. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of the page. If you like this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Key Ingredient – Bacon Bits

Bacon Bread Machine Recipe

Sprinkle Bacon Bits on Top of Dough after Final Kneading

Bacon Bread Machine Recipe

Finished Bacon Bread Recipe

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Bacon Bread Slices

Bacon Bread Machine Recipe

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Bacon Bread Machine Recipe

Bread Machine – Bacon Bread – Ingredients for a 2 lb Bread Loaf

  • 1 1/3 Cups – Water (warm)
  • 4 Tablespoons – Butter (sliced)
  • 3 Cups – Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup – One Minute Oatmeal
  • 1 Teaspoon – Salt
  • 1/4 Cup – Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast
  • 4 Tablespoons – Bacon Bits
  • Equipment required for this recipe – Measuring cup & spoons, flexible spatula, oven mitts, cooling rack… and of course, a bread machine!

Bread Machine – Bacon Bread – Instructions

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and ”basic” bread setting.
  • Add all ingredients (except the bacon bits) starting with the water into the bread machine “bucket” (loaf pan). Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the water (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together).
  • Start the machine going after checking the settings.
  • After the bread machine has finished its FIRST kneading cycle, add the bacon bits. You can add them with the other ingredients but the bacon bits will be more broken up and very small if they go through two kneading cycles.
  • After the bread machine has finished its FINAL kneading cycle and before the baking cycle starts, gently sprinkle on some bacon bits on top of the dough.
  • After the bread machine has finished baking the bread, remove the bread and place it on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container as it will be very hot!
  • In our bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.

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Tips – Bread Machine – Bacon Bread

  • Bacon bits come in many varieties and flavors. You can even find vegetarian bacon bits – made from soy!
  • If you want to see the bacon bits inside the bread, you should make sure to add the bacon bits after the first kneading and before the final kneading. If you add them before the first kneading cycle, the bacon bits could be broken into very small bits.
  • If you really like bacon, you should try this bacon bread recipe with our Avocado BLT Sandwich Recipe.
  • You should use dry oatmeal to make this bread (don’t use already cooked/boiled oatmeal). Boiled oatmeal has varying amounts of moisture and could mess up the recipe. If you use boiled oatmeal, the bread might have too much liquid (versus what is called for in the recipe) and come out undercooked.

If you liked this recipe, please leave a comment below & give us a 5 star rating. The recipe comment section is located at the bottom of this page. Your comments help us to improve & clarify our recipe instructions. Moreover, it is ALWAYS great to hear from someone who has enjoyed our recipes!

Bread Machine – Bacon Bread Questions

What are bacon bits made out of?

Bacon bits are generally made of cooked bacon, salt, chemical preservatives and flavorings. The bacon bit meat is usually from pork but some bacon bit products are made from other meats such as turkey. You can even find vegetarian bacon bits – made from soy. Please read the label of the bacon bits product in order to learn more about the ingredients added to each brand.

What is veggie bacon made out of?

Veggie bacon is usually made from soybean products (i.e. soy flour). However, veggie bacon can also be made from other ingredients such as coconut. Please read the product label in order to make sure of the ingredients in the veggie bacon that you might be buying. You can find veggie bacon strips, veggie bacon bits, etc.

For more information on vegetarian bacon, you might like to read this Wikipedia article.

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Bread Machine - Bacon Bread

This bread machine bacon bread recipe creates a flavorful bacon bit bread that is perfect for BLT sandwiches. It is also great for any other sandwich where you want to add a hint of bacon. This bread is a bacon lover’s dream! This bacon bread machine recipe creates a 2 lb bread loaf.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon bit bread, bacon bit bread machine, bacon bit bread machine recipe, bacon bit bread recipe, bacon bread, bacon bread machine recipe, bacon bread recipe, blt bread recipe, bread machine bacon bread, bread machine recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 Cups - Water (warm)
  • 4 Tablespoons - Butter (sliced)
  • 3 Cups - Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup - One Minute Oatmeal
  • 1 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 1/4 Cup - Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon - Bread Machine Yeast
  • 4 Tablespoons - Bacon Bits

Instructions

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and ”basic” bread setting.
  • Add all ingredients (except the bacon bits) starting with the water into the bread machine “bucket” (loaf pan). Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the water (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together).
  • Start the machine going after checking the settings.
  • After the bread machine has finished its FIRST kneading cycle, add the bacon bits. You can add them with the other ingredients but the bacon bits will be more broken up and very small if they go through two kneading cycles.
  • After the bread machine has finished its FINAL kneading cycle and before the baking cycle starts, gently sprinkle on some bacon bits on top of the dough.
  • After the bread machine has finished baking the bread, remove the bread and place it on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container as it will be very hot!
  • In our Sunbeam bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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